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downstairs bathroom remodel before/after

by Heather

See where it all started…

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Very messy and never seemed to get as clean as it should be.

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Boring and bare.

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Yes, that’s a butt on the towel….

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Demo started!

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Color up on the wall and wainscoting added in.

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Tile was laid.

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Then BAM, it was done (1 week later)!

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No more boring and bare walls. Now we have ‘bathroom’ pictures in here. Jacob had a great idea to find old pictures of us when we were little in the bathroom — him being bathed in a sink and me going to the bathroom, reading a book upside down. We plan to add our little ones in here too!

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The actual color looks most like the two pictures above where the blue walls are first shown. My lighting was a little off last night.

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Here’s what was changed

  • paint
  • tile
  • wainscoting
  • pedestal sink
  • mirror
  • light fixture
  • towel bar
  • pictures on the wall
  • shower rod
  • shower curtain
  • toilet paper holder
  • garbage can
  • wall storage – moved from upstairs bathroom (you can kind of see it in the mirror’s reflection)
  • glass soap dish/dispenser/holders
  • full length mirror behind door – moved from another room and painted black

Here’s what’s left to do

  • Build/buy standing storage
  • Buy an old glass knobs for hand towel
  • Buy new mat for bathroom
  • Seal the grout

Here’s the mat I’m eying that I hope World Market has in store so I don’t have to order it online…

I really wanted a round bath mat and they have one… plus it looks old which is cool!

Where we really saved money

  • pedestal sink – free from my parents bathroom remodel — it has been sitting in our house for at least 2 years waiting for us to remodel the downstairs bathroom!
  • mirror – $6 from goodwill — was gold and painted white
  • light fixture – $10 find at the rebuilding center that we pieced together– used doesn’t mean bad
  • Jacob doing the work – I’m lucky he’s so handy so we didn’t have to pay someone else to do the labor

It feels so good to have a clean and pretty bathroom downstairs now. We really love it.

Up next… repaint the downstairs hallway and add shelving/storage then remodel the upstairs bathroom. We’ll see how soon that all happens!

Remodeling is fun 🙂

Have you done any remodeling (big or little) lately? Are you as glad as me that it’s Wednesday? We’re half way through folks!

Heather

 

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15 comments

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 11, 2012 - 7:03 am

you guys are just full of home projects lately!! good for you! the bathroom looks awesome.

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:24 am

I know, we love them!!

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Erica April 11, 2012 - 7:32 am

Looks great! I love the flooring and adorable pictures.

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:24 am

I totally love the flooring too, but it is chilly on my bare feet!

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Kristen (swanky dietitian) April 11, 2012 - 8:31 am

Wow, this looks fantastic! I love doing little projects like this.
I never knew the term for the boarding, but I just love it!
Is it pretty easy to put up?

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:25 am

I think it was, he just used a glue for it and a nailed a few too.

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Lisa@HealthyDiaries April 11, 2012 - 8:57 am

WOW looks great! You guys did a great job. Love the paint color!

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:25 am

Thanks Lisa!

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janetha April 11, 2012 - 12:47 pm

freaking LOVE it

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Nicole, RD April 11, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Oh my gosh! It looks amazing! I love that blue!! Kudos! I am super impressed!!

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:26 am

Thanks Nicole!

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Jentry Nielsen April 11, 2012 - 3:22 pm

It look so awesome! You guys are amazing, come over any time! 😉

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:26 am

Haha we’ll be there tomorrow 🙂

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Pure2raw twins April 11, 2012 - 7:15 pm

LOVE IT!! so jealous you bathroom is done. they just started mine

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Get Healthy with Heather April 12, 2012 - 9:27 am

You have so much remodeling coming up, I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!!!

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