More bar work
After we got the bar skeleton up, I tried to ignore finishing it. You see, I couldn’t figure out how I wanted it to look. What should it look like? After endlessly looking at Google Images on ‘bar designs’, I was more confused on how to finish it then ever. I just didn’t know how to pull it together.
Enter Aaron from Highland Square Restoration. He contacted me from the Facebook page – plus our kids go to the same school. He does remodeling work and wants to specialized more on the art side of things with wood and metalworking – plus he can make a mean pumpkin carving with a chainsaw. The bar is right up his alley. We discussed the theme of the place and he came up with a good plan for the bar.
The bathroom needed finished, I wanted to ceramic tile the men’s bathroom walls and put beadboard wainscoting in the women’s room. Remember, I laid the floor previously using the recycled terra cotta tiles we removed from another area.
The tile pattern
What tile pattern to do? My wife told me that I should put them in a diamond pattern to contrast the floor’s linearity. I took it one, much more complicated, step further – a staggered diamond. I don’t know where I saw this but probably from one of the many newer bathrooms in the fancy rest-stops on the way to Florida – a trip that we do often.
A lot of deliveries
This week I saw a lot of deliveries – though usually predicated with a phonecall, “Are you Ron? I’m at the business with a delivery.” So much for my 30 minute warning phonecall…
- Finish bathrooms (grout, paint, etc)
- Order more black marble to finish bar floor.
- Keep finishing bar
- To my kids…they worked hard this week. My dad put in some time too.