Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Reluctant Plumber

Well, here it is. The moment we have all been waiting for ~~ the new bathroom is finally finished! Hip, hip, hooray! We thought that it would never really happen, but here it is a mere 10 months after we started our project and we are the proud owners of 2 full baths. I know it is a little lavish with 7 people in the house, but that is just the kind of extravagant people we are. There were times when we had to practically beg our plumber to come and let us pay him money, but he was nice and just happens to be a victim of what we affectionately call the Bloomington work ethic.

Before:















After:















A little bit of an improvement I suppose.

It isn't quite finished (like a door for under the sink) and we still haven't had a soak in our ofuro, but we are looking forward to it. Can you tell that the tub is 36 inches deep from the pictures? I might have to take another shot sometime. And can you see the little black beaded accent tile that was the most expensive tile in the room? It might as well have been pearls. The little sconces by the sink are from a local old house salvage store and are the same age as our house. My favorite parts are the floor and the black toilet seat. Now I just have to find a shower curtain and you know what? There are a lot of very unappealing choices out there. I have to ask, as I have more than once in my life, why do so many people make so many ugly things when there is so much beauty all around? I did find the perfect shower curtain yesterday at the Urban Outfitters website, but then when I went to buy it a few hours later it was out of stock. It figures. Perfection just ain't my thang.

3 comments:

normal mom said...

Mary it just looks so wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

corn fed girl said...

great Scott! what a difference! It's wonderful! GNO in Mary's tub!!!!!

Shaharac said...

COVET~~~~
It is lovely, I love the tile, I need, must see better picture, I guess more close up shots. It looks like 1920 style tile? Where is the shower? Is it connected to the gianormous tub? I really am happy for you, I don't love our house/home at all, but it did come with 4 full bathrooms. Which have been wonderful, and so much fun to clean.

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