Thursday, June 26, 2014

Warming Up My DIY Skills With The Bathroom

Usually when your mother-in-law comes to visit you don't get to do things like remodel your bathroom.  But she was the perfect partner in crime to help me get my way and get this project rolling.  

Here is another example of me forgetting to take before pictures until I was halfway through destruction.  

So let me give you a little backstory on this before photo.  When we moved in our house Mike told me, I better not come home and there is a wall down.  Ok, no problem! See that spot where there is no paint, that used to be a tall storage cabinet, a nice one, but it was a little crowded there when we were giving the kids a bath.  Since there is a linen closet in the bathroom I really did not see the need for it, so I removed it to another location.  Which would be fine, but what you can't see is that whoever installed this bathroom decided not to finish all the drywall behind the vanity and cabinet, leaving a big hole back there!  This was a few days after we moved in.  So when Mike came home I made sure to tell him that I did not take down any walls, then showed him what I had done.  Hehe.  I stuck a small storage self in front of it and lived with it for as long as I could.  

Here are some more for your viewing pleasure.  Man, bathrooms are pretty ugly sometimes!


All we really did is add beadboard and change the paint color.  We don't want to do too much work, because right now it is a Jack and Jill bath between the master and main living area.  Once we redo the second even uglier bathroom it will become just the master.  

So it turned into a little bit of a challenge though because it turns out the walls and floors were not exactly even, so we had to get crafty with the trim work.  With just that little bit of work it made a huge difference and feels much cleaner in there.  We still need to do a few small little details like the lights and the light switch covers.  At the end of the day though, it's a bathroom.  

My swimming ladies are back! 

Don't tell Mike, but I think I am ready to take some walls down now!  

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