As most of you know, my husband and I moved into a new home (a cash guzzling lovely foreclosure) this past June. Everything in the house needed some serious upgrades. It was stuck in 1970. However, everything, pretty much anyway, was in working order, including my bathroom. So, the bathroom sat untouched for a while, while dust progress was being created elsewhere..
DIY Bathroom Renovation
November 3, 2011 by 26 Comments
You saw right, that was a bowl in the sink. There were plumbing issues in the kitchen. Definitely an experience.
There wasn’t much money left after taking out a wall in the kitchen for a professional to do the bathroom reno. So, we pulled a DIY bathroom renovation. As you can tell, the bathroom was plain, very plain. I did really like the solid cast iron tub though. It would be nice if it were free standing, but it worked and is in great condition, so I couldn’t let myself rip it out.
About a month into the renovation, I got to start on my very own, husband-doesn’t-set-foot-in-it bathroom. As you will see, the result of the bathroom consists of my tastes, there isn’t a speck of him there. The vanity and mirror were ripped out and then the tile was hammered out. There was about 2 lovely, dusty inches of concrete underneath that tile. Joy.
The hubby did an amazing job on the tile. Of course, I was instrumental in handing him the pieces and supervising. Marble is such a classic stone, I had to have it for my bathroom. Since it is a smaller bathroom, the cost wasn’t outrageous. Yay!
The tile that surrounded my bathtub was horrendous. Like I say…..I’ll paint anything.
After, the first coat, there were still some beige specks coming through, so after another coat and incredibly toxic fumes, the result was….
Yay!!! White tile! It’s not my pick, which would have been subway, but its white like subway tile! I’ll take it!
The vanity in my bathroom is my most favorite thing in there….I think, it was a mere $125.
The open storage was supposed to be drawers, but those were missing, so towel storage, it is!
I used the same Behr custom color match in my bathroom that I used in the nursery.
Grunt Labor built some shelving above the toilet for extra storage.
I’m still dreaming of a floating soaking tub……but I’ll keep dreaming.
Wanna snoop around my house more? Right this way, please….
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