October 22, 2009

Bathroom Updates: Shower Tile

It might seem like we have been working on this for way, way to long (Haley) but we actually are making some progress. H1N1 got us down last week, but we've managed to get back on track this week. In the future, I might reconsider a project like this without fitting in a few days off to get the bulk of the work done.  Just so you remember where we started:


Here's the first wall: Saturday

We had to take a mental break and go scream at the Pikes Peak Derby Dames. It was super fun and exciting even if we didn't understand exactly how it works. I think I could get excited about watching competitive paint drying and asked our friend Benny (who has a personal connection to the team) if he was embarrassed that he brought me because I was the only one yelling (a lot) in our group. We are definitely going back!

Sunday progress-- saving the hard cuts for Monday because our neighbors hate us enough already!

Monday-- still waiting for the hardest part.

Any suggestions on what to do with this window?? We meant to keep it b/c it brings more light into the bathroom even though it has become an inside window after an additon was added to the back of the house (many years ago).  I want to just load it up with outdoor, water resistant paint and then etch the glass a little for privacy.  I am sure that there are other options of what should be done by other residents!  Hopefully, we can reach a mutual decision with out too much debate :)  Yes, drinking the champagne of beers while tiling helps to expidite the process!

The next step will be painting.  Jon picked out the bathroom color-- the second from the top.  I'm hoping it's not too dark, but we will have lots of shiny white trim and white built in.  It's not the color that I probably would have picked, but I like it and I'm saving my battles for the colors I'm determined to have in other rooms. 


Haley said...

The tile piece at the top of the window looks like it could be a nightmare. What about squaring off the top piece of trim so you don't have to do an angled cut?

Haley said...

Can you take a picture from the back door of the house to the bathroom window? I can't tell if the window is to the left or right of that railing. You could do some sort of window treatment on the outside of the window in addition to the etch.

Haley said...

This is making my morning go much faster. I'm assuming you don't need to have the window functioning b/c you have installed a bathroom fan/vent in the ceiling. The window is the only original thing in this bathroom so you'll want it to look fresh and clean but keep the character. After removing the hooks at the top and filling the holes I'd use a power sander (ha ha) and do a quick sanding of the window (nothing major), wipe down, then paint really smooth and nice, no drips. I would try to keep the grills visible because that's the cool part of the window. Eh?

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily and Jon...could you remove the bathroom window? Cover it up? Is it looking out to another room in the house?

Mom said...

Keep the window. You want the light! I agree with Haley. Do a shade on the other side, but keep it open most of the time.

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