Well, I think Ethan's flushing fiasco has finally (almost) ended. After a LONG week of workers in and out of the house all day long, the bathroom is finished (except for the installation of a sidesplash, which didn't quite match the counter). I'm still on a quest to find a better match to the granite (and why it wasn't included....well, that's a mystery to me, but it's a minor detail.
Here's the finished product. Brand new everything except the tub and paint (although I have some touch-up painting to do still).
I agonized over the tile floor, as evidenced by the pile of various colors and sizes of sample tiles sitting right outside the bathroom door. Then I agonized about whether to include the mosaic pattern or not. I'm so glad I did. It makes me happy everytime I go in there. It adds just a little touch of class and sparkle.
The granite countertop, new vanity and new faucet. I love it all. So shiny and new...and clean and I almost hate to use it...but I have.
The faucet. Andrew didn't have many opinions (that he was truly brave enough to express, except that he thought that "I" might think the countertop was too "busy" after a while.) For the record, I LOVE the counterop even more now that it's installed and not sitting in a box in my living room. But he did mention that he thought this style of faucet was pretty cool and since we 100% agreed...it now lives in our bathroom. It's brushed nickel, even though it tends to look a little gold in this picture. It's awesome. Enough said.
So that's the bathroom tour. I am responsible for repainting the new bathroom trim (no big deal) and touching up the paint behind the new toilet and vanity, since of course they aren't exactly the same size. I can handle that though.