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Our solution to a window in the shower.

Every month, I get a few emails asking how we handled the window in our shower…

I’d like to reply—oh, la la la… that’s so boring… Wouldn’t you rather ask me what I’m planning to be for Halloween?

Why is no one curious about that?

But instead of grilling them about their failure to ask me the truly important questions, I cobble together a response about the window.  And I promise that SOON I’ll do a real post.

So—to the people I told that to, and never did it? I’m sorry.
Now you know what my husband deals with every day.
What takes other people one hour?  Takes me 49 years.

It causes all kinds of problems…  Most of which are way more serious than unwritten blog posts.

Anyway. We have a large window in our shower…  it’s not unusual in old houses.

Our old-house's bathroom has a giant window in the shower. See our DIY solution!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Bath Remodel: Before and After.

The bathroom remodel took at least three times as long as it should have.
Possibly four.  Possibly nine.

My decision-making process was gruesomely slow and drove Paul to the brink of madness.

I mean that.  Not in an exaggerated way.  But in a very accurate way.  It made him crazy that he could not force me to pick a tile, a grout, lights, faucets, a sink, towel bars, a shower dial thing…

But?  In my quest for the perfect bathroom / making my husband crazy?  I win.

Behold.

Totally DIY! Vintage-inspired bathroom remodel.  We used subway tile, marble lookalike and designed a custom medicine cabinet.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Elements Of A Vintage Bath… Cove Molding. Pedestal Sink. Subway Tile.

I almost cannot believe that the bathroom is nearly done… it feels like it’s been ten years.

We’re still waiting on a few things like a second sconce, and towel bars,  So in the meantime, here are some details we’re using that reflect an authentic vintage bathroom…

  • Cove molding at the base of the subway tile.
A collection of Vintage and Victorian bathrooms.  Inspiration for our DIY bath remodel.

Bungalow Bathrooms, Jane Powell

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.