While We Were Away

Does anybody remember that we have a front bathroom?  It’s been SO long since any progress has been made in there that I almost forgot it existed.  If you will recall, we moved into this house last year in March (2014) after our previous home burned.  We immediately ripped up the carpet, even the carpet in the bathrooms, and I begun steaming off the wallpaper.  Then we ripped the bathroom completely out… gutted!

It sat that empty for a little while until our sheet rock guys came (and stayed for 5 weeks).  During that time, we imposed on my wonderful brother and sister-in-law and stayed a while.  After the contractors work was done, we finished some things that had to be done and then moved back in at the end of December 2014 and have been here ever since.  So, after all of that background, are you royally confused?  If so, here are some pictures and links to help you with the timeline…

Front bathroom circa 1970 something to March 2014


Front bathroom circa April 2014 to October 2014


Front bathroom circa October 2014 to December 2014


Front bathroom circa December 2014 to May 2015


And since December, it’s basically sat like this.  Whomp, whomp.  We did add a niche, some studs for added support, and a little step/ledge.  They weren’t pretty or exciting updates, but definitely necessary.


Then in February, it was one of our hopes for the month to get the front bathroom tile work started and completed.  J.C. needed to pour the concrete around the drain and then the tile guy could come to finish the bathroom.  BUT (there’s always a but) when I texted him, he told us that he had 2 to 3 months of work lined out and wouldn’t be able to get to us for a bit.  Another whomp, whomp.  I’m not complaining because we had another bathroom but I was definitely a little sad.

But no fear, the tile man did appear!!!  And he happened to appear while we were gone on vacation.  I’m sort of glad it worked out that way because the dogs were gone and we were gone and nobody was in his way.  I’m sure he appreciated the fact that Scooter wasn’t his shadow the whole time he was trying to work.  I love that puppy with every breath in me but when you are working he will worry the DOG out of you… pun intended!!!

Just in case you are new here or don’t remember what sort of feel we are going for in this bathroom, here is the moodboard:


Everything has basically stayed constant other than item #8.  I had planned on adding mirrors to the built-ins in this bathroom, but for now we will just be painting them (Incredible White by SW, which is the same color as the ceilings).

So, is anybody itching to see what the bathroom looks like now?  Well, bad news, I don’t have any pictures.  I just wanted to tell you that it looks awesome.  I mean AMAZING.  So awesome and amazing that I CAN’T EVEN STAND IT!!!  Sorry I don’t have photos.  You’ll just have to wait I guess.

OK I’M JUST JOKING!!! We will call it a late April Fool’s joke.  How does that sound?  Without further adieu…





Doesn’t everything just look fabulous?!  I was going for a spa-like retreat and I’m pretty sure this fits the bill!  If I had my way, the bathroom’s footprint probably would have changed but to keep from moving plumbing around (which is difficult with a slab foundation), we stuck with the same footprint.  And I still love it!!!  I can’t wait to get the vanity and toilet in and start using this bathroom.  Of course, there are a few things that will need to be handled prior to that:

-Clean tile one last time

-Seal tile/grout two times

-Paint, install, and caulk baseboards and quarter round

-Have shower panel/door installed (got a quote this week that we accepted so it’s on the way and then will be installed!!)

-Install vanity/plumbing

-Install toilet

-Install lighting

-Install mirrors

-Paint built-ins and reinstall doors with new hardware

-Install and paint door to hot water heater closet

-Paint entrance door and install hardware

-Replace electrical outlets/switches

And I’m sure there are other things I’m forgetting that should be on the list, but I can’t wait to see this room come to life more and more!  And just in case I have a C-section (crossing my fingers we can stay away from that), I’ll need a proper shower, so this item HAS to be done before our little guy arrives.  We best be getting on that!!!

Anyways, I better let you get back to work or play or whatever it was you were doing before I so kindly interrupted your day!!  I promise to keep you updated as progress happens in this room.  Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of this space with the new flooring and walk-in shower!  And if you don’t like it, well… don’t leave a comment 🙂


9 thoughts on “While We Were Away

  1. Oh my gosh… It’s like a spa!! I love it, I think it’s modern yet not too modern that it will go out of style in 5 years. I love the clean lines in it and the pebble floor. And I’ve already established I love gray walls!! I think yall made wonderful choices!

  2. Yes, I agree with Sarah- I love the pebble floor! I really like it all; it looks like a professional job! Yay, you’ll soon have a shower. And we’re not even thinking about a c -section 😦 Love, Mom 🙂

  3. I LOVE everything you’ve done so far! I appreciate how much thought and research has gone into every detail and I cannot wait to see it when everything is finished. Your vision is priceless and you are so talented!


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