• Joe in Australia

    It’s actually something of a relief to see an occasion where things haven’t gone well. I know you really do work hard on renovation, but your projects seem effortless and sometimes I feel that you could pick up a doily at Walmart and I’d be all OMG THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. So now I feel better about things I’ve done which haven’t always worked.

  • http://confuseddildo.blogspot.com Katy

    Also, someone should send that maniac (#93) a copy of The Secret. Thoughts become things, friend.

    Also, you got a Lewinsky joke in your comments. You’re so retro, Heather.

  • http://www.realityfish.com Robin G.

    I know I’m going to be absolutely, positively hated for this, but… I liked it the old way better. *ducks flying objects* But hey, it ain’t my bathroom, and if this floats your boat, good on you.

  • http://sisterpepperspray.blogspot.com Lynda

    Well I hope you enjoy that toilet that flushes and mirror that reflects and light that turns on, missy (and mister)! ;)

    I’ve lived through remodeling and repairs I wish you could narrate, and I’m always shocked no one dies during it with all those weapons–I mean, tools. Yeah. I didn’t mean weapons.

  • http://laurenfromtexas.com Lauren From Texas

    Looks great guys! Good job not killing each other. :)

  • Jo

    Man, I remember remodeling my bathroom. There was a point when we just gave up on the rotten linoleum (splashy bathtimes) and just carpeted the whole room. Why the heck would anyone carpet a bathroom? I don’t know, but we kind of forgot about the inevitable task of ripping up that linoleum until we moved.

  • Cris

    I don’t know… I don’t think I can go back into my perfectly-tiled bathroom until you post photographical evidence that you too have a perfectly-tiled bathroom. Just the fact you have astronauts in your bathroom does not compensate the fact it is NOT!!!!!!!!111 a perfectly-tiled bathroom.

    So I hold you personally responsible for my upcoming UTIs and other nasty stuff.

    That is all.

  • http://honeykbee.blogspot.com Kbee

    All hail, Queen of the Internet.

    Tiling and defiling since ’01.

  • kiki

    knowing it’s too late now, but i wonder how it would look if you decided to go with something really bold & funky under the sink instead of trying to match it? like big orange tiles underneath the sink?

    in any case, love the mirrors and sinks, and the simplicity of the room!

  • Tim

    I had a good friend sort go through a series on contractors in order to figure out who they wanted to use for a kitchen remodel. Interestingly, most of the contractors interviewed them. The guy they ended up hiring told them he had only one question they needed to answer: not what do you want it to look like, not how much is your budget – he asked them how strong their marriage was. Enough said.

  • http://www.chaos4jp.blogspot.com JP

    I like the retro feel of it all. Nice…

  • http://prettybabies.blogspot.com Amy

    Comment 93/94 – Jesus Fucking Christ! What the hell are you on?

    Seriously, that was crazy of epic proportions.

    Dooce – I never read your comments, but now I realize why you make the $$$ you reportedly make (according to the press). Dealing with assholes like that on a daily basis would send me off the deep end. You deserve every penny, girl, even if you won’t friend me on FB.

  • http://sundancemoods.com/blog Rena

    LOVING the rug!

  • Miriam

    Honestly, I kind of love the different tile – after all, it is the shape of the vanity! It’s giving the bathroom character – its not perfect, but thats what makes a house a home. tell the losers to suck it

  • Tile Hater

    I hate the tile and frankly this looks more like a remuddle than a remodel. Ikea is fine for something temporary (a kid’s bookshelf or desk for example) but for a bathroom it screams cheap. But perhaps my taste is too sophisticated to understand your intentions here.

  • clara

    lmao #303 “because we expected better.” AHAHAHAHAHA…

    you really let us down jon & heather :(

    c’mon people, reality check! ITS A BATHROOM

  • http://callipygianchronicle.wordpress.com Yolanda

    I’m not a hater. I could never be a hater. I think the final result, could use a little improvement, so I’m here to offer some unsolicited suggestions. I’m self-important like that.

    How about adding a nice warm wall color in there? Something that would really make that orange pop? Or maybe the wall is painted, but it’s appearing washed out in the photos?

