Renovation Week Two

Day one-two tile guys, different from the ones last week, arrive to finish up the tiling. One of them smokes. We asked him not too and as he isn’t scary Wolfman, he complied. I was told that after the tile dries-probably tomorrow- I can take a bath which is exciting. The painter arrived and said he will come back tomorrow and that the job will take two days meaning they won’t put in the furniture until Thursday. So much for being finished in ten days. Then we have some work to do in the kitchen which shouldn’t take as long.
By the way, for showers we have been going to our exercise club which is one way to insure that we exercise every day, a good thing. I hate doing it. I like to come home, cool down and then take a bath. I don’t like lugging my clothes, towel, lotion, etc. with me. I always forget something, one time even my underwear and I ended up going home “commando” as they say. Very uncomfortable-only lasted until I got home, thankfully. I guess when they start on the kitchen we will be eating lunch out. Hopefully, that will just be two days. We will see.

New tub and tile.

Day Two Painting guy arrives. He does an incredible amount of filling in holes and smoothing out the wall. He’s a smoker too but goes outside to smoke when we ask him not to smoke.
Day Three Paint guy again who does a second coat of plastering and smoothing on the ceiling and walls.
Day Four Painting guy does one coat of paint in the morning and the second coat in the afternoon. We leave for the afternoon and when we get back the walls are finished-and look great-and the plastic is off the floor. That night I clean the tub and take my first bath and it was fabulous.


Decorative tile strip.

Day Five No one is coming. We are told they will come on Monday, put in the bathroom furniture and start on the kitchen-where we are replacing the counter, back splash and sink-which should go quickly, right?
So on Friday, since we were told no one would come we went to a movie and then to lunch and came home to find the bathroom furniture installed and the plastic off of the floors in the bedroom. The electrical wiring and sink plug still need to be done but it was a nice surprise. We cleaned up the dust-there was a lot-and I took my second bath. Heaven.

13 thoughts to “Renovation Week Two”

  1. OMG that bathroom looks AMAZING. Love your tile choice, too. I used to have a jacuzzi tub in my old condo back in NJ and found I hardly ever used it (I’m more of a shower person, I guess) but NOT having a tub at all, I kind of miss having the OPTION. The Little Guy has made us promise to get an apartment with a tub, next time we change houses… he hasn’t been able to pull out his bath toys in a year!

  2. Your bathroom does look great. Things seem to have gone a little smoothly. Is that an oddity? Going to the exercise club to shower is a pain. I recommend keeping small sizes of everything in your gym bag then you don’t have to worry about forgetting things, except underwear.
    With our sewer work, we couldn’t use any water — no sinks, no toilets. A real pain and we didn’t end up with a beautiful bathroom.

  3. Aaaahhhhhh a luxurious bath, with PARIS outside the window. Life doesn’t get any better than that.

    Fully enjoyed catching up on your blog.

    Cheers and happy renovating!

  4. hey mom,

    I edited your post a little bit, because an error in it screwed up the rest of the blog!

    The bathroom looks so much bigger than before. Nice choice on the tile!

  5. Progress is being made! The new tub and tile look great. I like the different patterns in the one strip of decorative tile too. Nice colors all around.

  6. O.k. so I am a realtor and a francophile! I am LOVING hearing about home improvements in Paris! How fun! Along with everyone else, I think your choice of tiles is very smart. Enjoy the bath.

  7. The new bath looks great! You guys are renovating sons-of-a-gun! What’s next?

    BTW, I tried to access the book interview but the link took me elsewhere. Is the revised version now on Amazon?

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