Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bathroom Renovation Complete!

For the past few years I've been thinking about renovating our little powder room downstairs. I've never liked the nasty marbleized teal counter top that graced the top of the blah cabinet beneath.And the green tile on the floor drove me crazy every time I'd try to scrub the nasty white grout... I was never able to get it clean enough.
And my dated sponge painting technique was buggin' me every time I stepped foot into that room...So, we finally pushed up our sleeves and got to work trying to make our little bathroom shine to our liking.

I have to admit that a little trip to Costco started the ball rolling. We, or maybe I should say, I fell in love with this little dark brown vanity with a lovely marble top. I knew it was exactly what I was looking for and it fit perfectly!

We tore out all the green tiles and installed new brown/tan speckled ones. Neither one of us had ever laid a tile before so we were nervous about the whole procedure. But with some research, a few calls to my expert tile laying dad, and a tile saw borrowed from our neighbor we were tiling like pros in no time!

I love how the floor turned out!I painted the walls twice... First color was too dark. I mixed a couple colors together from the endless supply of paint cans in our garage and voila...I made something I could live with!We decided to go with a mostly brown room with blue accents. That meant I got to go shopping! I must have gone to every store that sold towels withing a twenty mile radius of our home before finding the ones I liked.

Connor picked out this faucet. It's very pretty and it is fun to watch the water dribble down the little channel before falling off into the sink. Nice choice Connor!

The boys were beyond thrilled to have the bathroom back in working order. They voiced their lack of enthusiasm for having to trek up the stairs every time they had to go to the john.
It took us a lot longer than I had anticipated to finish this job. Seemed like our weekends were jam packed with activities lending only an hour or two to work on the renovation.
But we persevered and today we can flush downstairs yet again!
The boys had to play rock, paper, scissors, to find out who was going to be the first one to try out the new facility! :) Nolan won.
It's very satisfying knowing we worked together on this project and it turned out even better than I anticipated. I love it! Thanks for all your help, Connor. We make a great team!


secondsister said...

Great job Connor & Kelly! It looks wonderful! I really like the colors. I wish Terry & I could work together that well on projects. After 44 years I don't think that is going to happen very soon. Maybe when we both retire.
Love, Aunt Lee

PRP said...

It's so gorgeous and I'm so glad I got to see it in person!!! You guys did a great job!

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It is incredible what you can achieve with a good tile saw. This has been helpful but I will keep looking to be able to compare the available machines. Thank you for posting this.

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