July 7, 2016
How Did We Finally Finish Off Our Shower? Find out!
We finally finished redoing the shower around six months ago. I've taken a long time to complete the final details, though, and have finally put up the new curtains. I'm happy with the way it turned out and just need a final piece of art to hang over the towel rail and I have a great idea for the lampshade, both of which I keep procrastinating over. :)
For a while we considered leaving the failed SatinCrete as is - it sort of looks like a (very badly done) paint technique - as we liked the basic colour (We chose the Sage for the shower room, though it looks grey in the photos and didn't even look like the sample). However, with all the other fixing that needed to be done we would not have been able to emulate the finish. Thus a new paint job was our chosen option.
|Clockwise from top left: The finish of the wall - really horrible in these images; the loose plumbing at the toilet (the showerhead was similarly loose); and the poor plaster work for the shower.|
As we don't know how to do plaster work, we had a guy named Steven come in and do it for us. He did a great job on fixing the windowsill, ensuring it slants towards the shower instead of the window, on the step, and where the old basin was. He also fixed the loose plumbing and did the mosaic on the side of the shower step for us. He was also kind enough to paint. (Sheesh, that makes me sound so lazy!) I decided to paint with a brighter colour scheme and I was skeptical at first, but it has grown on me. I also redid the grout on the mosaic, too, so it looks much neater.
I'd love to know what you think!?