For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while, you will know what an enormous renovation we have been doing at our new house. With a tight budget, and first time experience,
this has been several months of chaotic transformation. A true start to finish is yet to come, but
we have lulled and I want to show you the changes.
Wall of the kitchen to the living-room . . .
The carpet that smelled so strong the whole house was saturated . . .
Okay, now shut your eyes and turn around so you can have the fresh prospective:
Open bar to the kitchen . . . (which I'm sitting at as I write this) . . .
The brilliant stove we found on Craigslist . . . (Two ovens, a dream I've had since I was a kid!!)
The very same bathroom, gutted and loved . . .
The stone sink was a bit of a challenge. It came from just a few streets over, at a small shop where the husband and wife import them from China. The wife is Chinese and either her family makes them, or they help select them. Anyway, I had told the guy helping us with our bathroom that we were going to have a drop in sink. I didn't know the plumbing changed entirely depending on what kind of sink you use. So part way through the bathroom creation, I showed up with this baby. The guy was horrified, but had to agree it was pretty amazing. Usually they are used for fountains, but hey, the wall were all slate, and it brought the feeling to the bathroom I was searching for.
He suggested a copper faucet. Plumbing fixtures are far from cheep, and once he realized
we had no intention of trying to stay in the box, it felt like a burst of interest came in. He
was ready to experiment.
The house has been a project. The means to fund the project dictated some of the outcome, but we tried to keep it as close to our gut feeling as absolute possible. I love it!