The sheet mirror above the sink in the closet is gone. I was so nervous for it to come down!
I watched a few ‘how to’ videos before getting started. Everyone recommended taping the mirror so that if it broke, the shards wouldn’t fall everywhere, which turned out to be a very good idea. The mirror broke. The molding along the edges came off easily enough, but the wall-to-wall mirror was really wedged in there at the bottom with no wiggle room. It cracked in one big diagonal line, but safely, I guess? No injuries to report.
The wall behind had some glue to scrape off, some old patching that came right off, and the corner was pretty much missing. It’s easy enough to patch a hole in the wall — I’ve done it a million times. Corners? How much worse can they be? I mean, sure, I’ve heard that they’re tricky, but again, a few ‘how to’ videos and I was all set to try. Yeah, they’re tricky. I’m sure it will turn out fine, but here’s where I’m at right now.
There’s a lot of sanding in my future, and at least one more coat of mud. Which means that our bedroom will continue to function as our closet, since I can’t put anything back in there until the repairs are finished unless I would like a fine coating of white dust all over our clothes.
Meanwhile, the floor in the hallway currently looks like this.
Fiiinnnaaallly getting the soft spot in the floor out there fixed. Remember the 75-year-old beadboard subfloor patch job in the closet? Also present in the hall. Plus a nice section with absolutely no subfloor and a missing floor joist. Nice!
Annnnd the electricians haven’t started yet. (They’re finishing up a big job that has taken longer than they were expecting.) My sconces in the library are up though, and I put up a new pair of matching pendants! I was antsy and couldn’t wait, so I just did it myself. Sharing photos in a post next week, hurrah! (Unless you caught them on Snapchat already. Are you following ‘makingitlovely’ over there? It’s kind of fun, but I’m still getting the hang of it. I went to a couple of events yesterday that would have made for good snaps, but silly me, I was all “in the moment” and forgetting to do the whole social media thing. Pics or it didn’t happen.)