Tuesday, January 13, 2009

With a Mixture of Glee and Hesitancy

...I will post a picture of the bathroom.  Why am I gleeful?  Because the big work is done, we have a working tub, toilet, and sink, and I don't have to wait on the plumbers for anything else. Hallelujah!

Why am I hesitant?  Because deep down inside, I really don't want to post a picture until EVERYTHING is done. Until the towel bars are hung, the mirror is up, there is at least one picture or decorative thing in the room.  Right now, it is beautiful, but it is also sterile...in a hotel bathroom kind of way.

Alas, several people have emailed me and asked why I haven't posted a picture. So - for you guys, I am posting.  But this isn't going to be the official "Grand Opening" of the bathroom.  I am shooting for the end of next week on that one because Steve comes home a week from Saturday and I want to have something to show for the 17 days he will have been gone!

(Also, Steve has our nice camera in Pakistan, so these pictures were taken with my little ol' point and shooter. The colors aren't quite right, but it is close enough for you to get the picture.)

(Notice Seth has made himself right at home.  He is laying on his back with his feet propped up on the side of the tub.  The kids were SO excited to take their first bath in the new tub!)
New faucet...still working on the kids not playing with it during bath time!
Side view of Caleb's mullet.  If anyone has any objections to how long his hair is, please feel free to come to my house with a pair of scissors and a straight jacket.  And maybe some ear plugs to drown out the screaming...
Mom!  It's been so long since we were clean!  Thanks for finally giving us a bath!
These are some nice little corner shelves I found at Target.
They will go right here to fill up this lonely little corner.
Here is the hardware I still need to hang.
I decided against the galloping horses shower curtain.  Here is the one that I chose.  You can't tell by this picture, but there are some nice icy blue accents in the pattern.  I found it at a Marshall's for $14.99.  Score.  I went to Target first, but the only shower curtains I could find there that I liked were at least $30, some $40!  I just couldn't do it.  I had to bargain hunt.
If anyone has any suggestions for something to put on those little shelves, let me have it!  


sarah p said...

Your new bathroom is fabulous, but those two little boys have stolen the show. How cute can they get! I love it!

Bummers that you didn't go with the galloping horses. I was really feeling that one. ; ) I really like the one that you got.

Oh, and my suggestion for the corner shelves is to put some nice soaps on them...with maybe a doily underneath.

sarah p said...

aaaand. i was kidding.

just wanted to make that clear.

Amy said...

This looks amazing Courts... I love it. I love it all.

And as for suggestions for what to put on the shelves... um how about a picture of the Josh, Amy, and Silas. :)

Courtney said...

Sarah...I laughed out loud at your doily comment. I haven't seen one of those in a while!

Ames...I am sure Seth would love if we had a picture of the Bottomly fam up in our bathroom. He would name all of you in the picture every day and then ask when you were coming to our house :-)

John, Carla & Rae Shaw said...

Bathroom looks great!

I have no objections to Caleb's mullet, but if you want him to have a haircut, I will gladly come do it. And I won't need a straight jacket! Promise! I have cut hair upside down with squirmy kids before, so it's nothing for me! Call me if you want me to do it!

Jen said...

You must be so relieved! Looks like it was all worth it. Caleb's hair isn't so bad. Looks like Joshua's was. I will post pics of the new do soon!

blissful_e said...

"Mom! It's been so long since we were clean! Thanks for finally giving us a bath!"

Love this! And the new vanity is awesome. Awesome. What a fab bathroom!

julia d. hull said...

WHOOPEEE!!! It looks awesome Courtney and I realize that technically, it's not 'done' yet! I love the tile, the vanity, the hardware, love it all! Great job! So are you contracting yourself out, we need some work done out our house....hehehe!

Anonymous said...

The bathroom looks great! (and I love the family pictures in the more recent post).

My suggestion for the shelves: score a small piece of pottery (or two) from my mom. They're beautiful and would look great with your bathroom style.

So cool that Steve is in Pakistan... what's he doing there?