Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I ♥ My Bathroom

Our master bathroom vanity redo has been technically finished for a few weeks. I've just been working on the details but decided to post since it will probably take a little while until it's completely done, down to the tiniest thing. I'm not an impulsive shopper or decorator. I like to take my time.


Goodbye old bathroom.

Goodbye formerly dark-brown laminate cabinets
with the white paint peeling off.

Goodbye stained and chipped countertop.
Bye-bye ginormous, plain old boring, cracked mirror.

Adios sassy brassy leaky faucet.

Bye-bye overly textured, partially painted walls.

See ya later soap and toothbrush holder that I'm sure had to be
included in the original blueprints for the walls of the bathroom.

Hello beautiful, clean, bright white bathroom I have been dreaming about!

Check out that mirror!
Jill reluctantly gave that beauty up just for me.
Thanks Jilly! ☺

A few little things still left to be done.
Deciding on a ribbon for the drawers is one. I love this idea. I saw it in a magazine and on this blog. I'm just having a hard time finding the perfect one.

I really like the blue.

I like the white too.
But probably the blue more.
Just not sure if I like that particular blue....

Definitely not the yellow.

Painting the little mirror on the floor.
It's for little people who can't see in the big one since
the vanity is quite a bit higher than it used to be.

I'm searching for a glass knob for the closet door.

The light fixture is temporary. It's the old one, painted white,
which is fine but one of the sockets doesn't work.

The picture frame on the wall needs something in it and
we'll probably put in a small towel bar on the opposite wall.

The little houses in the birdcage need a new shade of blue paint.
They're a shade that's too far off everything else in there.

And I've been eyeing a couple of wire baskets
to put underneath the sink for towels.

Details of the project:
Rip out old sink, countertop and vanity.
Install floor to ceiling beadboard.
Tile the area of the old vanity.
Install baseboards and crown moulding.
Paint everything.
Paint buffet to be used as vanity.
Cut a hole and fit the sink.
Reconfigure plumbing for one sink.
Fun Fun Fun!


Jennifer said...

I love love love it!!! I had to tell Wendy at the Shabby Nest about it. Maybe she'll pop over for a lookie ;) Now can you come over and do my bathroom?

Anonymous said...

Wow! That absolutely does NOT even look like the same bathroom. Incredible job. You should submit this to the DIY Showoff, if you haven't already. http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/ It definitely needs to be shown off! :-)


TARA, RYAN and JACK said...

http://search.anthropologie.com/?q=door+knobs&international=false just an idea... AMAZING!

Hill said...

All I can say is WOW! You are an Amazing women.

Brittany Ann said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I love it.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi! Jennifer told me about your bathroom redo...and all I can say is WOW!! That's amazing! And thanks for the link...glad I was able to inspire you!

Heidi said...


The DIY Show Off said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog. PK alerted me to your beautiful bathroom before/after. It's breathtaking! You did a fantastic job! Wow.

I'm off to check out more. Nice to meet you! If you're interested in showing off, just let me know! :)


Rob, Brooke and Caleb said...

Holy cow. I am speechless. It doesn't look like the same room at all!! It is gorgeous!!! I can't believe you can do all of that BY YOURSELF!!! Some day I want to be able to do all this kind of stuff too! no more endlessly waiting around for Rob to have time, I could just bust things up myself and rebuild!! but, baby steps....I painted my dinning room chairs last week. :)

Priority Health Chiropractic and Massage said...

That is so amazing! I would love to do that with my upstairs bathroom!

Kelli said...

I love it!

Suesan said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is SO beautiful! I am now on the hunt for a piece to do this for myself!!!

Jill said...

Your new bathroom is beautiful ~ I love it!
~ Jill

Mrs.H said...

So creative! It doesn't even look like the same bathroom. I love the mirror! *claps*

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

This turned out so lovely! You must be proud! I love the mirror, too.

Shari said...

I <3 this so much! Fantasitc job!

TexasBlueEyes said...

Wow! That is like night and day different!