Because I know you're all waiting with bated breath for how it's progressing! LOL
I grayed out the mirrors because the reflection was distracting. We've decided, now that we see it, to change out the handles that came with the vanity. They don't really 'go' with the rest of the fixtures.
But it's all starting to come together!
The rubber ducky was Sammy's (our late, great Golden Retriever.)
I've know since the beginning of this whole project I wanted to incorporate it into the design.
It really does help to sit down and sketch in the middle of
I don’t really mind the mess. And it’s a good excuse to not
have to clean…like I need an excuse, lol. But after a while you find you can’t
hold a thought in your head and you get just a little bit cranky and short
tempered with your significant other.
So I’ve been keeping my Big Black Sketchbook next to the
Grandpa chair where I take refuge. And it helps to clam and focus me.
I have a lot more stuff on my keychain; I was just too lazy
to draw it! lol
The pink thing holds my mini business cards (which I’m much
too shy to give out….most of the time anyway.)
If you want the tile to run from room to room seamlessly
(and not end up with teeny tiny pieces along the walls or to fill in spots here and there) you
have to PLAN.
You have to measure and calculate and do MATHS! Lots and
lots of maths!
And then measure again, just to make sure your first
measurements were correct.
It sometimes helps to draw it out on paper, but not always.
And NEVER, I repeat, NEVER try and explain to your spouse
how you came up with your calculations.
At least that’s how it works in our house……
And because we’re using the same tile throughout the whole
house, in order to lay it in the master bath we have to start it at the front
So that the pattern is consistent as it turns corners and
goes into other rooms, because if you started in the bathroom and came around
the corner into the living room it would lay out all cattywampus.
It’s just Husband doing the work and he’s no spring chicken anymore
so it takes a while. I’m fine with that. Besides, sometimes he has to wait for
me to make the design decisions…… (It took me almost two weeks to decide on
which gray I wanted for the paint color!!!!)
But it’s progressing!
Just not necessarily in the way we planned.
We decided to tile the entire house. Well, all except the
bedrooms, we’re not animals!!!
And we thought, for traffic pattern issues, it would be a
good idea to tile from the hallway into our bedroom and around the corner to the
All was going well, steps planned and executed in a timely
Here, I must interject to tell you that Husband
is……organized. I mean in the ‘we’re going to do this, then this, then this’
kind of way.
So as we were pulling up the carpet in the bedroom to get
ready for the tiling extravaganza to come he popped up a tile from the hallway
I mean it POPPED up! Easy peasy! In a way that had us
looking at each other and wondering what had been holding it down for all these
We had already planned to rent the HUGE
JACKHAMMER-Y MACHINE that would chip up all the tile in the house. It would be worth the cost in the long run by saving time and aching backs.
But if they came off this easily……
So, he gingerly slid his screwdriver under the next
tile…..and POP! And POP, and POP and POP.
Before he knew it he was halfway down the hallway!
Now we have a lovely half finished, non functioning
bathroom, and a hallway that looks like this…...