Monday, February 15, 2010

As The Remodel Proceeds~~~~

Here we are starting week 2. Yes, the remodel continues of the master bathroom. I find myself very anxious to get everything finished, but I know from many a remodel in my career and lifetime, that it does take time. Every little detail takes lots of measuring, planning and patience. Then, you wait for inspectors to approve before you can move to the next step. But through it all, the process is rewarding. I have mentioned many times here, when I do a redesign, I see it finished before I begin. That's just how I work out the plan for change. Then I draw from my design board and my vision to the end. It is my formula to reach the final look. And, final look I am ready for. LOL! We lost 2 days last week because of our snow storm but full steam ahead this week to completion. We are trying for the end of the week with the walls and all the tiled surfaces. Then the plumber will finish his details before the glass man comes with the shower doors.

Here are a few pics of the progress so far. The top and first picture is the design board I made for the redesign. Sometimes changes have to be made here and some details addressed, but I am fairly close to this one. I did however change the tile to travertine from rialto.
Today was a huge accomplishment as the shower walls were installed in the shower area and also around the jacuzzi tub. Our tile guy also got lots of tiles cut and measured. He is a perfectionist and everything has to line up perfect before he proceeds. I am so glad he works this way, as any mistakes in positioning will show. Tiles have to be perfect as they run up the tub skirt to look right. This is when you find out how straight your walls are. Then, more adjustments have to be made so those crooked walls don't show. LOL
It takes a talented tile guy to do it right. I am thankful for this, because I tell ya, I have never seen a perfectly square room.

Special drywall for showers is used to be water tight and mildew resistant. The floor of the shower is called the "shower pan" Here is a special type that will never leak, crack, or mildew. Over this base goes the tile. This step has to be thoroughly inspected by the city before you can continue with tile.

The tile is a travertine in neutrals shades. It is slightly lighter then the pics show. The grout will be a type that is permanetly sealed to never discolor or need to be sealed again. Got to love that. No scrubbing grout~~ yeah!!!

I know these are not very pretty pics at the moment, but I hope you are enjoying the progress along the way and the steps it is taking to completion. Remember it always looks bad before it looks good. My old saying about everything I paint!!
So till next time, I will leave you with some prettier pics of my Valentine roses.

As a side note, during our big event of a snow storm last week, we had 12.5 inches of snow in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Never that much snow in 32 years. We may not see it again for that long too. Today it is gone, all melted away with the sunshine~~ although still cold temps linger. Spring, hurry up, we miss you!!
Here is Miss Beazy pooped after her run in the snow.

Till next time, have a wonderful week.
Blessings always, Celestina Marie


The Muse said...

i do indeed love no need to apologize~i believe your redo is going to be breathtaking!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

It is going to be beautiful!! Can't wait to see, probably not as much as you though!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the favorite tile! I know it will be perfect! Love your beautiful roses! ♥

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste, I love seeing how your remodeling is coming along... I am sure you will be happy when it is ALL done and you are ready to decorate! Miss Beazy looks so cute! Your Valentines roses are gorgeous! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Connie said...

I cannot wait to see what the finished bath will look like, sugar! Love Bunny cleaned the shower today and I thought we'd get divorced before he finished! Hah.

Shirley said...

You are making progress even though it seems so at times. The wait will be worth it in the long run. I wish our snow melted as fast as yours, but we didn't get anywhere near what was around us. It was like we were sitting in a pocket. Our problem today was the wind chill. Miss Beazy looks so comfy for her nap. Take car.

Rebecca Nelson said...

I am so excited to see this transformation!

Love to you girly girl. Hope all the remodel is going well and you are still carving out time to PAINT!

Love, Rebecca

Bathrooms said...

Congratulations! The bathroom looks awesome!

Dalgaları Aşmak said...

that is when I'm sure will be very stylish.beazy very sweet lady. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste!! Ohhh I am so excited for you!! The inspiration board has so many beautiful things! It is all so warm and inviting. I cannot wait to see it done!! You must be flipping cartwheels :):)
The roses are stunning!! Larry is so sweet :)
I cannot believe you got so much snow!! It must have been sooo weird to see! Miss Beazy is so cute, I know she must have had fun playing in the snow :):)
Love ya sweetie and I cant wait to see more progress on your bathroom!!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so good so far.... I love the color of the tile & I am sure you will be thrilled with the results!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Ginny said...

