Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bathroom done!


There is still a little work to do. My door knobs are still brass and there is no trim on the floor yet. We have a painter/trimmer coming this summer and he will trim out the doors and floors. I think it’s a big improvement. The area above the toilet is pretty empty but there will be a dark wood cabinet with baskets for little knickknacks. There were not a lot of big expenses. I changed out the light above the mirror and the mirror itself (it became a 4’ wide medicine cabinet). I had to buy the purple paint. I already had the floating shelf, towel hooks, and decorations. The shower curtain is a repurposed king-sized sheet. It is cotton and it had shrunk and it didn’t really fit our bed anymore. 


Here’s the before and after lights.


Here you can see the “shower curtain.” I just made a tube in the sheet and hung it up high. Now there are two shower rods; one down low to hold the vinyl curtain and this one up high which is only about 6” from the ceiling. I think it makes the room look a bit taller.


I know I posted these a couple of days ago but the owl is so cuuuute. The curtain is shades of lavender and brown; perfect for this room.


What I really did want to show you are the honey-oak doors. I used Rustoleum’s Cabinet Transformations in the Espresso finish. I was apprehensive about it because painted cabinets usually look like crap but these look fantastic! It is labor-intensive because there are four steps to the process but I’m going to do it for my kitchen. This was sort of my test run to see if I liked it. The best part? No freaking sanding. You do have to degloss all the cabinets but it wasn’t hard (more like a good cleaning) and didn’t take too long. I know it’s hard to see exactly what they look like but, believe me, they look nice and I’m picky about that sort of thing.

Sewing soon!!!


Kat said...

It looks amazing, well done! Definitely worth the work :-)

Sheila said...

Looks great, I have been looking at the Rustoleum product for my kitchen.  The review have been good but it is nice to see and hear about it first hand.

Munsonhome said...

Love it! Fantastic job!. I too have been looking into the Rustoleum  product. 

angie a said...

Looks fabulous!  I'm going to have to investigate that Rustoleum system now too.  

Mary Wilson said...

I think your bathroom looks great, and the two wall colors give it an open look.

Linda Kucera said...

The bathroom looks gorgeous! I bet your girls especially love it. 

I think towel hooks are brilliant; no one ever folds towels nicely over a towel bar, and hanging towels on hooks is easy and looks good!

dawn anderson said...

You should! It's fab and they aren't even one of my sponsors!!