|Project by reedwood||posted 03-04-2011 03:38 AM||1890 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
The Wittig Project
The cabinets are painted alder with a glaze stain and 2 coats of poly.
When we reframed for the recessed medicine cabinets we found a wood pecker’s nest in the wall!
It completely changed the room when we removed the existing closet and the 36” shower partition wall.
We opened up the floor under the old shower and discovered that the 16 ft. 2×10 ceiling joist had been cut in half to make room for the plumbing.
Mrs. Wittig was a sweet lady that reminded me of my grandmother. She trusted me like family and I made sure everything was just right. I had to shave more often because she kept kissing my cheek.
Her kitchen was all white. The Formica counters were white, the appliances, sink and fixtures were white, the cabinets, tile, walls, windows and trim were white. Needless to say, the lady liked white.
The tile in the entrance way of the large red brick colonial mansion was 3ft x 3ft. white marble with small 2×2” black onyx squares in the corners, laid on the diagonal. Very nice.
But, she then she said she also wanted to make the new master bathroom ALL WHITE with BLACK SQUARES!
My regular tile salesman and I showed her some white tiles at the show room and managed to get her look at some other selections.
Always good to have a professional second opinion. Natural tumbled marble was still in style at this time.
btw – I don’t mark up my tile materials and pass on my discounted cost. I work with an allowance and will show my receipts. I know it’s different but it’s a Huge selling point… takes the pressure off too.
The clients love it and call me back.
I know this bathroom looks tannish. It might be the camera. Anyway, she loves it, I like it too.
It’s a lot better than all white.
-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.