So here's the bathroom we inherited. It's pretty inoffensive, to be honest. And it was a lot cleaner than the other bathroom. The toilet was original, if you're interested. (1967)
|This is the before shot. Pretty, right?|
(More like pretty dang small)
|Stephen's dad helping with the plumbing!|
Here's the "room" that used to hold the utilities. It was nasty.
|The future home of a shower!|
|This is the view from the hallway through two bathrooms.|
|At this point we didn't know this nook would become shelves.|
|Just for fun - the view from the master bedroom.|
|Thank goodness for work lights.|
|Visualize a sink and a toilet here, oh, and a wall, too.|
|Shower to the right, potty to the left.|
|Here's where it starts to resemble a bathroom again.|
|And it stayed like this for two years...|
With the realization that we should probably finish the bathroom, my insistence on a second toilet (warning: over-share coming up) in a household of two IBS-prone people, and the completion date of my youngest sister's visit for Thanksgiving this year, the master bath finally made it to the top of the to-do list.
|Primer was a big deal.|
|The hole where the toilet used to be.|
|Nonnie says goodbye to floor boards and drywall.|
|Normal people do this, right?|
|Our neighbors think we're weirdos.|
|Aaron and Stephen's beautiful tile work.|
|Look at them thin lines!|
I'm just going to gloss over the finer details of crown moulding. Moral of the story: don't do it on angled ceilings if you value your sanity.
|Crown Moulding - Stephen's favorite!|
|And making the ceilings slanted once seemed so easy...|
|The dog is totally weirded-out by this "new" room.|
|Betchya didn't notice that the trim tiles|
are a different style than the large ones.
|Getting ready for the important things.|
Caulked, sanded, and touched up the moulding and trim. (I hate that step)
|My least favorite step - filling in nail holes|
and sanding. I always forget about this part.
|Putting in the light and fan switches.|
|Welcome to my favorite part - THE PAINT.|
Oh, the ceiling fixture is nice, too.
|Look! A real bathroom.|
|We tend to sit on the bed and stare into the bathroom...|
|It looks bigger with stuff in it. Weird, right?|
(Granted, don't forget there's still a sink involved...)
|Stephen = tired. Nonnie = confused. Ness = excited.|
After the vacation (and a mental cooling-off period), Stephen finally got the shower doors in - and I think they look pretty even if they aren't frameless or clear glass!
|Privacy in the shower - check!|
Then the dreaded sink. I say dreaded because we knew it would cut down significantly in "moving around" space in the bathroom. But unfortunately, sinks are kind of a bathroom basic, and thus a necessity. I jokingly recommended we should do a separate sink in the bedroom like the dorms in UCC, but Stephen didn't go for it. Probably a good call.
|You know what TP means, yup, this baby's|
|Functioning toilet? Check.|
Functioning shower? Eh...minus the drain plug (aka sock)
Functioning sink? Nope.
Stephen smartly got a router to pretty-up the sides of the shelves, primed, and painted those babies. I'm in love. How functional!
|Still too sticky for boxes...|
|The TP roll even came with a template. Win.|
Then come the arduous process of hanging the floating shelves. Note to all DIYers: go ahead and just do yourself a favor and buy new/nicer hardware than the stuff that comes with the shelves. Not even worth it. The shelves are from target, btw. And they are handsome.
|My blank canvas.|
|I'm. In. Love.|
|The boxes are so great for holding all|
the bathroom necessities.
|We do actually own a soap dispenser for in here,|
but I'm waiting for the soap to arrive from
drugstore.com. Go figure.
I love the nook. There's even a perfect little home for the trash can (big surprise, also from Target - on clearance for two bucks!.
|Please and thank you!|
|I just need a black photo frame to compliment the mirror.|
That's another DIY project coming up.
|Naturally I was excited about how perfectly the rug fit.|
Vanessa, Stephen, and Anya