When we moved into our home, this is what our guest bathroom looked like. We called it our Elvis bathroom. Our home was built in 1952 and this bathroom screamed 1952.
But when our big remodel project got delayed, we decided to tackle part of the project ourselves…meaning this bathroom. We started in August and worked on it some evenings and most weekends. We didn’t spend all weekend every weekend, but a pretty significant amount of time.
And after some blood, sweat, and a little bit of cussing, this is the final product of some really hard work. Scott and I keep walking in there, flipping on the light and just staring at it. We are pleased.
I was worried about the color of the marble–everything in the room is black and white and the marble is very grey. But I think it softens the room beautifully.
The sink and the wall faucets are my favorite. It is really hard to figure out sink placement and faucet placement–how far should the faucet jut out to hit the sink just so? How far apart should the faucets be? We stared at this wall and discussed this a ton. Several have asked but just for the record, both faucets have both hot and cold.
Those nooks are not easy to do–mainly because cement board is hard to work with and cutting little pieces made Scott a little crazy. But he persevered.
Those are flowers from my garden to simulate a real photo shoot. You know. A real photo shoot with your iPhone.
I am not very good at framing, sheet rocking, waterproofing, grouting, cutting tile, etc. I did a little but really I just supported crazy, brave Scott. I am so proud of his hard work.
Footnote: I still want to paint the door yellow–on both sides. Scott has agreed but only if I do it myself. I am a little scared but will tackle it as soon as I do my research, which Scott says I have to do first. Grumble. Maybe if I look helpless enough he will help me.