Am I the only one who can’t freaking believe that it’s already Wednesday AGAIN?!?!?
Like all the weeks before this one, I’ve had 7 days of ups and downs to be sure..
This little nugget’s face pretty much tells the tale…
…as in “oh holy balls…this renovating a bathroom in 6 short weeks and actually finishing by Nov. 5th is going to be dicy pants.”
If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m working on transforming my master bathroom in just 6 short weeks as part of this thing we call the One Room Challenge…aka the brainchild of Linda over at Calling it Home.
With my last kick at the ORC can, I completed a client’s piano room, which involved major construction, millwork, tiling, ordering etc. etc.
When I began this round, I honestly thought my bathroom was going to be a walk in the proverbial park but well…such has not exactly been the case.
I think I’m pretty behind and by pretty, I mean really.
Most of the lag has to do with the delay of my wall tiles…they were delivered exactly a week after the expected date.
Thankfully, the magic marble truck arrived this past Friday and things were looking way up in my books but after just 6 tiles going up on the wall, all work stopped because of panic over the adhesive seeping through the porous marble…and to be honest, there hasn’t really been a resolution to this issue, even after discussions with many a tiler. We’re very much hoping that eventually, the darn things will dry out and all dark/wet spots will magically disappear. Fingers and toes and all appendages are officially crossed.
Anyhoo…we didn’t resume tiling until yesterday so well, the walls aren’t exactly finished. As he always does though, super Allen has banged out a ton in two days and will hopefully have the walls done tomorrow, so that we can start on the floor by the weekend.
And speaking of floor, my glorious Cement Tile Shop Tulum tiles arrived Saturday, thanks to my husband the cross border courier and well…that delivery was sort of akin to grown up Christmas morning with a large extra bubbly mimosa in hand.
I admittedly did have a small 24 hour freak out after first opening the tiles because they’re not really black and white as I had planned, but in fact more black and taupey/beige. Against subway tiles, they read pretty white but when put beside my very white marble, the cement tiles look pretty beige and my marble looks sort of bluey. So yup…a momentary panic ensued on that front…thankfully cooler brain waves prevailed after sleeping on it and I’m not embracing the cool/warm mix. You know me…I always like a bit of tension so this extra bit of contrast can’t hurt.
Oh yes…as with past weeks, I shopped a bit on the weekend because unlike a regular room where I can really do stuff every day, waiting on the tiles has left me with not much to do on the labour front so…to ease ‘my hands are tied and I can’t do anything pain’ I got my retail therapy on. A quick visit to one of my faves, the Drake General Store landed me some pretty little bathroom accessories because heck…if I couldn’t have tile at that point, a pink toothbrush sure as heck was in order.
Along with the new bag of goodies, some delivery trucks swung by my hood.
My bust photograph from Nicole Cohen (speaking of Ms. NC, if you missed my post from yesterday link over and then link over again to buy a copy of her new book #absurdistsummer) arrived and is heaven in print form.
Along with that, my Wayfair prezzies arrived, including: my ferm living pink basket which is maybe the best such thing I’ve ever seen but admittedly a tad (and by tad I mean way) larger than I anticipated so might quite possibly not fit in the bathroom but will likely get forced in against its will because it’s that awesome; the upholstered bench I momentarily thought about recovering because it was actually beige and not white until the instant the cement tile arrived and it very obviously became the Sonny to my tile Cher.
And finally for this week, my furniture transformation guru, Tim Welsby of Beresford Inc. finished painting my vanity and whoa Nelly she looks purdy.
So…again…as with week one, two and three, this one was a cacophony of ups and downs, all of which I’d like to show you in a semi-artistic way that will hopefully, tell the tale of the week that was…the good mixed with the bad…the pretty ‘what the bathroom will eventually be’ mixed with the ‘broken but partially put back together Humpty’ it is now…and PS, putting this little collage together has prompted a DIY art idea that might result in a little gallery wall of sorts…stay tuned.
For now, ORC bathroom week 4 in pictures…
And there you have it.
To recap…hidden within those photos is the realization that I managed to cross a grand total of three things of last week’s list:
1. Tile walls, shower and built in shelves
2. Drive to NY state to pick up floor tiles
3. Tile floors
4. Order custom piece of mirror to sit behind vanity
5. Frame vanity mirror in black metal and install
6. Frame shower class in black metal and install
7. Purchase caps and cords for pendant lights
8. Move electrical and hang pendants
9. Frame any art that needs framing
10. Hang neon sign and art
14. Pick up toilet
15. Install toilet
16. Shop for accessories
But here’s hoping that by next Wednesday, I’ll be making out large with the strikethrough button and crossing off a bunch more (including some I forgot to add to the list, which I’ve edited now and put on there.)
Positive thoughts, positive thoughts.
In the meantime, I’m blocking off baby’s nap time this morning to visit all of my fellow ORC friends to see how they’ve made out this week…
Trademarked by Calling it Home
And I think you should do that too:)
See you back here in a week, with that I’m hoping will be a completely tiled bathroom.