It’s been a long and challenging process, and I’ve kept you in the dark on our progress over the last few weeks, but we’re so very close to DONE in Patti’s bathroom!
Of course having said that, this post will only show you in-progress photos… be patient because the big reveal will come soon!
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about (no worries!), check out some previous posts – in this order:
As my last Bathroom post title suggests, the process of renovating Patti’s space has been frustrating to say the least. BUT… I’m not going to bore you with details except to say that we had to fire our contractor. See the state of the bathroom in the photo below? Well… minus the tile on the floor… this is how far the bathroom had progressed when I had to personally take over the renovation. This is how we spent much of our Christmas break!
And when I say personally, I mean ME… I tiled the floor and tub surround in this bathroom. And this weekend I’ll be finishing the tiling job by adhering more of these fantastic mosaics (below) on the wall above the vanity. I had FANTASTIC help on other elements of the project and I’ll mention these individuals below.
Here’s a photo showing a bit of the tub surround. Since this photo was taken, my husband Brian has installed all the “jewellery” fixtures, including a rain shower. See how pretty the directional levers are? Imagine all the matching fixtures covering pipes you see sticking out from the wall!! Decadent Bling!!
Do you remember my drawing illustrating the vanity and linen tower I designed for the bathroom?
Here’s the almost-final result!
Tomorrow I’m picking up some stainless-steel strips that will be adhered to the base, crown and across the top of the vanity… in fact, all the places where you see the lighter, unstained wood will be covered with shiny stainless-steel!
Also arriving tomorrow… the quartz counter! At my recommendation, Patti has agreed to a wonderful white quartz with an under-mount sink. And, of course, this fantastic faucet!!
That mosaic tile backsplash I mentioned above? It will go across the length of the vanity and then from counter top to ceiling!!
Can you imagine?!
And sitting in front of the glistening mosaic tiles are these fantabulous sparkly crystal and glass pendant fixtures!!
So where are we now on the project?
Well… my brother Brad, a fantastic finisher of walls (drywall, repair & paint) just perfected the walls today, painting them in a lovely warm white. And like I just mentioned, the counter is being installed tomorrow. Also tomorrow our uber-great plumber Shawn will be by to mount the sink & install the faucet. Then this weekend I’ll tile and grout the backsplash above the vanity and Brian will adhere the stainless steel strips to the vanity, attach the switch plates and hang the towel rods & paper holder.
Then we’ll be about 90% finished!!
The only things remaining…
- Finding, purchasing and hanging a mirror.
- Replacing the bathroom door (on order) and installing baseboards.
- Ordering and installing a glass shelf in the shower.
- Arranging for the fabrication and installation of a glass door for the tub/shower.
There’s your update!! Be sure to come back for some reveal photos!!