Monday, October 17, 2011

At long last...

Remember all the pretty elements of my new bathroom I shared back in June?



Well, they spent the summer packed away in boxes in my garage.




Our summer remodeling project turned into a fall remodeling project. Yes I know, just like the landscaping project.






But today was the day to finally get this party started! Now before you see the before photos, let me just say that this is a 30 year old bathroom that has never been touched. It's sad, but true. I should probably just apologize to my children now. This was their bathroom. We've pretty much remodeled every square inch of this house, except for this room. Ok, no more stalling, this is what it looked like this morning .....









I can't even begin to explain the thought behind this design. It reminds of a cheap motel bathroom.






This was one very tiny sink folks! The toilet was tiny too, but I spared you a close-up of that!




And one big, plastic shower!






This is were the vacuum cleaner tried to eat the vinyl floor.




Didn't I do a tutorial on framing out bathroom mirrors? It's actually my most popular post ever. How funny is that!






And it just doesn't get any more country than this wallpaper.





Sure, go ahead, take a closer look. Yikes!




And this is what the bathroom looks like tonight.




It looks better already!






Stay tuned, it will be so cute!






And most definitely worth the wait!


12 comments:

Twice Nice said...

Ahh, bathroom remodels, so gratifying, but lots of work! I have one on my 5 year plan.

Red Gate Farm said...

Can't wait to see the end result. Our bathroom isn't much better, although we don't have any of that fabulous wall paper we do have "fake tile board" 2 layers actually. Our dilemma is we only have ONE bathroom and the remodel will take the planning of, well I'm not sure what...but it will be a lot of planning :)

LOVING the little mosaic tiles you have pictured... it's going to be fabulous!

~Chris

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

It really does look better already - congrats!! I look forward to seeing how the project goes. We have a similar project we've been trying to start for 3 years LOL!!

Hope you have a fabulous week and can come over & say hi sometime.

Hugs,
Marie

SueBee said...

My bathrooms are done but my kitchen looks like a cheap motel(i like that). To be done soon, I hope. I'll be watching you.Llove the samples..

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness I can totally relate ~ We just finished our bathroom remodel but ours was 16 years old with Waverly roses all over the wall ~ YUCK! It was pretty then but wayyyy ugly now ~
I can't wait to see it all done ~

xoxo
Lori

NanaDiana said...

I can't wait to see the redo, Sharon. I'll bet I'm not nearly as anxious as you are though! xo Diana

Reenie said...

OMG...that wallpaper!! HA! I can't wait to see the end...and yes ~ it will all be worth it :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh I'm jealous. I have a bathroom I'd love to remodel. Can't wait to see what you do.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

How exciting! I have to say, Maya would love the horses on that wallpaper! :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You're too funny! Our powder room is currently undergoing remodel #2 so I'm right there with you. And don't feel bad, I have wallpaper all over my house that should be stripped! Can't wait to see your finished product, good luck!

xoxo
kathleen

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I dream of ripping out a room and designing it from scratch, and I can't WAIT to see the reveal!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

I chose the same faucet for my bathroom facelift! Can't wait to see what you do!