So this is what we have been up to for the past 2 weekends: remodeling our hall bathroom. Michael started demoing before I could get full on “before” pics, but I think the fugliness of this room is discernable even from what I was able to capture.
Side note here: This is not the first “makeover” this bathroom has received. When we moved into the house almost 4 years ago all of the woodwork in the bathroom was a maple stain (brown) and there was purple brocade wallpaper on the walls. I knew we couldn’t do a full on re-do then, but I also knew I could not live with it as it was. So, I painted the would cafe au lait (creamish) and stripped off the wall paper. I then textured the walls and painted them a light khaki color that I bought for $5 for a gallon off the mistint section at Lowes.
Our intention had always been to rip out the existing bathtub and replace with a jetted tub. And of course take out the tile tub surround and floor and replace with natural stone. However, since we have decided to sell our house we wanted to get this done quick and on a serious budget. The tile was free (left overs from a job. Handy that the hubs does tile huh?) We got a bid for the reglazing of the “freckled” tile. It was $500 + so we decided to do it ourselves with a kit from Home Depot. Cost for two kits $100. The sink was a $99 all-in-one set (meaning it included all the plumbing and hardware as well as the faucet) Paint was left over from the color E’s room was when it was a guest room. Beadboard and trim were about $30. And my favorite bargain in the mirror that I found at Ross for $25. All total we estimate we spent approx $300 or less.
Ten days of sporadic work and $300 dollars later, we are pretty happy with the finished product. Should all a lot of value to the house!