Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Bathroom Makeover

When we bought our home a few months ago I knew there were two projects that needed tackling. And quick! The bathroom and the kitchen.

DSC_0006_0376The bathroom was fully carpeted. Carpet in a bathroom and a house full of boys DO NOT belong together.

September_0697 One morning I went into the bathroom and just started ripping off wallpaper. That would set the whole remodel/update into full swing.

We pulled the washer/dryer out of there together. Then I pulled out the cabinet that was to the right of the sink.

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I told Lineman I wanted some really neat, old looking fixtures. He found these while working out of town (because there is not much in the way of stores here).

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He even found all the matching pieces to coordinate. Yes, my toilet paper is folded into a point. My mom ran a bed and breakfast for 15 years, I guess some things wear off. Toilet paper holder had been a built in unit so I yanked it out and did a bit of sheet rock work to fix the hole there.

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I added some eucalyptus in a glass jar for some dimension.

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Added a little more depth with the grass.

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I found a light fixture that fit the look I was going for.

Then for the big project. Remember I drove all the way to my in-laws near Great Falls, 4 and a half hours away so I could get to a Home Depot. I picked up tile and all the tools needed to get the job done.

October_0520 I had lots of fun tiling. It’s not too hard but it does take days to get it done. I also painted the vanity “beautiful brown eyes” and I changed out the knobs and handles. The shower curtain is one I made a few years ago that matched pretty good.

October_0527 Then for fun I added just a little decorative tile. I think I could have used a bunch of these but they’re a bit pricey so I just added them in front of the tub.

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And Taaa Daaaa, the (almost) finished project. I have to say I am very proud of myself for accomplishing this. I just need to add some art to the walls and add some open shelves and a bench where the washer/dryer were at.

One more look at the “BEFORE” ……..

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And the “AFTER”

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41 comments:

Sharon said...

Girl you did a great job!!!
I love the way you did it.
Can't wait to see what else you add to it.
Thanks for sharin

Robyn said...

Wow you did an awesome Job! I love your work!
Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

Are you kidding me???????

You did this all by yourself??????????

You are even more awesome than I thought!!!!

I love it!!

jen@odbt said...

It's a completely different room. Love the fixtures and the tile. You did a great job pulling it all together with all the details too.

carrielt said...

Carin YOU ROCK!!!! Dang girl you have been busy. LM better be proud of all you accomplished!! AWESOME!!!

R U gonna come do mine? It needs a make over bad.

Kristen said...

wow!! Oh. my. word. Looks awesome! You go girl! I'm sure Lineman is very proud of what you have done - the rest of us are!

Leslie said...

I love your choices. The new look is awesome. Much more fitting for your crew :)

Kim said...

You did a great job! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I am duly impressed! Its good to be me, I think I will go fishin, just call when the projects are all done and I will come home and enjoy all the work've done!1

Wow you've done great work! Looks fabulous!

Lineman

Cy said...

It seems to me that the houses you grew up in were always under construction, with one project or another. I guess some of it rubbed off. FANTASTIC Job...

Cy

Gena said...

I love it!! You did a awesome job!!

Kristen said...

LOVE IT!!! It looks so good, I love the before and after pictures. It looks so much better, I love your tile and the colors that you chose!

Rae said...

BEEEEAUTIFUL! It's so great to learn new things! Tiling is on my list...

JenT said...

I love it! Great job!

Clair said...

Lovely. Looks very calming. Probably a good thing with all those boys around

Stacey said...

You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! But you gotta admit Granny deserves SOME of the credit----after all she DID take care of Monster kid while you went shopping!! cbinu

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

I LOVE the way the bathroom turned out!! It looks great! Can't wait to see the kitchen.

Lori said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful!!! I love it!!!

We are redoing our bathroom as well.

You did a great job!!! Well done!

Anonymous said...

You do great work. I know who to call when I need some remodeling done! Linda

Kate said...

Lovely! We are starting some of our winter projects. We finally hung mirrors in our downstairs bathroom, and then we need to put trim and grout the tile. I will have to add a picture when it is all done. You have inspired me to get busy again. :)
I love remodeling projects. Also I think we might put an old timey sink in our downstairs mini kitchen. I like how yours turned out.

Kristin said...

I LOOOVE bathroom transformations!
This is beautiful - I especially like all the fixtures you chose....great job!

Marice said...

wow lovely! u really did an awesome job!

MareBear said...

GORGEOUS....GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS!!!!
You outdid yourself!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!!
Okay, now show us the guys pic while he was working.lol kidding

Great job!

sweet_shelo said...

Wow you did an amazing job in re modeling your bathroom.. That's more like it fit for a house full of boys.. I love the vintage fixture look.. You are great designer..

chubskulit said...

I love your bathroom makeover, makes me wanna think of my husband's plan for our fifty years old bathroom lol..

Darcie said...

I don't even know what to say Carin...I mean what is there you say other than you are ONE AMAZING woman!!!!

It is absolutley beautiful!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Gorgeous. I love how you even folded the TP to look like a hotel room. :) You did an awesome job. Looks like it could have come out of a magazine. Great job!

Wrena said...

Whit whew!

From TX to you said...

Wow! That's amazing! You really have a knack for redecorating! Love the new look!

Alison said...

WowWowWOW! I love it! I am expecting you to come next week and help me redo my bathroom!!! Great job!

The J's said...

totally awesome! It really looks great, and I am SO impressed that you did it! Where did you put the washer & dryer? (I never did like them in bathrooms!)

Carin said...

THANK YOU everyone! It was so much fun to accomplish!

The washer and dryer were a stacking pair that I sold. In the basement I have my front loads =)

farm boys said...

Awesome!!! Today, during the snow storm...I told Michael, let's go up and gut the bathroom. We should have done it...but I don't know exactly what I want to do yet. You inspired me to get with it and just jump in...then it will get a start and finish! Yours looks awesome. I can't believe you did the tiling. WOW!!

Ben, Heather and kids said...

I'm just gonna say 'Ditto' to what everyone else has said! Wow!

kcredlich said...

Oh Carin, that is amazing. What a wonderful job; it's hardly recognizable as the same space! I'm not showing this to Karl or he'll expect the same out of me! :)

Rhonda said...

I am so jealous... I've been bloghopping and I saw this and.... well, I would follow you but you may make me feel inadequate...

ok, I'll follow you anyway...

Awesome job!

ourtinydot said...

I'm impressed, Carin! So this is what you do when you get quiet on the blog. :) You're quiet again this week... what are you up to now? Awesome job. I'm wanting to tile our small bathrooms but keep putting it off for fear that I'll rip out the carpet to find lots of repair work that needs done before I tile... dread.

chili pepper said...

This is amazing! I can not believe you did it on your own. I would never be brave enough to attempt tile work! I love your hardware. It is just what I would chose myself. Even your floral arrangement is just perfect. And yeah, what is with carpet in the bathroom? My mom's house has carpeted bathrooms. Get real! Have they ever heard that there is water in a bathroom?

Andrea said...

very nice! love the colors, the tile work and the fixtures you chose. HUGE improvement :)