    I think the mixed geometry on the tile could appear more like a deliberate choice, and not a mistake if you had opted for another color in the tile or the grout. If it doesn’t match, I don’t think it usually works to pretend that it does. It works better to play up the difference. But, since it’s already done, it’s time to make a happy accident. A couple of shallow, wide storage baskets filled with rolled spa towels and placed under the vanity might just do the trick.

  • Jo

    I forgot to say how I pretty much orgasmed when I saw your acrylic organizers today.

  • Tracy

    The vanity looks great. That tile would drive me CRAZY! I think you should scootch the rug just a tad under it. Because you care what I think and all. :P

  • Caryn

    Heather, you are totally trying to induce labor by leaving comments open, aren’t you?

    Do people not realize there’s a *slight* difference between saying you don’t totally love it and leaving batshit crazy hate-comments…..
    Funny.

    also, I happen to like things that aren’t all matchy match.

  • http://www.whooosthatgirl.com Melissa

    Ooh… Love how you have incorporated the Orla Kiely accessories in!!

    My hubby and I once decided to build a front porch together… Yeah. We butted heads the whole time and we are lucky we are still married. ;o)

  • Wendy

    I’d have waited two weeks for the matching tile. But, overall, it looks nice and clean. Did you put the tub in it? And is that a FLOR rug?

  • Mari

    Turned out very well overall, and I think you have to hand it to Jon for remodeling a bathroom pretty much by himself. That said, I think I’d eventually replace the hexagonal tiles with the rectangular tiles under the vanity (the hexagonal tiles don’t really go with the modern vanity). I also like #54′s suggestion regarding paint color.

  • http://wackymommy.org/ Wacky Mommy

    No time for comments, must watch hockey now. Do they all say, You’re the kind of dirty slut who likes to have sex with her husband in the new bathroom?

  • http://www.repliderium.com repliderium.com

    Bathroom reno project while you’re 100 months pregnant? You guys are nuts!

  • http://meansofgrace.wordpress.com ymp

    Wow! I didn’t think a bathroom could be so controversial.
    I think it looks great, but what I really want are those texts from Jon.

  • emily

    the old way sucked, the new way is awesome.
    shut up assholes.

  • http://kateflaim.com/blog/ Kate F.

    Isn’t it amazing how fast the crazy comes out during these projects? When we bought our apartment I was sooo charmed by the lovely clawfoot tub. Then we moved in and realized there was nowhere to put shampoo or soap anywhere in the tub. And then we realized the fancy UK-import pipes/faucets weren’t the same size as US pipes, so all those clamp-on accessories meant for clawfoot tubs don’t *quite* fit. We ended up buying longer screws (also not quite the right size) and using an offset screwdriver (because the screw had to go in from the back, which for us was against the wall, OMG) to attach them, and let me tell you, the air was BLUE. We’d been living here about 2 weeks, it was 90 degrees out and all the windows were open, and we basically stood squished in the tub screaming obscenities for about 90 minutes before we got those godforsaken baskets attached. I still glare at them some mornings while I’m fishing the soap out of the fiddly little things.

    Luckily when we redid our entire kitchen from scratch (in one week) I had my brother on hand to be competent and keep the peace.

    BTW, I love the Orla Kiely canister on the sink; it looks awesome in a bathroom instead of kitchen.

  • Nik

    OH my god. And this is why whenever my husband says he is doing anything home-improvement-y, I run screaming the other way: “Hope you don’t need my help! I’m outta here…!!” I’ve learned the hard way!

    Glad to see your marriage has survived the trauma. And you have an absolutely beautiful bathroom to show for it.

  • Andy

    The tile under the vanity looks atrocious. You should have ordered and waited for the right stuff. Typical that its “GOT TO BE NOW..DON’T WAIT”.

    Are you really all that happy with it now?

  • Lindsey

    WTF. People really take the time to tell you that they don’t like YOUR bathroom? I happen to like it, but regardless, ITS YOUR BATHROOM. No wonder I need to be on medication to be nice to the general public.

  • Andy

    The tile under the vanity looks atrocious. You should have ordered and waited for the right stuff. Typical that its “GOT TO BE NOW..DON’T WAIT”.

    Are you really all that happy with it now?

  • Gaby

    Vanity is great. Just read Jon’s Twitter – I agree that the tile isn’t so bad for “in the meantime” purposes. I also found myself going back and forth between before and after photos because you made the bathroom look much bigger in the before. Oh, and post those darn text messages. Please :-)

  • Judi

    Thank you so much for providing my entertainment for the evening by having comments open. Made my night!

