When we bought this house last June, the bathroom looked like this:
It's okay, right? Meh. It was just okay for me. You can't see the whole bathroom, but the previous owners had done a few nicer things to the room. The tile on the floor and in the shower was new, and the countertop was a granite-esque laminate. But still, it lacked a certain cuteness factor that I expect from my ONLY bathroom, you know? It was just kind of...boring.
One day, I asked my sister's husband Joe to remove the shutter-door medicine cabinet from its odd location on the wall and put a new built in shelf over the counters. Joe's a contractor so I often bug him with silly questions and requests. He's definitely a good sport about it.
When Joe pulled the existing cabinet out of the wall, a whole mess of paint came with it. I'm not sure if the previous owners primed the new wallboard when they redid this room... but it was a-peelin' like mad. I could pick through the paint with my fingernail, and pull giant strips off the wall.
So with that, our mini-bathroom redo of 2010 began. I had to peel all the paint from the walls, which was more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.
(Guess how much this sucked?)
Joe finished my new shelves, we had the walls textured, I chose a new color and painted the walls, and I made a new shower curtain from curtains I found at TJ Maxx for $18 (a standard 72" shower curtain hangs 5 inches off our floor because of where the rod is mounted to the tile... not the best look.)
I replaced the laminate backsplash with some mosaic tiles...
Joe lowered the lightbox from its bizarrely high location and installed a new light for me. (see what a good sport he is?) I brought in a new mirror (which needs to be moved higher as soon as I find the energy to turn the light bar around so the glass shades point up...) and I couldn't be happier!
What do you think?
I'm linking up to Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday
House of Grace's Best of 2010 Before and After
Centsational Girl's Budget Bathroom Makeover party
Go check them out!