Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Bathroom Redo: Before and After

You may remember way way way back when, I posted about our bathroom. I did not like our bathroom. I bought some accessories hoping to spruce up our bathroom. It kind of worked, but didn't change the fact that we had a yellow speckled counter top, mismatched walls and a mint green sink.

The FD has been trying to convince me since we moved in here over three years ago to agree to redoing the bathroom. I always talked him out of it, saying that we wouldn't be staying here that long anyway, so we could just deal with it. Read - I am cheap and did not want to spend money on it.

Well, three something years later, and with no immediate plans to buy a house, we're still here and our bathroom was still hideous in need of improvement. The FD finally convinced me to propose some changes to our landlords and lay out a plan regarding what we'd like to do and what we would be willing to pay for, and what we would ask them to cover. Well, guess what? They agree to the plan and they were gracious enough to offer to pay for the entire thing, plus some extras that we hadn't included in the original plan!

So, a few weeks ago, the dude got to work on renovating the room. It was a crazy few weeks and the house was turned upside down, but now, I am so happy with it. Let me tell you, it is amazing to be married to such a handyman. I found myself in awe so many times at how he worked ... I just cannot understand how one can know how to do all of that stuff. I would seriously be lost.

As of yesterday afternoon, the renovation is 100% completely done so I thought it would be a great time to share some photos.

Unfortunately, the shape and size of the room makes it quite difficult for photos, but I did my best. As you can see, we chose our materials based on the bathroom accessories we already had so that we wouldn't have to buy all new stuff. And, at first, I wasn't sure I loved the way the shower curtain looked against the new floor, but now that all the decorations are back and the hooks/towel bars are hung, I think I like it. Of course, I will probably be on the look out for some new and cute accessories but for now, I think it's just fine the way it is.

So, without further adieu, our bathroom renovation: before, during and after.

Before


During


After


So, whaddya think?

31 comments:

Shaina said...

Amazing!!!! E is obvs the best. I am so impressed with his handyman skills! The bathroom totally sucked pre-reno.

Brooke said...

gorgeous!! i love the tile and the beadboard!

3 Blessings said...

It looks great! I bet you are loving it now.
Blessings,
Amy

Kayla said...

Holy cow!! I love it! Amazing!!!

The First-Year Wife said...

Wow, what a huge difference! It looks great now.

Gwen said...

That looks wonderful and such a big change! Can he come over and help us when we buy? LOL, trip to Cali??

Emily said...

Very Awesome! I love it, great work!

P.S. I bet you could use real maple syrup for the brownies... my husband actually said the walnut covered up the maple taste.. the real deal might help boost the maple flavor. I just thought they were good either way.. ha!

Jorden and Kristin said...

WOW! that looks amazing!

Nicole said...

Beautiful! Love it!

KatieSPerk said...

Oh wow! What a great job! I love what you guys did!!

New England Girl said...

It looks so beautiful! Love it. :)

Tricia said...

Um, I think it's awesome! You guys should definitely be proud of that bathroom. I have a couple of those that you could bring FD over to assist Jason with. We could supervise, of course. ;)

Jackie said...

Looks wonderful! I know living in a construction zone is NOT fun. Glad that is all out of the way before the little one arrives. We (I say that term loosely) were remodeling our kitchen before the Peanut was born and it was only done about a week before she arrived and she was 11 days early. :) Handy husbands are SUCH a blessing.

Jenn said...

um - ev should be on extreme home makeover or at the very least, have his own show on hgtv. You could call it "FD Does Canada" although it would not be as dirty as it sounds. :) it looks great!!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Bravo!!! He did an awesome job! Love the flooring! How awesome that ya'll didn't have to pay for it either. Love all the storage your cabinets provide.

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, it is amaaaazzzing!!!

Gina said...

It looks beautiful! Want to come over and do ours next?

Logi said...

Lin, it looks fantastic! Ev is so talented!

This Texas Momma said...

LOVE IT! FDE did a fantastic job!

Kristin said...

OMG, it turned out gorgeous!! This give me hope. We're about to do our own guest bath redo and I've been nervous. LOVING the beadboard!

Kristin said...

OMG, it turned out gorgeous!! This give me hope. We're about to do our own guest bath redo and I've been nervous. LOVING the beadboard!

Brittany Ann said...

OH my! That's awesome! It looks beautiful!

Lucky in Love said...

That is amazing!! The floor is gorgeous...everything look just fab! Great job Evs!

I love the picture of the toilet in the bathtub :) Hope you had another one to use. I guess you could always use your outhouse though.

My name is PJ. said...

Lucy, it's gorgeous!! I bet it's one of your favorite spots now! Love the beadboard. LOVE!!

Katie said...

it looks LOVERLY! wonderful job missy!!!

Jessica said...

It looks amazing!! He did a great job!

SnoWhite said...

very nice work!

Taryn said...

wow- way to go. I am really impressed. What awesome landlords!

Holly said...

Looks fab...great job! How nice that your landlord paid for it (of course, he did get free labor!).

the BFF said...

It looks so good! I can't wait to see it.

Katie said...

Cracking up about the toilet in the bathtub! Hahah

Your bathroom looks so good now!