Every project hits this point. The big changes are done and all that's left is a bunch of piddly mini-projects that will take more time than you realize but no one will notice. I personally guarantee that no one has ever walked into a freshly renovated bathroom and first admired the grout-sealing job, for example. Unless that person was a grout-sealant salesperson.
But, it's all the little things you have to do, like seal grout, touch up trim, putty over nail holes and bust out the painter's caulk (which! Fixes everything! Gap in the trim? Ugly plaster to tile seam? Painter's caulk that bizzo!).
- Hang the mirror (we have to caulk the trim first and we've been hunting down some seriously secure hanging doo-dads for it. It's a 15lb framed mirror and so we want to make sure no little curious hands (or wandering cat butts) can knock it down and require us to spend a perfectly good Saturday in the ER - I'll share how we secure it in case anyone else is looking to do the same).
- Scrape and re-grout the shower. We left this until last because, frankly, it's going to suck. There are a lot of grout lines to scrape (previous DIYers failed to seal the grout, so it is NASTY like whoa), but the regrouting shouldn't be horrible.
- Shopping! I think I'll do a TJ Maxx shopping spree this weekend for:
- Window dressing (the glass is frosted, but a valance or roman shade would look nice)
- New shower curtain (because what was I thinking with that thing?)
- Soap dispenser
- Shelves for above the toilet
- Fancy, spa-like knick-knacks for those shelves
- Curved shower curtain rod
What's your least favorite part of the project? This is definitely at the bottom of my list, right before priming but after paying for all this junk.