Our master bathroom redo technically started in November 2010 with redoing the French doors that lead into the bathroom. It started in earnest in August 2011, when we ripped out the floors and toilet. And now, one and a half years later, I finally have a functioning, completed bathroom. Hurrah!
It wasn't so bad to start with, just not really "us." (Note the preggo belly in photo to show time progression.)
Mike-o has been hard at work, including; painting the bathroom, ripping out the old mirror and putting up a new one, replacing the lighting, adding trim to the cabinets, refinishing the cabinets, replacing and tiling the countertop, installing heated floors, tiling the floor, installing wainscotting in the toilet room, and installing new trim and baseboards. Whew! Can you believe he did all that (all while being a new dad and running a small business and being a fantabulous husband)?
I wish I were a better photographer to show you the glories of his handiwork, but here it is. You open the French doors...
Here's the floor up close. In case you don't know, that's a really hard pattern to tile. (And first, he had to create the pattern all by hisself.)
Not bad for a saxophone playin', Socrates readin', WoW playin' drama nerd, mais non? We still haven't tried the heated floors, now that it's 80 degrees outside but I eagerly anticipate those chilly October mornings when I can turn it on.
And now, the toilet room. Mike went whole-hog on the floor and did a diamond pattern in here too. And then as if that weren't enough, when I was in Canada, he decided to surprise me with wainscotting on the walls.
I still have to figure out how to decorate the walls, but the wainscotting really brightened up a boring room and made it look a lot bigger.
Then here is the schmancy light fixture Mike-ola picked up on Craigslist for $30. Score!
We even got a Hawaiian model to model our Hawaiian decor. (Both Hawaiian shirt on baby and Hawaiian decor items courtesy of our friend Marla in Hawaii.)
And in case you forgot what the incredible tile work Mike did on the countertops looked like (or what our baby looked like), here's one more pic of it.
We have some finishing touches to do - artwork for the walls perhaps? Maybe a splash of color here or there? But now I feel like the biggest spoiled Hawaiian princess on the planet! Thank you, Michael Jonathan Van Schooneveld! I love you, and so does she: