La Salle De Bain C'est Fini!

Mar 28, 2010 +

The bathroom is finished! Yes it is. The last piece of the puzzle, the door, is in. And I am so excited, I must speak en français! You see, HandyMan and my most favourite city in the world is Paris. We love the Parisian sense of style and we try to imbue a bit of that in our designs. So here is our take on a Parisian bath... touches of marble, mirror, black and white, and vintage signage.



But this door wasn't always so lovely and we had quite a bit of trouble with it. HandyMan doesn't do doors (they are troublesome creatures!), so we waited to get someone to install this one. And when I say waited, I mean we bought the door and had it sitting in our garage for the last six months ;)



Opportunity finally came knocking and we asked the folks who installed our front door (which we love by the way) to install this interior one while they were here. It would have been fine... if it was the skilled young guy who did it and not the old-and-didn't-know-what-he-was-doing, barely-spoke English, never-seen-these-type-of-hinges-or-door-lock guy. So that's how we ended up with a butchered door that didn't close properly, chopped up trim, ugly wood putty patches - and a door installed BACKWARDS with the frosting side out!!!

Argh. Goes to show that not everything runs smoothly in the world of renovations. Being the kind of people that HandyMan and I are, we knew we couldn't live with this pimple, this blight, on our pretty bathroom. Plus, the decal wouldn't stick on the frosting side - and that is one reason why we got a frosted door in the first place, so we could have a pretty decal! So we had to get it fixed. And in our moment of desperation, we told the fix-it guy something you never ever want to say to a contractor -- "I don't care how much it costs. Just make this problem go away." Lucky for us, Mr. Fix-It is a good guy and did a great job at a reasonable price.

And now it is lovely. C'est magnifique!

26 comments:

  1. Loving the frosted glass window. I have been looking at something similar for a window in between our bathroom and laundry. Frosted & Co. in Australia does great stuff (www.frostedandco.com.au)

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  2. C'est très joli! Félicitations!

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  3. J'adore! C'est beau...or is it belle...it is beautiful!
    love it SO MUCH!
    ~Tara

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  4. Worth the wait and the trouble. Love the door!

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  5. looks great, love the decal!

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  6. I LOVE it - this is exactly what I want to do in our basement bathroom... once it's ready to have a door installed! It looks gorgeous! :)

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  7. Love it! Is it a new door or an antique? We are currently doin the door thing for our basement, ahhh!

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  8. The perfect door for a perfect bathroom. Lovely!

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  9. So unique...it's nice to see something different!

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  10. LOVE that door! Fabulous job on it - I love the frosted glass and decal. Perfection!

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  11. It's amazing how something so simple (decal) can just make a room. It's too bad the door wasn't very cooperative but it's worth it -- LOVE!

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  12. Mike R3:12 PM

    lovely job -- where did you go for the custom frosted decal? and did they install it for you?

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  13. Love it! Doors are really hard to install. We did one, and we have 2 more to do. What a nightmare! Gorgeous bathroom!!!

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  14. That is my favorite door! Worth the wait. And I love the French inspired touches, beautiful!
    C'est magnifique!
    Londen

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  15. I love it! The decal and frosted glass look great.

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  16. Magnifique!!! .... I LOVE your floor.

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  17. Love the door...sound like quite the journey which I bet makes you love it even more!

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  18. It looks gorgeous! I'm so glad to see this post because I thought we were bad considering our bathroom was renovated two months ago, and we have not had the door installed either!

    We are doing something similar with a one-lite privacy glass insert, but the glass will run the full length of the door. Now seeing yours, I'm wondering if that is mistake.

    Love the decal too... great touch! It all looks fantastic!

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  19. Looks amazing! I love the decal, and the finished product is incredible!

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  20. MikeR - The door glass pane is actually frosted (not a decal). It was a custom door we ordered through Central Fairbank Lumber. I got the custom decal from etsy.com seller Elephannie.

    sharmilla - full-lite glass is very nice too! I think its a more modern look than the 1/2 glass.

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