(Making progress!) Using what we got! ~Master Bathroom Makeover
Your not going to believe what we did. Notice I say “we” when in fact it was me. I can admit that now because it worked (haha). Let me explain. We spent most of our afternoon at Home Depot last Sat. picking out the counter, and sink. That evening we had to look on line for the faucet(s). It really started to add up. Later that night I came across a post from another blog (click here~Thank you Katie!) that explained how she painted her faucet. I was in shock because I actually joked about painting the faucet with my husband that morning. So on Sunday morning I decided to try it on our roman tub faucet that we hardly use. I figured we are getting another faucet anyhow, so I may as well give it a shot!
As you can see we made more progress as well. My hubby painted the wood my favorite brown and he started the walls in my favorite white (click here for colors). It’s really starting to come together The tile looks so much cleaner and neutral, although we still have work to do there with grout paint, and the counter/sink/shower all need their updates still. One step at a time. Hopefully next week I will have more to show you! I am looking forward to telling you why I opted against granite and what I decided to get instead! Click here for Granite NIGHTMARE!
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My husband, Rick, and I have finally decided to start our master bathroom makeover (these are all “BEFORE” shots)! We have to admit, the bathroom intimidates us. Everything is “bone” which is basically off-white or cream-even the toilet. We had dreams of ripping it all out, including the jacuzzi we never use Well, reality sets in and we just don’t want to spend the money or time. So. . .we have decided to make use of what we have, like we did in the kitchen! I will be documenting the entire process. You’ll even get to see my cute husband in some of these pics!
Let me point out before we go any further that I made a HUGE mistake painting our counter (months ago). I was very happy with the results at first. Afterall, the paint was for counters, so I figured it would be a great way to save money. Well, not so. Any standing water discolored and peeled the paint. I knew immediately this wasn’t going to last long.
You may notice my paint on the floor. That’s just me trying to figure out if white would work with the bone. I quickly knew it would not! So we decided to go for my favorite brown once again. Keep in mind, the walls, counter, and hardware are all going to change from what you see here, so going dark will be okay, I promise!
You may wonder why change the wood color of the vanity? This picture doesn’t capture the dullness, and to be honest, I am so tired of maple colored wood (we have a lot in our house)! If you look really close, you can see the one middle left cabinet is almost grey. New counters will look great up against a darker shade. The sink will be replaced as well, but we will have to replace it with a bone sink. Darn bone!!
Here is our “lovely” shower. Can you see that the tile is in great condition? Just needs a little fresh grout/caulk-no need to replace. BUT! This shower door is so LOUD. You can hear someone shut it on the other side of the house! This is one area we need to fork out the cash, but at least we are saving with that tile!
JUST GETTING STARTED
Here is a first peak into what we are going to do! That’s my cute husband in case you were wondering. He is the best painter. Not kidding. The bland moldings and wood have to go. Don’t worry, the rust walls will be history as well. I may keep the light fixture, but the gold faucets are going bye bye to someone that can recycle them
Be sure to check back often. We are planning on getting this bathroom done by the end of Spring. (I wish). Next up. . .Should I use Granite for the counters? How about Corian? The biggest issue aside from keeping it affordable, is it has to work well against the bone sink, tile, etc. We are still making all of these decisions, so if you have an idea…comment please!
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