We haven’t visited the bathroom since we painted the grout lines way back in June (they’re holding up great, by the way). I thought it would be fun to show you a before and after (or at least, current progress) pic of our one-and-only bathroom.
When we moved in, the bathroom was actually not in bad shape.
There were a few cosmetic issues, but it had been redone in what seems like the 90’s, so the vanity and bathtub were still fine. We changed out the light fixture for one that we picked up at the Habitat Restore for $10, removed the shower doors, and painted the walls above the beadboard gray (Behr Dolphin Fin).
And this is how it looks now.
I hung a shower curtain we’ve had for a while and added some woven mats.
I painted the white medicine cabinet frame in a glossy gray. I would really like to replace the mirror but the medicine cabinet is so useful…I haven’t figured out what to do there yet.
The scalloped white ceramic vanity top isn’t my favorite. It stains really easily and the scallop is just old-fashioned. We actually have a granite vanity top that we bought for $90 on Craigslist…we just haven’t had time to install it yet. We also picked up another, nicer fixture from the Restore…also haven’t installed it yet. Story of my life!
Hung a little art and a shelf above the toilet for extras.
There is no natural light in this room so I’m trying to think of ways to incorporate a few more cheery touches of color. Maybe I’ll switch out the art or change the shower curtain or bath mats.
Anyway, this is how it really looks. It’s not very big, or trendy, but we’re happy to live with it as is. Just thought I’d put that out there =).