Summertime projects were at a minimum this year! Summer has passed so quickly! Early summer, in June, we went to Emerald Isle, North Carolina and enjoyed a week of vacation on the beach with two of our children, the loves of their lives, and our grandchildren.
Back home, our oldest daughter, Danielle, who was pregnant with her first baby, ended up having severe pre-eclampsia and her daughter, Memphis Belle, was born six weeks early! She called us earlier in the week to let us know what was happening, but Memphis was born Saturday morning just before we left for home. She weighed four pounds two ounces and was breathing on her own! This is a picture of the first time I was allowed to hold this little cutie the next morning!
Summer has flown by with the new grandbaby, but I have still managed to work on the second bathroom and am almost finished! A decorative piece over the toilet is the remaining project.
We ripped up the vinyl flooring and Dave put down the cement backer board. I laid the travertine tile and grouted it. I LOVE the new floor!
We removed the builder grade mirror. Crown molding was added, along with new thicker baseboards and both were painted an off-white color. The walls were painted a Dublin gray, which was pulled from the travertine tile. I painted the doors the same Dublin gray, following the indentations in the door. It seems to give the door so much more character.
The vanity was ordered from Home Depot. It was on sale and I love it. Did I tell you I love the beach? This piece reminds me of the beach because of the shutter doors, I guess. There is an understated touch of the beach in every room of our home.
The mirror is a purchase from years ago and has been positioned over my antique sofa in the living room, but I think it is perfect over the vanity. I love the new look and wish I had tiled these floors long ago!