Bathroom Remodel Update – The Needle is Moving

You aren’t done with that, you ask? Nope. When we first started the master bathroom remodel, I asked my neighbor-friend how long it took her hubby to complete their remodel. Her response [insert super, sweet southern accent] “A season.” HA! I laughed, surely we can get this done in a season…er, seasons.

In our defense, the hubs has been hard at work on the bathroom…when he’s not working his full-time job, saving lives, cats and other things, studying for promotional exams and working overtime. Or going on vacation, afternoons at the gun show or shooting range. I am not a complete slave driver, and I’ve gotta give him a little break here and there. Honestly, the length of time to get this bathroom complete hasn’t really phased me because we have another bathroom to use. Plus, I kinda like the dust that it creates in our bedroom, makes it easier to leave sweet notes to my honey…written iin dust. How romantic!

Some of you have asked, “How’s the bathroom coming along” and I figured that it was time that I gave you an update. I would say we are about 80% done with the bathroom. So here’s a look at what we’ve done so far.

window

Dad and DIY Master J framed out the window in our bathroom. I’m in love with this and now want to frame out all of the windows in our house. I’d like to say that a window without a frame is like a cupcake without icing…or something poetic like that.

shower

Only a few more tiles left and the shower will be complete. The hot guy working on my tile says that it’ll be done on this week. Then we call in the shower door man to install the beautiful frameless shower doors. The shower door man is different from the hot guy working on the tile. He (shower door man) pales in comparison, just sayin’.

tub

Doesn’t everyone keep their toilet in the bathtub? This picture shows the tub wall tile. The genius tile man made it so that the decorative tile is the same height as the decorative tile on the shower wall. This wall still needs a few pieces of finishing tile, a.k.a. bull nose, which I don’t get because it doesn’t look like a bull, nose or the nose of a bull.

floor

Not a great shot, but this is the floor tile. Is there anything else to say about this, I don’t think so.

PS – Sorry, honey for all of the references to you using everything but your name! Y’all see, he thinks it’s lame that I don’t refer to him by his actual name on this here blog. I think it’s funny that he thinks it’s lame so, when in doubt I like to call him by anything but his name, to make him smile roll his eyes.

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Bathroom Remodel Update

J started the master bath remodel this week. Here’s what we’ve purchased so far and the color scheme we are going for in the space.

Now for the good, bad and ugly details of our progress…

Day 1 :: Continue the ever expensive search for a bathroom faucet. I mean seriously I never knew that faucets could be so incredibly expensive. AND did you know that the models that they sell at the big box stores, think Home Depot and Lowes are made with plastic parts on the inside that will cause leaks relatively quickly? Well I didn’t know this and perhaps it’s the sales person blowing smoke up my arse but I believed him. And well my momma and momma-in-law said the same thing and that’s pretty much gospel to me.

Day 2 :: Failed at running out to Benjamin Moore at lunch to look at paint colors. J lugged all of my our bathroom crap belongings to the guest bedroom, started demo by hauling out the current vanity, removing all of the fixtures and mirrors and began pulling up the current crappy-smappy linoleum floors. Finally committed and ordered faucets, after negotiating a relatively decent price…considering. And that’s where the progress halted, because J found mold on the floor near the shower. DAMN YOU Beazer builders! You see our neighbors ran into this issue months ago and we “knew” that likely we could have the same problem.  Confirmed yesterday.

Day 3 :: Lined up contractors to come and give us an estimate on the work to fix the shower leak. J doesn’t want to take on this task and for our own sanity we’d rather pay the $$ to have someone else get it done in a day or so. Problem though is that the contractors apparently have other jobs and my bathroom reno isn’t their top priority so they aren’t coming until end of week or Monday. Don’t they know that I’m impatient and on a schedule since J is off this week? J continued to pull up the crappy-smappy linoleum and make what progress he can while waiting for contractors to come.

Y’all progress is being made, but just at a slower pace than I would have liked. But isn’t that the truth with all constructions and renovation projects. I couldn’t be happier to have the best honey in the world who is uber handy and willing to tackle this project.  Love ya’!

Oh and apparently we are handing out money to anyone who says anything having to do with a master bathroom renovation. So hit me up if you too would like a share of my wallet.  Just say the word…bathroom, faucet, demo, leak, mold, whatev and it’s yours.  HA!  Kidding, I’m not giving away anymore money unless you can be at my house tomorrow at 8AM to fix the shower.

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Happy Wednesday, Lovelies! I’m linking up with The Vintage Apple for “Oh, How Pinteresting!”  This week I’m sharing my favorite pins inspired by our continued bathroom renovation. Okay well the reno won’t start until the end of the month, but we are preparing and buying all of our materials. Next up on our to-do list are bathroom faucets.  We have to make a decision to mount on the wall or on the dresser/vanity. Here are some that I like so far.


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Oh, How Pinteresting!

Happy Wednesday, Lovelies! I’m linking up with The Vintage Apple for “Oh, How Pinteresting!”  I always look forward to Wednesdays…sharing my faves from Pinterest. As we begin to make purchases towards our master bathroom renovation, I’m inspired by these sliding barn doors.


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Weekend Without Words

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ONE :: On Friday I went to a little reunion with friends and former co-workers. It was so wonderful to catch up with everyone and reminisce. What a fun group!

TWO :: Saturday, we headed out to the Lucketts Spring Market, a great event with antique and restored antique dealers. I saw this fleur de lis dresser and just had to have a pic of it!

THREE :: Bought these cute birdies for my master bedroom.

FOUR :: Mom & I trying on some geaux girlie glasses in purple and geauxld. GEAUX Tigers!

And now for the my most exciting part of the weekend…

what I’ve been dying to post about since Saturday…

I just can’t stand it I’m so freaking excited…

I don’t know what y’all are thinking, but we aren’t preggers…

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FIVE :: Bought this AMAZING dresser that my super handy, incredible and amazing hubby is going to turn into our new master bathroom vanity. Stay tuned for post(s) about this project. It’s hard to tell in the picture but the color is this gorgeous, soft gray color. I am antsy with excitement over how fantastic this custom vanity is going to look!

Crazy for Coral

Last night I finally took down our Christmas decorations and our house certainly feels bare. Today I’ve been dreaming of ways to refresh our space with colors that inspire me and take me to a happy, warmer place (Caribbean). Our main living level is predominately navy and taupe. I’m crazy for the color coral and would love to incorporate this color into our powder room and accessories.

Disclaimer for my honey: This in only inspiration and not a new item on the “honey-do list”. We (you) aren’t painting the powder room…at least not this weekend. XO!

Coral door

Photo via: gwendriscoll.blogspot.com

Coral Headboard

Photo via marthastewart.com

Stella & Dot Bracelets

Photo via stelladot.com

Coral and Navy

Photo via lemonsandloafers.com

Coral Outfit

Photo via polyvore.com

Coral and Navy Pillows

Photo via honeyandfitz.blogspot.com