I have to jump right to the punch line on this one.... check out my new sexy floor! I'm pretty excited about this floor. It took the most time to find and is where most of my budget went but it is perfect! I've had my share of panic along the way. Like when the … Continue reading All Tiled Up
With every chapter of the bathroom project, we have some good news, and some not-so-good news. In light of everything that has happened in Boston this week, our problems are nothing. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted in this tragedy. We are hoping Boston can regain some normalcy soon. Now for the good news. The third … Continue reading The Curse of the Threes
We are about approximately one weekend (maybe two) away from bathroom completion! We finally chose a paint color and trim color after much back and forth. The winner was Benjamin Moore's "Maritime White." And the trim is "Cotton Balls." Is anyone surprised by our nautical choice in paint colors? The shower door was installed and is … Continue reading Faraway, So Close!
Cabinets 1 and 2 were installed over the weekend. Seems easy, right? Until you remember that holes need to be cut for the plumbing. Our last vanity had no back whatsoever so it was hard to use that as a template. Nothing like drilling those first couple of holes and thinking, "there goes the warranty...." … Continue reading Cabinets 1 and 2 – Check!
It's a big day here. I can now show off the finished bathroom floor! We chose a durable glossed porcelain tile that was made in Italy. There was no doubt in our minds that porcelain was a far better choice for us over stone which will wear in time. This floor is going to far … Continue reading The Tile Reveal
The bathroom lighting made little sense before. We had two recessed lights over the bathroom vanity and a fan over the shower with a light. There appeared to be patches were a wall fixture had been removed. And we had the light inside the closet. We decided that these odd lights had to go. Howard … Continue reading Lighting Things Up
This weekend we were back at our local tile store shopping for the perfect porcelain tile for the bathroom. We decided on this glazed beauty. It was nice and thick and had the new modern rectangular shape without being as large as the currently popular 12 x 24 tiles. When we returned the sample we asked if … Continue reading Oh the Porcelain Drama
Our weekend kind of went like this: Home Depot, Lowe's, Home Depot. We made some purchases and hit some decision paralysis. We were up early on Saturday morning to start off our weekend with some cabinet purchasing at the Home Depot. I made sure to dress up for the occasion which was a smart ideas … Continue reading Bathroom Update – Decisions, Decisions
Our bathroom demolition continues. Here is what the ceiling looks like now. The porcelain throne is still in use. But our accommodations are not guest worthy. We took another trip to hunt for floor tiles. Last year I had found a porcelain tile that I really liked at Tile Showcase only to find that it was discontinued. … Continue reading Ceilings are Overrated
You might have noticed that we didn't get around to painting the bathroom last weekend. I was so excited to freshen up this space. But our Valspar sample of Cincinnation Hotel Briggs Beige looked purple-ish once it dried. And who wants purple walls with a pinkish tile floor? Maybe my three year old niece. I know … Continue reading Cincinnation Hotel Briggs Beige