During our visit to the Sublett-Miller house in Danville, Virginia we were amazed by something every time we turned our heads…..in EVERY SINGLE ROOM! Not kidding. It was like taking a tour in a museum, except the tour guide wasn’t worrying anytime we touched something or the time I kind of tripped up heading towards a piece of something exquisite. Lol. In fact the kids and I are heading to Carla’s house on Saturday to help out with some work and she doesn’t seem at all worried about Claire in the house. I do know I am not allowing Claire into the music room!!! I will tell her that room is haunted.
After seeing their handiwork in the kitchen we were DYING to see the bathrooms!! The downstairs powder room is just UNREAL. All of the tile work, ceiling work, painting….they did it all themselves. No workers came in to do it. They even cut their own tile. When you see the AMOUNT of love and work and time they have put into every single room it is so understandable why they have been working on it for fifteen years.
One bathroom upstairs they have decided to keep it as original as they can as a homage to the original Millers that lived in the house. And the original is AMAZING!!! That’s they one where Wendy and I climbed into the tub just to show Carla that the Abandoned Homes of North Carolina people have a couple of screws loose. But Carla was all for it….kindred spirits!
Then it happened…..we walked into the master bathroom. This tipped it over the edge for us. For starters there is a huge skylight in there which adds so much natural light. Then we noticed the tub in the floor. “Big deal, Carla!”
Then we noticed she had another radiator warmer contraption in there. Are you warming food in the bathroom???? No, silly, it’s to warm up their pi’s and towels, duh!!! And then she told us their master bath shower was a steam shower. OF COURSE IT IS!!!!!! lol.
Then she said these words…..those handles on the shower doors are antiques from Tiffany’s. That’s when I finally looked at her and said this diatribe, “Okay, Carla. At this point you are just showing off. We no longer like you. So let’s go Wendy!!”
And you know you have made a new friend when she laughed and realized it was a joke.
So on Saturday while we are there helping her out to get the house ready for next weekend’s DANgaritaville party I am calling dibs on cleaning the master bathroom. I will spend about twenty minutes shining up the tile inside the steam shower, all while my jeans and Old House Life tee shirt are warming up in the radiator warmer. 🙂