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My bathroom obsession

By on Jun 14, 2014 in Guest Bathroom, Second Floor | 0 comments

So, apparently I am obsessed with bathroom fixtures.  It would only make sense as I’m an accessory hoar. I begged and pleaded to keep one of my clawfoot tubs. And while I’m sick and tired of showering in one, I think they are beautiful and want to incorporate one in the guest hall bath. And what fun that this bath has caused.  (NOT!) First we had to get the plumbing up that needed to get this bathroom.  A pipe next to our front door was not in the plans. Thankfully we have found a solution to deal with this by framing both sides of the window at an angle. Funny thing is, when we look at our neighbors’ homes, they have that exact solution.  Phew! My inspiration with painting this tub started early on when I started using houzz.  I was obsessed with recreating this bathroom.  Problem was that this wall sink was discontinued.  I spent hours and hours trying to locate...

Obsession and the Sink

By on Feb 12, 2014 in First Floor, Powder Room, Renovation | 0 comments

I try and take the approach of learning as I go.  As a matter of fact, I really have grown to love to learn.  So, there’s no time like the present to take this opportunity and see what lessons this renovation can teach me. I’ve learned that I may be a little OCD.  I am kind of joking, but also kind of serious. I literally spent hours and hours over a 3-day period obsessing about the powder room sink.  I just couldn’t get it out of my head.   See, one thing that both Jonathan and I are hypersensitive about it making sure the addition doesn’t scream new.  We are going to source out reclaimed flooring and we plan on reusing as much as we can of the materials that will be removed during our renovation. So a blah powder room is simply out of the question. My search started on Houzz (of course!) then moved on to craigslist thanks to some friends’ thoughts from a Facebook post. First I...