Guest Bathroom Befores and Not-Quite-Afters
You don’t have to say it – I already know. You’re mad because I’ve been lax in my home renovation updates. And I want you to know that I understand. It’s okay to be upset.
It’s like 4 months ago I tricked you into thinking this blog was going to have actual DIY projects and before-and-after photos. I took you out to a nice dinner, opened the car door for you, wore a fancy suit – then, when we started to get comfortable, I began complaining about your cooking, making jokes at your expense, and wearing my holy underpants.
It’s inexcusable, I know. But the thing is, people change. Interests change. And while it’s still incredibly important that we get this house in shape before we have to sell it, I’ve got bigger fish to fry right now than picking out flooring to replace the worn-out carpet in the living room or scraping popcorn off the rest of our ceilings.
But. That doesn’t mean I can’t show you some things we’ve done already. There are several rooms in the house that, while not complete, are vastly improved from the day we moved in.
Aside from the remodeled kitchen, our guest bathroom has probably seen the most change. I showed you how it looked like a crime scene for several months while we attempted – in vain – to remove the maroon paisley wallpaper. But lucky for us, and our guests, it now looks a whole lot different.
We tiled the floor with porcelain tiles bought at Restore Warehouse for a fraction of what they would’ve cost at a tile store. The actual DIY process of tiling the floors was not captured in photos. Let’s just say it consisted of approximately 48 hours of intense stress, sweat, near-filing of divorce papers, and maybe a little blood.
We tore out the old brass shower doors and had the nasty yellow tub refinished. Then we hung this nifty curved shower curtain rod to make the shower extra roomy.
I haven’t hung anything on the walls yet, but I have decorated my toilet. Because I’m cool like that. We added the wainscoting and chair rail (all that white trim on the bottom half of the walls) because when we ripped out the vanity, we may have damaged the drywall. Just a bit. So this was our solution. Happy accident, right? We only had to re-do it once.
And I bought this nifty cylinder thing to hold the TP. Pedestal sinks look pretty, but they’re sure not ideal for storage.
And um… we can wash our hands.
We can dry ’em, too.
And if we find we need to do dirty, smelly things in this pristine new room, then at least we have this.