January 26, 2011

It is Finished...finally

The supplies have been put away. The mess is all cleaned up. The accessories have been purchased. And order in the house has been restored. Our powder room renovation is officially— and finally—finished.

It took much longer than expected, but I'm so happy with the results. Especially since the vision I had in my mind's eye turned out even better in reality. (That certainly isn't always the case!)

This wasn't a "fun" project but it was certainly satisfying. And besides saving a lot of money by going DIY, I got some good spiritual insights in the process. Maybe I'll write about them one of these days—perhaps while sitting on the floor of bathroom. As it is, I stop in many times a day to enjoy the ambiance. (Now instead of looking for me at my computer, my kids first check the bathroom! :-)

I thought I'd share the results so you can see for yourself. (The room is so small and hard to photograph but hopefully you'll get the idea.) Or stop by for a visit and see for yourself.

Remember the before:

Here's the after:

The final touch will be framed pictures from our backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon. Then it will truly be complete.

What projects are on your mind for 2011?


Sue J. said...

Oh, yeah!!! The sink really is incredible--what a nice finish on that part of the project! The tile work is really something, too, and I know that wasn't easy! And glad to know you'll have some memories on the wall, too :-)

Yes, job well done, indeed! You are either ready to tackle something else or ready to take a long break. Keep writing when you can, regardless....

Projects? Always! Must seriously finish sewing 3 sets of curtains. And painting the kitchen?!.....

Sassy Granny ... said...

Classy and sassy!

Unlike most years, we have very few projects planned. We have begun the process of house-hunting, though we're probably a year premature. In the meantime, we continue to reside/hang out in our daughter's condo. Guess you might say our project is to enjoy the intimacy so small a space compels :)


Anonymous said...

It looks like you were inspired by your trips to the Grand Canyon, so those photos should fit well with the space!! Great job...enjoy!



Really strong work, my dear. You might have to change to title of your blog to "Awesome God . . . Ordinary Girl who does great bathroom renovations." :) Very pretty.



P.S. We all hope you get off the bathroom floor and get back to your computer . . . we missed you.


Terri Tiffany said...

Amazing!! The tile really makes it:))

Peggy said...

Are you going to rent sitting space for us to enjoy also???
I would love to come sit in a corner and read a book and enjoy the view.
Honestly, great job!!!!!!!!
Blessings and Love....Peggy

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Beautiful job! Gave me great ideas for when I do my downstairs bathroom :)
Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl Barker said...

Beautiful! The Canyon pics will be a perfect touch.

My project this week is just to get through the week. Sadly, my MIL passed away on Monday. Tough week...

Lindsey V said...

Wow! I love the transformation! My favorite parts are the tiles and the sink! Gorgeous!

My sister and her husband remodeled their bathroom last year, so I know the amount of work that you must have put it!

It's beautiful!

momneverstops said...

Beautiful job! I love the colors. The tile is great and the sink - WOW!

Project for me is the livingroom, diningroom and foyer this April - lots of updating to do

Laura said...

It is gorgeous, Kelli! I love that sink bowl. Kind of gives a french provincial flair. you do good work :). Beautiful!

Runner Mom said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Come and do mine! Please!!!!!
Love you!

Doreen McGettigan said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration..

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Oh my goodness... love it! Do you hire out... for cheap?