After long last the upstairs bathroom is done. Yahoo!!
First photo of the bathroom for this blog. ehh.
And here we go –
to start with – the tile! sigh. It matches the entry landing, the basement landing and the basement bathroom. It is so awesome to walk through the house and feel that kind of consistency.
don’t worry – that side edge of the vanity below has since been cleaned up.
So bright- squinty.
The paint is up, the trim is in, the vanity is in (so gorgeous and shiny white). I also decided to go with a vintage-y looking mirror to contrast the ultra sleek vanity.
I know I keep saying it – but seriously……2013!!! That is when I started this thing. And now its done. I am so excited to be able to cross this off my list.
Have a great day Peeps!
What to work on, what to work on?? Our 2016 list is looking good and I only have 2 items that are moving over to 2017 and 1 (!) of them is already past the halfway point. (Hint: it’s the Basement Bathroom)
- Basement Bathroom
- Guest Bathroom
- Stair Treads
- Back Patio
So close, I can almost taste it. Ceiling, shelves next to sink to balance out the retro (!) mirror and a small door to the sump pump.
All the things.
A nice sand and poly is due for these babies.
And here is a pic before the fence was put up in front of the Playhouse
We would like to have a built in BBQ and kitchen in this corner….we’ll see what we can come up with.
Looking forward to getting on with these projects and
crossing them off my list. my favorite activity
At this time last year (2016!!) I posted our plans for the year. We were pretty successful, which I can truly say…I am surprised about that.
Here is the list as described on Jan 4th of last year:
- Master Bathroom – started
- Guest Bathroom – vanity purchased
- Downstairs bathroom
- Front porch roof
- Finish front walkway
- Terrace hill to the chicken coop
Master Bathroom – Done!
Guest Bathroom – In Progress
Downstairs Bathroom – In Progress. thisclosetobeingdone
Sheetrock, mud, tape, texture are on tap for this weekend.
Front Porch Roof and Front Walkway – Done
Terrace hill to chicken coop – Done
I also added a few things back in November.
- Back Gate – The back gate is up….but I have no pics for you 😦 fail
- Furniture placement in the basement – the fireplace is here!
Dave flies home later today and we will be hammering out as much of the basement bathroom as we can and laying out our plans for 2017. I will have our list ready for you next week!
Enjoy your weekend Peeps.
Which bathroom? Is that the question you are thinking in your head? How about both bathrooms?! Hells yeah.
Basement bathroom has seen the needle move the most. As I said in my Instagram post, this pic makes me feel like we have taken several steps backward. It is a positive thing though….we are prepping for tile.
We are prepping for tile on our landing as well. Check out that retro linoleum:
I can’t make it around the corner for a pic of the bathroom but here is the landing:
Such a good look for you 1970’s house.
Looking in from that door
I am eagerly anticipating the grout being completed and the laundry (!) getting hooked back up.
I have been planning this bathroom for AGES. (read years)
***Chris H – did you see that I took your advice??
Future plan for this bathroom –
- finish painting the walls blue
- floor tile (same as basement and landings)
- new tub insert
- price out tile for the shower portion (may be a full insert, may be just a tub)
- install white toilet
- install white vanity
- new trim
- evaluate the art
More pics to come as we complete each project! Happy New Year Peeps.
We have been slowly working on this bathroom in between Dave’s work trips. A lot has gotten done, but we still have a bit to do.
This pic is right after the shower was installed. months ago
Our next move was to build a niche for the toilet behind the shower. Drywall – ARG. No fun. Dave was very dusty for a few days.
drywall, mud and tape
texture and paint
We are currently working on getting the cedar planks up on the ceiling. Reminder: We put the same planks on the ceiling in the Master bathroom. and we are planning on the same ceiling in the Guest Bathroom upstairs…..say what??? continuity….I know, I am getting all crazy in here.
Since we are working an inch at a time, I have decided to distract myself with an art search. I would like something to hang above the toilet. What should it be?
I am all over the board with this (as always). A few years ago I was given an Antler Toilet paper holder (you can barely see it in the double toilet picture up above), so I would at least like to make it somewhat make sense.
I also like almost everything made by GrittyCityGoods. They are responsible for the piece in my Master Bathroom.
I have always wanted to try my hand at a graffiti style spray paint piece.
What should I do people?????
We are not done with the basement bathroom and I am already anxious to move onto the Guest bathroom. I know…. The only thing that has changed about this bathroom since we moved in, is the paint color and the art.
I went shopping at Ikea in 2013. Yes, you read that right. I purchased my vanity and faucet for the guest bathroom in 2013. I love what I picked out and am still very excited for the changes to come in that room.
I am now pulling together all of images of bathrooms that I have been saving since 2013. I would like to narrow down my paint colors. The entire vanity, toilet and shower will be white…..so some color will be a nice addition.
Any preferences? I am leaning towards the 1st and 3rd blue.
Jules had an eventful birthday this year. Her piano recital was first thing on Saturday morning….no sleeping in for you sweetheart.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at home, prepping for the party. The kids had a blast – it was a very ‘crafty’ time. I kid you not….its like a glitter bomb went off in my house. I will be cleaning that up for months to come….hahahaha The projects were winter themed; button wreaths, foam picture frames and tiny little wooden shapes. The girls decorated their own cupcakes as well.
All in all a busy, messy and loud birthday. I would call that a success
Happy 11th Birthday Blondie….I love you