Well after a year and a half my bathroom is finally done and I couldn't be happier. When all said and done I think I spent about $2,500. I did a lot of the work myself but also had help from some amazing guys too. I love it so much. It's so fresh and clean and no sponge painted. Lol. Here are the before and after pictures. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.
Here's a breakdown of some of the things in here.
The vanity is an old desk that I redid. I think I paid maybe five dollars for it. I had to cut the middle drawer because of the plumbing.
The vanity light I picked up at the thrift store for $1.99. It was brass so I sprayed it with some metallic spray paint that I had.
The mirror is two pieces. The top part is pretty much scrap wood and left over trim.
The towel hanger is a piece of the old baseboard. I just painted it and rubbed it with some stain and put some hooks on it.
I reused all of the old trim and mouldings. This not only saved on cost but I loved the this stuff. You can't find this stuff unless you have it made. It's very solid. It's not perfect but I think that adds character. The crown and chair rail are new.
The bead board panels I got free from my friend Gary. I love him..
I used some left over fabric for the vanity and the valance.
The picture on the wall is something that I painted in literally five minutes.
I used marine paint on the window in the shower. Hopefully this holds up.
Everything else I looked and looked until I got the best deals.
To view more of the before and durning pictures just go to my 2011 post and check them out. Quite a difference.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I bought this desk at the thrift store and had planned on using it but now plan on selling it. It wasn't in the best shape, visually anyway. It is a very strurdy old desk so I decided to give it a paint job. I mixed up some gray and white chalk paint and got to it. As you can see the top was the worse. Someone at some point had replaced the three panels with plywood. I planned on painting that as well but I found this pretty grey and white gift paper at my local Hallmark Store. I used several coats of Modge Podge for the top. I gave they handles a spray of some metallic silver I have and then used a glaze over all of it. I had the chair sitting on my porch so I painted it white, gave it new foam and fabric and it's all pretty again. Also I will be done with my bathroom tonight and will have pictures to post by the weekend. I can't wait to show everyone. One last thing, can someone please tell me how to put the Pinterest link on my blog? Thanks