Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bathroom Metamorphis

Our bathroom has slowly undergone renovations since we moved here three years ago. We pretty much had a blank slate to work with and we {Dave, myself, Tom[my step-dad], and Dan [David's dad] } have done our fair share. It was a site for sore eyes when we first moved in--all white, one sink, and brown lizard-esque laminate flooring. Please remember, my camera's not the best--but take my word on the flooring! It was worse than you see here.

We slowly have made small updates here and there. We first painted it a turquoise which I thought I wanted, then later decided to re-paint. Typical of me as you all know by now!

We switched out the old vanity for a crisp and clean white one and changed to a double sink to allow for more elbow room in the a.m. when me and the Mr. are both trying to get ready.

We eventually tiled the bathroom surround with white subway tile when it was discovered that we had a leak behind the wall!

Then one night I had the urge to paint and started at 10 p.m. and finished at 3 a.m. This would be the end result, and Dave slept through the whole thing! Although, he was a dear and helped slap on the second coat in the much later a.m.!

Eventually I found two mirrors that I liked and Dan helped us hang them up and he re-wired for two new light fixtures, too! Thank God for someone who knows everything about anything!

And the newest update is my shower curtain that I found in the clearance section at Bed, Bath and Beyond for only $15! I really like it's big graphic pattern and it reminds me of something you could find at Crate and Barrel for much more!

As it stands the bathroom is complete--that is until I get the urge to re-paint again...

11 comments:

suzie said...

Girl, it seriously looks WONDERFUL! And I love the mirrors and shower curtain!

ROXY said...

Wow!! What a transformation! Seems like the path we are on.....taking everyone one step at a time. I really love the color you chose and that Dave put in a wiring for a second light fixture. We have to do that in our bath but Dave is about apprehensive. Was it very difficult??

canridings said...

it looks really nice, clean and modern! I love it.

Liz said...

Great transformation! It looks 100 times better now!

Joi said...

Thanks everyone!

Roxy--My FIL did it and I don't have any idea how difficult it was. I do know it was an all day job!

julie said...

Gorgeous! :) That looks awesome!

Julie said...

I LOVE the shower curtain. Everything looks great!

Freckles Chick said...

Joi! OMG, I just hauled DH off his arse to come have a look, LOL. I adore this fabulous transformation. Of course I expected no less from you =)
The mirrors, the lights, the chocolate walls, and the sweet curtain--ohhh la la!!

Now I'm afraid to go into my gross bathroom.....

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Ooooh, that is SO PRETTY!

Melissa said...

Ooooo! I really like your bathroom!! I am jealous of the size- ours is so tiny!

Ken Lauher said...

What a transformation... looks great. When thinking about bathrooms, thought you may enjoy this posting, “Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa Oasis Using Feng Shui” at http://tinyurl.com/6nbvvd

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