A bathroom demo long weekend

bathroom demo 5.28.11

bathroom demo rental 5.29.11

bathroom demo 5.29.11 nails

bathroom demo 5.29.11

We both wear inappropriate foot wear for demo.


The offensive bathroom

Our upstairs bathroom sits in the dormer opposite the shoe built-ins. It's small with a sloping ceiling and does not have a vent for heat in the winter.

When we moved in (close to 6 years ago), it was a sea of peach and wood. The walls, ceiling, floors, and countertop were all a lovely shade of peach. The walls even had a stenciled seashell boarder. We replaced all of the wood bath accessories with some brushed nickel, painted the vanity, added a new mirror and updated the lighting. Sounds like a gem, right?!

I've seen worse, but it's time for a remodel because we ended up with some free floor tile. The dude's brother was building a house and decided against the tile after it was purchased. We also got a new sink and toliet in the deal too, but we are not sure if we are going to use them since they are bisque and not white (we are hoping to salvage the tub which is white).

We are lucky that this bathroom was added upstairs in the early 1990s by professionals. So, hopefully we will not have too many surprises.

So here's some non-staged photos of the bathroom (don't forget, this is the dude's bathroom...I don't go up there):


Big Plans (or not)

This weekend we will be gutting our upstairs bathroom (the dude's bathroom) with no real plan of what the finished product will look like.

The deal was/is that this is "his" bathroom and he gets to make the design decisions. Apparently, I'm the one pulling the inspiration files together to come up with a plan for his approval. Which is really hard.

I don't know how decorators/designers do it. Working with a "client" is not easy when he doesn't know what he wants.

Have you ever gone head first into a demo/remodel project without a plan?

...wish me luck...


Maybe I would eat better...

...if I had some proper berry holders.



Back from crazy town

Sorry I've been missing.

I wish I could say I went on a fabulous month long vacation but work has been crazy. The last of three complicated events have been planned and executed and now my brain has some space to start posting again and to catch up on some reading (ugh, my GoogleReader was about to explode).

Here are some of the fun details from one of events that took place on a very windy hill in the country:

The events also included some craft projects too (chalkboard picture frames and sewn together feed sacks for table cloths):