Finally I'm posting my bathroom!!!
I know you don't care as much as I do,
but humor me.
Let's start with the
It's your basic builder grade bathroom.
It was not a bad bathroom,
in fact it was the nicest or at least the largest master bath we have ever had.
But it was short on any usable storage or style.
O.K. I'll shut up and show ya the after,
(unless you already scrolled down and looked at the pictures)
Our remodel would have cost around $4000 plus labor cost
(Les says it would have been more like $10,000),
but it cost us around $1200.
We did all the work ourselves,
we used lots of used supplies from the Restore
(like trim, shutters, doors, and the marble counter top),
and we bought discounted or sale items often.
If you ask you can often get items discounted for slight damage to the product
or damage to the packaging.
For example we got one of our sinks for free and some tiles 15% off due to small damage.
We also got our bathroom fan 10% off and our grout 50% off due to damaged packaging.
These were all purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot.
Most stores have a hard time selling damaged boxes
or items and are more than willing to sell them discounted then to have them hanging around.
All you have to do is ask,
the worst they can say is, NO!
(Side note, my husband thought I was crazy every time I asked for a discount,
but now he just expects it!!
He just shakes his head and calls me the Good deal Queen!)
O.K. back to the photo's.
Here are my shelves.
My mother gave me the bottom fancy one years ago, and we made the top one.
(I'll post more on how we did that later)
All the jars and accessories I've collected over the past few years
from second hand stores for $1 to $3,
except for the moss rocks
(purchased at the $1 store)
and the white topiary
(gift from my great neighbor Shelley)
(I of coarse painted the frames and added some vinyl.)
My sister bought the silver tray at DI,
but she didn't want it any more so she gave it to me!!
I took the ugly gold handles off and shine it up!
I love my free tray.
They soap pump and one glass was from target a couple of years ago
and the second glass I miraculously found at Salvation Army!!!
(Of coarse I added the his and her vinyl)
Are you just in love with my $10 marble counter top?
Go here and here to check out how I found this counter top for which we planned the whole bathroom around.
It looks Goooorgeous if I do say so myself.
Small wall mirror from Ikea.
Knobs and cabinet doors are from the Restore.
Go here to see how they looked originally.
Here is the big picture with those lovely 50 cent legs.
Remember when we tiled our garage for the bathroom scale?
Well here's how it turned out.
Les is so smart for coming up with that one!!!
Check out my new framed up window with revamped shutters from the Restore,
(post more latter.)
You can check out my post on the chandelier here.
I just love this view!!!!!
What do you think of the antique mirror I got from DI a few years ago?
I think it goes perfect.
Just a close up of some more second hand accessories.
More DI finds with some added vinyl
Close up of detail of the antique mirror.
I like the chippy paint.
These last two shots are the view of the bathroom from the bedroom.
The calm view I get to wake up to!!!
I'm still looking for bathmats and something to hang over the hand towel and wall mirror.
It looks sorta empty there to me.
Other than that I call this room done.
I don't think I posted enough pictures. lol
Oh, just go back to the top and look again that's what I did.
I'm so giddy about my bathroom.
I'm also so grateful to husband who helps me build what ever ideas that are in my head,
cause he loves me so much!!!
You're awesome Les!!!
So tell me what do you think?
Do you love it, think I'm crazy or what?
Show me some love and leave a comment.
(This has been over a year of work!!! I need some comments!!)
Here are links to all the posts about this bathroom: