Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bathroom Remodel

First off, let me start by saying that I am so mad that we didn't think to take "before" pictures of our master (if you want to call it that, though it's not more than a 6ft by 6ft room with a shower/tub combo) bath. The previous owners obviously just wanted to sell it and in turn rushed through the process cutting corners wherever they could. Well, we're the schmucks that bought it so the only people to blame are ourselves. And I wouldn't consider it a bad thing. We knew we would have to re-do it and it's turning out to be a fun project.

Since I have no pictures to show you I shall paint you a picture with words.

They put in a decent cherrywood colored mirror to go above the vanity. They then decided they wanted to match the vanity to it and although it used to be a medium pine color, though they attempted (and I use that word very, very lightly) to paint it an appealing dark brown. Note to all: Stain wood if it's going in a bathroom, don't paint it. It actually came out red and is gross, not to mention the fact that they didn't bother to cover up brush strokes.

They painted the walls an awful cold gray-blue and did a terrible job, getting it everywhere from ceiling to swithplates to the toilet paper holder. Every fixture in the bathroom is a polished chrome which doesn't match the rest of the house and they're all cheap and paint-spotted and gross.

The floor was linoleum and if you're not a fan of linoleum (like me) then the conversation need not go any further.

The bathtub is a whole different dillema and looks like the previous owners had taken acid rain showers. Literally, it's stripped down the middle down to metal or something. No idea. It will in fact get re-finished, but that will be the last step.

Now that the entire room has been gutted, and I mean gutted (besides the shower) I'll let you in on what it will look like.


We're going with gray-brown color. Think hot chocolate on the light side and maybe even with more grey. We don't want to darker the space too much since it's already small but wanted a rich, neutral atmosphere. This probably isn't even close, but I'll give it a whirl:

Thursday, November 20, 2008


but i never really thought I'd be a blogger, and there's still time for it to turn out that I won't be one after all. I love the idea of it, but then again I can't help but wonder...is anyone really going to want to read about anything I feel like spewing out every once in awhile?