Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bathroom Remodel

It's so fun to finally get to post this bathroom update! We have lived in our home since 2008. We are slowly but surly completing updates that require more than just a paint job. It's been quite the interesting journey....I am so happy I finally get to create this post!

Before we moved in and the bathroom looked like this...

(Yikes, I can't even believe this.) 

The tile on the plaster walls made it a bit tough to take the plunge and begin a remodel right away. We live in an older home and ALWAYS start with a small remodel and it ALWAYS ends up costing more because of "unforeseen" events that arise.

We did the easy updates such as shower curtain, paint, paint the vanity, change the organizer, fixtures, etc. but it still was just a temporary fix. Finally one day after a few too many DIY and HGTV shows I took a hammer to the tile. Ya, not the smartest idea I have ever had. ;/ Hey, it got the ball rolling though...

Thanks to my dad the tile from half the bathroom was removed. It had to be taken down the the studs because of the plaster walls. I HATE PLASTER! Then Mark's dad and uncle helped us remove the other side as well as the vanity to begin the complete remodel. I have no clue what we would do without family that's willing to not only help but has the knowledge to help.

We didn't want to have to re-plaster so we covered with wainscoting. The top was trimmed out so nice! We replaced the mirror (with something like this) and the organizer above the toilet as well. I used IKEA RIBBA picture ledges and loved the way it turned out. The plant and 2/3 frames are from IKEA as well. The vanity and floor came from Lowe's too! I think the floor is my favorite part.

Mark and I did a lot of finishing touches together. It was a learning process but we survived! (Thanks to YouTube.) We did have to hire the last few items such as the trim, edging, etc. to be finished so it was completed with a professional look but it was so worth the wait!

The bathroom is very hard to photograph because the size and the doorway. There is no natural light but from a window inside the shower so...Here you have it...the finished project:

Next up, THE KITCHEN!!!!! (That makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.)

Also I can't forget to mention tomorrow is a big day around here! Erika and I are hosting a Bucket List link-up!  Blog about your goals or bucket list for February or the new year and join us!


  1. I am so glad I found your blog. Bathroom looks great. Can't wait to link up tmw!!!



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