Category bathroom

Peach swirls are better with plants

Over the last two weekends, I’ve been working on making our hall bath much more livable.  It’s going to be a while before we’re able to do a full renovation on any of the bathrooms, but they’re all, just… not good. Someone got a good deal on a couple lots of builder-grade beige tile maybe […]

The new bathroom

Five weeks seems to last forever and go by in a flash. Five weeks ago, this was our bathroom: Every single thing came out. And now: The seedlings of the bathroom renovation took root pretty much immediately after finishing the kitchen. The kitchen was so clean, bright, and open, and I wanted the rest of […]

Almost

The briefest of progress posts just to say we are so close to having a functional bathroom, but not quite yet. (grout, vanity, sink, toilet, fixtures, sconces, window…)

The bathroom of my nightmares, part two.

Don’t freak out, darlings, and don’t question the choices that you make.  It’s all part of the process. Did you you know mildew-resistant drywall is purple? And not just purple, but the very specific shade of reddish plum that happens to be my least favorite shade of my least favorite color? Alas. We’ve got some […]

In the thick of it

At the end of the second week, we’re in the “spot the differences” stage. Progress seems visually slow, but functionally steady. On Monday, work came to a halt when it was discovered that the building’s main water shutoff valve was broken. That had to be repaired, and then the plumbing rough-ins were finished, including rerouting […]

Tearing it down to build it up

One week in, and there’s one less bathroom in our single-bathroom home. Our tiny cat-contractor started her work bright and early Monday morning, and in no time, the terrible drop ceiling came crashing down. But I would strongly advise against hiring a cat contractor, because they tend to lose motivation pretty quickly and take long […]

Another new beginning

Hello, my blog. You’re looking kinda dusty. Up until this June, Nikki and I were working on this thing, this gorgeous thing, that took a lot of time and meticulous planning: Which was great! But that’s not why we’re here. In contrast to these happy gorgeous pictures (thanks, Shannon Collins, we looooooove you!), I have […]

How I turned my studio apartment into a one bedroom

It has been six whole fly-by months since I’ve been living in this apartment, and I’ve reached the point where it feels like a complete space. Not finished! Never finished, but cohesive without many corners that are works in progress. We had a snow day recently, and I used the time to clean, cook and […]

Everything in its own little box

The weather has been stormy, and I feel like a tornado. I am in the thick of it, the part of organization where everything is much messier than it was to begin with. The neatly stacked boxes are all opened and strewn, and I swear they’re beginning to multiply, because no matter how many I […]