AHHHH….it has been another busy and productive week at our house! Lots of pics for this Tuesday Tidbits post to show some of our updates. Trent has been continuing to work on the bathrooms. I absolutely love the faucets we selected (9 months ago). On past projects, I haven’t been willing to splurge on items like faucets…my opinion has been forever changed. While these faucets weren’t the most expensive (by a long shot), they definitely cost more than we’ve spent in the past. But they are pretty and feel very high quality.

While Trent has been working on the bathrooms, I have been dealing with the original trim, casing and wainscoting. The stuff is huge and amazing. It’s also old and has seen a lot of life (if you get my drift). Instead of fighting with the age spots, I have decided to embrace them. Besides, people spend big money for the “distressed” look. That’s what I’m telling myself!

As we were carting in all the original pieces, Trent looked at me and said “this is going to take you 4 months to finish.” Challenge accepted. I have a system in place that resembles organized chaos…but I think it’s going to work. And it will not take 4 months (even if it means a couple of all-nighters).

I managed to get all the wainscoting under all the windows finished this past weekend. I don’t envy Trent’s job of getting them back into place. However, I set the front window pieces in and (as I’ve said before) if you squint it’s possible to see what it will look like returned to its former glory.

We were also able to get the trim up in the main level bathroom (the one with the navy paint) and I LOVE IT! The huge 11″ trim just makes the paint color and the marble floors pop. **The paint color is by Sherwin Williams and it’s called Indigo Batik**

If you can remember back to our framing days and our drywall days, we left a few openings upstairs into the scuttle part of the house (the little mini hallway that goes entirely around the outside wall on the second floor). We left the space so that we could have access to all the electrical and plumbing with extreme ease. Trent built these little secret doors for the entrances. It should be noted that every single child that has come into our house has gone immediately into this space. It’s like a child magnet. Trent and I die laughing each time. Adults think the space looks “creepy” but the kids just pile on in.

That sums it up for now, but things are moving so fast I may have to do another post before next Tuesday. Have a wonderful week and thank you for following along!


  • September 26, 2017 Reply


    Wow! You two are amazing. Love the faucets, but have never seen one like the bathtub. What are the pieces in the back for?

    • September 26, 2017 Reply

      Leah Hudson

      The back piece will hold the sprayer for the tub.

  • September 26, 2017 Reply

    Janet Chutro

    Jean – I believe they’re there to park a handheld shower nozzle.

  • September 26, 2017 Reply


    I have loved watching your progress on this beautiful house. Maybe I have missed it in past post but do you have an idea of a timeline of when you’ll be finished. I’m just so curious of the whole process.

  • September 26, 2017 Reply


    Wow just wow. It’s really looking beautiful.

  • September 26, 2017 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    The fixtures look very elegant and go well with the sinks and tub. I don’t envy you in stripping and painting the trim, four months is a good estimate for that. All in all, things are looking great.

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