Did you enjoy all those sneak peeks of my bathroom? Well, I'm happy to announce that it is finally finished! After finishing up all the touch-ups (caulking, drawer pulls and knobs, accessories, polyacrylic-ing....whew!) I can finally say that this bathroom has received a nice little make-over. It's so lovely, I've banished everyone to the downstairs bathroom and have claimed this as my place of peace. No one allowed in there but me. Sorry family. I'm sure you understand.
This was a huge project for me! I realized, in the course of doing some of these things, that a lot of it was a first for me! It was the first time I have ever used caulk, it was the first time I have ever used a polyacrylic (which I love and will be using again). It is the first time I ever cut anything with a box-saw and it was the first time I had ever installed a light fixture (with the help of 2 other very knowledgeable women and a guy from the home store on the phone). It was the first time I have done anything this big WHILE MY HUSBAND WAS OUT OF TOWN. This is huge, people. Huge!
So...let the tour begin!
(I wish I had good before pics. I will try to find some. Imagine the walls a dark brown color, though. Start there. Yech).
Here is a view of the mirror, wall paint and drawer pulls. I love the mirror! Love it! We simply glued some trim along the edges (we used Mirror Maste, from Home Depot. Thanks, HD guy for going all over the store to find me the right stuff!), used wood putty to fill in the corners, and then painted and polyacrylic-ed. Wonderful mirror....how I love you!
Here is a full view of the vanity. I love having drawer pulls! Can you believe we never had these? In retrospect, it was helpful not to have pulls while having 3 young children in the house, but now that they are older, it's a treat! In front is my step stool I re-did. I love the brown accents on it and decided to pull the chocolate brown color into the bathroom as well.
Here is the view opposite the vanity. We have a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, the door on the right goes into the master bedroom and the door on the left enters into the hallway. Someday, I will have my own kid-free bathroom (wait, I already do because I've banished all family members to the downstairs bathroom! Oh good. That was a close one).
Since we have such limited wall space and the tub is a kid-zone, I used the 3M hooks to attach to the back of the doors. I LOVE these guys. They go on easily, stay on forever and come off without a scratch! They hold up to 3 lbs each, which means unless those towels are soaking wet or holding a weight, we should be good to go!
(Ok, I put these 2 pics up so you could see the difference a white-balance setting makes on your camera. Same pic, just two different white-balance settings. Crazy, right?)
I re-painted the shelving units we had in the room to a crisp white, and glazed over the adornments on the top. I think it goes with the room a lot better. Here are some of the knick knacks. I love the little Mark Twain book! It's so cute.
The baskets in the shelving units used to be a mossy green that I painted before. Well, they didn't really go with the room now, so to pull in more of my chocolate brown theme, I re-painted them.
Here is the view over the bathtub. I know it looks sparse, but for now, it totally works for me. I had to put the shelf a little higher than I normally would, because I have a little boy who likes to grab and splash stuff when he's taking a bath. The shelf is also a tad off-center because I was planning on adding a little element to the right, but it didn't work out. I'll have to think of something else!
Here's a close up of my shelf knick-knacks. The candle holder I made from $1 store glass (and then used a frost spray on) and the mirror I got at Good Will for $5. The "G" is actually a gift from my SIL, but the paper she had on it didn't go with anything in my house (sorry, M!) so I painted it to match the other brown accents in the bathroom. The twine decor ball I made and the other decor ball I found at a cute shop back home in Texas. And, the key we've heard all about in this post HERE.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my bathroom re-do! I am now going to get a good book, some nice music, kick my kids and hubby to the downstairs bathroom, and lock myself in for awhile!
Until next time...