Today’s big news re: our Dutch colonial project:
our replacement windows are here!
Now, THAT’S photo-worthy!
So where are the snapshots, you ask?
Unfortunately, I have none at this time,
but here’s a look-see at the profile we chose:
They’re American Craftsman windows by Andersen
from the Home Depot, + I blogged about said-same here:
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Meanwhile, 2 other ginormous projects are nearly complete, as well:
Sadly, I have no photos of said-same, because I’m sorry.
Plastic pipes are NOT exciting.
SO . . . let’s fast forward to bathroom stuff that is exciting!
Stuff like this:
I am in the midst of selecting groovies for our 2 downstairs bathrooms —
one full + another 1/2.
I blogged about our full bathroom here:
The coolest thing about it would be this pine cupboard
that we’ll be repurposing into an awesome vanity:
I don’t know about you, but to me,
that’s excitement ON A STICK!
Now, on to the 1/2 bath, or — as I like to call it — the powder room.
We only have space for the smallest of vanities.
By small, I mean 24″ wide.
Here’s what I’ve chosen, from IKEA:
What do you think?
I think it’s plain Jane + Shaker style (right up my alley),
it’s modestly priced, + look at the drawers, people!
They had me at ticking stripes!
As far as the vanity top is concerned,
those awesome Swedes DO offer something with the vintage style that I covet.
You can see said-same above, or here’s another view:
I do like the style, but here’s the deal:
it comes with just a single faucet hole,
+ I’m not the biggest fan of single faucets.
Even so, I forced myself to search online for them,
+ I found a couple okay ones,
both from Signature Hardware:
Or brushed nickel?
But let’s face it — I’m trying not to settle for OKAY
for our Dutch colonial (even if our budget is tragically miniscule!)
Here’s what I want, instead:
Something widespread, please, with cross faucets.
Or metal with small porcelain accents?
While I’ve lost track of the # of bathrooms I’ve had over the years
with the porcelain crossi,
these days I am obsessed with the metal with porcelain accents.
They look more expensive.
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Lastly (is that even a word?), I will be tricking out our IKEA vanity even more
with one of these:
Yes, people, that’s the highly-coveted Carrera marble
with an under mount porcelain sink.
And speaking of highly coveted, look closely at the edge.
It’s called an ogee, + I couldn’t love anything more!
Talk about making something look more expensive!
We need to head to IKEA + get that vanity, stat,
after which, measurements will be taken (by G.O., not me),
+ I can furtively order my faucet + marble top!