Dear Celestine, I know it will be stunning when it is all finished! I truly admire your design talent and your vision. I am always so drooling at the things that you create!LOL!

Anonymous said...

It looks like it will be a very lovely bathroom.

We have had alot of snow this year. In fact more than we have had for over twelve years.


Anonymous said...

It's going to be beautiful, Celeste!
Miss Beazy looks comfy and like a poster girl! :-)


A Hint of Home said...

It is going to be stunning when it's completed. I love the tile and colors you chose.
I know you can't wait to have it finished.
I heard about your record snow. It's been so strange everywhere. Just got back from a cold trip to FL and snow in thea nothern part of the state and lower part of GA.
What's up with that. lol
First time since the weather has kept records that 48 states had snow on the ground all at the same time.
Take care and try ti stay warm friend.
First time since the we

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Glad to see you back and posting again. Looks like you have been busy. I'm sure it will be beautiful when your done. I love your inspiration board. Mrs Beazy looks adorable as usual. I have that same ribbon book in your first picture. I buy all her books she is so inspiring!
I see you got some snow, we have had so much this year. Been snowing for over a week now on and off. School has been closed so many days this year. I'll be so glad to see spring.
My son leaves on Monday we have a weekend of events at his military base starting Friday. Trying to stay up but it's not easy.
Take care and I can't wait to see your room when it's finished.
Love ya, Shirl
SHirls Rose Cottage

Kris said...

Hello Celeste,

So good to hear from you and catch up on your blog. It looks as if you've been busy with the remodel. I love the vision board you made. I think I'll start one on the rooms we are decorating. I have so far just the living area visioned, but not on a board, just in my head. :)

I look forward to seeing the finished room and know if you've put your creative hand on it, then it will be an "ahhhhhhh' room"

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your bathroom is going to be beautiful and I know how much patience you need in getting a job like this finished.
Love your pretty Valentines roses and dear Miss Beazy after her run.
Hope that you are staying warm and not too much snow around.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello Celeste! Just had to see what you were up to today! I enlarged the pics and had such fun spying the chandy peeping thru the mirror reflection! Can't wait to see the big reveal! I know you must be so ready for it, too! Beaz is adorable as usual. I actually think the snow invigorated Sis! LOVE the two new blog header pictures at the top!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, thanks for sharing your remodel photos with us...what a process. I tell you though, you are smart, using the correct materials and doing everything properly...doing it right the first time. Love the tile...


Anonymous said...

I love the tile Celeste. Very warm and the color will be versatile in case you change your mind down the road on wall colors or towels. We were just talking about flooring the other day trying to decide what is best for having animals at all times in our home. Dog in the tub, cat in the sink and hopefully none ever in the toilet!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the tile. This is going to look fabulous!

Miss Beazy is just the cutest :)


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Celeste!!! I'm so glad to be back and able to visit you.I missed you sooo much. I love the new banner.And I can see in my minds eye that your bath is going to be gorgeous. How can it not be with your beautiful taste.You have been very busy.I haven't done a thing,but like you hoping Spring will hurry up and come.We are also having one of the coldest winters ever.I can't stand it.
Ms Beazy is so beautiful.Does she like the snow?
Well got to go for now Dear.I can't stay on the puter for long perionds of time.So visiting with everyone is going to be hard.
BTW.I still have not heard any new on my doll submissions.I guess thats a good thing.Its going on 9 months now.
May God Bless you Sweetie,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

So happy for you, Celeste!

vickie said...

Hi Celeste, wow, you'all got alot of snow, for Texas! We here in Austin, got zero snow, but a lot of rain which we needed. I love watching your re-do, you always have that "special" touch for decor. Big hugs to you, Beazie is so cute! said...

even your design board is a work of art! Rachaelxo

randi K design said...

Celeste, your new bathroom looks great! I can still remember when you painted the sink on the inside... it was pretty also!
Hi,- did you ever build a web site? I am working on one, but find it very hard to do...
Have a great day,
hugs, me

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..