Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Master Bath - Full Reveal

I'm back with the full reveal of the master bath. That means lots of photos today. We'll start with the hardware. I already showed you the hooks for the hand towels. The hand towel hooks, bath towel bars, robe hooks and the t.p. holder are all Ashfield in rustic bronze made by Pfister to coordinate with the Pfister faucets.

The Delta grab bar on the left is in oil rubbed bronze - not for daily use (yet) - but it sure comes in handy when my lower back is acting up. The throne is comfort height made by Eljer - a fantastic flush with a soft-close seat and lid. Just give the lid (or seat) a little nudge and it goes down gently by itself. We highly recommend these toilets.

The vanity lights are by Kichler (Dover in Tannery Bronze) - one fixture over each mirror and sink.

We picked up the mirrors at Walmart in Houghton. They weren't expensive, but we're pleased with the clarity of the mirrors.

Many of the light fixtures in the house are these same bronze ceiling lights. We picked them up at Menards when we lived in Saginaw - more of those screamin' deals we're famous for nabbing. We may upgrade some of the ceiling fixtures as the years go by, but they serve us well for now.

The large Maax one piece shower unit is near the bathroom door to the left of the linen closet. One piece means it's very easy to keep clean - no seams for mold to grow. The shower has a seat - another one of those things that may come in handy as we age. 

Steve still has a few small trim pieces to put up around the shower, but he's working outside now that the weather is so nice. I've been looking for a patterned shower curtain, but nothing has jumped out at me yet. 

Moving to the the tub area. . .

I showed you the barn wood on the tub surround last Friday.

The Maax tub has air jets - soothing bubbles.

Our original plans called for a corner tub, but I decided on a rectangular tub instead. It's much easier to clean with a bad back.

We also made sure we didn't make the tub surround too wide, as we didn't want the climb out to be too difficult.

On to the vanity area:

(Yes, I was sitting on the seat in the shower when I took that last photo.) You saw the hinges on Friday. . .

and the drawer pulls.

Of course, I had to label the drawers - one deep drawer for each of us.

Steve suggested Buck Doe for the labels, but I opted for the more conventional Mr. & Mrs. (Maybe I'll change them during deer season just to humor him.)

I love this old weathered barn wood. There's no other vanity exactly like it anywhere.

The double sink vanity top is by Imperial.

Let's step back and see some long shots to give you a better idea of the space we have in this bathroom.

No need for window coverings. There's nothing out there except trees!

That's it.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day


This is the day we honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sneak Peek Friday - Master Bath

I've had a challenging migraine week, so I'll let the pictures do most of the talking today. Our master bath has an air jet tub, a large shower with a seat, a double vanity and a big linen closet. These photos show some of the details.

More pine. . .

and more barn wood.

Robe hooks near the shower.

More hammered black hinges - but larger than those on the vanity in the powder room.

Cool drawer pulls on the vanity.

Two hand towel hooks - one for each sink.

Tile & tub decor.

I'm lovin' the linen closet - all trimmed out since the last time you saw it.

Standing in the doorway - looking to the left. The shower is behind the door.

Standing in the doorway - looking to the right.

Look for the full reveal of the master bath on Tuesday.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Powder Room - Full Reveal

Here we go. I'm back with the full reveal of the main floor powder room. If you enter our house through the front door, this 1/2 bath is off the foyer through a pocket door. (Installing the latch on the pocket door is still on Steve's to-do list.)

When you enter this room, the vanity is on your right and the throne is on your left.

Remember how I told you on Friday that the handmade mirror couldn't be perfectly centered under the vanity light because the peak of the mirror's frame wasn't perfectly centered? You can see what I meant in the next photo.

I doubt most visitors to our home would ever notice (if I hadn't just pointed it out).

When you're standing at the vanity, the throne is directly in back of you.

Now for the wall decor above the throne.

That metal deer sign is hanging over the old ceiling tile we purchased at a rummage sale in Mohawk back in 2012.

We chose a simple white vanity sink top from Menards.

Again, Steve made this vanity from the old barn wood we brought with us from our place in Saginaw. I wanted a 2-door vanity for the powder room - just a place to store extra hand towels and t.p. 

This butterfly wing nut was the inspiration for the hammered black hinges and knobs. We don't really need the butterfly to hold the vanity doors closed, but we like the little detail it adds.

You can see all the hardware in this shot. . .

and the next photo shows you more of the floor that is carried through from the foyer.

There you have it - the main floor powder room. 

All is well in the Keweenaw.