It is looking so amazing!
Here is a peek... but first things first.
Thank You Mr. Agronomist.
You have been working every single weekend since the beginning of July.
Having to jack hammer out cement for three weekends instead of the expected one...
Patiently painting every single inch of this 1400 square foot basement,
and most recently putting together 22 cabinets for an office, laundry room and kitchen.
You are my renovating hero.
all we can say is we feel blessed to have such a conscientious, speedy, carpenter, electrician, plumber, dry waller, painter, and cabinet maker;
A true craftsman, to help bring this "recently clarified vision," to life.
If I could just show in person, for realz, how perfect everything is...
the pictures don't do Tony's work justice.
Yay Tony! (he's booked up until March... in case anyone was wondering).
And The Agronomist?... he won't be available until he's finished "Post traumatic renovation stress syndrome" therapy.
My new antique pine laminate flooring,
along with the tile which will become the hearth for the fireplace.
Interior doors for the bathroom and Eldest's bedroom
The stained glass has been installed.
This view is helping me to make "final finishing decisions."
I've written that in, strictly so that The Agronomist and Tony can have a good eye roll.
These days, they are beyond laughing.
As I've made
I tried to somehow make everything make sense as a whole.
I realize as it's coming together,
I've been leaning more to Industrial Vintage than Mid Century modern, which is fine.
I just didn't get it until I saw the stained glass installed, looking into the bathroom.
This light fixture will be changed.
It will find a home in the upstairs hallway along with two others,
where I think my mid century look will have a better chance of coming to life.
Tony is ready to install the handrail!
I love my handrail.
Is it wrong to love a handrail?
I was going to just put more subway tile in between the mirror and vanity,
but something about it bugged me.
So... I'm thinking the carrera marble might be a way to switch it up a bit.
Any opinions out there on this?
Plus now I don't know if I should use white grout or the same grey I used with the subway tile?
I'm leaning to grey.
It's been keeping me up at night.
Here's a second look, along with our new faucet.
It's just lovely.
The sink bowl is very shallow, and the water will never splash out.
I kind of feel like a pioneer using it.
Doesn't it look like an old water pump?
And it's the perfect water fountain too!
Here's the half mortared wall and unfinished stairs.
That door on the left?
It opens into the laundry room, and is actually a glass door we have to paint.
And beside it is another stained glass.
Tony installed a light behind it,
and at night it looks so warm and pretty.
I happen to love green,
and also have a 50's green formica table for the craft/kitchen area.
I plan to use the door into the storage room under the stairs
as a blackboard with the casing acting as the wood frame around it.
I'm using the photo above as my inspiration:
Now, I'm just trying to figure out the fireplace.
And it is driving me crazy.
A brick one to match the painted wall has been suggested.
The girls and The Agronomist quite like the wall unpainted,
so I'm not sure what we will do.
And while I love the idea of a painted brick wall down the stairs,
I grew up with a white painted brick fireplace with shiny square black tiles across a raised hearth.
The fireplace along with the gold green wall to wall carpet and loud Paisley couches...
Well, I just keep having flashbacks to the decor of my youth....
I may need therapy.
There is so much happening this week: fireplace, cabinets, doors, flooring, laundry room.
The Bungalow'56 Basement Reno Week
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