When we moved into this house ten years ago we did a serious cosmetic upfit to our master bath, ripping out walls and adding glass block to bring light into a very dark bathroom with no windows. We added a new sink and Mr. F&F got all the gold fixtures and the shower from his old workplace. His old boss, el Presidente, had been living large with a spa shower. Gotta love the 90s. In the new age of “cutting back” and saving face, they decided to rip his shower out. Mr. F&F was first in line to reclaim it for very few dineros. I hated it from day one with its gilded nod to the era of fancy steak dinners and endless expense accounts. But I have to admit it was a step up from the green fixtures and dated bath that we inherited with the house. Fast forward and we’re moving on, so here’s what we added in 2002.
We’re capturing some space in the adjoining den and adding a bathtub and mirrored closets. Here’s what I’m aiming for courtesy of some inspiration pictures.
The tile will be simple, subway and mosaic like we did in the kids’ bathrooms while keeping with the era of this 1925 house. Light and bright and very girly in the bath area, an escape for mommy. Demolition began today and it’s a mess, as expected. But I love our contractor, who came back from the mountains to do this project for us, and squeeze in some other past customers. Should be a breeze and complete in eight weeks…ha ha ha. Keep you posted on the progress.