  • http://katharosblog.blogspot.com Katharos

    The two types of tile? Don’t quite do it for me but you have some serious balls for trying it. I love that you made the room work using mostly just shades of white. I would not be able to restrain myself from splashing that awesome orange all over the walls!

  • Corey

    Honestly, I can’t say whether or not I like it because I’ve forgotten what it looks like after reading all the comments!!
    Love all your posts and your comments as well. Now I’m going back to look at the actual pictues. And I will refrain from giving my opinion.

  • JenC

    Great Job! Love the orange. Where did you get the light fixture? It’s the only thing left to do in my bathroom, but I can’t find any I like.

  • Andy

    The tile under the vanity looks atrocious. You should have ordered and waited for the right stuff. Typical that its “GOT TO BE NOW..DON’T WAIT”.

    Are you really all that happy with it now?

  • P

    We went through considerable “discussion” when remodeling one of our baths during a whole house nine month remodel. At one point, I ask the cabinet sub to intervene. He politely declined and said, “I never get involved in personal homeowner’s choices. I figure you’ll either work it out or I’ll read about it in the paper tomorrow.”

    Smart guy that one. Fortunately for us, it was the former and not the latter.

    And NOT that you asked, mind you. But, go ahead and order the hex tile, two weeks-schmoo weeks what the hey. You’ll thank “us” later…

    Thanks as always for sharing.

  • http://bohemianruminations.blogspot.com/ Sundance Kid

    I’m sorry but I just can’t read all the comments (though I’d love to – there are some beauties!)

    Personally, I like it. Only suggestion I have would be to get some orange towels – that would really tie everything together nicely.

    God, people really need lives (in reference to those who find it necessary and appropriate to be so rude.)

  • Carrie

    I paid a housecall to a patient 3 days shy of her due date to begin induction treatments. As I was leaving, she mentioned that her plan for the rest of the evening was to regrout the bathroom. I stopped, set everything down, put my hands on her shoulders, and made her vow not to start that. Oy. Your bathroom looks clean and bright and fine and a perfectly marvelous place to allow a baby. Anyone who would criticize a pregnant woman’s nest is an asshole. Let’s see your houses, people.

  • Alisha

    What? Are you serious? Mental note – NEVER make decisions like this while pregnant.

  • http://csquaredplus3.typepad.com Chris

    The book you want to write about remodeling? Go for it. It’s true, short, and relate-able. You’ll be rich!

    The bathroom looks nice. You two did a great job. I admire your determination. Be careful though! Leta and baby girl need parents who aren’t hobbled to care for them. :-)

  • http://cindysclipboard.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    I laughed out loud at comments #110 and #158. I think, though, #244 has the most profound nugget of wisdom in all these comments…EVEN COMPUTERS DIE! Perhaps some should die more quickly than others?

  • http://saturdayjane.wordpress.com Saturday Jane

    I love those bright tones of orange in the rug, photos, and pear design on the countertop. What a great way to brighten things up for the winter!

  • http://brilliantsulk.blogspot.com/ A

    Good gosh, my bathroom looks EXACTLY like your before photos. Same piece of crap vanity and hideous light fixture that we inherited when we bought our flat.

    Planning an entire kitchen remodel soon, courtesy of Ikea and it will totally kick ass. Ikea haters can head over to Home Depot….

  • http://serenitydays.blogspot.com/ Amber Star

    Oh NO…I’m laughing so hard that tears are running down my face…that is how you can tell the ones who have been married for a while and have gotten involved in remodeling projects…we are the ones on the floor laughing.

    Ya’ll are in my prayers. hahahaha…for real…I know and totally understand.

  • Anonymous

    The word “nesting” is starting to set my teeth on edge.

    And I kinda liked it the way it was. Does that make me terminally uncool? Probably.

  • http://www.mustlovedogsandmyparakeet.com Lauren

    I love the colors in the room now! They really brighten the place up and make it look so much more up to date. Glad everyone survived.

  • http://www.allconsuming.blogspot.com kim at allconsuming

    Dude, you’ve told us the story about how you were once so constipated you had to get in the bath and that Jon then scooped poo out in his bare hands while you recovered on the cold hard tiles of the bathroom floor.

    Publish the text messages.