Sunday

Another Bathroom Project

It was raining on Saturday, so we couldn't finish painting the outside of the house. Ed decided to start what we thought would be a quick, easy project in the upstairs bathroom. Famous last words, right?! We had already purchased a new countertop, sinks and faucets. Thankfully we didn't decide to do this project a day before all our company came. Ed had to cut the old countertop up in pieces to get it out of the bathroom, which was according to plan. But...when he went to install the new countertop found that it was 3 inches too long - it was a precut countertop for a kitchen, not a bathroom. One way to fix the extra length was to cut off the backsplash along with a little of the width.

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A great idea in theory, but that presented another problem. As you can see above, the tile on the back wall did not come down far enough to meet the countertop, and we can't buy that tile anymore. So our idea was to put a completely different tile on the wall so it didn't look like we were trying to "match" what we already had. We had to go around the corner a little as well to cover up where the end of the backsplash had been on the old tiles.

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I love these glass tiles and am anxious to see the final product. I don't want it to look like we just slapped something up. So far I think I like it. Ed had already planned to take tomorrow off to do some work around the house, so I'm anxious to see what the bathroom looks like when I get home from work tomorrow night. I am so thankful that I have a husband who has been willing to learn how to do so many things in the process of remodeling most of our houses.

Just a few other pictures to share with you.

Nicole and I went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art a week or so ago. We had lunch at their cafe and ate outside by their fountain. It was a great spot for lunch, but their food was definately overpriced. Nicole had a photography project to do for school, so we spent some time walking around playing with our cameras.

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I thought this photo was kind of cool with the water drops on and around the tree.

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We were playing with the shutter speeds to freeze and blur motion.

When we left the IMA, we drove around the area and happened upon an antique store I had wanted to visit for a long time.

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It's an architectural antique store. Wow, talk about all kinds of stuff for ones home - doorknobs, lights, wood flooring, etc. They also had whole walls of a fireplace mantle, built in cupboards, doors, woodwork,etc. If you were restoring an old home this would be a definate must see shop!!

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Outside there were old metal seesaws and merry go rounds as well as lots of metal seating, concrete planters, old cars, etc. We had a lot of fun snooping around indoors and out!

2 comments:

mmncgrand September 28, 2009 at 8:41:00 PM EDT  

Looks like an antique place that Dad would like. Yes, Deb, you are one fortunate lady to have a husband that likes to make things pretty for you. He does such a good job and works hard at getting it right. See you soon.

Ellen September 28, 2009 at 9:48:00 PM EDT  

I LOVE the glass tiles!! I hope to put some in my kitchen some day.

Great pictures too!!

Ellen

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