If you’re like me, you get fairly invested in blogs…more specifically, a blogger’s home and life. (Megan said it quite nice in this post about how home bloggers are opening their homes, and therefore, their hearts.) So if my blogger friend (because if I’m reading that blog regularly, I consider them a friend) posts about a project, I think about it in my regular life. And if they don’t go back to the project for awhile, I wonder how it’s coming along.
I’m going to assume you spent the Christmas break thinking to yourself,
Granted, it was a fleeting thought, before your mind rambled down another equally fascinating path.
So I’ll tell you what’s up with my Pool Bathroom Remodel. Let’s refresh, shall we? We started with this hot mess of a leak problem.
My contractor busted his tail and gutted half the room, installed new tile, and even carved out space for new cabinet storage….in three days!
The original plan was to put the old shower door back on, but we realized pretty quickly that would look like doo-doo against our shiny new subway tile. So our genius contractor found a glass guy able to make a frameless shower door for half the cost. Whoop! Whoop! Unfortunately, we’re now on his time frame….which means this is what the shower still looks like, two months later.
Womp Womp. That’s the door to the bathroom sitting in the shower….just waiting for the new glass to arrive. Three days to remodel and two months to order a shower door. No bueno. But I didn’t really want added chaos in the house during the holidays, so I didn’t press the issue. I’m pressing now, and that shizz is on the way! So hopefully within a week’s time I’ll be able to tell you how the pebble tile feels underfoot!
As for Part Deux of the renovation, Mr. Rock-My-Socks-Off Contractor enclosed the pass-thru from our Living Room to Den. Yeah, in that same three day period he was working on the bathroom! Too shallow to call this life changing?
Well, some attentive readers wondered what the other side of the pass-thru looked like. It started as a sweet 80s wet bar.
|Don’t you just hear “She’s My Cherry Pie” radiating off this space?|
In six years, I used this spot for drinks once. So out came the mirror, sink and cabinet.
And in came a little desk nook.
How’s that for slick work?! I’m not showing you much because I’m still undecided about how to style and use this space. I’m unsure of the type of shelves, desktop, and organizational system. So for now, it looks like this:
A little on the dreary side, but we love the usable space. It’s almost like adding a room on to the house! Yes, there’s also a new wall color. My painter works just as fast as the contractor…which happens to be faster than I can blog! I’ll get to it
Any new projects cranking up in your house? Please tell me I’m not the only person who thinks about bloggers and their homes, even when I’m away from the computer?!