Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bathroom before and after

I was going to do several posts, all with clever titles like "Paint all it's cracked up to be" LOL but I'm pretty much done with the bathroom, so I'm doing one post, no clever title and lots of pictures :)

Here is the before post.

When we decided to redo the bathroom, we were going to replace the medicine cabinet, along with everything else. When I got online and started looking for new ones, I was disappointed to find that everything out there was either super small (13 inches, instead of the already smallish 17 inch one we already have) and plastic or 24-36 inches and nearly 300 dollars!

This is the door of the old one. You can't really tell it from the picture, but it is kind of a mess. The poly was all peeled of and the wood was pretty ugly.



I whipped out my handy dandy electric sander and started sanding that puppy down, put new poly back on it and a nice new knob and ended up with this.



Super fab, right?!

We did replace nearly everything else though

This is the old vanity



The new one



We put up a super nice light fixture over the medicine cabinet. I didn't get a picture of the old one but it was rough wood with tarnished brass fitting. The new one is much better.



This is the new paint color and the shiny new towel bars I installed



The toilet, that we didn't replace, and the new paper holder that I installed



The ceiling that we repainted and the trim that RF put up around the top of the wall



Finally, the floor with the grout and the pretty baseboards RF put in



Tomorrow, I need to touch up a few spots of paint and RF and FIL are going to fix a couple of drippy connectors (apparently, when you buy cheap connectors, you get exactly what you pay for and we are getting better ones). The door is also repainted but it isn't dry and doesn't have the new hardware on it yet. That will probably happen tomorrow, as well. Then the bathroom will be DONE! Then I have to move on to cleaning up the mess that has developed in the rest of the house, while I've been focusing on bathroom.

3 comments:

Quigs78 said...

A-MA-ZING! You guys kicked ass. WTG.

I really want to come over and pee.

estrada7 said...

Wow! I am impressed - it looks fantastic! Well done!

Ginger As in Green Tea... said...

Awesome job! I love the shower curtain by the way:)