Tuesday, November 17, 2015

And then it was finished ~ Hallelujah!

Before I begin, let’s venture back into the past to take a peek at the 'before' so that the 'after' can be appreciated just a bit.

Now……..I am happy to report that our Master Bath/Master Bedroom remodel is DONE.  You read that right…it is finally 100% complete!  No more contractors in my home – no more dust – no more trash….just peace and contentment and a finished product that we are ecstatic about.

Looking into the bathroom from bedroom

There were a lot of lessons learned from this project which will help us in future projects.  The most important lesson of all was to have patience - lots and lots of patience.  This was really hard for me because I want instant gratification with most things and when you go through a remodel there is zero instant gratification. Well, I guess if Bath Crashers happens to be doing your bath, then there is an abundance of gratification – plus a really cute host/contractor.  But I digress…..

Going into this we told ourselves to expect the unexpected and if the unexpected doesn’t pop up then all the better.  Thankfully, nothing unexpected popped up during this project. 

We managed to stay under budget, but then we have had a really gross plumbing problem this week not related to this project, so the money that was saved will be going toward that fix.  It’s always something, but I guess that is what makes life more interesting and at times a tad smelly.

I am really glad this is over and we can now sit back and enjoy our new space.

That’s all I really have for now.  I hope you have enjoyed my posts and I thank you for joining us in this adventure.

Listed below with pictures are the items that we purchased for this remodel.  I have noted the manufacture and model number in case you see something you like and would like to research it for your own project.

Vanity Faucets ~ Pfister Sonterra Model #F-WL8-SNPC

Sinks ~ Kohler Vitreous Ladena Model #K-2214-0

Countertop – Caesarstone Quartz 2CM Atlantic Salt

Mirrors ~ Fairmont Shaker Americana in Polar White Model #1512-M24

Vanity ~ American Woodmark Reading in Linen

Cabinet Pulls ~
Hickory Hardware Williamsburg Mushroom Cabinet Knob in Satin Nickel Model #P3053   

Hickory Hardware Williamsburg Handle Cabinet Pull in Satin Nickel Model #P3050

Shower Head ~ Delta 58064 In2ition Multi-Function Shower Head w/ In2ition 2-in-1 Hand Shower Technologies in Chrome

Shower Handle ~ Delta T17097 
Cassidy Monitor 17 Series Dual Function Pressure Balanced Valve Trim Package with Integrated Volume Control

Tile ~ 
Floor – Emser Eurasia Bianco 12X24
Shower Walls – Emser Eurasia Bianco 13X13
Shower floor – Emser Eurasia Bianco 2X4
Band/Shower Box – Eleganza Onix Essence Carrara Grey 1X1

Lights ~ Minka 5722-77
2 Light Bath Chrome 15 ½W X 8 ¼H X 7ext. 100 W Med Base Clear Seeded Glass

Toilet ~ American Standard Champion 4 Max 615584/3186-1285T-020

Bathroom Paint ~ Behr Steam White 750E-1

Towel Holder ~ Gatco 5284 Franciscan Towel Ring in Chrome
Toilet Paper Holder ~ Kohler K-12157-CP Fairfax in Polished Chrome

Exhaust Bath Fan and Nightlight ~ NuTone Model #QTN110LE

Bedroom Paint ~ Behr Ocean Pearl 780-3

Carpet ~ Tigressa H20 Afternoon Excursion in Halo
*Carpet One*
1900 S. Main Street
Grapevine Texas
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for the best price and awesome customer service

~ Contractor ~ 
Daniel Elmore
 Kitchen & Bath Concepts

Friday, November 6, 2015

We may not be there yet, but we are closer than yesterday

Day 32 - *sigh*

Well, things are starting to shape up!  The vanity and countertop have been installed, as well as the shower glass and the lighting above the vanity.

The grey paint that looked purple has been repainted with a more acceptable color and everything is starting to really look good and come together in our opinion.

Speaking of the grey/purple paint….I was home when the countertop was being installed just to make sure it was what we had picked out.  After they were finished, my husband and I had the following conversation via text:

I just couldn't resist and got a phone call shortly after I sent my last message.  Apparently, he was on the verge of having a small heart attack.  There was one problem with our order though.  We had ordered 3cm quartz and received 2cm.  Not a huge deal as far as appearances, but there was a price difference.  Luckily, the seller has been awesome to work with and gave us a refund of the difference.

We are really hoping things will be wrapped up by today, but who knows.  The guys doing the work have the strangest hours.  I really think if they just would have put in 8 hours a day, this project would have been done a week ago.  Oh, well.

My next update will be the final reveal, so be sure to check back then.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

When colors don't live up to expectations

Don’t you love it when everything is coming together just as you imagined?  I know I do.  Until yesterday.  

I was so excited when I came home from work and smelled the most wonderful smell….paint.  Paint means it’s almost over!  I walked into the bedroom and the paint color I picked out looks AWESOME!  Just the perfect touch for our bedroom retreat.  Then dreadfulness and total despair arose as I entered the bathroom.  The color I chose was Gentle Rain and it was supposed to be this nice light cool shade of grey. Once on the walls……no Gentle Rain to be seen.  Nope.  Once this color was applied, a lavender field popped up and totally ruined the effect we were going for.  Needless to say, I am having the guys repaint it.  Choosing another color proved quite the challenge last night as all the grey samples appeared purple next to the tile.  If you haven’t guessed…..I DO NOT want purple in my bathroom.  Not that I have anything against purple, I just don’t want it in my house.  Anyway, after hours and hours of holding up paint samples (yes, I am exaggerating just a bit), we chose a color called Steam White.  Hopefully, this will be THE ONE.  I left the contractor a love note this morning with the new color choice, so hopefully he can hop right on it and cover the hideousness.

Anyway, besides this little snafu, the cabinet should be installed today and the counter top installed tomorrow.  THE END IS NEAR!!

Here are pictures of the tile and the gosh awful paint.  Of course the pictures don't show the true color, but in person....YUK.


Here is the picture of the bedroom walls with the paint that turned out just as I expected.

On another note, my husband was working on the ceiling fan and needed some gloves.  The only ones that were handy were mine.

I love a man who can work the pink gloves!