This weekend has turned out to be mostly a project planning weekend for various reasons. The most notable of which is the fact that the final decisions on what to do with the mirror and lighting had not been made, but I am happy to report that is has officially been solved. After much deliberation and trips to multiple light stores, we are going to go with two pendant lights above the vanity and a recessed light above the shower. This should give off enough light for Jes to get ready in the morning and while also meeting her aesthetic desires. The other thing major accomplishment of the weekend is that all of the pieces for the reconstruction have been purchased. Now we just have to wait for them to get delivered!

New floors and bead board
New floors and bead board

As for actual work that got done – Jes was able to get all of the grout work done, and it looks amazing. ┬áThe sandy color of the grout goes perfectly with the light brown marble finish of the tile and I don’t think we could be happy with the way it looks. We also installed the new baseboard on the one wall that is not affected by the vanity just to see how it will turn out. You can get a good idea of what the bottom half of the finished product will look like to the right. As you can see, the bright white of the bead board really pops against the the brown marble tile and sand colored grout. I would have included the upper half of the wall in the photo – but it was too hard to stage the grass cloth, so you will just have to wait until next time.

Speaking of next time – next on the list is to remove the wall mounted cabinet and the mirror. We will try to have an electrician in this week to install the new lighting as well. That is the one thing I am not comfortable tackling on my own, as I don’t want to do irreparable damage trying to run electrical into the ceiling so I will leave it to the pros. After the electrician does his work we are at the mercy of when the vanity/top will get delivered, so hopefully they get here this week.

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