As you know, this wasn't our favorite redo. But, I love the finished product and am so happy that we were able to make even the smallest of improvements. One of my favorite parts of this little room is that it reminds me of something I might have found in my great-grandmother's house. Nothing fancy, but not bad at all for a basement bathroom. I'm secretly in love with the "shabby chic" look; even more in love that the plumbing and electricity are working properly...
Here are some before and after pictures. I hope you like feminine, because there will not be any "seats up/missing aimers" action allowed. Also not allowed: newspaper reading, toilet texting, or using of the "good towels". Yup, it already feels like grandma's...
Before: Green bathroom with water-damaged floor and soggy cabinets.
After- Pink bathroom with "wood-like" laminate floor and pedestal sink.
Before: Medicine cabinet/ Acrylic sink top
After- Pedestal Sink ($50), Mirror from Savers 4 bucks, baby!
Before- Water damaged floor, moldy baseboards (gross, I know.)
After- Laminate floor, bigger baseboards, LOADS of caulk
Before- Sink top, faucet
After- Pedestal sink- Lowe's cheapest faucet. I thought it looked retro.
Before- Hollowed out bathroom. This is the floor in its pre-scraping, pre-cursing, pre-crying state. Peeling up the floor and glue was ridiculous. I almost said "Forget-it, use a glue-stick!" Actually, I know I said that.
After- I do love the new floor. It's water resistant. Woo Hoo!
Before- I can't begin to describe what we scraped off the walls, what we had to patch or how much of that old wax ring was missing.....UGH times three :(
After- replaced green board, wax ring AND toilet handle. How cute is that little thing-a-majig? The man almost suffocated me while he was balancing a sink and I was attaching that meaningless handle. I say whomever uses that toilet won't think it's so meaningless..
Before- Our light, which is about to find it's home in another room.
After- This one took some begging. $39 dollars at IKEA. After the man started to cry and scream about it, I gave in. He can have his fancy lighting. This time. Boys.
Before- another pic of the medicine cabinet and wall lights.
After: I liked those lights! We switched the bulbs to crystal shaped ones. They're supposed to last longer. The candle holder on the wall and the mirror were brass. The middle child sanded and painted them for me.
So there it is. I still have to finish painting the moulding and hang the curtain on the see-thru door, but for now, I'll kick everyone out and take a bath. Or a shower. But I'll do it upstairs because I am NOT messing up this room....yet.
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Happy Friday, friends!