The bathroom reveal......
To appreciate this modest bathroom, you have to first absorb the "before " pictures.
Secondly, you have to know that we spent less than $400.00 on the entire remodel.
Thirdly, you have to know that it is the "boys" bathroom at our house!
For any of you that have a house full of males, you KNOW how nice it is to have a "boys" bathroom.
Yes. I hear you gasping. This was the before. Truly. And I gave the "pinkish/pukish/purplish" bathroom to the boys! ha! This is how the bathroom looked when we were looking at the house. See that sign on the back of the tub? That is the government agency that is over foreclosures assuring prospective buyers that the house had been "winterized" (There were many of these signs throughout the house)...................WHEN in fact, it had not. The plumbing lines all froze during the winter and when we turned on the water during inspection
we had water coming through the walls and ceiling the room next to this. Weirdly enough, those "We have winterized" signs "disappeared" by our next visit!!!!....Hmmmmm.
Really. Have you ever seen an uglier bathroom?
I think it beats out Miss Mustard Seed's "ugly" bathroom!!
Wait. That's not all. Look at this!
Not only did the bathroom sport the
it had TWO of these wires sticking out of the wall.
On each side of the invisible mirror!
AND the wires were live. In a bathroom. Beside water!
We bought two of these nickle and frosted glass sconces
at Lowe's on clearance. They were $12 each. My hubby put them up before there were any accidents!
Wait! There is more.
This was the groovy floor that went with the groovy
walls and groovalicious tub and sink.
It is now.....
Ahh. SO much better. We (my Hubby and youngest son) put in a laminate floor. They first filled in all those grooves between the (not-so-groovy-tile). They let that dry over night, then they laid the laminate right over the top. It has worked out great and it cleans up very easy. The rug is a runner from JCP that I had bought considering it for the stairs. I decided it matched the bathroom exactly and put it in there.
Somehow, in the midst of all the beauty of the "before" bathroom, I did not get a picture of the ceiling. It was painted black. Who knows why....And there was a single lightbulb coming out of the black ceiling. Now it looks like..
We painted the ceiling the same color as the walls. Because it was over the black, the blue looks a shade lighter, which looks like we planned it! I got the silver and frosted glass pendant light at Lowe's for $32. It was not on sale, but I thought it was a great price.
Except, this one, while the same size, has an open shelf on the bottom. Plus....a tiny other difference.....Pottery Barn is charging $1899.00. Plus the faucet is $300-$400 (depending on which one you pick out). Our faucet was $79.00 from Lowe's. It was also very Pottery Barnesque and....on sale! Oh, and Pottery Barn's mirror is bought separately for the low, low price of $299.00.
Did you notice the bathtub in the pics? Well, if we got rid of the pinkish/pukish/purplish sink, we were not going to keep the tub that color!
Actually, the paint for the tub was the only item we bought that was not on sale or a good deal. It was about $40 for a quart size can. BUT it is the only paint on the market that covers ugly-colored-bathroom-fixtures. So we consider it worth it. Beware though if you are going to try this. The smell is VERY strong and it is a four-day-no-use process. It covered well (4 coats later) and is holding up well. One would never know the real color of the tub if I did not show you the before pics! Eventually we want to tear the whole tub wall out and put in a walk-in glass shower with glass tile. That is down the road though.
The wall paint is an "OOPS" color. I got a gallon of it for $5.00 at Lowes. I love the color. Wish I knew what it was!!
|The saddle soap was mine for my horses when I was little. The boot was my Hubby's when he was little,|
and he kept pennies in it in his room.
|This was the poster celebrating Oklahoma's 100th birthday. It depicts scenes from across Oklahoma.|
Everything in the bathroom has to do with Oklahoma. We already had all of it and I think the bright colors work great for the male bathroom!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of our "John"ny-come-lately. I am not use to letting people 'tour' the loo! Well we've got about ten (at least) projects to finish before Thanksgiving when we are hosting both sides of our families. We need to get rocking!
I am linking with Wow Us Wednesday's and Open House Thursdays. Also linked with Farmhouse Friday and Metamorphosis Monday. Come by and visit (the blogs not the bathroom!!)