Within 5 days people…we did it!
This is what our place looked like last Thursday at 3:00 p.m…
And now one week later at 9:42 p.m…
IT’S A FREAKING MIRACLE!!
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Not totally sure what I’m typing right now because to be totally honest, we’re sleep deprived and delusional…
I don’t think we’ve slept at all this past week, or the past few weeks, but we did it!! Literally, in the nick of time. Jamie was installing our shower door moments before our content was due. We were scared for a minute that the shower door wouldn’t even show up in time because as of Monday, it hadn’t been delivered and our “after” reveal was due Wednesday, but they pulled through!
If you caught our week five progress post, you probably were thinking the same things as us…there is no way they will finish! But like we mentioned in that post, the prep work can be the most time-consuming part behind any remodel. After everything is prepped and inspections are signed off, then the finishings start getting installed, and everything moves fast! Plus, when you don’t sleep for two weeks to pull it off, it moves even faster. ha!
We had a checklist and a game plan of what we needed to do in this past couple weeks…waterproofing, tile, grout, fixtures and we also knew that with the dry time for all of them, it was going to be a tight final week to pull it off. But we stuck to our plan and made it happen, even if we ended up working 19 hour days.
So first let’s rewind to the before, because that’s always the most fun part to any reveal post!
Our guest bathroom was that typical bathroom you see in any 90’s home. Brown walls, beige basic tile, golden oak vanity, and all bronze fixtures.
Slowly but surely we’ve been renovating our home to make it more “us.” Our kitchen was our most recent space we just remodeled and this bathroom is right off the kitchen and the two styles were not working for one another.
Since our kitchen is black and white with some fun and different tile, we wanted to bring that same look into this space to compliment it, but also do something a little different.
And the after…
We’re so stinking happy with how it all turned out! Not sure what’s our favorite, the tile or grandma’s paintings.
If you remember back to week 1, 2 and 3 when we kept talking about the tiles we chose and how nervous we were since we hadn’t seen them in person before we chose them. After we got them, we fell in love, but were still a little nervous about the black tile and that it might make it look dated. Jamie just kept saying it reminded him of his grandma’s house. ha! But…I had a vision and that was to make it look like we had all black walls for the shower surround, which is a look we recently did in a client’s home and one that I’m loving on right now! And I think that’s exactly how it turned out. Especially with the pops of gold fixtures.
We also debated on black or white grout for the floor and I’m so glad in the end we chose black for grout because I think that it really brightened up the space and just gave the whole shower a more modern look. If we would have went with black, now then it might be looking more like Jamie’s grandma’s bathroom.
Now, let’s rewind to these past couple of weeks since the last time we chatted over our project. Once the new concrete was laid, we got our new shower waterproofed and then tiled. Even though we do home remodeling non-stop, sometimes I forget how much time these things take. Jamie spent at least 10 hours one day getting the new shower waterproofed and prepped for tile.
Our new shower fixture all roughed in!
Jamie pitching the drain perfectly…
Got our floors laid out in the pattern we wanted it…
And of course, our little dudes helped along the way and were so proud of the bathroom “they’ve been building.”
In Week Five, we asked our readers for help on tile design. We were initially debating between 1/3 offset horizontal or 1/3 offset vertical or just stacked horizontal. Jamie ruled out stacking, like below, but after our readers chimed in, the majority vote was stacking like we ended up doing…so you can tell who runs the show around here….haha!
What Jamie really wanted in the space was black crown molding. I was a little hesitant, but he has good taste so I said, let’s go for it! And again, so glad we did. It actually made the room feel a lot taller than before because it draws your eye up to the ceiling.
And after pulling an all nighter to get this baby wrapped up in the nick of time, we did it! I always love a good challenge because it makes you truly get stuff done. Without Jeffrey Court, who knows how long our basic bathroom would have been chilling around here.
This was such a fun challenge to be apart of, despite the lack of sleep! It’s fun to get pushed out of your boundaries a little bit and see what you can do. After we wrapped this up, I said to Jamie…ugh oh, now clients are going to know that we can renovate a space in 6 weeks. And Jamie replied, well only if they can’t drop one change order, be picky and choose finishings within hours time. ha! Which is so true! Not sure if we’ll have find one of those clients.
A huge thank you to Jeffrey Court, the judges, the other 14 bloggers and all our readers.