Tight Lipped Tuesday #14

Another of my occasional attempts to say not much at all (for me anyway).

Finally, our bathroom is finished.

After we – ahem – asked our ‘builder’ to leave, Mr. Tialys turned himself from an I.T. Project Manager during the week, into a tiler, electrician, plumber and carpenter at weekends and proved, once again, he’s a keeper.

So, from this

Old Bath & Shower

To this

Free Standing Bath

and this

to this

It only took 4 months!!

Now the rest of the house looks shabby.

I think I know what room will be next as the multi-talented Mr. T. also brews his own craft beer and a bottle exploded all over the kitchen ceiling the other day.

Nobody’s perfect.


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  1. #1 by Wild Daffodil on June 25, 2019 - 15:35

    Wow! He’s a keeper! πŸ˜‰ Looks amazing

    • #2 by tialys on June 25, 2019 - 16:54

      Thanks Sandra – trouble is I don’t want anybody to use it πŸ™„

  2. #3 by Laurie Graves on June 25, 2019 - 15:36

    Looks great! Onward to the kitchen?

    • #4 by tialys on June 25, 2019 - 16:54

      Hmmm – we’ll have to wait until we have another fit of ‘renovation fever’ first. I’m ignoring the beer stains for now.

      • #5 by Laurie Graves on June 25, 2019 - 19:24

        Often times, ignoring stains is the best option.

      • #6 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:51

        I’m with you there Laurie.

  3. #7 by KerryCan on June 25, 2019 - 15:52

    Holy cow! He is a multi-talented Renaissance kind of guy! It’s just beautiful!

  4. #9 by mlmcspadden on June 25, 2019 - 15:53

    The bathroom looks fabulous! He did a great job on it. As for the beer on the ceiling, at least it wasn’t the tomatoes that my granddad ended up with on the ceiling when he was in the process of canning them! lol

    • #10 by tialys on June 25, 2019 - 16:53

      Ooh, that must have been colourful.

  5. #11 by Lynda on June 25, 2019 - 16:56

    You have me wanting to redo our bath now! It’s so beautiful and elegant!

    • #12 by tialys on June 25, 2019 - 17:01

      Thanks Lynda – I’m going to try not to fill it up with too many ‘accessories’ as I am wont to do.

  6. #13 by claire93 on June 25, 2019 - 16:57

    very well done to Mr T.
    I can imagine you, lounging in bubbles, sipping a glass of something cool (and alcoholic) in that gorgeous bath tub!

    • #14 by tialys on June 25, 2019 - 17:03

      To be honest, I wondered about bothering with a bath as I prefer showers and our water pressure is so terrible that a bath takes a long time to fill up. However, I thought it would be nice to have one again for ‘special occasions’ like aching backs etc. and also, I think it’s a plus point if we were ever to sell the house.

  7. #15 by The Dragon's Tea Party on June 25, 2019 - 17:54

    Looks amazing! I would never have recognised it.

    • #16 by tialys on June 25, 2019 - 18:55

      He’s clever your Dad. I’m sure he’s told you before πŸ˜‰

  8. #17 by Evie Jones on June 25, 2019 - 19:36

    That is stunning! The tile is just lovely…and the sanitary ware is gorgeous. Excellent taste coupled with super husband skills. He’s a keeper for sure!

    • #18 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:50

      Thanks Evie – I think I’ll hang on to him.

  9. #19 by magpiesue on June 25, 2019 - 21:00

    Your new bathroom is beautiful! I’d say Mr. Tialys is definitely a keeper, in spite of the occasional explosion, Four months is nothing in Magpie Time. I don’t even want to think about how long I’ve been waiting for projects around here to be started, never mind finished.

    • #20 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:50

      Oh, we have plenty of those too Sue. House projects past life expectancy probably.

  10. #21 by thecontentedcrafter on June 25, 2019 - 21:42

    My god – where did you get him? He’s a good one! Love your bathroom!!

