Renovations Begin Part Three

Finally! I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the Earth, yes?

I was missing some ‘after’ pictures, and although the winter was an eventful one in Jakarta, it was fairly slow (and COLD) in Alabama. So let me catch you up on the things that were finished, or nearly so, last fall…

The master bathroom was, to put it mildly, not to our taste.  It was pink. It had a shell motif border around the ceiling.  The shower was a plastic molded unit, and the accessories were all gold finished.  It did have a very nice, new Jacuzzi tub, but the last time I took a bath willingly was in 1965.  Stewing in grubby water has never appealed to either of us, no matter how many candles we use or how much champagne we drink, so while it was an unpopular decision among the people who don’t live here, the tub was scrapped.

Anyway, this is what we had to work with…

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My scale model is gazing in dismay at the molded plastic shower unit, and basically it all just had to go.  Here is the shower just before it left the building.  Note the lovely shell wallpaper border…

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Dave got started on the early demo and then things just got ripped out and patched, ready for our new stuff.

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Demolition is messy.  Re-building after you demolish is messy and noisy.  Really, really messy and noisy.  All this was going on in the bathroom while the rest of the house was getting painted/hardwooded/new doored.  But it was educational.

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….and the beginning of my epic glass block shower wall…

Image…then the shower walls and floor, vanity and wall paint…

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Phew!  And finally the finished master bath…

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It’s messy because we are still living oddly as the last of the renovations are done, but most of the work is being done downstairs now….

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And that’s the renovations we did last fall, in three parts.  I had a great time because we had a great contractor and crew and Ted had a great time because he didn’t have to see it happening (his Civil Engineering Soul would have stroked out if he’d been forced to watch all this).

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2 thoughts on “Renovations Begin Part Three

  1. This is the most beautiful bathroom . . . absolutely love the large shower. The glass blocks must keep the shower from feeling dark as well. You should be one of the designers on Love It or List It (my new favorite show).

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