I’m super excited to be guest blogging at Remodelaholic today about our bathroom remodel (from way back in the stone age – or 2007). Talking about making it big! Remodelaholic is such an awesome blog, and I’ve found many like-minded bloggers through the blog.
Many of you may not have seen this full before and after of our bathroom. Please go check it out and leave a comment. And, if you are dropping over from Remodelaholic, welcome! If you are interested in our remodeling adventures, please check out our entire first remodel or the weekly posts about our second home remodel.
Speaking of weekly progress – it’s week 25, friends.
We’re officially moving on to bathroom progress. Ryan’s dad came over to lend his expertise in plumbing. It’s time to get the tub hooked up! Yay!
There’s also a floor, which is cool!
It’s nice to avoid walking through the ceiling. (Which Ryan totally did in our current bathroom – walked straight into the recently remodeled first floor bathroom. That was a good day. If only we had a blog at that time. Lots of great stories.) Anyhow, back to the bathroom.
Remember in August when I said that the bathroom would be our first completed project? Mwahahaha…. yeah, me neither.
Well, here’s a revised rough look at what we’re planning for the bathroom now.
Most is the same – we’ll have a simple vanity (although I think I’ve settled on painting it black now) subway tile in the shower and beadboard around the room. We already have the chrome light and faucet fixtures. The wood floors are getting swapped for hexagon tiles to play off the tile in the entry. I also decided to go with a medicine cabinet instead of the oval mirror. I think it looks like it could live in a house from the late 19th century.
Still a ways away, but the dream is alive.
Another room bites the dust.
I painted with Martha Stewart Bedford Gray (color matched to Behr). It’s the same as the entry. Consider for a moment about how much cutting in I had to do in the HUGE room… A lot. (I don’t bother with painters tape.) But, it was worth it. Really cleans up the room. And I’m still madly in love with this color.
Better than this, right?
Lots more work
For those of you renovating, do you ever think you are just moving so fast? Then you take a step back, look around and realize that OH MY GOSH, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO DO, HOW WILL IT EVER GET DONE?
That’s where we’re at. Things are happening, and it’s exciting. But then I look up and see the crown moulding.
I like to paint trim and crown moulding last. I’m waiting until the windows are installed to start working on trim. And, obviously, the trim will need lots of prep before I can even paint them.
And, do you even know how many holes are in the woodwork?
About a half a million.
And these are just the small things. So, instead of crying in the fetal position, we just celebrate the small victories.
And, what’s your opinion on the fireplace? I was planning to paint it white, but I’m kinda warming up to the brick color with the wall color.
Here’s the updated house list.