Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bathroom Unveiling

Clearly this bathroom may be a little "gaudy" for some of you! Keep in mind our house was built in 1840, so we have a different thing going on....

This is how the vanity looked when I first started. Previously it was oak. P said NO to a new one, so I decided to paint. The wallpaper has been done for a few years. You can see the old flooring in this photo. That darn floor was 21 years old.



The finished vanity and mirror.....



The gang came in while I was trying to photograph the new floor. They're always happy to help.




This flooring goes down in lengths that interlock. I can't believe how nice the floor feels when you walk on it. Very cushiony. It said it "goes down in a few hours"...P says they lied...or based it on a room that was perfectly square.
Here is a pic of the tub/shower area. Above the area used to be wallpapered. My family basically "melted" the paper off the walls with their hot showers. When we decided to tile that area we purchased the creamy yellow tiles. We (?) thought we had purchased enough....clearly we hadn't. When we went back to the store, that color was now "special order". They had nothing close, so we took a trip to a different store. Nothing there either. We decided to get creative and purchased sage green and off-white tiles to make a pattern with. It seemed all was good until the time came to lay the tiles. For the life of us we couldn't make the tiles work. P, C and I literally spent 3 hours one night laying tile patterns. P came up with this pattern. We all decided it worked okay and figured out we had too many of one color and not enough of the other two colors. We calculated and the next day I went to purchase the missing tiles.....BUT when we calculated SOMEONE missed a row...so when we got down to the wire, we were missing ONE off white tile and had ONE extra green tile. Luckily C works near the store, so she went and purchased the missing tile and all was well in the world....or at least the bathroom.
By the way...I HATE those shower doors...but P says they're staying. UGH.


So the project started 12/21 at 3pm and finished 12/24 at 10am. Nothing like a party at your house to move things along!

15 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh punchy!
it is gorgoeus! i love everything and that floor you put in is to die for!
the tiles and wallpaper are wonderful! i love your style!
xo
m

Eduardo said...

I love it!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Page said...

The bathroom looks great! Congrats on having all that hard work finished!!

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Punchy! I like the tile pattern & colors you used. you did a great job! I wouldn't be able to do that myself!

Leah said...

Very pretty!!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm not a wallpaper fan...but it looks fabulous in your bathroom. Love the vanity. It looks so "rich"!

Pug Posse said...

The bathroom looks great! And I would MUCH rather have an 1840's style than the 1963 style that came with our house! We've done what we can with it, but we haven't been able to motivate ourselves enough to tackle such a project that you did!
Great job!
Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of the family as a header. Love,love, love your bathroom.
hugs, swg's mom

Pam said...

The floor looks fantastic! Great job on painting the vanity too.

Sandy said...

Wow, it looks great and roomy. Good job!

Puglette said...

wow! your bathroom looks great! you did all of that work in such a short time! you all did a great job! your floor sounds wonderful!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

girlville said...

looks just like a bed and breakfast! i really like it. i cannot belive you did all that work in that short of time span. YOU could take down those shower door thingies, all by your self ;-) if they must stay and you don't like them at all, why not put up a rod and shower curtain to hide them?

The Devil Dog said...

What a beautiful job you did. The floor looks great and the wall looks awesome! Mom says she is one of those hot shower people, so she feels your pain. Great job. Pat yourself on the back.

Roxy

SassyDog said...

Looks great!!

Rachel said...

yay - good job, guys!! We just had our kitchen tiled and pretty much redone - I'll have to share pictures as well!

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