    • #22 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:48

      “I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar – that much is true”

  11. #24 by Nanette on June 25, 2019 - 22:36

    So elegant! A wonderful transformation. Well done Mr T.

    • #25 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:47

      He’s going to get a very big head at this rate.

  12. #26 by Jamie@hookthisweavethat on June 25, 2019 - 23:18

    Wow. There’s posh. I did laugh when you said special occasions and that means an aching back! Lol

    • #27 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:47

      It is a bit posh ain’t it? Well, the husband is 6’4″ and has trouble enough fitting into a bath on his own so there’ll be none of those ‘special occasions’ going on.

  13. #28 by CurlsnSkirls on June 25, 2019 - 23:56

    W.O.W. ! ! !
    Was wondering how the tile was coming, but never dreamt it was so stylishly complete. Definitely a keeper!

    • #29 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:41

      Thanks Del. Just got to keep everybody out of there now so it can always look so pristine. 🀣

  14. #30 by katechiconi on June 26, 2019 - 00:31

    The tiling is superlative, done on point like that and never a wobble. M. Tialys has ninja skills! So, leatherwork, brewing and home renovating… is there no end to the man’s talents?

    • #31 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:40

      He did make life much more difficult for himself he even – you might be able to see – decided to stagger the rectangular ones πŸ™„
      As for talents – he makes me sick sometimes – he even churned out a few decent water colours a few years ago when the fancy took him, without any lessons or anything.

      • #32 by katechiconi on June 26, 2019 - 15:29

        And yet, he fails entirely to see the charm of quilts and quilting…? It’s good to know that such perfection is made human by a tiny flaw πŸ˜‰

  15. #33 by kathyreeves on June 26, 2019 - 05:50

    Beautiful job! We had the “opportunity” to practice some plumbing this week….I learned two very important vocabulary words: PEX and shark bite push-to-connect! Mr. Tialys did some great work there, he is a keeper!

    • #34 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:37

      I was but a bystander most of the time but some of the vocabulary words I heard don’t really bear repeating.

  16. #35 by Kim on June 26, 2019 - 10:20

    Flat out gorgeous! Yes, he’s a keeper 😁

    • #36 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 11:37

      I suppose I already knew really – it will be our 30th wedding anniversary this year 😡

      • #37 by Kim on June 26, 2019 - 22:47

        You’ve got some distance to catch up with my 41!

      • #38 by tialys on June 27, 2019 - 09:41

        I’ll try to keep going!

  17. #39 by nottaholiday on June 26, 2019 - 14:21

    how amazing, we are doing the bathroom/laundry/toilet or BLT as Steve calls it.
    Apparently just in time by the look of the floor joists under the old shower.
    Waterproofing is fun isn’t it? lol Well done Mr T. Looks wonderful.

    • #40 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 18:57

      Well you’ve squeezed a lot into one room. I didn’t want to sully the ‘pristine-ness’ with laundry or even spare towels so I’ve got to find somewhere else for them to go. Luckily, we have a laundry room next door – currently acting as a bottle storage and dog/cat food repository – and a loo up the end of the corridor.
      p.s. I think you might be the only one (so far) to have recognised the Human League reference.

      • #41 by nottaholiday on June 27, 2019 - 13:33

        its three rooms but one “zone” I guess. And the tile cabinets will be the same so it made sense to do it all in one go. We built our home about 30 years ago and basically camped in it for a few years when interest rates were 18%!! Then kid activities took up all the time/money. Now its just us its time to “finish” the house. Hopefully we get to enjoy it for a while before they cart us off to the nursing home.

        ha, some songs just get in and stay there. I call them brain worms. Strangely enough though, when my Mum had advanced ahlzeimers, she could still belt out lyrics from songs I never knew she had even heard. The brain is an amazing thing.

