Monday, June 9, 2014

Bathroom Reveal

At long last, the time has finally come... to REVEAL THE BATHROOM.  That was actually the heading on our wedding invitations (minus the bathroom part) and believe me, the completion of this bathroom feels almost as momentous.  This simple, "phase 1" project has been coming together since August - that's right, AUGUST - of 2013.  Imagine living in a constant state of chaos for that long!  Cray cray, I know!

We actually had a family get-together this past weekend so they got to preview this space already.  (Sorry family, this is old news for you.) It's amazing how having a bunch of people over seems to light that fire under you to get all your projects finished, get your house cleaned, your yard projects done, etc. etc.  I need to have those more often.

Anyhoo, without further ado, here she is: [cue the choirs of angels singing here]

 My gorgeous mirror... you can see where she started here.

My sconces are from Home Depot, and the faucet is from Wal-Mart.






My pretty, upcycled washstands with their pretty blue glass knobs... you can see where they started here.

Remember when all we had here was a tiny access hole with Daniel's legs hanging out?  Well, it's now bigger and a lot more sleek.


 
 For the frame in the pic above, I just took a little swatch of my curtain fabric and framed it in a frame I already had on hand.

 



My homemade curtain... I made this basically the same way I made my kitchen curtains (that tutorial can be found here) and simply added the 3 folds at the bottom, holding the folds in place with straight pins.  They're clearly not perfect, but much better than looking at our ugly, cracked window.
  
  Daniel made the floating shelves for me here for extra storage, and the artwork is one I painted in college, complete with a white duct tape 'mat' and spray-painted white frame.


  This is just a detail shot of my pretty shell container, purchased at Kirklands for $6, which holds extra razors, and the fabric wrapped box (a lightbulb box wrapped in leftover curtain fabric for extra height and interest).

Now that you've seen it all, let's take a look back at where we started.

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SketchUp idea:

After:

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 Daniel's favorite part of the bathroom - all the details that most people don't notice - like the fine woodwork and trim work that he did in here.  I have to brag on him, everything is so well made and he is a perfectionist so he won't let it be until it's perfect!

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You can really tell in this picture how much space we gained around the sink area.  The pedestal sink and washstands are significantly less deep than the original counter.  It was a pretty tight squeeze before.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed my bathroom tour!  I know I am enjoying the end result!  It's been a long time coming!  Sometimes I just stand in the doorway and stare at it, grinning like an idiot.  Renovations have that effect on me. :o)


Note: To see all our bathroom posts, progress, etc., click here, here, here, and here.














4 comments:

  1. It came out beautiful! I love the mirror and the found, transformed wash stands! xoxo

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  2. I wish I had your creativity and good taste! Great job, looks amazing. :)

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love how bright and cheery and welcoming it is! Now you can comfortably sit a while :)

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