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2009-09-07

{Before & After}


No, I'm not doing before and after pictures of my almost 100 lbs weight loss. But, that's coming. Soon. (hint hint - hit that nice little subscribe button to your right so that you don't miss out on that post :)Today I'm participating in a Before & After party over at Thrifty Decor Chick. If you want in on the fun, visit TDC and grab the details. :)


Okay, so in the Spring we re-did our bathroom. And boy oh boy did it need it. We gutted the whole thing down to the studs, replaced the plumbing and created our dream bathroom. I don't think I stopped smiling the whole time I took a shower for the first time. I felt like I was on vacation.

The "Before"ShotsOur house was built in the '50's and I think the tub and floor were original. Totally gross. Wait until you see the duck tape. lol

Our horrible spackle/repair job. I have no words for this.

Ahhh, there it is. The ducktape. Lovely. We had caulked and recaulked it so many times that finally I just threw some ducktape on there until the construction work begain.




"During"


The whole job took about a month. One very. long. month.

The "After" Shots

I forgot to take a picture of the bathtub and shower area after the bathroom was completed and this was the only one I have so please ignore the unfinished window and blue painters tape on the right. (I picked up the shower curtain at Bed, Bath & Beyond if anyone is interested.)
I knew I wanted the dark fixtures but was not sure about the floor. Then on our first of many trips to Home Depot (which is where we purchased 99% of the supplies for our bathroom)with our contractor (and friend, Phil) my husband saw that chocolate brown tile and I fell in love with it. I was sold. Probably the easiest decision I had to make during the whole construction process. I never want to design another bathroom. Again. So many decisions had my head spinning. Not to mention the many 3+ hour trips to HD with the 2 little crazy princesses. I'm surprised I did not wind up in a mental hospital. lol
This used to be just a wall behind the door. We went into Princess Emilee and Princess Gracie's closet and took up about half of it to make shelves in the bathroom. They now have a small closer but we did have an extra shelf and bar put up so that each princess has their own rack for clothes.
Not shown here, we also have a towel rack under the medicine cabinet for decorative towels. I made the flower arrangements for dirt cheap. Got the vase in Michael's for a few dollars, used some old smoothe rocks for inside to keep the flowers in place and got 3 long stems/branches of flowers on sale at Michael's also. The whole thing cost me less than $10. I love a good bargain. :)

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6 enchanted replies:

gina said...

Gorgeuos!! I love the dark vanity and the floor- I thought it was hardwood at first- chocolate tile, I've never seen it but I love how rich it looks!! It might cause me some grief though, what with my baby powder addiction and all. :)

gina said...

And yes, I just realized I grossly misspelled gorgeous. :)

k80 said...

love it! and i loved showering in it today! hey, check out the sits blogger for today. her kids stories sound like yours!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Unbelievable improvement, it is now beautiful. I bet you feel extreme relief and happiness everytime you walk into the finished room!
Janell

Stephanie said...

gorgeous!!

I can't wait to redo our bathroom. : )

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Love the floor tiles gorgeous! It is truly beautiful. Our bathroom was a bit of a state when we moved in here but we had it redone and it is looking much better! So worth the wait isn't it?