Construction: Progress Report 5

We gave the contractor a hard deadline because the lease on our current place is expiring.   That means things at the house have to get finished in the next couple of weeks.  I’m sure they are feeling the pressure, I know I am.  Between overseeing the renovation and packing, I am becoming quite forgetful.  Today, I no-showed for my dental appointment.  Tisk, tisk.

For this progress report I wanted to first highlight the highs… then get into the lows.  Below are pictures of the Boys’ Bathroom as it inches its way towards completion.  It’s so nice seeing it come together from what was once just a mood board.  The hardware gleams like jewelry, just the way I wanted it to.  Then I added a touch of unexpected with the sconce.  I had hinted at this light fixture earlier in the week in my instagram feed.  So far, so good.

They also hung the front door and fitted the new doorknob set.  I had had my eye on different hardware in my exterior inspiration but the price was a little to steep for my taste.  I found this one.  It has the clean lines that I think work well with mid-century design.  The door, from Crestview Doors, is a piece of art.  It is simply beautiful and elevates the whole experience of walking into the house. It was worth the special order. I can’t wait for it to be painted!

The bad news?  We uncovered this smashed toilet as the guys were getting ready to fit it into the half bath.  It’s been sitting in storage in the garage and I’m pretty sure it got abused while idly waiting for its turn to be of service.  I’m not happy about that a) it cost real money to replace, and b) with our deadline just around the corner I’m not sure how quickly I can get a replacement.  I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t uncover more items that got damaged in storage.

Last but not least, one of our full length leaning mirrors broke into a thousand pieces after the moving boxes that were leaning against it caused it to loose its balance. Fortunately, Monkey didn’t get hurt as he was standing just a couple of feet away from the mirror’s trajectory.

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