Friday, August 3, 2012

Vanity Affair and Bathroom Progress

So, one year ago today I wrote this post. It's funny to look back at that, because we're not much further ahead now. It's also funny because I talked about my plans for the bathroom, and had purchased a vanity and faucet. I was in a rush to get to the Fun Part last year, and so I ran out and bought a bunch of stuff we weren't quite ready for. Now that we really are almost ready to install it all, I've gone and bought different stuff.

It turns out that the vanity I bought was too deep (I should know better than to not measure properly), so that if you were sitting on the toilet your knees would be pressing up against the vanity doors (hmm, maybe this would have forced certain members of our household to spend less time in there). The bathroom is much smaller than I had remembered. So, off to Home Depot I went yesterday to buy this same vanity my mother-in-law has in her tiny powder room. It's teeny-tiny (only about 10 inches deep), but modern, and has a bit of storage for toiletries or tissue. I like it because it's clean and simple.

So since I bought the new vanity, I also had to buy a new faucet to suit it. I'll never find the link amongst the 700+ faucets on the Home Depot site, but it's very similar to this one (also simple and modern):

I'm also no longer completely enamoured with the splashy floral shower curtain I talked about in last year's post. While I do still love it, the reviews on the Urban Outfitters website say that the colours bleed when it gets washed. So I'm looking at other options, and a wide horizontal stripe in a fresh colour is really appealing to me right now. But obviously a shower curtain is something that can easily be changed, so I'm not worried.

But the big news is that we're almost finished tiling the bathroom. My mother-in-law and a family friend spent two days tiling the tub and shower in May, and Chris and I finally tiled the floor today. We'll go back in another day or two to grout it, but here's a sneak peek of both:


As soon as the grout is in and dried, we hope to get the plumber back to install the toilet, sink/vanity and shower hardware. And then finally, finally, we will have a functional bathroom. Just in time to leave it sitting there for another year. *sigh* In the meantime, we need to dash out and get some primer and basic white paint and get that done in here before the toilet and vanity are installed.

1 comment:

  1. The bathroom is coming along beautifully! This makes me wantmy own cottage even more! :)