I’ve been meaning to show you how my apartment bathroom looks now. Last time you saw it, I had put the red peel and stick tiles along the back to use as a backsplash.
But for some reason that kind of wall decor just doesn’t work in my apartment. It started peeling off. And when it did, off came part of the wall behind it.
Do you recall this same thing happened when I covered one wall with temporary wallpaper behind the couch in my living room?
That’s one of the hardest projects I’ve ever tried to fix, getting all that temporary wallpaper peeled off so I could fill the holes and then paint the wall.
To finally get it all off I had do some research and then order this special solution because nothing in the stores or mixtures I concocted would take off all the temporary wallpaper. NOTHING. I was about to tear my hair out.
Anyway, I had Nathan do some work in the bathroom recently. And this is how it looks now.
It’s nothing fancy and not at all colorful like the peel and stick tiles. But it works much better. We just went to Lowes one evening after he got off work and picked out a piece of trim.
Nathan painted it the color I painted the walls about three years ago.
He also put a bit of leftover trim he had on hand in front of the sink a few weeks ago. I still need to paint that.
I also have a new faucet. I’d purchased one when I had the new vanity put in over three years ago. But the little filter where the water comes out wore out. So I took the piece to various stores trying to find the rubber washer and filter, but no one had it in stock.
I was told I’d have to buy a new faucet to get it! Now isn’t that utterly ridiculous? I told them I was not going to spend $60 just to get a part that they should have in stock if they’re going to sell the faucets themselves.
Live and learn. So I had the office here write up a work order and Nathan ordered a faucet that the apartment complex paid for instead of me.
The reason I hated the original faucet and bought my own was because the original one was cheap looking with plastic around the levers and the plastic kept getting chipped. Ugly.
But Nathan says they’ve now started ordering the faucet you see above, which looks much nicer.
Some of you newer readers might want to know why I purchased my own vanity when I rent an apartment.
When I moved in here five years ago, I bought a taller toilet to have installed because of my bad ankle. But the vanity was short. So finally I ordered a vanity that was taller as well.
See the galvanized container on the wall? It’s one of two I bought at Hobby Lobby a month or so ago when they were half price.
The other one is a little bigger and in the kitchen holding my kitchen utensils in my quest to save counter space.
You know what I always say about small space living. Go vertical when you can!
I love to find storage that will hang on the wall. That leaves me surface space for more important things like preparing food.
Utensil holders are pretty and all that. But they take up valuable counter top space. And I don’t have a lot of counter top space to waste.