Still Working On It

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) . . . 


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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Your re-do is really beautiful! Your bedroom looks so cozy and I'm equally impressed that you made such a cozy and practical bathroom. Please tell me that you had to clear some clutter from the nightstand and bathroom counters before taking these pristine photos!

Cheryl S.



It looks wonderful - and Jo Jo approved! I'm guessing she's never far from your side. :-)


Everything looks so fresh, so new, so clear and clean. It must be such a great feeling to have a renewed space.


I love it. And can I just say how jealous I am of (1) that you have a master bath and (2) that's it's SO big!


Beautiful! I love your fitness spot!! And so much lighter. Man, that wallpaper was really dark. We had a wall of vintage olive green & gold FLOCKED wallpaper in one of our baths... ew.


It's amazing how we live with things that are just wrong! Then the redo happens and it is so,exciting and transformative! What a great space!


What a beautiful new space you have to looks so fresh and inviting! Marie Kondo would love it! :)


I am especially fond of the bedroom, complete with napping dog :-)

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