A Little Bit of Everything

It seems that days when a number of little things get done feel like a lot more was accomplished, even though a lot of the big, all-day jobs actually complete more! Today was one of those lots of little things days.

We started out by getting the bathroom threshold cut and glued down, so we can make sure out technique works before moving on to the much larger section of threshold that the kitchen is going to need. So far so good!

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You probably also noticed that there seems to be a bathroom door in that picture. That is because we finally found hardware that hangs it properly! We even installed a little latch, which I think mainly helps the door look like a door more than anything else. 🙂

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So now our hall closet or our bathroom can be closed with a simple slide! I am very pleased with our double-duty pocket door, instead of just wasting the space for the pocket.

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We also got another Ikea purchase installed in the form of some metal shelves over the kitchen sink. These ended up looking really fabulous! As always, yay Ikea!



Shedding Some Light on the Situation

Now that we have these lovely lights from Ikea, it’s time to install them! The first one went over Aaron’d desk and has 6 LEDs that can be pointed in almost any direction. Kinda looks like a jellyfish, huh?

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It provides the perfect amount of light for him to work at his desk, so Aaron is quite pleased. Just don’t look directly at them, they are bright head on!

The second light was a long multi light that would provide light to the coat closet on one side and the clothing closet on the other side. Yes, we may like directional lights 😉

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A Long Expected Installation

Do you know how in the way a toilet in a box can be? Well, just take my word for the fact that it can be VERY in the way! You can almost play Where’s Waldo with my pics over the months, spotting the toilet in many of them!

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But, now that the wall panel is up in the bathroom, we can install the toilet!


Unboxing it was actually fairly exciting, who knew there were that many pieces of cardboard in there!


Getting the wax ring squished in well required a little bit different approach then the directions showed in our case. But it worked well!


After attaching the tank and seat, we could hook up water and do some test flushes!


After a rather damp adventure that proved that the tank bolts were tricky to tighten correctly, it was all set to go! This meant that I could finally put up the beautiful shower curtain that I had picked out weeks before.


We both love how it turned out! The bathroom is now officially the most finished part of the house, as well as being the prettiest! Once the last bit of trim painting is done, then it truly will be done 🙂