Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Update on the bathroom saga...

Note: All of my blog posts this week were written in advance.  I'm currently at a quilt retreat at the beach working on charity quilts.

Mr. Quilting Bug and I have been remodeling our master bathroom since April 8th.  And by that, I really mean my dear sweet husband has been working on it every weekend since that time.  I've shared a few progress pictures but it's been a long time since my last update so I thought I would bring you up to speed.

Let me start by reminding you of what it looked like before the renovation.  It was blue with blue marble counter tops.  Whatever was I thinking?  And it had a weird layout...

Before pictures of the bathroom

The first thing he did was to gut it.  Everything except the huge tub.  Our closet was inside the bathroom and when he took down the dividing walls, he found they were hiding the main plumbing stack vent, so he had to move that too.  (He's so very handy.)  The first picture shows the vent pipe sticking out of the middle of the floor...
Our bathroom gutted

And now I'm so pleased to report that we have a new working toilet and a working shower.  The shower has so much water pressure now (our old one had none) it might blow you through the back of it.  I so love taking a shower with lots of water pressure.  Of course, we have no window coverings right now so it's a little too revealing to use them.  The cabinets are in as well as the counter top.  The tile floor is done and he installed the light fixtures today.  I'm really loving how it's turning out.

New lights and steam shower

More lights, cabinets and counter top

New skirted toilet

It won't be too long before we can actually use it.  When I return from my quilting retreat, I'm going to concentrate on touching up the paint, finding the right tile for the backsplash and installing privacy film on the windows.  Mr. Quilting Bug still needs to finish the electrical for the shower, install the faucets and install the tile around the counter top and tub.  Woohoo!  I can't wait to use that steam shower!  I may hide out in my bathroom for a week enjoying all the new features.

Until later...

"Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."  
James 1:19 (NIV)


  1. Whoa, it is looking great. Funny though, your master bath is larger then my master bedroom. What is the square footage of your house?!

  2. Your granite is so pretty and I love the shower!