It used to be a closet.
But now when you open it, instead of finding assorted winter coats and snowboots, you end up in a magical land where it is winter all year round because of the terrible Snow Queen.
Well......it would be nice if that were true, because last time I checked, having an imaginary country located in one's home did NOT involve a month of unholy messes and daily numerous trips to the DIY shop....not to mention actual painting, tiling, and general hard work.
As you may have gathered from the above, our project is NOT done yet. Still at least a week to go.
And fitting a staircase of any kind into a closet was no mean feat. We had to get special, rather steep ones.
The light fixtures we chose at Ikea are also up.
There are two, though you can't see the second one in this pic.
The bathroom has been taking shape nicely.
The in-wall suspended toilet turned out really great.
Apparently, they are not very common at all in the USA, as I found out when I was trying to describe the project to my mom.
Here in France it's A Thing.
We also have the heated towel rack ...which is also totally a must-have in your bastic French bathroom.
Below is the shower. The glass bricks are to let in light and keep it from feeling too claustrophobic.
I also like the exposed beam.
I also ordered a really cool faucet to go with it.....
This is where it is as of today.... I think the final touches will be done tomorrow and then we will have a brand-new, fully-functional bathroom!!