Well, we got a few estimates, decided on a contractor, and spent the last 2 months holed up in the guest room. I wish I could post all of thie in-progress pictures, but the removable hard drive everything was being stored on ate itself, too, so we have very few before pictures.
Instead, I figured I would make it up with a whole bunch of after pictures, as this little bathroom turned into quite the big deal for my husband and me. We had decided, at the beginning of this venture that, based upon where we live (neighborhood demographics, house size, etc.), we were going to put in a luxury bathroom. Then, we went to a few family functions, and got some art to go in the bathroom. The light pulled it all together, and I am very proud of how everything came together.
As of this blog posting, the bathroom is not completely done. We are waiting on some hardware, haven't put in accessories yet, and are at a bit of a stopping point on figuring out what to do next (Other than wait for the missing pieces).
However, we ARE moving back into our lovely master bedroom, and have begun using at least a large part of the bathroom. And, I can't wait any longer, so here we go:
The piece above the tub on the wall is called "Wicked." It is a clock by Dale Mathis. Before you scream about my putting such a lovely piece in a bathroom, please understand that that bathroom is HUGE, and has never fogged up in the three years we have lived here. Aove the tub is a super high powered fan as well, to draw any humidity that way instead of towards the clock. The swirly piece is a piece by Shahrooz, an acrylic artist. It has lovely metallic accent colors that really offset the other pieces in the room.
Here is a more detailed picture:
The sink is handmade, enameled copper. The colors perfectly match the tile accents in the shower.
And finally, a close up of the light in the middle of the room:
The toilet is in its own separate little room. I had a rough time getting a good picture. We are waiting on the toilet roll holder, but other than that, this room is finished.
And finally, a picture of my husband hamming it up for the camera, to give you a sense of the size and scope of this project:
For reference: he's 6'3" tall and 220 lbs. In this picture, you can really tell that the cabinet hardware hasn't arrived.
We have taken to calling this our "Accidentally Steampunk" bathroom. though it really has our eclectic tastes, with "Wicked" and the light, and all of the copper accents, the room has a bit of a steamy vibe to it. It remains to be seen whether we decidse to builkd on that vibe or not.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our new bathroom. I will be sure to post pictures when the last touches come in.