Moving & Reframing My Bathroom Door (Plus, My Door Design Decision)

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I have a moved, newly framed bathroom door!  And while it was quite a bit of effort for just a few inches of space, it was definitely well worth it. Here's the door, and the door framing, that I started out with.   I've been a bit surprised by the way in which all of the doors in this house are framed.  It doesn't matter if it's a load-bearing … [Read more...]

Wood Countertops For Bathroom Vanities

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Most of the design decisions for my hallway bathroom remodel came together pretty easily for me (oddly enough!), but I've had a heck of a time deciding on what countertop material I want to use on the vanity. I have never, and will never, like granite. That wasn't an option. Marble is my absolute favorite countertop material, but not only does it … [Read more...]

Bathroom Remodel Progress — And One Thing Leads To Another

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I think I'm still two or three days away from getting to any of the pretty stuff on my bathroom remodel, but things are moving along nicely!  I did decide to make one change to the bathroom that put me a bit behind my anticipated schedule, but I think it'll be very worth it in the end. One thing that has always bothered me about this hallway … [Read more...]

Bathroom Rebuild Begins (Plus, Why A New Tub?)

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I'm afraid that I don't have a terribly exciting update for you today, and this post will be mostly about a bathtub.  Yep, almost an entire post about a bathtub.  :-D I knew that my plumber was going to try to fit me into his schedule yesterday, but what I didn't realize was how early he planned to come.  For some reason, I was expecting him in … [Read more...]

Frosted Glass In A Bathroom Door — Yea Or Nay?

1-lite French door with raised panel below glass, via Doors4Home

Good news!  My bathroom floor is level!  The house leveling company was able to send two guys out earlier than they had anticipated.  Two guys...30 minutes...done.  So that means that I can now resume work on the bathroom.  My plumber thinks he may be able to work me into his schedule today, so if that's the case, things will be really moving … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Capiz Shell Flower Pendant Light

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I'm halfway through with Master To-Do List Item #89 -- find or make bedside lighting for our bedroom.  I made a faux capiz shell flower pendant light. This was one of the most time-consuming projects I've done, but I just worked on it a little bit each day.  Some people read or crochet in the evenings to unwind and relax.  I cut out petals … [Read more...]

Hallway Bathroom Demolition Is Finished (The Good News/The Bad News)

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With the exception of two minor items, the hallway bathroom demolition is finally finished.  I was beginning to think I'd never get to this point!  But I did it.  All of the rubble has been cleaned up and hauled away, and I'm left with nothing but a shell.  So this should be the last post about this bathroom that is filled with ugliness, but I … [Read more...]

My Selections For The Hallway Bathroom Finishes

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After reading all of your comments and suggestions about the hallway bathroom, Matt and I had a heart to heart talk about our plans for our house.  Long story short, we decided to just leave the hallway bathroom footprint just as it is...for good.  That means that there will be no major hallway bathroom remodel in my future.  What I do now will be … [Read more...]