Thursday, November 18, 2010

Finally, a working bathroom!

I said earlier that I would share some pictures of my new bathroom.  I was going to wait until after I had made valances and recovered a stool for the vanity, but it looks like it could take up to 6 weeks for the fabric to come in.  And the chances of this bathroom looking as pristine as it does now are pretty slim.  Life happens.

Keep in mind that every bit of the work, except installing the granite countertops, was done by myself and Mr. Quilting Bug.  By that, I mean he did 99% of the physical labor.  I bought stuff, put up some window film and painted some.  So here are the pictures of my gorgeous new master bathroom.

First up is the new bath tub space.  The bath tub is the same one we had and is the only thing we didn't replace in the bathroom.  But the decking and all of the tile is new.  He also built the wall to the right of it.  The french doors to the far right will house our custom closet.  Mr. Quilting Bug still has to build it, but I told him to take some time off first.

Next is the separate toilet room.  (I really do like having the toilet separate from the rest of the space.)  Notice the skirted toilet.  That means no crawling on my hands and knees trying clean the nooks and crannies behind it.

Then there are our new sinks and refurnished cabinets.  The granite was a remnant, so we got a really great deal on it.  You can also see a vent under the middle cabinet.  Mr. Quilting Bug installed a special heater that we can turn on with a timer switch.  This will be so useful in the winter.

Next up is the steam shower.  Although it's functional right now, it will soon have steam, aromatherapy, chromatherapy and a radio.  He's going to pull the electrical this weekend and my dad, who happens to be a master electrician, will give it the once over at Thanksgiving.  This baby has amazing water pressure which was a big problem with our old one.  When you took a shower in that one, it just felt like it was drizzling on your head.  I have long hair and it took forever to get it wet enough to wash it.

And one last picture to complete the circuit.  I have a stool that matches the vanity, but like I said, I'm waiting on the fabric to come in so I can recover it.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  And even though we were way off on the time line and also on the budget, I'm glad we did it.  By the way, our initial time line was 3 weeks.  It is now almost 7 and a half months later.  Of course, Mr. Quilting Bug had the initial 3 weeks off and has basically only been able to work on it during the weekends since then.  I know he's going to appreciate his free time now!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of our new bathroom.  I'm just pleased as punch that I can now use it!

Until later...

“Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.” 
Proverbs 3:1-2 (NIV)

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