Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lotty Dotty....

....we likes to POTTY! And now we can!

New Years eve as we were recapping 2012. Yes, I am aware that is late February but it's been a long  two months people. So we were talking about everything we accomplished last year. Weddings, traveling, road trips, new house, new dog....and the pink bathroom. Or what Mr. R referred to as the Anne Frank/ Holocaust bathroom, it was that sad and depressing. And the saddest part was I let people I know and love see that horrible thing. But the ugly pink, wall papered mess is gone. We have been blessed my the Bathroom Gods with this gem. I cannot be more pleased with the results.

Before we see the swan let's remember the ugly duckling....


Black grout!

Toilet in the hallway. Totally normal!
Oh the wallpaper


First demo day
Removing gas heater
Finally some progress!
New cabinets and sink

Marble, I love you!
Epoxy paint on tub
The scraping and scrubbing and living with wallpaper glue everywhere. Not ever really feeling clean after a shower.....all but a memory now folk. May I introduce, dun dun dun duuuuuuunnn....

The New Bathroom!
Ahhhh yes!
Quick window frosting....curtains looked too heavy in here.

So originally there were blinds in here that were really nice but too long. I spent half the morning fighting them to stay on the window sill. After the renovation and now sans sill I took them down and liked it better immediately. I tried a curtain and it was too much fabric right next to the shower curtain so I opted to frost the glass panel. I wanted light to still come through the window but I didn't wanted guests to feel exposed. I just trucked on over to the craft store bought a stencil and some spray frost and worked it out y'all. It's not perfect and the fumes were horrible but for now Mr. R can't see me get in the shower from the kitchen sink....bummer for him! Sorry there is not a better shot of the finished product. Just come over and see it!

Simple functional grouping 
Of course I have a million jars around this place. I really wanted the counter to be as clean as possible so I just went with the basics. Cotton balls, Q-tips, mirror, and because I felt like I needed three jars I filled one with Epsom salt because I heard some people use that in the bath tub. This girls has not. I will take suggestions if I am missing out on something though.

New faucet!
So I opted for hooks instead of the traditional towel rod, let face it people, how often are you hanging your towels up the right way on a rod. At our house it's more like stuffing it into the corner and they never really get dry and seem to never quite stay. These hooks are working great for this family so far. AND they kind of remind me of summer camp! Love it!

So I also did something a little wacky and had the bead board/wains coating put in at an angle. Like a subtle chevron. Love love love how it turned out. Copy it, be jealous, that bead board is legit!
Before and After

White simple shower curtain. There is a small ruffle accent at the top. Grey zebra bath mat, I have always had a soft spot for animal print....judge me...moving on. Ampersand above the potty (pictured at the top) this guy was pink but he got spray painted to math my vanity stool.We are so so happy to have it all finished. The work turned out wonderful. And yes it totally sucked while it was happening we pushed through and have a bathroom we are proud of. Yay! 

Sorry that it took 2 months to post but for the majority of that time my head was in this toilet:) 

Happy Everything!

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