Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I am so happy to inform you all that the bathroom remodel is FINALLY done...FINITO, finished.  Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!

What started out as what I thought would be a somewhat easy, small, weekend (or two) project has taken several months to complete...

My nemesis, the mint green bathroom, has been on my HIT list since the day we bought our little green is NOT my favorite this little project started with just a fresh coat of white paint on the cabinets, window pane and door, however it quickly turned into a full remodel when I discovered problems with a leaky toilet and loose floor tiles...I will spare you from reading all the gorey details and take you through a little pictorial starting with the REVEAL first...

I had trouble getting a BIG picture of the overall room because this bathroom is sooooo is only 4 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep...(can something that small be considered a room...or maybe we should call it a water CLOSET)...LOL!!!

Now onto the before shots...

 Besides the toilet and sink, every square inch of this bathroom was green...YUCK!!!...Now let's start this remodel process...

 Stripping the cabinets...

Getting a fresh coat of paint...

Removing FIRST layer of flooring...

 ...and SECOND layer of flooring...

whew, was that a job!!...that was in JULY...and then I waited and waited and WAITED for the hubs to take out the toilet and sink so we could do the rest...he waited until TWO WEEKS before Christmas and on the spur of the moment decided to take the toilet and sink out...I came home from work to this...

Yuuuuuucccckkk...this was TWO WEEKS before Christmas...WHAT WAS HE THINKING?

So the process the race to get everything done before Christmas was on...and I'm glad to report that we made it...IN THE NICK OF's the process...

 Old tile wall removed and new wall going up...sorry for the quality and lighting of pics...this was all done in the evening or night time hours...

Ahhh, starting to look wall in, wallpaper up, $4.00 brushed nickel thrift store light fixture in and new flooring installed...

Board and battan done and now we are ready for the toilet and sink to go in...hmmm, we could've had this done WAAAAY back in July had the hubs not waited until December to tackle this...what can I say, he's a procrastinator...LOL.

Ahhhh, bathroom LOVE!!!

The BEFORE and AFTER of it all...

I am SOOO glad to be finished with this remodel and am thoroughly enjoying my new bathroom...

Breakdown of costs:

Wood for back wall and board and battan-$60.00
Flooring tile, adhesive & grout-$55.00
Wallpaper-$20.00 (Spanish Tile Pattern) at Lowes
Vanity-$260.00 at Lowes (came with marble sink top)
Faucet (brushed nickel)-$28.00 Lowes
Plumbing necessities (needed some new pipes and fittings)--$50.00
Light fixture-$4.00 (thrift store find)
Halogen light bulbs-$18.00 (I thought the light fixture was a bargain but all three bulbs were blown)
Roman shade-$3.00 GW (just so happened to be the perfect size...Yeah!)
Mirror-$15.00 at local wholesale company

TOTAL:  $553.00 (approx.)

Won't you join me as I share this at:

Metamorphasis Monday @ BNOTP
Rock N Share @ The Shady Porch
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show & Tell @ Mrs. Hines Class



  1. Lots of work but such a great difference. Nice job.

  2. Wow! That makeover turned out beautifully. Love the wallpaper pattern, the board and batten and the colors. It looks really elegant. Thanks for sharing at my Show & Tell party!


  3. What a great transformation and on a budget too, love it so bright and well done!
    Happy New Year,

  4. Wow! Beautiful transformation!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Following you from thrifty decor chick-stop by for a visit!

  6. Your new bathroom is stunning - so elegant and tasteful. And there's nothing like a deadline to motivate, is there.


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