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Coming Together

Last fall, you may remember my sharing the story of our bathroom renovation.

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When what started as a leaky shower (leaking into my kitchen, by the way) . . . 

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morphed into an entire bathroom/bedroom re-do.  (With some kitchen updates, too.)  (Because ceiling.)

I took advantage of the situation as an opportunity to get rid of the very dark and very dated wallpaper (you can see it in the first photo; I never did take "before" photos) and the very worn blue carpet.  We even decided to remove the jacuzzi tub (I thought it would be So Cool to Have when we bought the house, but in 13 years, I only used it once. . . ) and replace it with a little fitness spot.

It was a big project, and it ended up taking a couple of months to complete.  Tom and I have done quite a bit of renovating over the years (especially in our very first house, which was a complete fixer-upper and quite the canvas for young, enthusiastic homeowners), but we've never hired contractors to do a project for us.  It was quite a luxury to just . . . pick colors and carpet and shower doors . . . and have someone else do the hard work of arranging and installing.

Everything has been functional since Thanksgiving, and finished since Christmas.  Results?

The bedroom.

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The bathroom.

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The main culprit.

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And the surprise bonus. . .

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discovering that those stained glass windows (there all along) could put on such a fabulous light show whenever the sun shines!

It all really came together . . . and we love it now!

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