The voice of reason attempted to speak to me today. That voice that keeps everything on an even keel. The safe voice.
“Guuurrrrllll… don’t go messing up a perfectly fine bathroom! Do the other one to get it in production! Leave this one alone. Get your house DONE so you can call it DONE. Why are you starting more?!”
That voice irks me. It’s so conservative. I don’t do conservative all that well or I’ll fall asleep. I like ACTION. New stuff. BRAVE new stuff I’ve never done before. Even if it scares me a little.
So I did what I always do in cases like this. I did a little test run on how the new vanity would fit into the master bathroom.
I brought the counter and sink and plunked it on top of two sawhorses to get a ‘feel’ for it.
(forgive the picture quality… the room was pitch black)
“But you’re doing more work than you need to if you do this! Back away… faaaar away.”
[ Scoot! I have dreaming to do! ]
Man that new sink is cute! I can’t wait to see it all in action.
I placed a few makeup things on the new counter and LOVED that. And the new height of the sink is nice too. The old sink gives me a sore back leaning over it, it’s pretty short for today’s standards.
SOLD! Voice, you lose. I’m going to make this work!
And if it doesn’t, I can always move it downstairs later.
Isn’t it nice to have options?
My only little concern is the footprint it’ll leave. The bathroom is small. It use to have a MASSIVE (very ugly) vanity when I moved in. I honestly thought the room was a total write-off due to how small it was. But once the vanity was out, I was astounded how large it felt! I don’t want the same issue back, so I have to be careful what I put around it to minimize the effect.
I even played with the idea of setting the sink off centre to offer more working surface, but I think it would look odd. And maybe even drive me a little batty. I’m one of those people that has to see something centred and straight if that’s what’s mean to be.
[ Voice, don't even go there. ]
Another issue we have is the amount of towels (my son) we love to use at any given time. With just the two of us. Two. People. This crazy thing is always full of towels AND clothes. So I have some ideas on how to make this area work better for us (him).
“You should just use less towels…”
[ Well duh! But it never works! Change is good! Things are going to get even better. You wait and see... ]
And naturally, now I don’t like the window.
Well, I never did. But to save $, a new window was placed into the old space. I would have loved a floor to ceiling window for more light. Or a wider one. Or just fill the wall with glass and be done with it. Can you tell I crave light?
So I have some ideas on how to get it styled a little more vintage. It’s my first crack at window moulding so wish me luck cuz it came down too! Along with the new shelves I just put in over Christmas. Whatever. That’s what crack filler and paint were made for, right?
Oh! And I want to eventually plank the ceiling too! That may have to wait. I have a deadline for this reveal so I’ll see how much I can get done. Because I’ve also never planked a ceiling. In fact, I’ve forgotten how to use my air gun. Guess I’ll call a neighbour…
I’m not sure I’ve shared one of my desires with you. I’ve always wanted to live in a house like the one I grew up in… the old rambling farmhouse style. But since I don’t live in one of those money pits and am safe and sound in a newer one, I’ve always desired to see how far I could take the new into the old. My dream if I stayed here was to turn this INTO the farmhouse of my dreams, with a little funk sprinkled in.
So this is my first official crack at it. I admit I’m a little excited!
BAM. So, the master bathroom wins, voice of reason loses. I want it brighter, more character, rustic along with the new, more productive, and finished. Thanks for chiming in when my voice nearly played it a little too safe!
Any guesses what I’m doing to the walls?