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.
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
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!
…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