Is it weird to post pictures of my bathroom on my family blog? Yeah, it is. Sorry. You may already know I have a secret obsession with home decorating blogs and HGTV, so here's another little wanna-be post. :)
Before, in all it's Tuscan Glory:
More orange. So we went w/ my ever faithful neutral tan for starters. It's called Galveston Dust. Yes, I painted quite a lot of my house the color of Texas dirt. Thank you 5 gallon bucket.
Then I decided to replace the mirror and the light fixture. Quick Saturday morning project, right? Wrong - there was no junction box, just wires poking through several holes in the wall and a sewer vent pipe going straight through the center of the wall where the junction box SHOULD have been. I cut a big square out of the drywall to the studs on either side, installed a junction box and rerouted the sewer vent pipe around it. The sewer vent will still work, right? I patched up the drywall, a couple coats of mud and some paint and days later I FINALLY installed the new light and mirror (mirror courtesy of bulky trash + spray paint!) :)
Then I decided to try out the board and batton goodness that's been everywhere the last few years. I planned it all out and cut and painted the wood, then got scared and left it sitting in the garage for a month. Then I finally tore out the old baseboards and forced myself to get going. I like how it all turned out - that's a LOTTA CAULK in a little bathroom. My fingers were raw smearing it into every nook and cranny. A little more spray paint on all the original hardware got rid of that gold. And a couple extra hooks instead of towel bars is way more functional for kids.
I found that little ladder in the shed of our last rental. I knew he'd come in handy. :)
And last but not least a few printables copied from inspired by pinterest.
And my sister made one like this for her bathroom, so after I finished copying pinterest I copied her. :) Shameless. Now it's your turn - copy away!