Oh man, loooooottttsss happened in December.
Our kitchen went from looking like this:
Our laundry room went from this:
Our master bath wall was a little tricky. We did glass tile and to figure out the openings we had to decide if we wanted smaller rectangles or bigger squares. This was my method to figure it out:
I picked the rectangles:
Soooo exciting to see it come together.
Now if we can just get a faucet for that tub to come in (it's back ordered):
Powder bath funky-ish tile with the walnut floating vanity:
Max's shower is my fav.
I like his floor too which is 2-inch hex tiles. (This will eventually be our guest room bathroom.)
We did the hex in the pool bathroom too. They put the wrong grout in at first (white...which I love but know there's no way I can keep it up). So they chipped it all out and put in the darker grout.
The jack and jill bath went through a few changes.
It was tough to figure out how to get these faucets to reach the sink!
This is the back splash I came up with to go with the tub surround tile:
And here's the process as it went in:
Here's the finished (but un-cleaned) herringbone wood-tile in the front room:
We cut up the gray tile and had them lay it herringbone in the mudroom too:
Right before they put in the wood I realized we didn't have a plug for the lamp I want to put on a table between the two couches in there. It was a big fiasco to get power in there but we had it done just in the nick of time before the flooring went in.
I already talked about my wood-choosing saga back here, but in the end I chose the Provenza Fossil Stone and I adore it.
Some of the fans got installed.
And it's also amazing how one of the contractors crawling through the attic for one thing or another and falling right through can make it feel so un-finished speedy quick:
And so sad we had to fix yet another drywall patch.
The book shelf made a teeny bit of progress:
SOOOOO exciting to get running water!
Trying to decide between these two combos:
Ended up choosing the navy...with blue backsplash in there...can't wait to post pics. soon.
Measured out where the girls' beds will go:
Fire place wall got trimmed out.
This is now all painted white...more pictures soon along with the story of this whole wall business.
One last fiasco for the month: They started painting our gray paint I was SO sure about on all the walls (more about that back HERE). I even had the painter paint an entire wall to be sure waaaayyy back when I was trying to figure it out. Yes, I loved it.
But when it started going up for reals after all the drywall and much of the flooring was in, Dave saw it he asked why in the world it was getting painted tan.
And sure enough, it looked completely tan.
So we scrambled to figure out another great gray to no avail. Two different grays you can't even tell the difference between:
The painter had already bought all the paint so he went ahead and kept painting.
Guess what? We love it. It's totally gray (especially now that the floors are in), but a warmer gray.
Oh boy, yes, lots happened in December. And January too...hopefully I'll get to that soon!