Monday, July 11, 2011

Master Bath Redo!!

Does anyone remember me telling the tale of my 3 year old flooding my bathroom?  Well, I should specify which bathroom, as she has flooded two.  My Master Bathroom.  This one was the real doozy.  My 10 year old said, "Why is my carpet wet and why are there puddles in the guest bathroom?"  Ummmm.  That didn't sound good.  I was thinking maybe a pipe burst in the wall.  Nope.  As I could still hear water running through the walls, I ran upstairs to find my master bathroom door locked and I could hear water running.  Yes, the sink plug was pulled and the water had been running for a couple of hours.  In case you are wondering, I teach piano and wasn't giving her my full attention.  Obviously. Luckily the awesome CAT JONES has a mold company.  And have we mentioned her connections to Bazzill?  Yeah, I thought so.  So they lent me a de-humidifier.  I rented a few industrial fans from Home Depot.  We drilled huge gaping holes in the walls to let them air out.  And Cat and her hubby and boy came over a few hundred times to check the moisture levels.  Phew!  She is a life saver, I tell  you! But the floors were toast.  So were the base boards.  My husband swears I did this on purpose so he would have to re-do the bathroom, but I SWEAR I didn't. Here are the BEFORES:
What did I hate?  The walls were all that whitish color.  I had this cabinet sitting on the floor in the W/C for MONTHS!  The floor was linoleum dirty yucky and pealing.  The curtains were ug.  The light fixtures were crackly brown.  The walls were bare.  The cabinets were that orange-ish oak that I hate.  It was just a boring builder-grade bathroom and it needed a little TLC.  I think most people probably have a super boring bathroom like that. So what did we fix? Well, the floors are now that hand carved Antique Hickory fake wood that I love so much. I made a beautiful cornice for the window.  More on that later. The cabinets were painted "cooled lava" by Valspar.  And it only cost the $2.50 for the sample paint.  :) The walls are now Alpaca at 50% by Sherwin Williams.  And I actually bought a gallon for this project.  (I know, that is a total surprise!  but I had a coupon.) We used Ana Whites plans to make a couple of shelves. Of course, the base boards are re-done. I spray painted the light fixtures.
I love it.  Every time I walk in there, I smile.  My husband, on the other hand thinks we need to be on the Marriage Ref over my starting projects all over the house and him having to finish them.  haha!  I think we saved money by not having to pay the deductible of someone coming out to deal with the flood!  If it weren't for the floors, it would have cost less than $100. So there is one thing I don't like.  This bench right here:
I want to recover it, but I need your advice.  Do you think I should use the geometric pattern on the left that the cornice is made from or the pretty fabric on the right?  Leave me a comment and give me your thoughts!
Have a great day!

1 comment:

Kimbo Bimbo said...

I like the stuff on the right better, especially with that vanity color.

It looks great by the way!