It’s critical that I shop a number of the mystery of the rest room for you all to (with a bit of luck) ooo and ahhh over once it is finished, so this could be the ultimate replace post till the final (or possibly semi-very last) is ready to debut. I’m nevertheless wrenching my brain over mild furnishings and mirrors, window blinds, and art – but the bones of the gap are coming together and I actually have to inform you it’s been a number of a laugh.
We had this very awkward area between the rest room and the wall for the bathe plumbing. A niche if you’ll, that became about five.5" huge, and the same deep. It wasn’t unique to the residence, only a wasted space after the wall become positioned up to accommodate the bathe put in through the last proprietor. It changed into not possible to smooth the floor in that location and despite the concept that any square footage is good rectangular pictures, that area of interest truely made the wall experience 2.Five" extensive as opposed to 3′ extensive. So I attempted my hand at drywall.
Pretty excellent huh? Cutting the drywall became the easy component. The problem become framing this sort of slender space with the intention to screw the drywall into some thing apart from skinny air. That took time, and loads of staying power, however as soon as that turned into achieved, we could tape and dirt.
After taping and mudding, then sanding and mudding once more (that is what you pay your contractor so much cash for by the manner – the process of mud/sand/mud/sand … You get the idea) we put the floor down for the rest room vicinity and started out to panel the walls so that we may want to update the bathroom. Once the battens went up, I determined to put in the more piece at the top to shape a square/rectangle pattern that is seen in our doors. Because the battens are simplest 1/four" thick, I assume it’s a subtle contact that offers it a greater custom look. The toilet is from Kohler, in a sample called Memoirs. It’s now not cheap, but nonetheless a lot less than the Michael S. Smith Kallista rest room that looks quite plenty the equal with it is very square traces. Once we get the rest of the room performed, we can add the wainscot cap, and then paint all of it out in a easy, snow white.
Notice the rectangular footing on the bathroom pedestal? Scott cherished that it had a comfort height seat and an elongated bowl, but I cherished the footprint. It’s sizable and heavy – luxurious searching. Of direction that flush take care of has to go, and I’ve got my wondering cap on for the toilet seat. Joni at Cote de Texas advised a wooden bathroom seat. Of direction, some thing stained a darkish and rich walnut with brushed nickel hinges. What do you think?
After we tiled the toilet region, and put it in, along side part of the floor mouldings and wainscot, we layed the sample for the rectangle inside the middle of the room. This became lots extra tough than I had assumed, and it took greater than four-hours to grid the floor, level the location, after which begin to work with the tiles, which, had been no longer spaced a hundred% correctly. You see, these come glued on sheet it truly is 12×12. It’s no longer a mesh lower back, like glass or small mosaics would be, but a easy dollop of glue that holds the diamonds in region between the octagonal pieces. So, buyer pay attention – this tile might appearance easy sufficient to do, but it’s going to take greater time than you observed.
The next day we layed the sample, and will fill in with the white on white as soon as this has had a risk to set up. I actually have to inform you that I am in love with this brought detail, and the more paintings that went into it’ll make all the distinction as soon as the room is finished and absolutely pulled together.
Of course, the black diamond does tie returned into the black decorative pencil tile that we did within the bathe. And speaking of showers, they’re actually fabulous now that the faucets are mounted and the duel shower heads are operating their magic!
I expect another 2-weeks earlier than this is semi-completed. I’m no longer certain if I may have sourced a mirror or sconces through then, but the partitions, ground, and fixtures will be mounted and operating at complete speed! And speaking of furniture, thanks to everyone who voted in the sidebar ballot about the faucet for the sink. You’re voices were heard, and I bought the winner:
Tons of labor nevertheless to do, as you can nicely see. But I hope it wows you all once it is complete! In the following couple of days I’ll have polls on sconces, material, artwork, and add-ons – and I desire you may all supply your enter!
This appropriate brushed nickel bridge faucet which is going to look FABULOUS (am I overusing that word nowadays?) on the new sink!