Thursday, April 16, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Three

So, I'm actually pretty calm about this whole kitchen and bathroom renovation going on. One would think that being pregnant and having to walk in tennis shoes around your house would put you on edge, but I'm actually coping pretty well.

Now, with that being said.... I truly feel that if my tile guy would stop moving like a turtle, we will have a completed bathroom in a few more weeks. The saying in my head "you'd rather something done right" keeps ringing in my head, but I have to say I would love to see a piece of tile go in my bathroom. Two weeks of tile guy at our house and Tuesday was the first day the tile went in. The angels were singing when I walked in and saw this!

So, that is the floor of the shower. It is not grouted but I most certainly poked at the tile to see if it was actually down or if the tile man was trying to punk me. It's down. 

Then, our cabinet makers (who are almost done in our kitchen!!) put some doors on our vanity. 

The tile that's going on the floor is a 12x12 marble tile. I don't have a picture of it. But, the tile that is going in the shower surround is this white glass subway tile. Except its the standard subway tile size, not this 3x12 version. #couldntfinditandtootiredtolook
The mirrors I think that I'm going with.... 

The mirrors will not be directly over each sink. They will be centered from the center of the vanity instead because of our limited wall space and my need to have sconces. Would this bother you? I'm thinking that it won't bother me. Or I will at least try it out and see if it does. 

Still left to do:
  • Paint walls and cabinetry
  • Install plumbing (tub, sinks, faucets, fixtures)
  • Install lighting (and paint sconces) 
  • Electricians come back to finish up
  • Hang mirrors
  • Install toilet 
  • Install glass
  • Install countertops
That list makes me laugh. Cheers to week 3! Go check everyone else out at Calling it Home!


  1. Slow workers are SO painful! Silver least he shows up?! The shower floor is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rest.

    1. Total silver lining! It'll be so rewarding to see more go up!

  2. Only since you asked - I think the mirrors not being lined up with the sinks would bother me, but I'll admit I might have an unhealthy attachment to symmetry. We're planning a new master bath and will have a seated vanity between his and her's sinks. Trying to figure out mirror and sconce placement over such a large expanse is driving me a little nuts. I love the mirrors you chose and have pinned them for inspiration!

    1. It can totally drive you nuts. Especially once you have a vision in your mind and you just HAVE to go with it. Good luck!

  3. There was a feature in Southern Living a few years ago, where a designer (haskell harris) used a narrow profile mirror to allow for sconces. If done right, it can be beautiful and I am sure you will succeed!

    1. Thank you for your confidence! I hope I succeed. I was at my parents house over the weekend and I noticed my Mom has one that isn't exactly centered and I would've never noticed had I not been stalking mirror symmetry situations. I guess you can trick the eye sometimes :)

  4. Great finish choices here! And I've always wanted a mirror like that - and you get two!

  5. It's coming along so nicely, the subway tile is going to look great! Can't wait to see more.

  6. You are the dynamic duo. I think the mirror will be fine. Hang in there. I'm impressed that you are not stressed.