Progress of a Sort

I know you’ve been on tenterhooks waiting to see how the upstairs bath turns out. Well, good things take time, and I do believe we’ve reached the final stretch.

Last time we left him, the MR was tiling the floor (after redoing the shower). Then there was the little issue of the beige toilet. My guy swapped it out with ease–it’s only the third one he’s replaced in the last two years. (Lest you think we’re toilet snobs, we’re not. We just take issue with randomly colored toilets–read bright blue, gray, and beige–and toilets that flush randomly all night long. This is the only toilet that was actually working properly that we replaced.)

Cocoa Checks it out

That’s Cocoa checking out the quality of the work. She gives it a thumbs up for craftsmanship.

And then we were stuck with the whole vanity conundrum. Take a look around; there are a million choices for styles, colors, finishes. Poking around on the internet last weekend, the MR stumbled upon some beautiful sets that included the vanity, countertop, mirror, sinks, and faucets. We found one we all liked and placed the order.

Simply waiting around isn’t my guy’s way of doing things. Besides, the new vanity was a little different than we’d planned. It was free-standing, so more tiling was in order. The MR went to town and got the job done this weekend.

Bare & Open

You can’t really tile the whole floor without getting everything out of the way. So yes, Baby Girl is now without a sink to call her own.


Take a look at the wide open spaces you see from the shower.

View from the shower

The MR still has a lot of work to do, but delivery of our vanity set is scheduled for today. I can’t wait to show you the finished product.

Now any of you wondering what ever happened to the stacked washer and dryer the MR pulled out back in September (check it out here), I finally got rid of it. Habitat for Humanity doesn’t accept appliances that are over 10 years old, and the local Facebook trading post was a bust. I hated the thought of sending them to the landfill, but they were taking up a lot of room in the garage; so as a last ditch effort, I posted them on our local “Buy Nothing” Facebook page. The next day, I had a fellow say he wanted them. He showed up that evening with a few buddies and a giant pickup. These were perfect for the apartment over the shop he’d put in. I’m just glad they found a new home.

And now. I’m anxiously looking forward to our delivery. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Don’t worry I’ll be sharing the details with you along the way.

Any remodeling going on at your house? Ever call taking out the sink progress?

I received a text from Sweet Miss this afternoon. No, we haven’t painted the upstairs blue; it all has to do with the lighting. We’ve had a lot of rainy days lately (hence the first photo), and it was still quite early (meaning dark) when I was taking photos this morning.


4 thoughts on “Progress of a Sort

  1. Baby Girl says that her bathroom now looks huge without the sink. We spent a good bit of time this afternoon trying to figure out how the MR, BG, and I were going to get a 350-pound vanity out of the back of his pick-up. The semi sent to deliver it made it as far as the cemetery. We had to manage the last few miles on our own. I’m glad to say we all pulled through splendidly, and the new vanity is sitting in our entry. We still have the old vanity sitting in the hall by the garage. Where are those big burly guys who picked up the washer and dryer? We could use a little brawn about now.

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