Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Finishing Touches - Bathroom Remodel

The remodel wouldn't be complete without some framed memories of the old bathroom. The kids are so embarrased to have these hanging up on their bathroom walls, so that means I've been a complete success, right?! They will remain until I get at least one " sweet" out of one of their teenage girlfriends someday ;)

This is the one and only smelly boy stuff I can get the kids to use! It rocks! Any deoderant that I can get boys to use rocks in my book!

Project complete.
Next project will either be a new master bathroom, new flooring throughout, or a new roof. Take your pick, they all need to be done eventually. We just need to get a few bids and agree on what we can handle both financially and dust-wise! ha!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bathroom Remodel - After Pics

Sharing a few photos of our bathroom remodel. We're totally thrilled with the results!!

I'm using my new favorite color combination for the towels: burgandy and chocolate brown. I love these colors together right now.

I will need a couple of towel bars hung and some do-dads on the wall (my handyman is just a little hard to motivate right now as he's fighting a cold, so I'm cutting him some slack ;) ....anyway, those details will come together over the next week or so, could not wait to share. So here they are:

I could not be happier to be rid of that rusted old sink and that 80's tile!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bathroom Remodel Jan. '09 Project Restoration

The remodel of the our front bathroom was completed by Abby Flooring and Design in Fresno. Thank you to Pamela, our designer that helped us really get the project moving. She was awesome to work with and not only turned out to be a great designer, but a really nice friend too. It took the Abby team about two weeks to complete. And we've also taken a few weeks to add the finishing coat of paint and accessories.

What was old, outdated, worn out is no more! The day the bathroom was gutted was one of the happiest days in my life! We ripped out all the shower tile, counter top, linoleum flooring. Basically everything in the old bathroom was demolished. The almond colored tub, toilet, rusted sink were all pulled out and hauled away. Basically, we started this project from cement floor and studs on the wall. The only thing we did keep was the cabinet. It was still in really great shape and can serve us well for another 10 years.

We purchased all new Koehler tub, toilet, and sink products in white. We decided on brushed nickel faucets by Price Phister. The border tile is travertine with accents of amber glass. The counter top is a hand picked slab of granite, natural stone. The wall and floor tile is low maintenance ceramic that once grouted, looks more like travertine natural stone, than a ceramic.

Lovely "After" Photos to come......stay tuned...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Ugly 80's Bathroom - Before Shots

We started out the New Year with a bathroom transformation that took several weeks to complete. We are stil in the process of putting some finishing touches in place; towel bars, pictures, and accessories. I thought I'd take the time to show how far we've come and to get an appreciation for it, you really must see where we started.

These are the before shots of our bathroom renovation. Not Pretty! As you can see, I really tried to make this tile work, it was fine for a few years while the kids were tiny.....but we finally decided that this job was long, long over due.

I nearly cried tears of joy the day this room was demo'ed!

Special Thanks to Abby Flooring and Design Center in Fresno for all of their dedication and hard work on the job.

Stay turned....more work in process and after photos to come soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

You have to love a handmade card!

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sure my kids will figure out how to use this new gadget waaaaaaaaaay before i do!

Love you hunny!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Hearts Day!