Nursery progress.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I swear, this truly is nursery related, even if I'll only be speaking of our bathrooms! {oh and this is probably my worst post ever in terms of writing}

So, I'm not sure if every one is aware of how small our house is, because it's small. The exterior walls are 24' by 24'. Instead of a stamp sized lot in the city, we have stamp sized house on a large lot. Going into purchasing this house we had big dreams, only one of which has come to fruition, so far. We plan to stay here hopefully for the rest of our lives, by adding on and renovating it. The next project is tackling the bathroom {yes, we only have one} . . . which has been in progress for quite some time.

Since we are stealing the closet out of the nursery to swing our tub and shower into, to free up space, the pressure is really on Tony now to get the bathrooms finished so that we have a nursery space to work on!

The best I could do to picture our 5.5' by 5.5' main level bathroom. I'm standing in the tub, which will be pivoted into the wall to my left {the closet of the nursery}. We will then have a vanity that occupies the space of the toilet and sink as pictured, and will shift the toilet to the corner, where the tub now is.

Before gutting this bathroom though, Tony had the fantastic idea of adding a bathroom to our basement so that we wouldn't have to be taking our showers elsewhere, let alone being left without a toilet facility. So taking this back corner {previous owners schtuff} and . . .
ripping out this nasty standing shower, we had a space for the bathroom. {apparently there was a bar of soap left in the shower from the owner's before the owner's we bought from!}
Since there was only the shower and no other roughed in plumbing, Tony redid the waste lines, moved gas lines and installed all of the water lines himself. :) When he puts his mind to something, he does it.
Why yes, there was a jackhammer in my basement, operated by my husband, how did you know? Oh, the gaping hole and disconnected waste lines clued you in? I should have known.
It wasn't long though before there was a recognizable space, with legitimate framing. Alas, this was the state of the basement for the majority of the summer, due to the massive fence project.
But with the press of Baby Bless's arrival, Tony has tackled the basement once again, in the middle of his hockey reffing season no less! Not pictured is the insulated drywalls, pictured the cement wall and shower faucets!
We scored the neo-angle shower base off of craigslist some time ago for $50!
I'm proud to say that we now have primed walls ready for painting and that Tony is hopefully going to finish off the tiling this weekend!
This is what he got done last night!

30 comments:

Chelsie said...

You had one handy husband. I only dream that one day J will be able to do any of that. Let's just say he isn't the most handy of men. Can't wait to see it when it's all done!

Chelsie said...

ooo and I forgot to add that I love your new header. You and Tony are the most adorable couple and all those pictures compiled together look fabulous!

d.a.r. said...

First of all, I ADORE your new layout. Second, when we buy a house can I borrow your handy husband???? That is seriously impressive!!!

Kaitlyn said...

Wow, I am so impressed by Tony's handiness! Love the new layout, as well as the added bathroom. Way to go :)

Ashley said...

Ok, Tony has impressive skills! I know that has to be a great feeling getting things done around the house. I can't wait to see the finished product! I've been thinking about you and Baby lately...hope all is well :o) xoxo!

fah said...

OMG! Tony is amazing! Can I borrow him? My husband is many things, but handy around the house isn't exactly one of them.

Dunc said...

Wow, that IS progress! Awesome!

Jaime said...

Wonderful progress. How fun! I like the new blog too...great job. The header is really cute!!

Leah said...

Great work! It looks like everything is coming along nicely. We only have one bathroom too and we also have big plans for our house. Maybe John can get some inspiration from Tony's work!

Love the new look of the blog too!

Aimee Jo said...

mmm...Do you hire Tony out? I only wish my better half was that good at home improvements! I can't wait to see the finished product.

And I, too, love the new layout!

ezza said...

It looks really good! Go Tony!!

Meredith said...

Great progress! I can't wait to see the finished nursery AND bathroom.

And I'm loving the new layout.

Joi said...

Wow, Leah! It's coming along quite nicely! We too have a standing only shower in the basement and it is a sight for sore eyes.

You give me inspiration to make it better :)

Rose said...

Impressive!

That is a huge project!

I love that tile! What brand is it?

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

What a handy hubby you have! It's cool to see the progress that has happened in the pictures. That tile in the shower looks great!

The Branches said...

Wow, ya'll have been busy! I can't wait to see the finished product and nursery :)

*Kimmie* said...

What a handy husband! Good luck with it all!

Freckles Chick said...

OMG!! Talk about a talented hubby! Can't wait to see everything come together.

We currently have only 1 bathroom too and we're doing something similar as you & Tony. Transferring stuff downstairs so we can have a place to do our "business", while we gut the upstairs.

(LOVE the new blog
look!)

Bluebird said...

WOW! You guys are so creative and handy!

Mrs. Cup said...

I love your new header! I am so impressed with the renovations...wow!

Sarah said...

Ok, can I borrow Tony?? Or maybe he can show my hubby what's up with home improvement! :)

Love the new layout of the blog!

AJ said...

Go Tony!! Lookin' good, Leah!

jennifer said...

Wow! That is so wonderful you were able to add the extra bathroom in the basement. It looks great!

Sierra said...

Wow! It looks great!

Kristal said...

First of all, the new layout is awesome!!! Second, I'm completely impressed by Tony's skills and the tile is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the completed project. ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm coming over from Emily's blog. Just wanted to say HI. Your husband looks handy, gotta love a man who can use a jackhammer!

Julie said...

What a fun project and what a handy husband! Good luck tomorrow!

Katie said...

love love love that you guys are tackling this huge project. I would be terrified :) you MUST keep us posted - this is exciting :)

C said...

Wow, bravo to Tony!! Progress looks great!! :)

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Love the new blog look - love the tile - lots of love!! :)

 

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