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
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.
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. lolThis 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. :)