Our Guest Bath Update

Good morning friends. The forecast here in our corner of Washington State has predictions of heavy wet snow with the possibility of falling trees and branches breaking and downing power lines. Hopefully we will not lose power but if we do, I’ve created a few posts for this week and hopefully the predictions won’t be as dire as forecasted.

When we moved into our current home in September of 2018 we knew that we wanted to make changes in our guest bath. In 2019 we bought a slab of maple wood with a live edge to replace the countertop in this bathroom. That slab lived under the guest bed in what we call the Blue Room for about 3 years. Along the way in those 3 years we bought a new sink for the bathroom, too.

Demolition day…

After he stripped the bathroom, the walls, ceiling and cabinet were painted white.

The slab of wood was measured for cutting the hole for the sink and faucet.

Now it was time to treat the wood with TopOil.

The top oil complete it was time to install the backsplash.

Time for the plumbing. We tried some of our old wall pieces and really didn’t like the look so we contemplated changes that would function better. That wall piece on the side wall got moved to the master bedroom. It poked out to far over the new countertop and imposed on the counter space.

Time to set the sink and hook up more plumbing.

We tried a few pieces over the toilet area and finally settled on this piece with shelves and a rod for hand towels. We found this piece at Wal-Mart.

We are pleased with the update. Josh and Laura were our first overnight guests to enjoy the changes.

Dear does good work and has saved us thousands of dollars over the years by doing these projects himself.

I was going to list the projects that Dear was planning to complete in the next several months but as Providence would have it we had an emergency health event that has changed our plans. Dear suffered a Stroke on Saturday in our home while we were together enjoying our lunch. He and I recognized something was terribly wrong. 911 was called and we had a great response with the EMT’s and the Fire Chief of our area. Once evaluated at our local hospital, Dear was transported to Spokane to the ICU at Sacred Heart for further evaluation. Our son drove me to Spokane and booked a room for us across the street from the hospital. Dear is in expert care and it was determined he should have surgery sooner than later and he will have an Endarterectomy on Tuesday afternoon. We are grateful that things were caught early and the right treatment was given for the best overall outcomes. His brain and speech are in great shape. The lingering symptom is weakness in his left hand. Thanking God for watching over him. Thanking those of you in advance who will pray to our God for Dear’s surgery to go well and for his recovery to be free of complications.

We have had such an outpouring of care and prayers from loved ones, our kids have rallied, our church family in Colville, old friends in Edmonds, Monroe, Bothell, Lynnwood, Kenmore and Poulsbo. Family in New York, North Carolina, Texas, California, my ‘girls’ in British Columbia and Manitoba. We are so thankful to our God for the love and peace we have experienced because of those prayers.

Posts this week will be sporadic if at all.

Hope your new week is going well.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

30 thoughts on “Our Guest Bath Update

  1. Hello, Ellen
    I am so glad your hubby is doing better, that sounds very scary. Sending prayers for a complete recovery. Your bathroom remodel looks beautiful, your hubby did a great job.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

  2. Prayers, love, and concern coming your way, Ellen. How quickly things can change in our lives and how good God is to take such loving good care of us. So glad that your husband’s speech and thinking are clear. Now may the strength in the hand be restored.

    The bathroom looks wonderfully updated. I really like the way the faucet is sitting.

    Take good care…

    Love, Vee


  3. I’ll be praying for your hubby and family during this challenging time. May God continue to surround you with His peace and love.
    I love above counter sinks! Have even thought about one for our RV.

  4. Praying for your husband. Trusting the Lord for a good outcome as he undergoes surgery. Thankful that you knew what was happening, your husband is in good hands at the hospital and you have the support of your family, which is a blessing.

  5. Oh, Ellen, I am so thankful that you both recognized the emergency for what it was, and that your hubby got such good immediate care! I will be praying that the surgery goes well and that he will have a full recovery! Praising the Lord for His constant love and mercy . . .

    The bathroom looks beautiful! Your husband does excellent work!

  6. Oh Ellen, I am sorry to hear about your Dear. I will be praying that God guides the hands of the surgeon tomorrow. I also pray for you, my friend. I understand how difficult these times can be.
    Your Dear did a beautiful job in the bathroom. I’ve never seen a counter like you have-it so unique and lovely with the sink. Take care.

  7. You can add prayers coming from SW Ontario as well dear Ellen!! Praying that all goes well with the surgery and that he will be home again soon. Thankful for your caring family. Be kind to yourself too Ellen. Your bathroom reno is so lovely. Huge hugs …

  8. I was about to say all your renovations look great and then I saw the last part of your post. Keeping you in my thoughts that all goes well for Tuesday. I bet you are so thankful that you are back home and that this didn’t happen on your travels. B x

  9. Oh no I’m so sorry to hear this. Will be praying!!!
    The renovations on the bathroom look fantastic.
    We moved into our current house a month before you did.

  10. I was admiring all the renovations and catching up, but I was so very sorry to read this Ellen. Prayers will be continuously heading your way for a speedy recovery, and hope he will be back home very soon.

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