Have you seen the poll down on the left side bar? Before/after room transformations are in the lead! So, start submitting your before/after room makeovers! Here is one submitted by
I even love the clever name of her blog.
Here you go:
Welcome to the bathroom, where the color Lilac came to die.
Everything in the bathroom was purple. From the purple veined tiles down to the lilac flecks in the linoleum floor. Where does one find a purple toilet you ask? I have no idea. Because even in a huge warehouse full of old toilets (Second Chance Warehouses in Baltimore, Awesome for salvage stuff) I did not even see one lovely lilac commode. Take notice of the soap holder in the shower, it fell off on our friends foot one day not long after the picture was taken.
You like the wallpaper? It was actually shelf paper. Which is very thin, sorta see through and was tough as nails to peel off. Ironic, but the shelf paper/wallpaper was NOT used to line the shelves of the bathroom’s linen closet.
Here is the result from when we tried to fix the room up a bit… That meant replacing the toilet and sink with ones that looked like they were manufactured this century. Also I may have gotten over zealous again and peeled off all the wallpaper (shelf paper) in a fit of disgust for it.
Clearly the whole thing would have to get demo’d. There was no fixing this hot mess with paint alone. We got to work gutting everything, but leaving the original foot print of the bathroom in tact. Dealing with permits and moving plumbing are not my idea of fun and would have slowed the process down a ton.
I helped my husband hang drywall and it almost killed me. I held the entire ceiling sheet over my head as he screwed it in and my lungs threatened to blow up while inside my chest. My upper body was sore for days afterwards… I’m a complainer by nature though…so maybe it was more like minutes or hours.
Choosing the bathroom colors/tiles was pretty easy. The room is small and needed to look airy so a light color was in order, but we wanted something that looked like it could have been part of the house originally… or original to when indoor plumbing was invented. I love the subway tiles that are on the wall and shower more than a person should really love tiles.
The upper walls are leftover bead board, painted a cool grey because bright white walls would have looked too stark. The sink console was the best non sale buy we’ve ever gotten from Lowe’s, it included everything! Even the mirror. I’m seriously in love with it and haven’t seen it since we bought it. I guess they realized it was a good buy and discontinued it?
However the best thing about the room is something you can’t see. We put in heated floors! and they are amazing in the winter. Everyone doing a bathroom renovation better put that on the top of the must do list. I can not stress enough how it makes getting out of your warm and cozy bed on a cold winter morning just a little less jarring.
What a beautiful transformation! Grandma’s lilac was definitely dated! And the new white/black tile is gorgeous! I love how bright it turned out! And heated floors?! I’d spend all of my time in there in the winter! Awesome job! Thank you so much for ‘showing it off’!
TGIF all! Have a fabulous weekend and if you’re working on a DIY project, let us know!