Sunday, January 20, 2013

Master Bath

~*~*~These home renovation posts were originally published on my non-craft blog, which is going away. I don't want to lose this content, so it's coming to live here on the craft blog, because renovations are crafty.~*~*~

Our bathroom at the apartment was nice, I'm not gonna lie. I got really spoiled there. It's huge, had a big garden tub, big shower, decent fixtures. So, anything we got would probably not be as nice. True enough, this bathroom is not as huge. But it's not bad.  We still have a double sink, and a separate tub from the shower. There's also a nice window over the tub (which is simultaneously nice and awkward).

However....honey oak cabinet.

Old toilet. Check the reflection in the mirror for the creepy shower doors and messed up fixtures.

So. What did we do?

Most importantly, paint.

He is still not a fan of this color (Sea Wave), but I LOVE IT!! It's like walking into a swimming pool.

We put new faucets in - no more grody, now it's nice and shiny!

We swapped out the clear bulbs with frosted bulbs because hello, blinding.

New vinyl on the floor, same as what's now in the guest bathroom.

This shower had issues. I seriously thought it was going to take a nuclear missile to get it clean, but an hour of scrubbing managed to get it acceptable. And I'm not kidding about the hour. We also pulled out the sliding doors. They were gross and too small. We've put our shower curtain up here instead, and now we have more room and won't bang our elbows against the glass. We figured out that the actual stall is the same size as the shower at the apartment, but this one has the second seat in it that takes up all the room.

I put rice paper frosting film on the window, which was super easy and worked great.

So...what didn't we change? The toilet stayed, because well, it works. It's old looking, but effective, and that's good enough for now.  The light fixture is something that neither one of us love, but we can't pick one we like. The cabinet is staying, but I may end up painting or restaining it at some point. Someone in this house has an idea to completely overhaul this bathroom at some point, but it's not in the budget at the moment.  Either way, I'm happy.

Originally published May 30, 2012

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