Run down: Floor AND ceiling yellow gray, yellow/brown used to be high gloss no wax linoleum ( that is coming up around the toilet, can't wait to see whats under there). Antique white window trim, red oak base board without the quarter round trim. I considered keeping the sink, but repairs would have been close to impossible since the size of the pipes used have long been discontinued. The 60's medicine cabinet I'll keep. I'm tired of everything being framed. That shelf (they let us keep) is really up too high and kids can't reach the hand towel. And the vanity light is a shiny brass hollywood light :(
SO many plans for this small room, we'll start with the basics...paint.
Filled in those holes with a little plaster, sanded really well....
So you see that grey, right there in the middle. Well the bath was that color, I call it pee gray, its like grey with yellow in it, and it was on all walls along with the ceiling! And the moldings were Antique white, oh yay! So, first I painted a ceiling, Glossy pure white, brightens and lightens, and helps give a little height to a vertically challenged room (its under the staircase, cute huh). The new vanity light reflect wonderfully off the ceiling too, another plus. Repainted the window trim the same glossy white too. Painted over the gray with Warm Caramel by Glidden.
And it was like it never happened.....
Removing old linoleum.
Crazy thing is there is Maple underneath. And who ever installed the toilet never caulked! So if there was a leak or water spillage guess where it went, under the linoleum, freaking geniuses right! So I called my handy dandy dad to help move the toilette. And after 1 day to pull the linoleum and 1 day to scrub all the glue off, then one more day to let the wood dry, it was time to refinish. I used two coats of Poly Shades in Antique Walnut, then 2 more coats of floor grade poly in a satin finish.
shoes must stay in room, too nasty to leave...
I was going to go with pedestal, but now, well that all changed. Although I'm not a vanity fan, I like this, versus the boxy vanities that just look like a box, this seems like it want to meld with the wall and not be so obtrusive. And with a small bath, the bottom is just enough for hand towels and toilet paper. ( oh you saw I repainted it huh, yeah, just a little too much tan with the wood floor and then the vanity I picked out, so I painted the base board white and a light blue for the walls)
I just could not get used to that light blue I picked and went with this, the upstairs bath is this color. I love it :)
I love seagrass boxes. Perfect for holding extra hand towels.
caught this on sale for $84!
I have this sink. I just have to cut the baseboard, cut a drain pipe and screw it into the stud for extra support.
Twine covered bottle, a bit of decor.
Since my dad was nice enough to pick up the tab, I wasn't too picky. It's cute though.
Fill up a few of these with essentials like q-tips and cotton balls.
Yay, after like 2 years since my hubby took out the old sink, the bathroom is just about done!
Dad helping to install the vanity, he's great :)
Ya have to have a hook, sorry but I can't 'go' wearing a cardigan, coat, or robe.
seagrass basket, extra hand towel, box o tissue, and a twine wrapped bottle with some unspecified floral something.
My hubby has a great mustache, so that picture is perfect.
A special and funny gift dedicated to the hubby and his side kick mustache.
Fluffy rug from Marshall's, along with the hook, T.P. holder and hand towel holder (best price ever). Home Depot has SS outlet covers as well.