After months and MONTHS of work on our bathroom I am finally able to announce that we are close enough to finished to unveil some of our hard work in the form of photos.
Let’s start with the floor which desperately needs to be cleaned, it still has debris from all the work we have done since it was installed…
See that wood floor? I did not put that in. See that tile floor with the black tile transition strip and all that pearl gray grout? I did put that in. All by myself. Mr. Kaos watched me and handed me the occasional tile… okay, he helped a little more than that by cutting a few tiles for me too. I’m super happy with how it turned out.
But you didn’t want to see that floor. I mean jeez… what is there to a floor? Only several days of hard work sanding, leveling and thin setting then tiling and finally grouting and cleaning.
That’s nothing right?
Lets move on to the sink. We bought it at the store. It is a sink. You know a sink. Originally though we had chosen a gorgeous wooden base that would have brought a lot of warmth and a little storage to the room, but we realized there would be nowhere to put knees as one sat on the toilet so we had to use the pedestal instead. Aren’t the fixtures lovely though? Mr. Kaos did a bang up job installing this all by himself. I helped a bit with getting the taps hooked up but I was probably a little in the way, I just wanted to be part of the process.
The shame of that picture is that you can’t see all the work that went into the sink behind the scenes. That was ALOT of plumbing work and an entire missing wall. But still, that’s no big thing right? Let me give you a sneak peak at something that still isn’t finished…
The Shower. Did you guys see what the shower used to look like?
No, no you didn’t… I never posted a picture because it was just too…. well it was pink. And generally I like pink. I have a pink bicycle. But these tiles were pink mottled square tiles that were kind of crooked and very ugly.
Though I haven’t had the chance to grout it yet I thought I would let you all take a peek at my sleek white subway tile and black cap. It’s the same black tile I used to transition to the hardwood floor in the hallway. Soon the shower will have the same pearl gray grout as the floor and there won’t be a screen sitting in it (that will go back in the window. Really!). Then after the holidays we’ll have the tub re finishers come out to make our comfy old tub look like new.
But like I said, the tile isn’t done yet because it still needs grout, and I am not showing you the window which needs another set of trim and some paint, and the baseboards need a coat of paint too. And I haven’t put in the art or the toilet paper holder or the towel wrack or any of that.
For a bathroom that’s finished there’s still a lot of work to do.
But not on my light. We bought this light for the house before we even closed on our house over 3 years ago. It’s one of the only things to find its way back into the bathroom. I love this light and unlike most of the other things in the room it is completely finished (except that we haven’t put the switch plate cover back on, but that’s on the other wall and you can’t see it so that doesn’t matter right??)
Isn’t it beautiful? Let me tell you about it, it’s a TOILET, and it flushes. Not only does it flush but it flushes the first time you try to flush it and then… you won’t believe this but after you flush it you can just close the lid, wash your hands and walk out. you don’t have to jiggle the handle or open up the tank to fix a chain or pray to the toilet gods and make a virgin sacrifice or anything. It just does its job. Did you know they made toilets like this????
It’s a thing of beauty and it is done. Finished. Complete.
If only I could say the same for the rest of the house…