What causes full body pain, and a lack of knitting? Renovations thats what. Our downstairs guest bathroom was disgusting. No matter how much I cleaned it still looked horrible. We’ve owned this house for about two years so it was time to do something about it. I told my husband that I would be painting it this weekend. When we went to Lowe’s for the paint I told him we should just look at a vanity. Just do a little window shopping….
Well one thing led to another and now we are doing the whole bathroom. Its small so we thought it shouldnt be that hard. We were wrong!
This is what we started with
Contractor grade mirror and light fixture.
A floor that never comes clean.
A cheap crappy cabinet.
Ugly paint color and bad paint job by previous owners.
So this is what we had to deal with. A completely sufficient and functional bathroom that looked quite shabby.
This is after the demo. Our ever so helpful assistant was by our side as usual. That mirror left decent sized holes in the drywall.
Lovely concrete floor. Yeah that vinyl flooring is disgusting.
My husband picked out the flooring. Its teeny tiny glass, and marble tiles. They are greyish blue and white and clear. I need to learn how to turn off my flash. If you ever think about doing your own flooring make sure you are in peak physical condition. Being on your hands and knees for hours and hours is hard on your body. Putting down grout and laying tiles is no fun. I would recommend it as a diy project for smallish areas, but again its hard!
I think they look pretty cool. Again the flash distorts the color of the tile.
This is the room after paint. The paint color is called “Going Grey” They should have called it just Blue. I still like it anyway. We initially bought a lavender paint when I thought I was just painting the bathroom, but you know what they say about the best laid plans. Now I have paint for another room. That paint will be sitting in the garage for a while after this project.
Now for some pictures without the flash. These are the true colors of the room.
The new light fixture has been installed.
This is what the floor looks like now before the baseboards are put back in. (needs to be cleaned)
Here is what the paint color mostly looks like.
We still have to put the new vanity in and put the toilet and baseboards back in. It’s only been four days but I’m completely knackered and cant sit or stand without pain due to body soreness. Renovation is not for the faint of heart. Through all the hard work I’ve had fun spending time with my family and working with my husbad. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Stay tuned for the finished product tomorrow. Hopefully it all comes together well.