I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in southern Illinois with friends and family, but unfortunately Blaine was called out to a rig and couldn’t come with me.
December has been a slow month for house progress, but I’ll share with you what little progress we’ve made.
|Lincoln on Christmas Eve at Hannah’s Hill|
Earlier this month, Blaine started walling up the showers with cement board.
Each bathing area will have a water-safe dimmable light in the ceiling.
And the two showers will have benches.
|Downstairs shower bench|
Blaine is making little cubbies in the bathing area walls. They will each have a niche to hold shampoo, soap and other accessories. I think they will be handy to have and hopefully not too much trouble to clean!
|White subway tile niche inspiration|
In the upstairs guest bath, we’re planning to keep the old cast iron tub. My inspiration for this tub/shower is Miss Mustard Seed’s master bath. I like the way she enclosed her old tub with marble tile, hid the curtain rod behind casing, and used dual curtains.
|Upstairs guest bath inspiration|
|Upstairs guest bath|
In the master bath, we’re adding a half-wall to hide the toilet.
|Master bath half-wall|
|Half-wall inspiration via Lane McNab|
The master shower is bigger than the one downstairs.
|Master shower bench|
That’s all the progress inside for now!
On the outside, we’re still chipping away at the siding installation.
|South side still waiting to be clad in navy siding|
And for Christmas, we received the sweetest gift to put at the end of the drive.
|New mailbox, post, and sign
Thanks Mom, Dad and aunt Julie! 🙂
Wishing you all the best for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2017!