Making a Live Edge Bathtub Tray
When we finished the basement a few years back, we took our time to find the things we wanted to outfit it with. That included going to an auction and getting this dresser which we turned into a vanity. Since this bathroom doesn’t get high use, we left the original mirror even though it is a little wavy.
Making a Round Mirror Frame
Last year we bought a new bathroom mirror. I had seen similar mirrors in pictures and liked them, so when we came across this one we bought it and hung it in the bathroom. It came with a small level on the hanging mechanism. It was never level. Never. We took it down and re-adjusted it several times and it was level for a short period of time, then not level again. So we put it up for sale and sold it the same day. Lucky or what? Here is the old mirror.
Spray Frost on Windows
A few years back we used spray frost for the first time and it was a success. Our laundry room has no windows so when we finished the basement, we bought a door with a full glass insert and got busy with spray frost. The result was better than expected, especially when we had gone to a speciality glass store in town and they wanted six hundred dollars to do the same thing. I kid you not.
Making a Window Cornice
Over the weekend we decided to build a cornice for our bathroom window. Here is what the bathroom looked like after we finished the board and batten wall treatment.
A little bit of weekend sweat equity and about $500 in materials brought a nice update to the bathroom. Some paint colour changes and an installation of Shaker room batten style trim work.
Woodworking Tip with Baking Soda
Another good hand cleaner is made by adding a pinch of Baking Soda to a squirt of liquid soap. The tiny grits in the baking soda help the scrubbing action, but are not rough on your hands.
Woodworking Tip for Cleaner Hands
Mix liquid hand soap and sawdust for an excellent hand cleaner – the abrasive action of the sawdust makes a big difference.
Claw foot bathtub and vanity bureau installation completed
It only took a couple of years (start here) but worth the wait I think 🙂
Claw foot bathtub and vanity bureau installation
We bought this tub through Sears, its made of fiberglass and acrylic. A few months after we bought it we found another style at Rona, which, for $200 more was better styled and thicker walls. Almost like a slipper foot style, but I was committed to this tub, so it stays.
Basement bathroom reno continues 30 months later
Now, let me preface this by clarifying I said earlier “I’ll get to it.” Ok…ok…yes, its 30 months later. But at least its getting done! Right? 🙂