Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bathroom Smathroom

Bathrooms. I love bathrooms. Have ever since I was a child. Whenever we went somewhere like a restaurant or fancy hotel with my parents, this little blonde-headed girl with long pigtails swinging side to side, would go to the bathroom to see if it was clean, how they decorated, and did it meet my expectations. In model homes I would  go straight to the master bath to see how it was are laid out. Seriously, I even drew one out on paper for a home in my "someday" file. Sometimes in life though you're given a predetermined space and you try to make it awesome. I've enjoyed this bathroom design challenge but had a few hiccups that felt more like pneumonia along the way. The pipes and walls HAD to be laid out a certain way unless we jackhammered to start all over. Not happening, sooo we had to find a way to make it work. I searched online for cabinets that didn't cost a fortune. ( Have you looked at how much bathroom cabinets are lately?)  T had the idea of looking on Craigslist for one that would fit the space. Great! I like the idea of repurposing so this is a win/win.

We scored this one for a few dollars and Boo went to work chalk painting it for me before she left for California.


Then there was getting it INTO the bathroom.

And getting it level. T is giving instructions on leveling this bad boy. You can tell Hollywood is so enthused.

Tile. Also quite the expense. Who knew!  Looking for a career? Try tile laying. This one seems to be making bank. I choked just a little on the estimate. I knew what I wanted going into the project.  I had color schemes in my mind and now to just find what works for this picture embedded in my brain. We wavered on the size of the tile a couple times and looked at three or four accent tile choices but over all I had this vision in my mind. It's slowly happening. We did make a few concessions along the way but I think when it's done, I'll be pleased.


Next step is to seal the counters and the shower.  Lots of little details in here from baseboards to cabinet touch up to décor. We are so close to completion!! Can. Not. Wait.

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