Friday, December 19, 2008

snow day

So the title is a little misleading... this post is not about snow even though it is snowing outside. Just thought I'd show off the extent of our Christmas decorating this year:
Yes, that's all.
Here are a couple of photos showing the bathroom's current state:

We actually don't have swine bathing in our tub. That's grout, joint compound, plaster dust - all kinds of icky stuff that's fallen in there during the work. I haven't scrubbed it yet because it's not finished being filthy yet.
The tiles still have haze on them from grouting here - this was just after the grout was finished. We're showing you the current status of the bathroom. It's sort of like reality TV except here you actually get to see reality. The walls need more skimcoat, the baseboards and trim need patching and painting, the overhead lights are not in yet because we need to paint the ceiling first (and can't decide on a paint color.) Reality.
This is our new soap dish embedded in the wall:
It was designed by my Father and Fernando and the nice people at the place where we bought the wall tile (Monumental Marble) made it for us. It's carrara marble and was cut to mimic the shape of the tub. On top, there are two small indentations for soap. It's quite heavy and partially sits on a beam about 2" inside of the wall for stability. If we are lucky, it will never fall out. ;)
Happy snow day!


  1. you can definietly tell how stunning this bathroom is going to be when everything comes together. i LOVE the floors - the hexagon marble was a brilliant choice and when i own my own home all bathrooms will have the same flooring - the wall tile is great and the little soap dish is fab! can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Thanks again!
    There has been more progress in this room - I need to post some more photos soon. We've finally cleaned the grossness off of the tub, put the first coat of sealer on the floor, started patching up the window, hung the sink and other fixtures. There is a plumbing issue that we only discovered yesterday and it's making me feel really ill at the moment... more on that soon...