This is the final installment of our bathroom renovation (I hope)
Hi There! I thought it was about time to reveal some after pics of our bathroom renovation. The main reason I haven’t posted it yet is that the bathroom is not 100% completed. There are still some details to be worked out, and the cabinet under the corner sink is yet to be carpented (I’m sure that is not a word, but it works for me :))
Well, also the fact that I haven’t really been motivated to blog lately (but that is a whole other story!) To be honest, if I waited until everything was 100%, things would never get written and posted. You see all these beautiful pictures on Pinterest and decorating blogs and begin to doubt if what you have to show can actually make the grade, can you feel my angst? But I remind myself that it’s not about a grade, or pics being Pinterest worthy. I remind myself that I’m extremely blessed to have this bath with it’s warm soothing water coming out of the spout in seeming magic. And although it’s small, and the tiles aren’t “exactly” those we thought we ordered (ha ha), I am extremely blessed to have such a handy-man who takes pride, if not pleasure, in doing these things. Yes, extremely blessed indeed.
So without further ado, here are some before and after photos…
Without a doubt, ET did the brunt of the work while I was gladly relegated to helper and sometime painter. I think he did an excellent job, especially considering that he is not in the tiling and grouting business. For the limited amount of time and resources we had available, I think we were able to get the most out of the tiny space we have. And the tile color? Well, we wanted “an off white” and sometimes you just don’t want to fight over a thing and you set your main priority … which is keeping our peace about things.
Our bathroom is not bigger than about 40 sq.ft. (yes, you read that right) and it is our master bath, by that I mean ‘only’ bath unless you count the temporary one we set up in the basement for the renovation. (Funny side story, we usually never get overnight guests, but we had company over the last summer more than once, and they had the inevitable pleasure of showering in our basement. They took it with stride and well, at least we will know if they ever come again, it will be for us and not our shower, ha!)
Sometimes I do get down about having such a small bath, but… I always prefer to look at the positives, and there are profound positives here:
1) I could have no bath at all, 2) there is much less to keep clean, and 3) I’m practicing for that small tiny cottage in the woods of southern France…yep, I can totally do this small bath thing!
(you know that stuff was out of the bathroom as soon as I was done taking pics, don’t you!)
Check out these other posts to see all of the renovation process:
Well y’all, It’s middle of the week and I hope it’s a good one for all, take care and see you next time!