Time for pics of the finished (mostly) bathroom! We still need to do some decorating, but the other stuff is all done. This was enough of an update to make us like the room a lot better before a major overhaul down the road – ’cause I am going to have a clawfoot tub, dammit.
Anyway, let’s all remember Jar Jar for a moment.
This is how a lot of conversations start around here:
Me: So I have this idea.
John: Oh no…
This particular discussion was about my idea for the stupid corner in this bathroom with all that mirror. I would never, ever put this much mirror in a bathroom and we certainly weren’t going to take it down because I didn’t fancy a trip to the emergency room and I didn’t want it to be that big of an overhaul on the bathroom. Yet…
I figured I would just paint over the mirror to hide it and make it look like wall. Then I used wooden trim to make a ‘frame’ for the mirror and you would never know.
The fixtures are the same, except the brass ring around the bottom of each glass shade was taken off – and the shades were cleaned. Makes a big difference in how they look. My mother suggested painting the fixtures, but if they come off the wall – they are not going back up. 🙂 I still don’t like them, but they aren’t so bad now. Not to mention it helps that all the bulbs are replaced and functional now. On a side note, that picture above shows the nice natural light we get in this room.
The counters were done with the Rustoleum Countertop Paint. A decent product. I would not recommend it for a kitchen and probably not for a permanent solution. It’s hard to get it on evenly and you cannot use the surface for 3 days while it is drying and curing. Try keeping hair, dirt and fuzz out of a room while a flat surface dries and see how far that gets you. Anyway, the color is much better. Removing the white glazing on the vanity doors also helped it look new.
I had these pictures of vintage tubs from when we had our retail shop and thought they would look good here.
I left John’s jammies out of that picture.
My shower curtain, which I love – and the new ceiling vent/light.
The lighting messes with the color a bit, so sorry about that inconsistency.
I am on the lookout for some kind of short shelving here or a repurposed storage thing to fit on the countertop for storage and then have that star on top. Crates are a little too rustic for me, but I will find something. We do have a linen closet in the room, so it’s not a rush to find anything. And I need a new wastebasket to go underneath the counter in that cubby.
Again, it never ceases to amaze me the difference paint can make in a room. This was one of the least expensive redos in the house. The most expensive thing was the vent/light, which was $85. The whole room cost about $170. Not counting my labor, of course 😀 Scrubbing out traces of the former owner? Priceless.
I am taking a break on the wallpaper front for a while. We still have the upstairs hallway, the stairwell and the other bedroom to go, but there are other projects to do :cough: 2 trunks :cough: and it is starting to be more like biking weather out!