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More Bathroom Drama

Ever since I painted my bathroom, it's been in a state of transition. The problem is, I'm not quite sure what I want to do with it. Or rather, I keep changing my mind.

I put up the border, and it's awesome. Very cute. Although it turns out that putting up borders is hard! Especially when you're little, like me. Balancing on stools, windowsills, toilets, sinks, etc, trying to struggle all that sticky paper into place onto a not-really-right-angled wall...well it was a challenge. But not it looks pretty okay, if you don't look at some of the corners too closely.

The real problem is the medicine cabinet. Ever since I found the medicine-cabinet-sized hole (now dubbed my "Cave"), my whole "bathroom view" changed. No longer was I satisfied with just putting it back together the way it was. I wanted a medicine cabinet. And once I wanted a medicine cabinet, then the funky plastic shelving thingy I had over the toilet looked ugly and unsuitable, and I found myself wanting to change the whole darn place.

You see, when I moved in, my house just had one tiny bathroom. Just one. No problem, except that this bathroom had no storage space whatsoever. No shelves, no drawers, no cabinets, no countertops, nothing. Just a pedestal sink, a toilet, and a tub. Nowhere to put any toiletries! How am I supposed to use a bathroom, when I don't even have a place to set my contact case while I put them in? Let alone keep daily-use items handy. So I installed a glass shelf, and a plastic over-the-toilet shelving unit. So I'd have somewhere to put stuff. That's why I was so thrilled to find the Cave, and why I wanted a medicine cabinet of my very own so badly! And once I had a medicine cabinet, well, my whole "bathroom storage concept" evolved.

Well I ended up buying two cabinets. I decided I definitely wanted the bigger one. Then I pulled it out of its box, and it turns out it's broken. The mirror, I mean, has two of its corners chipped/cracked. (Oh, and of course, it was the last one of its kind in the store.) Arrrgh!! C had come over to help me out at this point, because after the initial painting and papering (which had been a completely unexpected surprise to him), I decided I needed help figuring out what to do with my remodeling.

So I thought about using the cheaper little one, but it was really very small, with a plastic cabinet-part that just wasn't very impressive. Then C came up with the idea of removing the hinges and mirror part from the little one, and just fastening them right into the wall. Because I'd been telling him how really the Cave was very nice, and much bigger than any of the cabinets we'd found and were thinking of putting into the Cave, and I wished I could just put a mirrored door over the Cave itself, and some shelves inside it.

So we did that, only I didn't have the right size screws so it's a bit wobbly. Also, the magnet to close it isn't attached yet, so it doesn't close all the way. And the shelves aren't installed -- although we bought some nice glass ones last night for it. Still, the bathroom looks nice right now. I've hidden my toiletries (some of them) inside the Cave, and even hung some nice yellow-ceramic-flowers-on-a-piece-of-driftwood artwork on the wall. It looks great. I have more to do, but right now it looks really nice.

Which is good, because my grandmother is in town tonight from NJ. I wanted it to be put together enough that I could show it off to her and the rest of the family, since nobody other than C has seen it yet. I still have more to do, and I'm not even positive exactly how I want it to look in the end, but I'm pleased with how it looks right now at least. Yay!

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