Remember how I mentioned how we are really good at avoiding certain projects, by starting other ones? Well, that still stands. And I’m sure that’s a trait that Andrew and I will not be able to shed, as hard as we may try. Back in April, I shared with our elephant in the bathroom. The back splash has yet to have been worked on. We’re still debating our options, which really translates to the fact that I can’t muster up the mental energy to wrap my head around it. But, that doesn’t stop me from looking at our towel rod, and toilet paper hanging – and deciding that I hate it.
For whatever the reason, the towel rod mounted to the side of our vanity has seen better days. Maybe it’s been “fixed” too many times but the screws have been threaded, and it never has a tight fit. Add a towel, and the cords from my hair tools getting stuck on it and you’ve got yourself a problem. We were constantly attaching the stupid thing. Enough is enough!
Walking around the bathroom aisle at Lowe’s, it was becoming really obvious that we couldn’t just change out the towel bar and not the toilet paper hanger. The original owners of the house had a yen for polished nickel fixtures, which I hate. If it’s not brushed, I want no part of it. Since we’d already changed out the cabinet hardware, door handle, as well as the faucet – it was time to switch the last items over to brushed nickel. New hangers it is!
Changing out the towel hanger bar was easy as can be, since we were able to use the holes from the previous bar. Even though it was a simple change, I definitely think it makes the bathroom look a lot more elegant. I love how clean brushed nickel looks compared to polished. Plus, over time the polish comes corroded and looks green. Who wants to put their towel on that? Not us, anymore!
Now, when it comes to the toilet paper hanger that was going to be slightly more challenging since we went from a double hanger to a single. I wanted something a little less cumbersome on the wall since the bathroom is on the small side. Of course now, we’ve got holes that we need to patch and even more reason to repaint the bathroom aside from the back splash dilemma. But isn’t that just how we do things at the Evans’ household? Just keep stacking up reasons to paint something until it becomes so obvious that there is no other choice!
Any projects you are avoiding?
J and A