April 16, 2013

Finito!  Completion!  Concluded!  Hook, line & sinker . . .  Lock, stock & barrel!  Okay, the shower glass goes in later this week, but it doesn't really count, right?  And I need to hang a little art, maybe add an orchid, etc., etc.

His & Hers vanities with a Linen Storage Cabinet

You can find links and sources on my Bath Reno board on Pinterest.  If you haven't discovered Pinterest, I will happily send you an invite to lose countless hours pinning away beautiful magazine quality images.  It's my down-time just before my bed-time.  A few of the show-stoppers include the grasscloth wallcovering and the polished nickel fixtures.

Kraftmaid Hardware in Polished Nickel

More hardware by Kraftmaid {I love to mix knobs & pulls in a space}
I'm completely certain one can't have too many blue & white garden stools. 
This is en route, and will be my shaving perch in the shower.  Makes me soooo happy!

Crema Maril Hexagon Honed {Shower Floor}

The space is on the second floor, nestled under a huge canopy of trees. 
Even on a cloudy day {pictured} it gets plenty of natural light.
I'm not ready to put holes in my new grasscloth paper yet!  Maybe next week!
I have a sweet black forest deer that will probably go between the mirrors.


The shower held it's own set of issues.  Mold and rot existed under the old shower pan.  Electrical ran under the old seat/bench.  And there was a window.  In the shower.  On the front of the house.  A major privacy issue, yes.  But I learned winter-time showering with a single-pane window can lead to some major chill-bumps and razor burn!  It is now "gone" from the inside, but remains intact to balance the exterior window design on the front of our home's exterior.  We planned to use the subway tile in the shampoo niches, but ran into some cutting/pattern issues, hence Plan B which included some travertine and the crema marfil marble mosaic.  Truthfully, this was one of those problems that worked out for the best. 

The Water Closet was given a face-lift as well . . .  Paper, new loo & cabinet upgrade.
So far only one bath in my new soaker-tub.  Hoping for some quiet afternoon R&R in it soon! 

The drawers are lined with a soft tone-on-tone scenic toile paper, a freebie from my mom!

To recap:
-Cabinet color is Benjamin Moore "White" {satin impervo finish}.  "White Dove" is usually my go-to paint color for cabinets, but my bathroom needed something brighter.
-Wallcovering is Seabrook Eastern Expressions Grasscloth GP1016
-Wallcovering lining cabinets/drawers is an unknown toile, leftover from my mother's house
-Flooring is Halilah Gold travertine honed & filled
-Counters & Tub Deck feature Crema Marfil marble, honed finish
-All fixtures are Newport Brass Chesterfield Collection in a polished nickel finish
-Sinks are Toto Rendezvous Cotton White undermount style basins.  I love their Sanigloss finish which really keeps things neat & clean.  Also, they don't put a label on their sinks, which keeps things looking crisp. 
-Cabinet hardware is from Kraftmaid, polished nickel finish {special order at Home Depot}
-Toilet is Kohler Bancroft elongated comfort height in white.  I love this toilet!!
-Shower Field Tile is ADEX Hampton Collection Beveled Subway in Bisque/Bone Crackle Finish
-Shower Floor Tile is Hexagonal Crema Marfil honed with
-Bathtub is Kohler Portrait Collection
-Shower Glass was Mirror Gallery Inc. in Houston.  I loved working with Glen Bray, and highly recommend their company for any glass or mirror needs you have.

There you have it!  The million dollar question my husband and I have asked one another for months {six very long months}, "Is this going to be worth it?" is now answered!  Absolutely!!!

I will find myself tomorrow morning with a very hot French vanilla thanking my lucky stars that a contractor doesn't ring my door bell and find me in my pajamas!  Pretty sure they're thankful, too. 

April 14, 2013


My pint-sized sous chef will be FIVE!!!

She is a snuggle bug, still, always. 

Always up for some glam time with her momma. 
This girl of mine can hang just fine with the boys--neon manicure to boot!
More on this TOMORROW!  Wallpaper goes in and I can hardly wait!

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