Friday, June 12, 2009

Plumbing FAIL


Actually this is just a sneak peek at the bathroom renovation. The muddy gray color (Benjamin Moore kendall charcoal) on the walls is a base coat that will peek through a light khaki (Benjamin Moore revere pewter) glaze. I'm planning on doing broad vertical brush strokes to create an abstract grasscloth/bamboo texture. If everything works out the way I'm picturing. Which at this point is still a big if. Because I'm totally making it up as I go along.

Once I'm satisfied I haven't screwed up the paint, I'll install minimalist/Zen-inspired plumbing/electrical fixtures and a dark teak vanity topped with a Danish modern alabaster sink and a pebblestone backsplash. And, of course, subtle under-cabinet lighting to highlight the pebblestones. Because indirect lighting is the hallmark of a civilized society.

It should all end up looking like a fabulous spa. Or a big amateur dog's breakfast. Either way, there'll be pictures. And a toilet that actually hooks up to toilet plumbing. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: I had half the walls faux painted when the domestic partner came home and struggled mightily to find a diplomatic way to tell me the khaki color with the dark showing through it looked like primer on a dark wall. And I have to agree with him. And I have no plan B. Sigh.

1 comment:

Lauren jonczak said...

I also am experiencing plumbing failures. I just bought my first house and I already need plumbing equipment service. I have water in the basement, water coming from the bottom of my downstairs toilet and my upstairs bathroom is a complete mess. Whoever redid the bathroom installed the tub wrong so now the water runs out of the tub and into the floor. Now my floor needs to be ripped up because its causing mold. Welcome to home ownership right.