Post # 1
Over the Easter weekend we worked our butts off to reno our bathroom and I’m just so happy with the outcome! I still need to find artwork/decor for the walls but at least its functioning! I’m so proud of Darling Husband for all his hard work. Our bathroom wasn’t awful to begin with but definatley needed a facelift. We replaced the toilet a few weeks ago but over the weekend we replaced the exhaust fan, patched majorly rough walls, painted the ceiling and walls, put new lino in ( with the same kind as before, just no more holes!), replaced the vanity, sink and faucet.
Here’s the old cabinets and dated caramel coloured walls: (excuse the clutter on the counter!)
Out with the old!
And in with the new!
Excuse the missing toilet paper holder and baseboard! Any suggestions on what to do with the empty wall space?
Post # 2
MrsBananas: Good job! So much more clean lined and modern.
We recently reno’d our whole bathroom- a gut job- took out the small apartment sized tub and built a walk in shower. We have the same sink and a similar vanity, only in white. Ours has two large drawers, no cupboard.
If you could use more storage, I would put a medicine cabinet over the toilet. That would leave the space to the left of the sink for art. If you don’t add a medicine cabinet, then I would hang some art over the toilet, or else a magazine ladder. You could even hang a piece of art from the top rung of the ladder. It also makes a great place to hang guest towels.
Post # 3
Great job!! I’d reccomend some shelving but since you are working with a small space maybe glass shelves with silver brackets to match your vanity knobs, since they’re clear they may not seem to be taking up as much space. Then you can add a docorative vase with some pretty artificial flowers or anything really. You could even add some pretty rolled up towels.
Post # 4
I agree with PP re glass shelving above the toilet. That would look really great and will give you some space for decoration, nicely rolled up towels, cute jars of cotton balls or whatver tickles your fancy.
Tell me you caulked around the edges of the vanity? My friend forgot that and a year later a funky smell started coming from the bathroom…yup, an awful rotting mess behind the vanity 🙁
Post # 5
julies1949: Thanks for the suggestions! I’m not a fan of medicine cabinets personally even though hubby wants us to get one. I think art or shelves will be the route to go.
PinkStripes: Thanks! I’m leaning towards the shelves idea too, with little trickets to dress it up. I was thinking about floating wood shelves but didn’t even think about glass ones. Thats a great idea to make it not look as bulky!
turnanewleaf: :/ We haven’t caulked it yet…. We had thought about it but unfortunatley the walls are not plumb and the gap is large in some parts and not even. I’m not sure if caulking would hold? We are also thinking about putting in a glass tile backsplash so that may solve the problem.
Post # 6
MrsBananas: Re the caulking- you can stuff some foam strip down the crack, then caulk on top of that. Google it.
You really need to seal that gap if you are not going to put in a tile backsplash- actually even if you are.
Don’t fill up any shelves with bric a brac just for the sake of filling the shelves. It’s the clean tidy look that makes it look so nice. If you do decide to have shelves, get containers like boxes or canisters to contain things that are a visual mess.
Post # 7
Fold your towels pretty and put them on the shelves
Post # 9
It looks amazing! I want to redo our bathroom so bad so I am a little jealous!
Post # 10
julies1949: Thanks, I told hubby about the caulking last night and we will most likely put glass tile backsplash in and caulk it then 🙂
jpalm13: Isabelle663: Thank you!
futuremrsslp: I’ve wanted to do it for years now and so happy that we did it. Honestly, it was a lot of work because we’re total newbies to home improvements but so satisfying! You should do yours!
Post # 11
MrsBananas: You should be proud of your hard work! 🙂 I wish we could but we rent and can’t do big changes like that. But I may go to Ikea and buy some stuff to make it look nicer!
Post # 12
Really nice! I love the sink you chose, a very modern yet classic vibe
Post # 13
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Great job! One of those hanging wall cabinet things would fill in wall space above the toilet