      • #42 by tialys on June 27, 2019 - 18:59

        We went through the 18% interest rate in the U.K. around that time and then, straight into a couple of kids. Otherwise, we could have been millionaires by now – slight massive exaggeration.
        Sorry your Mum (and you) had to go through that dreadful illness. Still, at least she could still belt out a tune and, if she was doing that, it can’t have been all bad (hopefully).

  18. #43 by Steph on June 26, 2019 - 14:26

    Wow, it’s beautiful.
    I cannot get anyone to even quote on our bathroom, it is driving me mad.

    • #44 by tialys on June 26, 2019 - 18:53

      Well, as you can see, anybody can do it if they do enough research. (Although I’m not sure I’d attempt it myself πŸ€”)

  19. #45 by sew2pro on June 26, 2019 - 23:02

    Wow, same husband who makes leather handbags or have you several as with dogs and cats?! It really looks wonderful, and I’m sure Mr T won’t mind too much if you leave him to spend many next weekends sipping beers while you act the mermaid.

    • #46 by tialys on June 27, 2019 - 09:36

      Yes, the same – and the only. I did have several others and do regret getting rid of the one who could mend cars but, otherwise, he’s probably the total package πŸ˜‰

  20. #47 by Born To Organize on June 27, 2019 - 06:29

    Wow! It’s gorgeous, Lynn, and so inviting, too. Well done Mr. Tialys. I LOVE that bathtub. I spend a fair amount in ours soaking myself aching back and sore neck. I love a good tub.

    And may I just say that I crack up every time I see the title “Tight Lipped Tuesday”? You are a riot.

    • #48 by tialys on June 27, 2019 - 09:32

      Maybe I should copyright the title πŸ˜‰

      I must christen the bath soon if only to see how long it takes to fill up – our water pressure is terrible.

      • #49 by Born To Organize on June 30, 2019 - 17:37

        Low water pressure is the pits. I lived in an apartment years ago, and pretty much gave up on baths for that reason. Is there anything you can do to fix the problem or is it based on the way the water reaches you?

      • #50 by tialys on July 1, 2019 - 12:00

        No, it’s based on the way the water reaches us unfortunately. The water tower thingy is not very far above us on the hillside and I don’t think we get any build up of pressure. I ought to complain really, I’m sure you are entitled to receive a certain level of pressure from water companies, and they certainly charge enough, so they should do something about it as it affects probably around 7 or 8 houses. I’m going to take a bath this evening and I’ll time how long it takes to fill so I’ll have a bit of ammunition if I decide to approach them. I do prefer showers – plus they’re better all round for saving water etc., – but it would be nice to soak in my lovely new bath occasionally.

  21. #51 by craftycreeky on June 27, 2019 - 23:19

    Wow! Stunning bathroom Well done Mr T! Do you hire him out πŸ™‚

    • #52 by tialys on June 28, 2019 - 09:19

      Only to very patient people.🀣

  22. #53 by nanacathy2 on June 28, 2019 - 20:26

    Can I borrow him, the bathroom is really lovely, and he exploded beer over the kitchen so he had the excuse to do that, what a star.

  23. #54 by dezertsuz on July 3, 2019 - 02:45

    That is an astounding bathroom transformation! Kudos to your husband! I love claw foot tubs. I’m so sorry you have poor water pressure.

    • #55 by tialys on July 3, 2019 - 09:54

      I still need to actually have a bath in order to time how long it takes to fill it – or fill it enough to enable me to submerge myself adequately. I’m really a shower girl and it’s been too hot for a bath anyway. Looks good though πŸ™‚

  24. #56 by sewchet on August 9, 2019 - 20:01

    Love this! It also reminds me of all the decorating/renovating we’re going to be doing when the B+B is finally ours….!

    • #57 by tialys on August 10, 2019 - 09:48

      Oh no, are you still struggling with finalising things? I assumed you were already in and doing all those decorating jobs. Still, at least you have lots of time to really think through exactly what you are going to do – no rushed decisions for you.
      Lovely to hear from you anyway and I hope you and the family are well. xx

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