24 March 2009

I need a long hot bath!

Here we go again. In our relentless pursuit to drag this old house into the 21st century we decided to tackle the upstairs bathroom. This was actually the first room we "re-did" when we first moved in but it was a quickie job and so many things have changed since then. So time to re-do our re-do. We actually used the bathroom and the walk in closet for the new bath. A new closet was made for the bedroom.

Yeah, the bathroom's up there. Our contractors wasted no time letting me know the scope of the project by ripping the ceiling out of the sitting room below... and the walls had to come down too, of course.
In no time they had taken over both sides of the garage, the two bedrooms and laundry room adjacent the bath, the dining room and sitting room of course, and our bedroom :( All the bath stuff we needed went to the main bathroom, and bath stuff we didn't need ended up between the laundry room, and guest bath. All the furniture they evicted ended up in the great room and bar, and artwork was in the guest room. Luckily? this is our busy traveling time, but when we were home we had to sleep in the loft or the now-crowded guest room.
When the guys were tearing down the walls they did come across some goodies. They found my marbles!! I thought they were lost forever! HA! I crack myself up ;-) They also found two Benjamins. They were supposed to take a ski trip with it, but haven't found the time yet! Tick, tick, tick...
Since we were ripping out windows in the bathroom (great way to cram the new stuff in btw...) and the sitting room was torn to shreds anyway we decided to go ahead and finish replacing windows on the old side of the house... The Bobcat got it's workout lifting the tub, drywall, etc...
Blizzie supervised, of course!
Then the tile went down, and paint was chosen. Then when the paint dried purple I painted again!
Now we are missing one floor tile (see above) but the tub is delightful with southern sun pouring in all day :-)
Missing hinges for last cabinet door then done! Note I have already started cramming the cabinets and drawers full anyway! The granite countertop has bright blue flecks in it that I adore!
The steamy thing as our trusty contractor calls it is the focal point. With an overhead shower, a steam generator, built in radio and massage jets it has been a lot of fun! Of course, Art was sicker than a dog when we put it in so it was me and two contractors huffing and grunting to put all those glass pieces together! A day and a half later it was worth it! Too fun!
But the coup de gras, the cherry on top, the pride and joy is our beloved stained glass window. Designed by my Dad P, and made by Mom and Dad K for us. It is in the hallway gathering light from the southern windows over the tub...

5 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY...that turned out spectacularly! The tub is gorgeous...and I love the color choices. So much work and expense but so worth it in the end! And the stain glass window is definitely the crowning glory!

Farm Chick Paula said...

WOW! The tub looks GREAT!

Renna said...

I will not covet...I will not covet..I will not..oh, forget it, I AM coveting. That tub and shower are AWESOME! I love the stained glass window, too. I even love the pain color you chose. You have a beautiful home.

Lisa said...

Wow, what an amazing bathroom. It's beautiful!!

Uncivil said...

I like that "Steam thingy"????