Instead of starting from the beginning (which I think I'll try to do Monday), let's start small. This is the little half-bath that we weren't going to doing anything to. I was going to handle it, steam off that wallpaper, paint the vanity. But, then, since this bathroom comes off the hall, which leads into the kitchen, which is getting a huge makeover, we might as well do it, too. Right?
So, I realize this might be the most lame before picture in the history of before/after photos, but I spent all morning going through my phone and my camera and my computer, and this is what I had. And I had this only because I texted it to my sister (who also sews), so she could appreciate how they matched the print on the wallpaper when covering the lightswitch plate. A closer look? Of course:
But, you get the idea. You can get a glimpse of the tile, which was a lot uglier than it looks. The vanity was just a blah brown wood, which we were going to replace entirely, but it came down to a few budget cuts, and we just painted instead and replaced the top, which was a peach faux-marble thing. Bleck. We used Absolute Black granite, which is what went in the kitchen as well. There was fluorescent drop-ceiling lighting that we also took out and just put in 2 can lights. We kept the original towel racks and toilet paper holder, but I'd like to eventually replace those with something round.
Round was the theme in here, in case you didn't pick up on it. Do I also need some round-themed towels? Why, yes. Yes I do. But, like I said, trying to just document, because perfection won't come in this life.
I think the sink is my favorite feature. I ordered it online from amazon because it was cheapest there, as well as the faucet. It fit perfectly in the space, and I love how long the faucet extends, so the kids don't splash as much.
I began looking online for a big, black, round mirror and everything was at least $200 or much more. I didn't want to spend that much. I finally found one at Target!It wasn't solid black, more of an oil-rubbed bronze look, but PLASTIC! A mere $30 (they gave me a discount because the one I had was scratched) plus some spray paint, and I think it looks just as good as the $200 mirrors. You can't tell, can you.
The towels came from my mother-in-law, who let me go through her stash when we were there last. Circa 1970s I'm guessing? And the knobs on the vanity just came from the knob aisle at the local Home Depot.
And the splurge was...the toilet. A Toto toilet (we bought locally) with a (round) button that let's you choose the flush power you desire with a soft close lid.
It's all about the details, I like to tell Ryan.