I've been noticing lately that a few of my blogging pals have been sharing their home renovation projects. Some are still in the throws of their projects, others are lucky enough to be done with them! I'm so happy to say that I am now one of the latter!
Our story started with a little water leaking down into the front hallway. Hmmmm? You know how things go - one little thing leads to another (usually much bigger!). The bathrooms upstairs were the originals, and ten years ago we had changed out the sink, vanity and toilet in the master bathroom. The kids' hall bathroom was untouched and was awful, and has been on the to-do-list for a long while. The leak helped speed up the project commencement and of course while the plumbers were in redoing the piping, we decided to knock through the wall and do the master bathroom at the same time.
I'll try to make it brief, though I have hundreds of photos.
So, here is the first reason for the demolition!
Here is the second: (that's where we looked for the leak - unsuccessfully).
Really attractive right? Turns out when we did the demolition it was the original - from 1962! We have the newspaper that came out from behind the walls! (The newspaper was from 1961!)
OK, so let's see how this one looks now:
I did this cute little collage with a clock in the middle of the kids when they were little (just took some of the older photos and had them printed in sepia). I thought it tied in nicely with the rubbed bronze fixtures!
Our master bathroom, though small, was not in quite as bad shape, or so we thought!
When we got to the old shower pan pull up, we found a colony of carpenter ants:
Our pest control guys, arrived in less than an hour to take care of that problem.
... and so here is the finished product:
My favorite part (besides the rain shower) is the little niche to hold our toothbrushes and David's razor.
OK, so the question of the day is: There was one stamping utensil used in the renovations?
Can you guess what it was?
One clue .... it was only used in the master bathroom.
.... and the answer is:
Yep, you guessed it - the handy, dandy brayer!!
I'll be back on Saturday with the Sparkle N Sprinkle March 1st Reveal, hope you'll stop back then.