The poor builders spent most of Saturday’s 36 degree heat sweltering in my upstairs bathroom attaching mini-orb and tongue and groove. I’ve gone through a lot of discussions with various builders over my choice of mini-orb since apparently it’s not a material they like to work with. Each of them tried to talk me out of it and a few times I was – there was even a last minute waiver, but ultimately it is now installed and I can’t go back. Luckily I think it looks great and hopefully it won’t suffer too badly over time. I’m tossing with getting a sign made up for it called “The Wool Shed”.


Here are the tiles that cost $58 a square metre to look like rust! But they were worth it achieve the look. 🙂


Obviously the bath isn’t in yet, maybe tomorrow?

As for downstairs, the windows were finally put in. The painting and carpet should go in this week as well as the garage door.




4 thoughts on “Upstairs bathroom transformed

  1. Kel says:

    Looking really great!! I like the effect upstairs. Are you changing the bathroom door, or keeping it?

  2. amyo says:

    Yeah, I know the doors don’t look like much but one of them was from the back door before we put the deck in and the other door has always been there. I kind of like the idea of keeping them both as a nod to the original design of the house – but they obviously need painting. 🙂

  3. mib says:

    Looking good. Been watching all the changes. I don’t know about “The Wool Shed”, mini-orb reminds me of those old above ground pools everyone had a couple of decades ago. Maybe you should call it “The Dip”, which has a foot in both camps. 😉

  4. Kel says:

    Ohhh that’s right, forgot about that door actually. Oh gosh, just had a flashback to when the verandah wasn’t there and you had those rickety stairs straight down. Woah, how times change (for the better)


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