You've probably forgotten all about it by now, since it took almost six months! Our little budget re-do of our upstairs hall bath is finished! DH and I did most of the work ourselves (paid to have the walls/ceiling textured and the lighting and floor installed). This was not a gut; just cosmetic. The toilet was replaced a couple of years ago and we kept the tub, vanity top, and cabinetry, which DH had refinished and built new doors for a few years back. We did tear out the plate glass mirror and replaced it with a framed mirror we made. I had found the mirror on craigslist a few years ago for $10 and saved it for this bath, but the frame molding ended up costing more than just buying a framed mirror I think!
You can read more and see more pics on these two previous threads:
Very NICE..worth the wait huh? Crisp and classic..love the shower curtain and room scheme. The only thing I would personally tweak is to redirect the above the mirror light downward...perhaps that's just me (?), but I find I can apply makeup better that way. It may not be an issue in your case.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
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Thanks, Ladies! Froo, I debated the light direction, but went with the uplight as I prefer the look, and this bath gets almost no use. There's also an overhead light.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nitalynn,
I LOVE all the adjectives y'all are using (yes, I'm a Texan...). Those are exactly the adjectives I strive for
Emily - funny you should ask! It's actually a signed and numbered print by Ty Wilson, who has quite a few of these type drawings. But when I first found it, I not only didn't want to pay $100 for it (I ended up getting it for 30% off, but still...), but also I wanted it larger, to better fill that frame which I already had. So I asked both my DDs, who are both talented, if they thought they could reproduce it larger. DD2 (the architecture major) immediately said no. But DD1 (the fine arts major in painting) said "sure, I can do that." We debated the ethics, but I said if it was not for resale, just for me, I didn't see a problem. So I bought her two mat boards to work on, in case she messed one up. And then waited...and waited...and waited...well, long story shorter, I guess she just really didn't want to do that, so I finally gave up and ordered the print and used the two mat boards to mat it!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nitalynn,
I just love everything about the room. It's fresh, modern, tasteful and stunning-the transformation was worth the wait! Changing out the mirror and the beautiful wall color made such a difference. The fact you and your DH did most of the work must make you feel very proud. I love the story behind the print and your ingenious way to make it work. Thank you for sharing.
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