>> December 11, 2009
So another room complete, and therefore another room to show to you! We have finally finished our bathroom renovation project. This was one of the first projects we started, and also one of the most consuming. Frankly, we would have been done a bit sooner, but a special order toilet stood in our way. Last weekend the gorgeous toilet arrived. Yes, you heard me right, it was gorgeous. You know you're old when you start talking about home improvement milestones as though they are major life moments.
So here it is, our bathroom. I don't have many "before" pictures, but like other rooms in our house - you aren't missing anything. But here is one photo of the Hubby and his dad working in the project, so you can get an idea of how far we have come.
Now you can see why I called our new toilet gorgeous. The lovely avocado of the prior model was less than perfection. In the bathroom we stripped the wallpaper, glazed the tub white (previously avocado, best money we ever spent), replaced the vanity, changed out the toilet, took down medicine cabinets and repaired drywall, and finally painted and installed bead board paneling and crown molding. So here is the after!
I am standing in front of the vanity for this shot, with the hallway to my left. Here is the shower and tub stall, with a shot of our bead board paneling that the Hubby installed himself. We added chrome hardware that we had been carting around from past apartments - surprisingly, it's from Target!
What is that, you ask? Typically you see them in public places, hospitals or schools. In prisons they are usually stainless steel. But nobody makes a wall-mounted toilet for regular homes. You can't run to the Depot to pick one off the shelf. So we had to special order it, from the manufacturer. So five long weeks later, it arrived. The one bonus about a toilet attached to the wall: it makes it ridiculously easy to clean the floors.