Here is the best view of our old bathroom! The shower curtain closed!
See that little wall that is dead space. Well not for long!
And here is the new amazing beautiful shower. Pat our contractor was a wonderful help in designing this shower. Pat knocked out the little wasted space and made it all shower. He put in lights over the shower! It is great being able to see while showering. We used Italian travertene tile throughout the bath. We hit the jack pot while shopping at the big box building store and landed the medallion on the shower floor on sale.
Two shower heads are always better then one! Wow are these babies expensive... but oh so worth it. Bobby doesn't have to slouch anymore under a short shower head! I love tile on the diagonal. And I wanted it used in the shower. Well after chatting and laying out tile on the table a few dozen ways, this is what we came up with. The diagonal was to be in the center at first... but not around the great little cubbies show below. It was going to be way to much work, and possible breakage to do that around the cubbies, so we put it up top. I love it still and I got my diagonal tile too. Yippie!
Here is the a close up shot of the medallion. I told ya it was beautiful. And look at the little bit of trim work on the seat edge.That was Pat's idea to give it a nice finish and pull the design in. Oh and it is a step in shower... so as handsome ages I won't have to lift him in to the shower! Shower curtain? What shower curtain? That baby stays open now to show off this beauty!
Here is a shot of the completed sink area. I am so happy with it. My son made the window cubbie between the mirrors years ago for me. I so love it. It keeps things organized and beautiful. He made it while visiting, and completed it in our barn. He was so funny because our tools and stuff are oh 100 years old! (well maybe not that old) He said "it was like working in horse and buggy days!" Really son, how would he know what horse and buggy days were like.
No this wasn't a DIY on a less then a nothing budget. It is a full blow pay the contract and get what you want job. I DIY'ed the removal of the wall paper. Tip for removing wall paper that has been on the wall for oh 16 years: Fabric softener in a spray bottle mixed with hot water. Spray to soak twice, and lift off paper.