HOUSE: Newburgh

No peeking!

Tomorrow morning, the new bathroom will have its inaugural shower, and I will have my first shower since starting demo in mid-October. I thought this would have happened weeks ago, but little things kept getting in the way—a part for the shower drain was broken and had to be ordered from the manufacturer, the tub drain had a leak, I had to make time to seal the grout in the shower (which took 4 hours with a tiny paintbrush!), etc. Endless!

With the exception of the radio I ordered today, the bathroom is now DONE. This is all you get to see for now, though! Sorry, but those are the rules. I have something special planned for the big reveal, though—something I’ve never done before. I promise it will be worth the wait!

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20 Comments

  • Reply Pam March 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Very, VERY EXCITING Anna!! Can’t wait to see it…I’m holding my breath…

  • Reply kay* March 22, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    i agree with pam above. very exciting. i always look forward to your updates – everything always turns out so beautifully.

  • Reply Amanda March 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Damn when I saw the post in my Inbox I thought the big reveal had finally happened. Don’t keep us in suspense too long, I’ve been dying to see it!!!

  • Reply Amanda March 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    And congrats by the way!

  • Reply verhext March 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    will you be giving away a weekend for two in your new guest room?

    actually!! i just found a census from the 1880s?? for Newburgh with my great great grandmother (she was 14) on it. So I should poke around there, too! (Loskamp was the last name.)

  • Reply ATM March 23, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Oh, I hate waiting! But when I saw you ordered a radio for your bathroom, I knew before I clicked the link which one it would be! I have the same radio in my bathroom (along with subway tile and penny rounds on the floor and a wall mounted sink and a vipp wastecan…) And I have to say, the radio is possibly my favorite thing — I’m addicted to listening to NPR in the mornings while I shower.

    Can’t wait for the big reveal!

  • Reply Barb F (Australia) March 23, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Ahhh the suspense! You’re killing me!

  • Reply Tania March 23, 2009 at 6:58 am

    You are cheeky!!

  • Reply lindsay March 23, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Corey over at Tongue and Cheek did a photoshoot of herself bathing upon the completion of her very french bathroom (her husband was the photographer)…is that what you have up your sleeve???

    I can’t wait to see the bathroom…your style floors me.

  • Reply kim de montreal March 23, 2009 at 7:46 am

    it’s like christmas eve……

  • Reply Anna at D16 March 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Lindsay, I can say with 100% certainty that I will never post photos of myself bathing!

  • Reply bekah March 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations! This is huge. Can’t wait to see it.

  • Reply Laura March 23, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Are you going to shoot a video? I hope so!

  • Reply jen64 March 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Aghh..I’ve been checking daily for updates! I see your trash can peeping through the door. Can’t wait, we are starting our bathroom this month. You have been quite an inspiration!

  • Reply kristin March 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

    ahhhhhhhh, the suspense is killing me! I am so excited for tomorrow…

  • Reply heather March 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Congrats! I hope you enjoyed your first shower!
    I hate that sealing grout thing too – why oh why does it take so long?!

  • Reply anne March 23, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I am so excited to see the final result! I hope it is a video reveal — that would be SO cool!

  • Reply Patricia Ann March 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    You are awful, how can you make me wait? 😛

    Apparently, I sounded crazy to my boyfriend when I told him that I’m waiting for your bathroom’s grand opening.

  • Reply T O D A Y March 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Oh Anna…If you only knew how much I adore your style:) I live in Sweden and I am constantly telling my friends here about your blog… I can’t wait to see the bathroom.
    Love Nina

  • Reply unha March 24, 2009 at 8:47 am

    you are hilarious. cant wait to see the bathroom. but man, now i’m totally hating my bathrooms. everytime i go in, i think of your bathroom and start daydreaming completely ripping out the ugly tiles that’s already in right now.

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