Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Latest project - impromptu bathroom face lift

Check out the side-by-side before & after pics!
After having a couple of paint chips tucked behind the light switch plate ever since we moved here, we finally decided to paint. The colors we originally chose all those years ago are a close match to our barn/house exterior colors, and we have plenty around, so that's what we used.
Once we got the first coat on, it was pretty obvious that the tacky "rental" decor we inherited wasn't working, so off to Lowe's we went.

We got a new light fixture, towel bar, towel ring, toilet seat, light switch/outlet and plate covers, and a shower curtain rod. $200 and 2 days later, it's a really lovely transformation. Next up, replacing the vanity & faucet, and having tile flooring installed. We pondered doing the tile ourselves, but it's small enough it will be faster and less painful to contract it out. We'll do the vanity replacement though. We'll save the tub/shower replacement for after we win the lotto.

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