Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Of toilets and tile...and lessons learned.

There really is no glamorous way to describe the work done in our bathroom. It's not as though it's a large and luxurious bathroom now with a clawfoot tub positioned ever so delicately on a marble floor with the fireplace burning crackling logs over in the corner...No, it's not that. It's still small, and it's just a bathroom.

And I wish I were more excited to share the updates, but these updates only came about because we learned our lessons the hard way and hired a general handyman the first around instead of real and licensed contractor.

Lesson learned on that one. Ouch.

So, after tile being done the first time, to only come loose and break apart, we revisited our modest little bathroom once more. This time the end product is much better and shows no signs of falling apart! Here's the best shot I could grab of the whole bathroom. I took this picture lying on the floor so I could try and capture the whole look of the new tile both on the floor and around the shower - boy, I am dedicated!

A close-up shot of the border going around the shower now.

Now this next picture, well...this is kind of a big deal.

For anyone who's EVER showered at our place prior to this update, I am sorry. Very sorry.

As you can see, we now have a standard shower lever that is as easy to use as it appears. Not so much the case in the past. In order to operate our shower before - you had to take one sock off, paint your body blue, jump in a circle, all while chanting a magical verse to the water gods in hopes of the shower turning on without busting the handle off...really. It was pretty much that bad. I'm so glad that's over. It was an exhausting way to start out a morning;)

Then one final look at the new shower head, it looks a little water spotted and dusty cause we took these pics right after the work was done so the grout was still really giving off a lot of residual dust. But you get the idea!

And that's it:) Those are the new additions and we're so happy to be done. Having a contractor in and out of our place, day after day, really got tiring. But it was worth it in the end.

You're all invited over to come sit by our windows, test out the shower, and walk up and down our stairs while holding the new railing! Don't you all call me at once...I know it sounds thrilling!


Julie Kiefer said...

I showered in the the old shower...and if I not mistaken, you or Ty always had to turn the water on for me?? It looks beautiful Ju! What a schwanky home you have now!!

JuliAnna said...

Ha! Yes, that apology was intended for you and a few others:) I promise, should you ever need a shower now, ours is a keeper:)

Kelley said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! yay for new digs!! you guys stuck it out and did a GREAT job!! yay! can't wait to see it!

Brionna said...

Wow! It looks like it belongs in a fancy shmanzy hotel or something! I am a little jealous I must say... I might make a trip down now just to see the shower!