This week’s reveal isn’t going to be nearly as exciting as last week’s, I’ll spare you the suspense.
However, we finally made the last big decision for the bathroom: we’re not ripping out the shower. Instead, we’ve decided to go ahead and have it reglazed. We figured we’d also reglaze the guest tub/shower while we were at it. It’s going to run us around $1200 for both rooms, but that’s a whole lot cheaper than demolishing and rebuilding a new fancy shower.
The tile is pretty new and in good condition, so a nice glossy white coat will make us happy.
Now that that’s out of the way… I have a handle update.
We knew we didn’t want handles in a finish that didn’t match the ORB, but black handles on a black vanity were just too much… so it was time to think outside of the box. Since I wanted to incorporate somewhat of a nautical/oceany feel, I immediately thought of rope. I love those little rope knot pulls that can double as door pulls…
However, our doors have two holes for screws so that wasn’t going to work. I had to get creative.
First, I ordered a set of standard stainless steel handles, and spray painted them ORB:
Then, I grabbed some twine and hot glue….
And got to work.
Until I had seven of these:
Here they are installed:
To be honest.. I’m not sure how I feel about them. I like how they match the baskets underneath. But I think they are just a bit… too much. Brad isn’t a fan either. I have a Plan B in mind though, which I’ll try to get to this week.
Moving along… I had my best Michael’s experience ever today.
I was dreaming about what to put in this cubby hole to store necessities (toothbrushes, toothpaste, q-tips, etc)…
After giving it a lot of thought, I decided I needed the perfect size square white ceramic vases. Three of them (two on the bottom, and one on top on a shelf we would build). I spent forever googling to no avail and started thinking of what I’d have to settle for.
And then…. today… I walked into Michaels, and came face to face with these:
The white ceramic Gods have answered my prayers! These could not have been more perfect. They are the *exact* size, down to the millimeter, that I need, there’s THREE of them, and they were on sale! $15 for the trio. I’ve never been so lucky.
Soon we’ll install that shelf and the cubby hole will be complete. And so will my life.
Switching gears for a minute….
I have my very first art show on Dec 1st. Then I have 2 more that same week. That means it’s time to get down to business and build myself a booth.
I won’t go too much into detail, but this setup has required a lot of thought and research. Today we finally started putting it all together. Here’s what the skeleton looks like:
Try to ignore all the mess in the background. We secured PVC into cement, built this 9 foot tall contraption from which my prints will hang, and secured it into two 4′ tables.
I picked up these crates from Michaels at $13/ea…
Which will store my prints. I’ll end up painting them white I’m sure.
I still need to pick out some fun fabric to drape over the table… and then of course finish all the prep work that goes into this. A new and exciting project… can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Oh, and while we were in Home Depot picking up the pvc pipe… Brad decided we needed these:
Truthfully… we didn’t need them. But they were on sale, and they were shiny, and I guess Brad couldn’t resist. They were on sale for $599 each with free delivery, plus
we had a 10% off coupon, making our grand total $1100.
Today we sold these guys for $200 for the set:
So we’re basically out $900 for a brand new steam washer/dryer set. Not too shabby!
The bathroom refinishers are coming Wednesday, so our bathroom will be 95% done by Thanksgiving (almost made our goal!) Just have to add the finishing touches, and then I’ll be back with the full reveal 🙂
I’m also working on a fun little project in the meantime…. here’s a hint:
I’ll post as soon as its finished 🙂