Hello! I just got back from a very last-minute trip to Disney World with the family (which explains disappearing for the past week), but I’m back, and super excited to share this next post with you (it helps to lessen the sting of seeing snow and wearing long pants again). And now, the one and only…
Okay, I might have oversold it with the title, but the transformation sure felt like we went from living in a pig slop to feeling squeaky clean when leaving the bathroom… which is kind of the point, I guess.
Remember the pictures I assaulted your senses with my scary post two weeks ago? Well, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane (or nightmare lane, in this case).
This is what you saw when looking into the bathroom:
A sight for sore eyes (and torture for any neat freak… which we obviously are not). And now? Ba-bam!
We went from a single to a double sink, and even though we lost counter space (which looks preeettttyyy essential when looking at our before picture), we added the floating vanity from IKEA, which had more than enough storage space below the sink, and added a kitchen cabinet with a glossy white door above the toilet for all our cleaning supplies. Strangely enough, losing the counter space actually forced us to put our junk away, otherwise things would fall into the sink. Win-win for slobs like us!
Here’s a closer before with the mirrored cabinet which had the doors that would tap your face as you’re washing up (and includes a picture of the wooden skunk sign on the door which the previous owners graciously passed on to us).
And now. We still have to finish the window trim, and hopefully replace the window itself (to get rid of all traces of beige), but it’s good for now.
We added floating shelves above the toilet, which my FIL advised against, saying ‘you guys aren’t really the open-shelving type of people’.. (aka. you hogs need as much hidden storage as possible). Well, I realized having things laid out prettily on the open shelves help to not be tempted to dump things there… let’s see how long it lasts. ;)
And of course we can’t forget the 50 shades of beige shower…
Nothing sexy about that.
And now, this shower actually gives you a fighting chance of stepping out cleaner than when you went in. We kept that corner rack, but what you don’t see in this picture is my incessant whining to have a shelf built into the wall to house all our stuff… We ended up deciding against it because of time constraints, and because this wouldn’t be a forever home, but rather a rental (so, lucky renters, you’ll get out shower rack. Thank us later for that downgrade) ;)
The other side of the shower before, in all it’s moldy glory:
And after the rainfall shower was installed..
That tub btw was found on clearance for under $25! It had a minor knick on the top of the enamel above the cap, but nothing a little enamel paint couldn’t fix…
And remember the toilet from the days of old? Again, not embroidery at its best…
We decided to steer clear of anything fabric-y on the bowl, and stick with a clean regular kind.
Now, let me remind you the sink area again (aka. garbage-dump-meets-toolshed-meets-dangerous-light-bulb-station-meets.. you get the idea)
We swapped out all of that, plus the rotting marbled sink, for an all white floating vanity. And don’t mind the beige outlets (that’s our to-do for this weekend… I was too excited to wait for that before posting!) ;)
We also got rid of the ‘Hollywood’ vanity light from before, and put in some glass pendant lights to go on either side of the frameless mirror, and a strip of tile above and below the mirror. We wanted everything to look as clean as possible.
I know you’re dying to see that sink up close again. You know, that giant petri dish of mold (and the odd hair). So here she is before:
Our sinks now make us feel like millionaires! It’s such a treat to not feel itchy when looking into the sink, and to not have to wonder where the weird skid marks were from.
Well, there you have it. Our bathroom is 99% done, and we couldn’t feel more elated, especially looking at what it was before.
Sigh. I might just go sit on the bowl just to look around and breathe in the mold-free air.
If you’re a sucker for torture, you can take a more thorough look at the previous ratty conditions here. You may need to wash your eyeballs out after though. You’ve been warned..