Wednesday, July 6, 2011

bathroom remodel photos (finally)

So I have been talking about our bathroom remodel for months and although there are still a few things to complete it's pretty much done.  It felt like it took forever at times.  I think that's probably because my husband and I did it all (with the exception of plumbing and major drywall work).

So here are some before photos from when we bought the house.
And here are some photos after we painted and started the work.

We replaced everything!  The floor, tub (and added a shower head), toilet, vanity, we took out built in cabinets and made shelves and a closet, replaced plaster walls with drywall in some areas, updated electrical, and so much more.  It was quite the project.

I am proud to say that we bought just about everything on sale.  We waited for sales and deals on what we needed and we bought the items as we went.  It took us a little longer that way but we have a brand new bathroom with fancy hardware, granite counter tops, and more and we paid a fraction of the retail cost on it.

Ok, so you waited long enough.  Here are the after photos.

Here is the view as you walk in the bathroom.
 Each family member has their own basket.  I picked these baskets up at Michael's (with a coupon, of course) along with the frames and used chalkboard spray paint on the inside of the frame.  That way I can change them up later with some chalk.
 We framed the mirror and added beadboard half way up the walls. I love the contrast.
 Painting the wood trim on the window really lightened up the room as well.  See our fancy toilet?  It's a dual flushing toilet that saves water.

The medicine cabinet  pictured below still needs a handle but we will raise it up about 6 inches (like we did with other handles in this bathroom) to avoid little fingers from getting into bad stuff. 
Need some toilet paper?
I bought this dual basket set at Pier 1 and I love it.  Totally worth the money.  I could use it in any room if I ever can't use it in the bathroom.

We bought our lighting fixture and pulls/handles on E-Bay.  I love the brushed nickel.  Oh, and the vanity is a taller backsaver model which is such a nice feature (even for my short 5'4'' self).

 How did this picture sneak in there?

And one more for you.
Doesn't look like the same bathroom does it?  We loved our new bathroom and are so glad to finally be almost done.

Edited to add:
The grey-ish paint color is by Olympic in their zero voc line.  It took us a few tries to find the perfect shade so I don't have a exact name for you.  We did however start with the color Quill as our starting point and went lighter.  I do see there are some numbers on the can which I am guessing is the formula.  It's 101-5, 105-30, 107-8


Katy said...

it looks great! where did you get your shower curtain?

Jenni said...

wow! it looks beautiful!

Lacy said...

Thank you ladies! Katy, I bought the shower curtain from Pottery barn about 6 years ago. It's held up so well through the years and I still love the design.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Such a huge difference!!! Awesome job!!! :-)

abeachcottage said...

Lovely transformation! You did a great job.

La Diva Latina said...

How Snazzy...great Job Lacy!

La Diva Latina said...

Very SNAZZZZY great job Lacy, and miss eden is HUGE!

n*stitches said...

This looks amazing! We actually retiled our bathroom this summer too. We were not so courageous as you and your husband, though. We hired it out! Love the labeled baskets and I am trying to think of a way to use them in my house!

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

Nice job! What is the color of the paint on the walls? Looks lovely.

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful job! I love it. Thank you for linking with Air your Laundry, Friday! xo Jami

gail said...

amazing transformation on your bathroom!
I love the beadboard.
that sweet face that showed up in the pics -- so cute!