Hoping for A Christmas Plumbing Miracle

I can’t wait to share some exciting restoration work that we are doing upstairs in our 1939 stone cottage. Our girls had to pack suitcases and drag their mattresses down to the basement studio to live temporarily until it’s complete and they will FINALLY get their own shower.  Yes, we’ve lived here almost 14 years with only one shower between the four of us. Of course, their new bath will be nicer than ours!  There are some old-house plumbing complications, so I’m hoping for a Christmas miracle that will keep the main floor plaster walls from having to be ripped up. Here’s a photo of the tear-out upstairs:

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Below is the gorgeous tile I chose for the floor.  This will definitely be a high-low project.  I splurged on this floor tile and on the new faucet. Fortunately I got a great deal on the lighting, and the white subway wall tile is only 22 cents each.

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This photograph is from last Christmas.  I’m looking forward to spending some down time with family, so I won’t be posting much for a bit.

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I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.  I’ll see you back here after the new year!

 

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angela@spinachtiger
5 years ago

Great house. I’m sure it will be a gorgeous renovation. Merry Christmas.

nancy
nancy
5 years ago

Merry Christmas Christi. Enjoy your down time.

Melissa
Melissa
5 years ago

I LOVE your floor tile. Speaking from experience here, make sure you get a really good tile person because it is hard to lay mosaic totally flat on the floor and with uniform lines. May you have a Christmas plumbing miracle and a wonderful holiday!

Pamela
Pamela
5 years ago

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year!

Love the floor tiles! I hope you will show the progress on the remodel.

Kathi
Kathi
5 years ago

Merry Christmas, Kristie-I love your high-low end look- I actually think white subway tile dresses up the walls, even tho it is so reasonable in price-It always has a clean look-love love love your bathroom floor tile-enjoy your holidays with your lucky,lovely daughters and of course, Mr Man!

Cyndia
Cyndia
5 years ago

Oh, lucky you! Funny how people think it’s so awful for four people to share one bathroom, when generations before ours did it with even more people in the family! We’ve been living with one bathroom upstairs too for years, and it is dated, and becoming in very poor repair. Time to gut, and start over. I love the floor tile you chose; it is very similar to the look I want as well. Can’t wait to see your completed project! Happy holidays!

Claudia
Claudia
5 years ago

Christie, thanks for all the fun Ana learning you have shared with ud this year!!
Have a great holiday season and good luck with your project!.

Janet
Janet
5 years ago

Merry Christmas and may you get your plumbing miracle :)!

Mary CC from CA
Mary CC from CA
5 years ago

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Many blessings for a healthy and wonderful new year !

Beth
Beth
5 years ago

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kristie. Enjoy some well-deserved rest. I’m taking some time off as well, feeling like it’s time to focus on family and rest. Blessings!

Mississauga Plumber
5 years ago

Great story and pictures, thanks for sharing. I hope you got your Christmas plumbing miracle. Best wishes.

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