An ongoing blog following a young married couple as they renovate their railroad apartment in Brooklyn, New York and a crazy falling down farmhouse up in the Catskills. Both husband and wife work full-time jobs each day, so almost all of their projects will be squeezed into any free second each night and every weekend. Hence the name: After-Dinner Design, though come to think of it, maybe we should change it to "So Tired Design"...)
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Onwards and upwards!
Onwards and upwards is right! With the William drama behind us, John and I are now able to turn our attention back to the bathroom renovation debacle up at Fox Ridge. I stopped and picked up our tiles on Friday morning from the always-wonderful Bella Tile in the East Village, so there's no stoppin' us now!
(If you're ever in need of tiles for your own projects and you live in New York City, Bella offers a terrific selection, great pricing, and you can find fabulous bargains in the sale-room of their warehouse.)
Check them out:
Bella Tile Showroom 178 First Ave at 11th Street New York, NY 10009 Phone: 212-475-2909 Fax: 212-475-2499
We have the additional incentive of not wanting to spend ANOTHER weekend in the country without a toilet (don't ask... but it involves going into town a lot and peeing on our lawn in times of desperation) so we are determined to make some major headway this weekend.
This is where we are as of Saturday morning, 8:00 A.M.:
✓ Toilet removed (see hole in floor shown in photo at left)
✓ Baseboard moldings removed.
✓ Thin-set and Hardi-Backer board installed.
✓ 30 square feet of 1" hexagonal tiles in hand.
✓ 15 trips to Home Depot for assorted missing tools, materials, and hardware.
✓ Determination to get this project over with (present, and growing!)
I've promised John he can sleep for another half an hour, and then we're going to get cracking straight away. I'll report back tomorrow morning, but-- fingers crossed- I will never have to visit another Home Depot bathroom again!