Mow Look Master Bathroom and Look at Checklist Progress

This master bathroom project has been dragging on for a long time, but I’m definitely on my way to the finish line. Now that the toilet is almost finished, I only have three big projects left and a few details on how to finish them.

If I feel that I am not doing well on a project, it is useful to look back and see everything I have done. On April 22, I made a List of things to do in the bathroom and I came across this list last weekend. I was pleasantly surprised to see everything that was done on this List!

There was no bathtub, no faucet, no tiles at the top of the shower, no progress in the toilet. Most of the cladding has been installed, but none has been completed (wood filled, sanded, primed, painted).

So even though the bathroom progress is not where I hoped to be from the end of July (I was hoping to finish with the bathroom and at least work on the home gym, if not the Studio), I’m actually okay with the progress for about four weeks in the last three months, we focused on our new van and got Matt out of the house and discovered a life outside the walls of our house. It was definitely worth putting the bath and all the other projects on hold for a while (or moving forward at a Snail’s pace during these four weeks).

I have made great progress and I have few projects left. The finish line is starting to appear, and it’s very exciting.

At the same time, I switched from one project to another, and as a default way, I didn’t take the time to clean and save in the middle of projects, so things got a little out of hand.

So, in the spirit of total openness, this is what the bathroom and the adjacent home gym look like this morning…

Each of my big room renovations finally gets to this point, and then I have to stop and regroup before I can go ahead and finish these last few projects. And every time I usually have a few people turn on me. “What about the floor!? And the dust?!”Well, all I can say is that this is how I work and somehow everything works out every time.

The bathroom chaos spreads to the home gym, because that’s where I have to store everything for the bathroom, including the toilet, all the wood and paneling, sinks, faucets, paint, paint rollers, etc.

So, I’m finishing the toilet today and showing you how it finished tomorrow (with the closet lights and the toilet installed), then I have to take a few days to fix this mess and put everything in order so that I have enough room to build the vanities and the closet.

I’ve often dreamed of being one of those tidy people who tidy things up and clean up my workplace at the end of each day, but I’m just not. This is the “real” me, and I don’t pretend to be someone else. I know that my tendency to create big messes drives some people absolutely crazy, but I have accepted that I will never be such a perfectly organized person when I am working on big projects. I make my mess, and in the end they are cleaned up, and in the end everything will be fine. 😀 Anyway, I’m learning to be more organized in my daily life outside of my DIY projects! At least there is an improvement. But my DIY project life will always be a mess. That’s just my method, as long as things keep working out in the end, I’m fine with the excretion in the middle.