Stefan has been hard at work getting the electrical up and running in the master bathroom.
Besides outlets, switches, and the vanity lights, he also installed this mini-chandelier overhead. It is nickel not chrome but I LOVE it. I’m just not sure if it’s working in the space. We’re thinking about moving it into our bedroom. What do you think?
Vector was a big help installing it. He insists on being at the top of the ladder keeping an eye on things.
It’s been slow but steady progress on the master bathroom. There is SO MUCH tile in that room. I’m to the point where I never want to see another subway tile in my life!
I had really hoped to get the shower finished last week before my impromptu trip to Austin for a Girl’s Weekend with my sister and our super good childhood friend Alex. Alas, it was not to be. Should have called the experts at Superior Shower Door & More, really. After I realized I didn’t have enough tile to finish, I lost steam and didn’t manage to even finish the “easy” parts.
I’ve got that top of the short side of the shower and all the edging around the curb to do. I’m not looking forward to that edging but once I get going, hopefully it won’t take long.
It’s an ugly toilet but it fits under the window. whohoo! Also, it ran really bad when we first installed it and Stefan took it apart and fixed it while I was off gallivanting in Austin.
Stefan also installed the medicine cabinets! We had the position all figured out but he still had to cut the holes in the drywall and cut the holes in the studs and the boxes themselves so that I could have these handy tooth-brush charging outlets in my medicine cabinets!
and here is the final product with the light above. I love those lights!
I haven’t tossed the mirrors in either but it’s still under construction and the fewer times I have to clean those mirrors in my life, the better!
There’s still a bit of electric to do and a lot of cleaning but other than that, we’re waiting on tile. I’d like to get the tile done before the sinks go in since the sink area is my workshop for tiling but I’ve got to keep Stefan busy and he’s itching to get those sinks in!
Just a few more pictures to give you a sense of how much tiling I’ve done this past month.
SO MUCH TILE! I’m excited to be done with it and then I remember I’m doing white subway on the backsplash too! Luckily that will be a relatively quick job.
We had the hardwood guy, David, coming in the morning so one night last week we cleaned out the Bedroom and the next night Stefan patched the floor where the radiator pipes had been. First he cut away the damaged wood where the pipe had been. Notice how he staggered the cuts since individual rows of hardwood shouldn’t end at the same spot.
Then he cut pieces from our scrap flooring pile, trimmed off the lip and slid them right into place.
A couple taps from the pneumatic nailer and Ta-Da!
It looks great now but wait until you see it after David the Floor guy gets done with it!
Yesterday I told you about the new bathroom doors. The door and trim had to be installed before I could finish laying the tile in the bathroom. Well, this week I finished the tile.
And grouted it!
AND tiled and grouted the bathroom floor!
I’m still waiting on some window trim before I can finish up the wall behind the toilet.
But while I’m waiting, I have the whole shower to do. It’ll be a big effort to get that finished up but once it’s done, I can have someone out to measure for a shower enclosure. We’re getting so close to having a real bathroom! Eeek!