remember the gawd-awful bathroom at the Manor? if not - here's a few pics to refresh your memories....the vanity:
to the left of the vanity (our bathroom is L-shaped) - remember those duck curtains?
the shower, held up by construction tape and the jiggling shower head:
well, our friends Jimmy and Barb, their son, some of Jimmy and Barb's friends and some of their son's friends all had a really fun time ripping that entire bathroom out and rebuilding it from scratch - NOT!
but they did rebuild it for us so that when we got to the Manor we had a nice bathroom. and we really appreciated all of their hard work. Jimmy said that he must have pulled out 9 million nails - and i believe it to be true as every single job that we have done around here first involves pulling out 9 million nails!!! Jimmy et al ripped out all of the walls and after rebuilding the walls, put in a brand new vanity, sink, toilet and tub/shower insert. they also put down a new floor for us and replaced the bathroom window. we added an over the toilet stand and built shelving along the back wall. here is the Framboise Manor bathroom as it is today:
vanity has been moved to a more functional location, i.e., NOT under the window. and did you notice the beautiful new window?
here is the new toilet and over the toilet cabinet....notice the new floor?
the curtain on the right-side of the bathroom has a cubby hole behind it with storage for towels/linen, etc.
here is the new shower/tub insert with new shower head - no red construction tape!!!
this pic is of the vanity taken from the opposite side of the room:
and here is the additional shelving that jambaloney and i built:
it's a wonderful thing to have a completed room in this house. the only thing left to do here is to paint the vanity a darker brown to match all of the rest of the dark brown. we love the vanity as is, but were unable to find an over the toilet cabinet in that shade of light-ish brown. so we will paint it and it will all come together quite nicely, i think.
anyway - our tastes are simple and i know that there are much fancier bathrooms out there - but we love the bathroom that Jimmy and Barb built!
(Edited to add: i will be around to everyone's blogs this afternoon. i haven't been on the computer much in the past few days - but don't worry - i will catch up on all of the backposts that i have missed!)