My bathroom is ugly. Like really, really, REALLY ugly. (insert piece about starving children in Africa without clean water here). In my western world, and selfish need to be “showy,” I was pinter-come. That’s a mix between pinterest inspired and overcome.
So I took this and threw up pretty over it.
It had this yucky green 1-inch pieces of tile…oh and a few spritzes of white. The green toilet. The “mink” walls that we originally thought would compliment the green. Oh wait- quick poll, is that a green toilet or a yellow one? Mother and I can’t seem to agree on it. And look, two toilet paper holders? What about the hardware…. It needed me to throw up pretty, admit it!
The first thing I did was paint. I painted the walls “Seashell Grey” by Valspar. Then I painted the cabinets “Wet Pavement” also by Valspar.
But then came the difficult part. THE COUNTERTOP. Maybe not difficult, just stinky! I got a foam roller and Rustoleum Counter top coating. When I say stinky, I mean it… as in it’s been a week and the smell still lingers…. But they’re white. and not green… or yellow…
You might notice in this picture that the floor is different too. I PAINTED IT. Yes, it has already been scratched and YES I’ve already had to touch up a few spots, but it’s so SO worth it! Look at how much brighter it is already! To pain the floor I used Valspar Floor and Porch Paint. It took two coats and I still have plenty left (for the inevitable touch ups I’ll do before a big party or company). At least now, I’m not embarrassed to show guests the bathroom.
The mirror was difficult to replace because it is hung on paneling. And quite frankly, I didn’t see the need to make the expense. Dad is going to replace the light fixture for me also (as soon as I find more time to go to Lowe’s with him).
I got these shelves at my second home aka The Container Store during their shelving sale, 30% of. For the two, a total of maybe $25. I got the baskets and toothbrush thingy there too. I also replaced the hardware- see the new towel ring? There’s one next to the other sink too. $5 each at Lowes.
Got a new curtain too. On sale (do I know how to shop?? I mean come on!!) at Kohl’s along with the new carpets and toilet cover. I mean look, the toilet doesn’t even look yellow or green anymore (at least from some angles).
See the new knobs on the cabinet? Princessy (like me).
It’s better. I want to build storage shelves where the vanity is. My jewelry box (that my dad built me) and those drawers just take away from the new freshness of the bathroom.
And also, like I said, my dad will replace the light for me.
One last thing, the counter top paint bled onto the silver rim around the sink. You can’t see it in the picture, but I know it’s there..and hate it. I just need to find the time to either repaint/freshen up the metal rim, or scrape it with a razor blade. Not so bad though. I mean, I’ll pee and shower there, no problem!
So also, while the government was shutdown and I was furloughed (since my boss was furloughed) I gained 15 additional hours a week. Mom had me paint the house and redecorate the living room. I wish we had taken a before picture to do this justice.
We had these lime green curtains before. BUT World Market had curtains on sale so we replaced all 8 panels (one window not shown). I painted the house Churchill Hotel Wheat by Valspar. It’s such a great neutral color that I swear changes throughout the day and night depending on how the light hits it. We LOVE it (and so does everyone who comes by).
Before the room was “open.” Couches were thrown against the walls and the curio was on the left side of the room. We decided to separate the rooms instead. It’s pretty cozy now. Oh and we bought the new sofa table too. Before, pictures were kind of hung wherever they could be…this time we strategically placed them where they could really be complimented. That one over the sofa table–it was a wedding gift to my parents 32 years ago.
And that’s it. That’s how I was “pinter-come” and craftastic.