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About that powder room makeover…

As I was saying, we have some bathrooms in need of work. Basically three of the four are original to our late 1960s home. They’re serviceable, but our master bathroom will need tile work soon anyway, so we’re thinking about a bigger project, how big is tbd. The powder room is teeny tiny, and on the main floor that we remodeled already. We probably should’ve just thrown that in with that project, but the budget and timeline had already grown so much that we had to stop it somewhere.

But, this week, our most excellent handyman, tiler, and all around great guy, Paul, came to do this:


Tuesday he demolished the existing vanity, mirror, and tile (on the floor and halfway up the walls). He also put in sub-floor, on top of which he’d pour the leveler. The leveler took a day to set, but then Paul was here yesterday laying the tile. We opted for the same montauk gray slate tiles for the floor as we’d used in the hall and mud room, for continuity. For the lower half of the walls, we used the glossy white Royal Mosa tile again, same as the kitchen backsplash. It looks great with our paint color and I’m sure it will be even better when the new white oak wall-mount vanity from Ikea goes in. Stay tuned, I’m told it’ll all be wrapped up next week.



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