The irony

The tiling is complete.  We’ve given the ceiling another coat to cover up some scrapes, and I touched up a few other dings on the beadboard.  We cleaned, cleaned and cleaned some more.  I’m giving the wood vanity top a few more coats of polyurethane since we removed the sink and faucet for the finish work.  We cleaned some more.

At last, time for the final cleaning of the shower and to — drum roll please — take showers ourselves –hooray  So why am I blogging and not showering, you ask?  Good question.  Our furnace is cranky and we have No. Hot. Water.  AAUUGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

I’m having an out of body Alanis Morrisette experience.


Dan giving the ceiling another coat of paint.


I love the color name, Pale Moon, as much as the color.


I still need to sand the drywall patch in one spot, then paint, then reinstall the sink and faucet.


The music cabinet is moved in, and already loaded with towels.  I’m happy for the most part with how this turned out.  The door rubs a bit since painting, sigh.


All this would look even better if I could take a nice hot shower, I’m sure.



Thanks to our service plan, Mike from Downeast Energy replaced the circulator pump last night at about 7:30.  I didn’t enjoy a shower last night, but I’m happy to report that this morning we had hot water and plenty of it.  Ahhhhhhhh.


12 Responses to “The irony”

  1. melanie Says:

    Love that skinny little cupboard – who’s idea was that? Is it storage or access to plumbing?

    • Ali Says:

      Melanie, It is my idea, :). It is a cupboard which adds some needed storage and partially disguises the way we boxed in the vent stack.

  2. nruit Says:

    Love the updates! Sorry to hear that you have no hot water. I definitely feel your pain! Big pots on the stove, anyone?

    • Ali Says:

      How do we get the water out of the pots into the showerhead? Haha. The Downeast repair guy is here now — apparently we need a new hot water circulator pump. Seems we haven’t contributed to the economy enough in the past few weeks.

  3. leslie Says:

    Sure it’s funnier to read about than have to go through, but before long… refurbished bliss!

  4. Robin Says:

    Your bathroom looks super nice. I love how it all came together. I can’t believe you got it all done and then the circulator pump went out.

  5. Laurie Graves Says:

    Hang in there! It looks great.

  6. Lou Murray's Green World Says:

    Wow, what a SUPER job. And you did it yourself, with clever, unique solutions. Kudos!

  7. Sara Says:

    It all looks great! I love the colors, the tile in the shower, and the little painted dresser. Nice job–and glad your hot water is back too!

  8. Weez Says:

    WOW!!! Looks fabulous :) talk about form AND function, and a lot of sweat equity!

  9. O. Says:

    Ooo. Ahhhh. Pretty!

    Go over here and see how far you’ve come: esp. if you miss that ‘Rubbermaid blue’ tile.

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