Lots of boudoir bath progress made since last we
dished about the lovely fixer upper here.
The master bath is nearly done, and you can see
my mini clawfoot tub is in place with
its sweet lil’ chrome feet.
How we wish the bath presently resembled this:
but, hey…just a few weeks back it was all:
How am I feeling about the downsize these days?
Swell – new work by Betsy Eby
Pretty dang swell!
I love watching my beloved transform this cottage.
While living in dust and not being able to feel
your fingertips is not my favorite,
I love our home’s setting and how much
easier it is to maintain a smaller place…
less square footage and more living!
me and niece on the way to an audition for The Voice
me and baby sis
see the duct tape marks? they indicate the new wall for the separate WC and new shower
We started with:
a nice sized room with western exposure,
black toilet seat,
vinyl floor atop
rotted out subfloor,
spray-painted plumbing fixtures,
and a sledgehammer.
We gutted the whole thing,
making it two rooms and adding
new walls and new everything.
Stone tile for shower floor…can’t wait for it to be installed.
tiled floor before grout
12×12 tiles went in for bathroom floor,
and 9×12 tiles were installed on shower walls.
The porcelain tile is called Calacatta.
We are going for classic and cottage-y
with lots of white and minimal fixtures.
loo area before grout
So happy to have a separate area for the loo now.
shower – before grout
My job was clean-up, scraping mastic off
tiles and removing spacers (do color
coordinate your footwear and sponges
for such labor).
Life is glamorous on the catwalk, supermodels…
strut yer bad self past the commode and
wet-vac resting on decades old
carpet pad and dusty dropcloth.
Above is the wall before the vanities came in…
the old bathroom only had plumbing for one
sink on this wall.
His and hers vanities, and there will be
counter space between them.
Can’t wait to try out my salvaged tub
which I scrubbed clean.
A 2nd floor loo…yay!
Loving the Kohler Purist faucets with cross handles.
We still have to: finish tiling shower,
sand drywall, paint, and install trim
and finishes, but it’s getting close.
I dry-brushed a coat of Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter
on our bedroom furniture since it looked awful von awful
and yellowy, so now there is a nice candlelit glow
coming through light grey rather than
simply bananas going on.
Speaking of bananas,
not only are my lover and I
cray cray fo shay shay for taking on
this project, we have taken on yet
another, and there shall be more
sharing ’bout that in due time.
me with unfortunate winter tresses and little sis at Navy Pier
For now, I just reallllllllly want to
arrive at the day I post
pretty pretty pictures of spaces which
appear lovely and done, ya know?
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Peace to you right where you are.