Thursday, March 8, 2012

Getting closer

...but we are making progress...today they put in the toilet! Yay! So we now have two toilets...well mostly...the seat is attached differently and has no directions and it certainly seems like some tweaking may have to be done... But as far as toilets look it is pretty good looking, not as big as the old one...though we will miss the gallons per flush. Here in CA, they have made it law that all new toilets ordered are 1.28! Yikes... It is an Icera, the company that actually makes many of the other brands, so we "saved" money there. So, we added an oil rubbed bronze handle, we didn't want chrome.....
There is just enough room for the painter to paint behind the toilet when he gets here in about 7-10 days, so the bead board will be white, it only has primer on it right now.
See the cute little basket? I got that today at the Assistance league...a wonderful oval, chunky basket...better than what I had ordered from Amazon.....

And, they put on plumbing lines for the shower and the sinks...tomorrow I think sinks get set in so that the counter can go in Sat!!
Spencer gave the whole shower another good swabbing of sealer so the rest of the plumbing parts will go in.....
This is the new temperature controlled valve that  is going to be wonderful! We had a big handleset put on it as the little knob was too small and a larger handle on the on/off part. For being so simple, it is big....Remember,  it was the old 52 year old valve is what started all this....
The shower door guy came today..measured and discussed the size etc. We are getting a frameless glass door. Although, that is kinda a "misnomer" as the stationary part of the door has a small bit of frame for stability and safety. The main door just has hinges. It should be ready in about 5 days, so next week sometime...so although everything will be in place,  we still won't be able to use it for a while longer. Like I said, we can wait a little longer...afterall, we have lived here 22 years, what is a week or two longer?? Right?
So, to review what is left....
Attach toilet seat
Attach the shower bar and shower hose...
cut holes for those enormous sinks and
put on counter
attach the beautiful doors Kobi is making
put on towel bar (s)
toilet paper holder
hang my old shelf back up
oh, and paint, which means some things have to wait until it's painted...
Did I tell you I am painting the beautiful vanity that Kobi made?? Yup, with ASCP....that will be a special feature. They will match those wonderful mirrors that I painted...The painter is doing the ceiling and moldings, the walls and beadboard and putting a sealant on the inside of the vanity....Then I get to play....
Well, won't be long now...when it is done, I will do a "photo-shoot" of the new bathroom....
Stay with me...
Nancy

2 comments:

Gina said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! Looks like the project is moving right along.

Kelly said...

It all sounds like your bathroom is coming along. Love the beadboard that is going to be painted.