Friday, June 10, 2011

The Plan

Well the insulation went in,

and the drywall went up.

Shower and linen closet

bathtub and toilet room

Vanity wall

This is how they mud the walls.  Hilarious.

Next is heated flooring.  It's all starting to come together.   We're reusing a cast iron clawfoot tub which was in another bathroom for the master.  We just had it reglazed and it looks amazing.

But, the outside still looks like this.

This will be a fun project in the not so distant future.  I'm going to paint it (not sure which color yet), but the clawfeet are getting a sort of gilded silver look which will mirror the chandelier we're putting in (pictures coming soon).

Here's a look at some of the other things that are going in the bathroom.

Elizabethan Classics clawfoot tub faucet but in satin nickel

Elizabethan Classics exposed shower system

Venatino glass and stone tile from Lowe's

We also have some marble tile going in from The Tile Shop, but the pictures aren't great online. We're doing 5 inch octagon marble tiles on the floor with 2 inch octagons on the shower floor.  I think we're doing an off center running bond pattern on the shower walls with an accent of the Venatino from Lowe's.  

We still need to buy a vanity.  We were thinking about getting a piece of furniture to convert, but as someone suggested to me, maybe that idea is better for a powder room instead of someplace that you're using everyday.  I think we're going to get one made at Lowe's.  

 Before I forget, the tub faucet and exposed shower system were not purchased through the actual company.  We found them for half the price at Overstock Deals which was a huge savings.  When you find something that you like, it really does pay to look around on the web because you can usually find it for a lot cheaper.

That's all for now.  I can't wait to show you my inspiration fabric for the sitting room but it will have to wait.  I've got a throbbing headache and I'm starting to suffer from toasted skin syndrome.  Seriously my laptop feels like it came from the depths of hell.  I have to go dress my wounds.


  1. You know those stilts are illegal in CA? Just an FYI from your former lawyer friend.

    I hear you on the laptop burns. Seriously, sometimes I wonder if I'm doing nerve damage or something.

    Everything is looking great, and I can't believe you're going to paint that tub. +200 points to you.

  2. The tub project should be interesting. Luckily if it turns out like crap we have another one. Why are the stilts illegal. I've never seen anything like it before. I was wondering when they were going to shoot the man out of the canon and sell me some cotton candy.

  3. Paint the tub hot pink or something :-)

    You're making a ton of progress! How much of the work are you doing yourself? (I'm assuming that guy on stilts is hired, although I could be wrong.)

  4. Hot pink eh? That would definitely make a statement.

    Back in the day before a toddler and full time jobs we used to be quite handy. This time around we're leaving the bigger projects to professionals. My husband still helps out on the weekends to help cut down on costs. No, that's not him on stilts.