Monday, July 23, 2012

Bathroom Facelift

As a teacher, summer is project time for me.  I finally have the time to think about completing all those nagging little (and sometimes big!) projects that I don't have time for during the school year.  One of the not-so-little projects that I started right after school finished this year was a facelift for our hall bathroom.

The original 60's toilet and matching tile and tub color.

Very 90's Waverly plaid wallpaper and dull brown oak cabinets

Our poor little bathroom was firmly stuck in the 90's with some major nods to the 60's.  It was also missing several cabinet knobs and generally needed some TLC.  I didn't want to get into any major ripping out construction so decided on a "facelift."

Our "face-lifted" bathroom

Here is the new look!  Completely different, right?  

Here's what we did to update:
  • Had the tub and tiles reglazed
  • Painted
  • New toilet - No more yellow and only 1.2 gallons/flush!
  • Stained the cabinets ebony
  • New cabinet hardware
  • Framed the mirror 
  • New light fixture
  • New towel racks
  • Granite countertop from a remnant
I have picked out and ordered a blue and white fabric to make the shower curtain.  I'll post updated photos when that gets done - hopefully before next summer!

I'm so pleased with the update.  I think that we should be good for another decade or so.  :-)

What summer projects are you working on?


  1. Do you know what brand/color the wall paint is? I love it!

  2. Thank you! I was originally going to go with a very safe blue/gray and at the last minute picked this color to pick up the color in my fish print. The color is Duron Ardent Coral. One tip: Use a gray tinted primer like it says on the can. We tried to use the white primer and found that the coral color was watered down looking and not covering. After 3 coats, we started over with the gray primer and - waa laa - got the color on the paint chip.

    Share a link to your project when it is done. I'd love to see it!