Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flat to Fab Bathroom Makeover!!

Hello fellow Bloggers! Well recently Brandon and I decided to makeover our guest bathroom. It was just so BLAH! The color, the floor, the decor.... and ya know I never knew how much I disliked it until we got done with the makeover. And then I just couldn't imagine how I ever lived with it before. It is our guest bathroom and with no kids and hardly any guests we really don't see it that often
{I'm thinking not seeing it a lot is how I lived with it}.

We didn't do a total makeover, even though eventually we have thought about getting a new vanity. 
I really like this vanity, its simple but nice! I can just imagine baskets underneath with towels and soap for guests. But don't get my wrong I like the one we have now. It will work for our guest bathroom. We replaced the floor, color on the walls, and fixtures, and the decor. I love it now! I catch myself finding a reason to go over to the other side of the house just to peak in on our new and improved bathroom!!!

Well here are our BEFORE and AFTER pictures. Gotta love those before and afters. Its like instant gratification! Love it!

can you believe someone put carpet in this bathroom and it's a faily new home!! ew!

Love the new wall color (oh and how there is story behind that)

Okay so let you tell you a little bit about the wall color.. lets just say Brandon is so patient with me (( :
We went to lowes knowing that I wanted brownish/goldish, well the golds were all way too yellow for me. So then I decided to do a faux technique with browns and lights tans. So a little bit later, more like an hour later, at lowes I decide not to do faux painting in the bathroom. I finally found a color I liked! Tender Twig! We buy it and head home. Brandon tapes everything off and we start painting. About half way through I am regretting the color big time. Its look like a poopy color and in a bathroom who wants to sit on the toilet starring at poop color on the wall?! Well when we were almost done, I tell Brandon that I don't like the color. Him being so patient he just looks at me and kinda laughs. So the next evening I had a hair appt. but when I got home he had it all primed and white ready for color #2. We go to lowes and instead of getting a dang gallon this time I picked out several sample colors, confident that one of them will for sure be the winner!! We paint a strip of each color on the wall. I starred at them until I couldn't even tell what color they were anymore. Okay so the next day, I decide I don't like any of those colors either. I know Brandon was starting to think out of the billion colors out there the "perfect one" for me just didn't exist. We decided just to paint the bathroom again with the original color, tender twig. I thought maybe once I get the new tile and fixtures in here then the color will magically look better.... and YA KNOW WHAT... IT DID!
So if anyone needs primer, or wants to sample a ton of browns, tans, golds, and greens I am the girl to call. Pretty sure we have a paint store in our garage now.
Now the tile, Brandon did that all himself! I swear he has got to the most handy man I know. Usually when they are super duper handy, they're not real book smart (sorry guys) and when they are book smart they aren't super duper handy. Well Brandon is too freakin smart, like smart to where I am jealous!! And he can lay tile, wood floors, paint, plumbing, landscaping, build things, put on a roof, and he totally rocked our Christmas lights this year. Okay well let me get back to the tile (I know you guys just love hearing about how awesome Brandon is.. haha). Well we had to tear up the carpet in one area and then grind up the tile on the other side. I think the worst part of the whole makeover was cleaning up after grinding tile adhesive up. Holy.Cow. There was about 2 inches of dust on everything in the bathoom, even the walls!!! I have never cleaned one area for so long. He got the tiled laid with help from his Mom (she can do anything too).  We finished the fixtures and decor. Viola, all done!

Okay so I didn't mean to write a novel about the bathroom but I just had to share the whole story.
Oh and one of my favorite things ever is soap, yes you read right, soap!! And one thing I love love about the bathroom is my apothecary jar full of homemade and unique bar soaps; they make the bathroom smell so good!

Happy Hump Day! and like always Thank you for reading!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to read about whats going on in my life.


Anonymous said...

We just painted our guest bathroom as well. Same story -- got the color up on the wall and didn't like. But, after the paint job was done and the accesories were in, we loved it. Funny how that works. : )

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! You guys did an awesome job.