Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bathroom Progress

In the midst of having my dad stay with us while I went into labor and had Cassidy, we wanted to make some progress putting the first floor bathroom back together again.  Since we replaced the floor, we have just had a toilet and sink loosely floating around the bathroom.  My intent was to paint awesome stripes on the wall before putting it all back together, but we didn't get to it in time, and with a C-section, I needed to be able to get to the bathroom without climbing stairs all the time.  So, dad was awesome enough to scrape off that great wallpaper that you might remember from this "before" picture.

Old faucet, pink walls, "lovely" wallpaper border, cheap flooring
Then, I picked out a few colors for reference and got everyone's input

Finally, I picked two colors (Ivory Mist #1 and Hazelnut Cream #2 from Behr) and dad and Jon painted the base coat (Ivory Mist) on the wall.  We didn't have time to get the Hazelnut Cream stripe on before Cassidy made her way into the world, so the stripes will have to wait, but already, what a difference!  The toilet got re-installed with the sink coming soon and Jon promised to pull them out again for my stripes when I'm back in a place where I can start painting.  You can also see that the new laminate flooring (Highland Hickory from the HD) is in as well.

After putting in the toilet and sink again, Jon and Dad also put up the old mirror (yuck) but installed brand new "brushed nickel" accessories like a new faucet, towel rack and toilet paper holder.

A trio of beautiful brushed nickel accessories
Next step: Put the stripes on the wall, although that requires Jon to remove the toilet and sink again, so I have to let him forget how painful that is first before I can talk him into doing it again.  In the meantime, I'll be looking for great art and a color scheme for this little sanctuary.  Oh, and of course, replacing this....

Your days are numbered, my friend.....

What do you think so far?  I've updated the House Tour page as well so you can track our progress!


Bashionista said...

Looking good! I do like the brushed nickel finish.

And congratulations on the new baby!! So excited for you guys.

Alison Beach said...

Thanks, Liz!!