DIY Bathroom Remodel x 2

A few years ago my husband and I had the crazy idea of trying a DIY remodel of both of our bathrooms. They were almost identical, small (the guest bath is just slightly larger & has a linen closet), ugly linoleum floors, beige tubs, sinks & toilets, old faucets and fixtures…Here’s a couple of pics to give you an idea of what we were up against.

before…

 

This is what they looked like before. A little out of focus but you get the idea.The cabinets were brown when we moved in. I had painted them white and added new hardware.

…after part 1

DSC01261  My husband installed the floor tiles as well as the white sink & toilet and cherry wood vanity. I painted the walls with Behr's Allspice. We bought the mirror at Lowe's and I replaced the ugly medicine cabinet with a DIY shadowbox stained to match the vanity.

My husband installed the floor tiles as well as the white sink & toilet and cherry wood vanity. I painted the walls with Behr’s Allspice. We bought the mirror at Lowe’s and I replaced the ugly medicine cabinet with a DIY shadowbox stained to match the vanity.

So this is bathroom #1 after DIY remodel. It's still small but looks so much better!

So this is bathroom #1 after DIY remodel. It’s still small but looks so much better!

…after part 2

My husband installed the new sink and espresso colored vanity and the tile. I painted the tub white and the walls a mocha color which goes well with the espresso vanity and shelves. The turquoise accessories look great with the bright white and browns!

I have to admit these DIY shadowboxes I made to replace the dated medicine cabinets are pretty awesome! I mixed stains and gave it several coats to achieve the shiny espresso with a slight cherry tint.


Instead of replacing the mirror I glued sea glass tiles (left over from my DIY kitchen remodel) to the bottom of it to give it a more modern look and tie in the whole color scheme.


I found the starfish and sand dollar during my many walks on the beach. Both had been washed ashore and had died in the hot sun. I make sure never to take live sea creatures. I’ve picked up many a shell only to realize someone was living in it and carefully put it back. I bought the shadow box frames at a garage sale and stained them to match the vanity and shelves.


We bought the shelving unit and the vanity & sink at Lowe’s. My husband got a discount because both were floor models (I was so proud of him!). Last but not least, I found this cute shower curtain at Home Goods (I love that store!)

…the final chapter

As I explained in a gardening post, some very nice people turned our old fiberglass, step-in tub into this handicap accessible glass & tile beauty. We cannot thank them enough.

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About joliepetitemaison

"In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away" Shing Xiong. My quest is my passion to find beauty in all things. To remember to try to live in the moment, to really “see” and hopefully to capture the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life. I aspire to transcend traditional ideas and to creatively through my photographs express my own unique point of view.
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