Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bathroom Makeover X2

I have just completed my first goal of the new year!
It turned out to be slightly LESS fun, and slightly MORE work than I thought.
To be fair my husband warned me of this,
and that he would not have much free time to help.
So here is my bathroom redo x2.
I'll start with our geust/kids bath.
It was yellow, with peely butterfly wallpaper.
The wallcolor made the counter and bath look dingy and yellow. Yuck.For whatever reason
I liked it when we moved in.(I claim pregnancy brain!!)
But I have hated it ever since my baby was born. heh.

This was pretty straightforward, paint does a lot for a room.
I took down the wallpaper, sanded some rough spots
spackled and covered the walls in primer (twice)

I would like to say that I hate wallpaper. Its terrible.

The paint color we picked out was a light tan.

We were hoping to neutralize the bathroom and tie it in with the rest of the house.
I had to paint at night and during nap time, and since the lights were uninstalled
I didn't realize that my tan bathroom was

actually PURPLE.
I geuss 2 coats of primer wasn't enough.

Good thing I like it. Because I do not feel like painting it again.

I am debating putting a frame on that mirror before I hang it back up.
Its simple, but it feels clean and I like that. I am still looking for something to hang above the towel its not QUITE finished.

Our downstairs half bathroom

turned out to be a total nightmare.

It was covered in Wallpaper, that was peeling everywhere.
I figured since I was doing one, might as well do both.

(little note *wallpaper, in a bathroom where there is a lot of humidity is a bad idea, if you are thinking of doing it, stop now! Take a cold shower, or find someone who will talk sense into you!)

Let me show you:

It was 20 years of wallpaper painted over wallpaper over wallpaper.

(Funny thing about the Wallpaper: When I was pregnant with Grayson, I always misread the print on the wall to say "Fond memories of skinny days" instead of "Fond memories of sunny days".)

The wallpaper disentigrated the actual wall,
so it was patchy and coming apart.

It had to be fixed.
It took me 2 days of every naptime, bedtime and early morning to get that wallpaper off.
We had to remove the back of the toilet to get behind it.
(When I say WE I mean ROD)
and in the process broke the lid of the tank.
I went through 4 paint colors to find one we both liked.

(My favorite thing in this bathroom. Umbra Flowers. They are 3d. I love them. I seriously want to put them all over my house. And I just might.)

Take that 2010.

You may have me whipped in every other arena.

But I have new bathrooms :)


Dasha said...

WOW!! What a difference, and you did all that work. I think you deserve a break for a bit. But before you do, please explain your flowers. You should be quite proud of yourself though. Maybe Rod too.

Jackie said...

I love them. Lots. Where are your flowers from?

Looks amazing

Aunt LoLo said...

It looks great!! I especially like that black mirror in the second bathroom. (It's the same one WE bought when we found out the landlord had taken out the mirror in the master bath! LOL)

Katie said...

I hear you about the working during nap times. Sometimes it's twenty minutes, sometimes it's two hours (if your lucky!) But it does look Great! Good job!

Leserlee said...

YAY!!! I think that the butterflu wallpaper could have been pretty in another life, especially if it had been a mural instead of wallpaper, but yellow in a bathroom is always a bad idea. Our bathroom in Tennessee was bumblebee yellow (that was seriously the name of it) and there was no natural light in that bathroom. Needless to say, I didn't wear much make0up in high school because I couldn't stand to be in that bathroom.

Sarah said...

That's a lot of work! You're much more determined than I am!

Doug & Nciole said...

Dang girl! Good for you! I would've given up long ago!!!
I am also wondering where you got those darling little 3d flowers...DO TELL!!! I also love that mirror in the 2nd bathroom...very nice touch!!!