Bathroom Reno: Part 182(ish)

Have I shared this yet? I know I've shared pieces, but I don't think I've shared the whole shebang.

Meet my bathroom moodboard! 

Here are the high points:
-glass door shower with white subway tiles on the walls and hexagon tiles on the floor
-open vanity with chrome Moen fixtures to match the shower fixture
-pocket door water closet

What do you think? Pretty, right?!

Of course, there are still ten million a few steps we have to take to get to all the beauty above! And we'll be hard at work on the renovation work again this weekend.

As I mentioned, last weekend we ran into a few roadblocks, which is totally expected in any renovation, especially a renovation of a 1952 home. Thanks to all of you (and your ah-maz-ing-ly sweet and supportive comments!), David and I are trying our hardest to take a positive spin and  push through some of the bumps in the road.

bump #1

When we installed a new window for our shower wall, the boys had to remove some siding on the outside of the house. The thought was that we could quickly replace it with a run to Home Depot. Didn't happen. Apparently our old, tapered wood siding must be custom ordered. So that means that the side of our house will be tar paper chic for the next couple of weeks. Sweet, right? But hey, that new window looks fab!

bump #2

our ceiling
This old house has character. And this old house has this old electrical system.
Our plan was to cut some holes and move the electrical boxes where the new lighting was going to go 
(lights over the vanity and can lights over the shower and toilet). Then we thought we'd be ready to quickly throw up some drywall (walls and ceiling) and call it a day. No such luck. When we dug into it, David found that the electrical wiring in the bathroom was a mess. We had to call in back-up in the form of my father-in-law and the boys spent last Sunday tracing the wires. Luckily, I think David worked out most of the kinks but there are a few other electrical aspects we've got to work out this weekend.

bump #3

Our beautiful new bathroom door didn't fit into our crooked door frame. Ugh. 
David had to saw off and chisel down a sliver of the bottom of the door. Then this happened.

We chipped off a piece from the bottom of the door. Bummer. 

David and I looked at each other and made the choice to laugh instead of cry. And buy some wood glue so that we can make our beautiful new door whole again!

And if that wasn't enough, the door wouldn't shut past our slightly uneven floor. So, David devised a file contraption (his genius seen above) to sand down the door so that it could shut. 

So those were our bumps in the road! Well, last weekend's anyways! Hopefully we can get through all of these glitches this weekend and finally get up some drywall!

What are you up to this weekend?

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  1. I'm enjoying reading about your bathroom trials and tribulations! Good for you for trying to stay positive. It is so easy to get dragged down, and then you start dragging each other down! Well, that's my experience, at least :)

  2. You poor thing. Those bumps only make it that much better in the end, right! I love that you laughed and whipped out the wood glue with the door mishap. It's really going to be stunning. You guys are rock stars.

  3. Oh my gosh, y'all poor little things!! I bet that was a pretty stressful weekend!! Why does nothing in a renovation ever go as planned? Haha. I love that y'all chose to laugh about the door chipping! Good attitude to have!

    Good luck this weekend!! : )

  4. We purchased our home in 1993, and things "still" aren't perfect. And, we usually find that out when we decide to reno something. It always seems like a "simple little project" and then WHAM...we discover one of those lovely little "what was the builder thinking" bumps in the road. Hang in there.

  5. We have "the old electrical" system too! It's SO ANNOYING!!!

  6. eek. I always say I would love to renovate a home, but things like this scare me!

  7. I can't help but laugh...this is EXACTLY what happened to us in our renovations back in Michigan. Our house was old and crooked. The siding...well, let's just say it had to go anyway, so the tar paper and caulk would have to do. The little man's room...the door will NEVER open all the way, even with all the filing down. The chimney ran through the center of the house and everything just settled all around it. Oh, memories...or nightmares, not sure. :)

  8. You're keepin' it real! There are always bumps. Can't wait to see how it turns out, the moodboard is lovely.

  9. Hang in there, I am sure there are more bumps to come. I can't wait to see it all complete!

  10. there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it will all be worth it!
    oh, and i thought we were only on step 127? i must have missed one. ;)

  11. I so hope those were ALL the bumps you'll have to deal with! Hoping this weekend goes MUCH more smoothly for you! :)

    Happy Friday!


  12. the bathroom looks so calming... and yes redoing doors were our WORST bumps in the road in our old house... seriously none of them hung level and would get stuck on the floor, etc... that is the BEST part of my new house, even doors! :)

  13. Just think, you'll be a full-blown expert on all things reno by the time this is done. and it's going to be gorgeous!!!

  14. WOW - those are some major bumps - it will be so worth it!

  15. WOW - those are some major bumps - it will be so worth it!

  16. Your mood board is SO pretty! I love those hexagon floor tiles.

  17. Ah! Got to get worse before it gets better, right?! It will all come together! The mood board is amazinggg and I can't wait to see it come together. Holla at having a twitter (:

  18. Oh no! I guess every project has its bumps along the way. Just keep picturing the end result and hang in there! It's going to look fabulous!

  19. I don't think you can do a remodel without a few guys have a great attitude, it's gonna be awesome!

  20. oh my! it's going to be so gorgeous when all is said and done, and the hard work will be well worth it! at least you can laugh about the bumps too, that helps :) ps...still trying to figure out twitter too, i feel kinda old because i think it's complicated...ha!

  21. Um... loving that mood board. Lots of similarities to ours, too. Hexagons, subway tile... I love it all.


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