December 21, 2017

Done Enough For Now!

Worked on the final details of the bathroom today. I'm so happy with it, I could light some candles and take a bath!

Cabinets are a dark gray, walls a lighter gray, and trim is white.

After the new year, we will replace the counter top and faucets, but, for now, I'm pretty happy with the results. Side note: Frank. the faucets I want are on my Amazon wish list!

Okay, I bet you are all saying, "Hey, Toni! The mirrors are uneven!"

Yes, I know. That is exactly what I said to Frank when he hung them back on the wall. (Except I didn't call him Toni!)

He advised me that we have two three-year-olds in the family. A grandson and a great-granddaughter. They need to be able to see themselves in the mirror, especially when washing their hands or brushing their teeth or playing in the water!

"So bring the high one down!" I did ask politely, really, I did!.

He, again, advised me that we have very tall people in our family who like to see their whole face and head, not just their chins! Who knew that was a problem!

Frank is exactly 6 feet tall. He could only see to the bridge of his nose in the lower mirror. My daughter is 6 foot, my sons are 6' 2" and 6' 5 1/2" inches. A couple of my granddaughters are right on the edge of 6 feet.

Frank was right...dang, I hate that!

We decided to leave them the way the are but will be stenciling directions near the arrows.

I just need to cut the stencils and get 'er done.

The curtains are an old, old hand crocheted tablecloth. Hanging are a couple of glimmery bags filled with sea glass, shells and magic. The sun shining through makes them glow just a little.

Can you see the magic?

I love my new bathroom. Mostly!

After the first of the year, I plan on knocking out the wall surrounding the bathtub, and extending the shower head to a height that doesn't cause severe back pain when my kids or grandchildren visit. I hate that they have to bend over to get there heads wet! After the new wall board goes up my plan is to tile the wall all the way to the ceiling.

Now, someone said something about it being Christmas, so I guess I should go wrap some gifts. First, I want to see how the paint chips I picked up at Sherwin Williams look in our bedroom! I'm thinking a light gray and navy! What do you think?


  1. I had my bathroom renovated two years ago and I was excited as you. It is my one luxury. Your’s is lovely and I like the mirrors the way they are. How practical and how fun.

    1. It is really nice to have a "new" room in the house, isn't it? I think the mirrors make it fun, too!

  2. You've done a lot of clever things in there. Enjoy!

    1. We will. I love to have little surprises in each room.

  3. You did a beautiful job! And the asymmetrical mirrors are a pragmatic approach.

    1. Thank you. Mirrors to make everyone happy!

  4. The mirrors! I love it!

    And I love your husband realizing that they are necessary. So much common sense. And common sense is so rare today!!!

    And yes, I can see the Magic! One should always try to see the Magic. It brightens our path. :-))))))))

    Just found your blog, and am already enjoying it. Thank you for sharing it, with us.

    1. Thank you for visiting. I visited your blog and will definitely return often.


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