{Pool Bathroom} More Reno Progress

You guys are awesome! I loved your comments yesterday regarding our costumes…cat’s out of the bag now, we know who’s a fan! Question is, are you a line-up-at-midnight-with-a-bedazzled-tshirt kind of fan, or an ashamed-keep-it-in-the-closet fan like me?

Well, today is November 1st. Which means the start of my birthmonth. Yes, you read that right. Not just a birthday, but a birthmonth. Well, actually, everything comes to a halt for that pesky Thanksgiving, but I’ve got at least the next 18 days to get my way at home. (It’s not about the presents, it’s about the power!) Don’t think I’m a brat, Mr. Sugarplum had his time in September!

And it’s a fabulous month, starting tonight with tickets to my favorite artist, Gavin DeGraw, and ending with sparkly vampires getting busy. Can. Not. Wait.

Could I look any more starry-eyed about touching meeting him? Get a grip, Cassie! I think I have a full-body blush.

The unexpected renovation to the Pool Bathroom took the place of birthday or Christmas presents this year (I’m not complaining!), and it looks like I’ll be receiving the remodeled bathroom soon, as our contractor finished the bulk of the work last week! (Told you he moved faster than I could blog it!)

The shower has been rebuilt, and the beautiful white subway tile installed.

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Thanks to your feedback on the pebble tile, I went for it! This is an off-the-shelf river rock tile (comes in mesh sheets) from Home Depot. I think it’s perfect since this bathroom leads to the backyard and pool. I haven’t actually stepped on it yet, so toes fingers crossed it feels good.

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They created a little shampoo inset, and we added the river rocks for texture and interest. (And because I had a piece leftover.)

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The plastic hot/cold knobs were replaced with a new brushed nickel set.

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The sink had an equally outdated faucet that’s been switched out, as well. And I am so on the fence about the light fixture! It’s modern-ness and half-exposed light bulbs are just perfect for the bathroom. (Sarcasm translation: I can’t get that thing out fast enough! TWSS)

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And remember the unused space we discovered next to the shower? Now it’s 9-feet of storage cabinets!!

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I decided to leave a little nook exposed, just to break it up a bit.

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Once the shower door arrives, they’ll return to finish up. I’m trying to decide if I want to change the color scheme completely, or stick with the navy. I guess it’s kind of hard for you to have an opinion since I haven’t shown you the Before shots! I’ll get my act together and show you soon. Thoughts so far?

And P.S. — If you’re looking for an amazing contractor in the Dallas area, shoot me an email for his contact information!

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  1. It looks amazing! I bet that pebble tile will feel awesome under the feet.

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  2. Savannah wrote:

    My birthday is also in November and I celebrate all month long! 🙂

    Your bathroom is looking INCREDIBLE! Love the transformation … inspired to tackle my own. The subway tile looks great!

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  3. Laurie wrote:

    Looking great! Love the pebble tile.

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  4. Yeah! November is my birthday month, too! Mine is on 11/11/11 this year so I'm 'specting a lucky year 😉

    The bathroom looks awesome! I love the river rock. It looks like it would feel therapeutic on your feet.

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  5. Fall birthdays are the best! The bathroom tile looks great! I love the mix of the pebble and tile.

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  6. Natalie wrote:

    Swooning over that Subway Tile and the fact that you met cutie patie Gavin Degraw! I have loved him for years!

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  7. Dharma wrote:

    Yup, the pebble tile was the right way to go and I love the insert 🙂 Gee, if you're not going to reuse that *lovely* light fixture….can I have it? LOL

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  8. Absolutely fantastic! The pebbles rock (was this pun intended? Perhaps…). What a wonderful transformation! Cheers.

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  9. How did you get to meet him??!! How awesome!! I love that pic! And dang, that contractor is fast- I didn't even get a chance to comment on the pebble rock before it was installed- but it looks awesome and love the inset piece too.

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  10. sfitzg2 wrote:

    I'm new to your blog – I enjoy reading it so much! Loved your Halloween costumes! It's also my birthday month – and I'll be there at midnight on the 17/18th squeeling with all the other crazed fans. But I don't let my Twi-love out of the box in my everyday life 🙂

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  11. I wish I had a little shampoo nook ~ that is so great!!

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  12. Cheilsea wrote:

    Looks so great! Your feet will get a massage every time you take a shower. I'm totally jealous!

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  13. Love the rock tile! The whole shower looks great!

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  14. Elle Sees wrote:

    what an amazing transformation!
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  15. Looks fabulous! I bet you're glad to be rid of the blue walls and gold track lighting!

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  16. Happy Birthday month:) The bathroom is looking fabulous and I bet those river rocks feel SO good on the feet!

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  17. It looks great so far!

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  18. Ohh I looooove the tile work in the shower! The river rock looks great and the inset is tied together perfectly. Can't wait to hear what you think of it on your feet. Oh and Happy Birthday Month!! Mine is next month! 🙂

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  19. Looks fantastic! Love the subway tile, sooo classy!

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  20. Michelle wrote:

    Looking great! Love the pebble tile!!

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  21. And now *THAT* is how a birthday month gets started! YOWZA. You had me at the subway tile, but the new addition of *storage space*??? *swoon*. (c: It's looking fantastic, girly! And I am totally a go to the midnight showing with all the 13 year-old girls kind of fan. I know, I'm a little worried about myself, too (c:

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  22. Simply LKJ wrote:

    It looks great Cassie! So glad you chose the river rock…it looks fantastic. Personally, I'd go with a more earthy/beachy tone to match for the walls. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  23. Leslie wrote:

    Happy birth month! I love how your new bathroom is coming along!

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  24. Camila wrote:

    Happy Birthday Month! Loving how the bathroom is turning out and totally dying over your Halloween costume! It's amazing. Love the tree pictures. Bravo to your hubby for playing along.

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  25. I LOVE GAVIN DEGRAW!!!!! I met him when he was out in Portland many years ago. Le sigh how handsome he is.

    Loving the shower so far. Can't wait to see the finished project of course.

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  26. Best twss ever! Still laughing. Nice work on the shower, the pebbles look perfect!

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  27. emily wrote:

    Love the shower! Looks so fresh and clean! And the TWSS was a winner! You know I appreciate it! But most importantly, Happy Birthday Month friend!!

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  28. Happy pre-birthday!

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