Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ode to the bathroom

We knew you had to go the minute we saw you.

Your claim to fame, the turquoise painted walls and black linoleum, are going to be a thing of the past and will be replaced with beautiful bead board and a wonderful color called Prairie Brush. On the floor will be  beautiful tile with hints of off whites and light browns.

Daddy is getting a little bit of help. She has his camping headlight around her neck.

Your tub and surround has been cut up, broken down and is already at the county dump. What will emerge will be a beautiful tiled shower with a glass door and built in shelves.

Your vanity, withtheshelvesthatweretooskinnyandshorttostoreanythingin, is sitting in the garage where one lucky homeowner might take a chance on you. In it's place is going to be a handmade vanity, complete with a walnut top that is going to look sooo good against the creamy white bead board.

The standard builder mirror that once graced the wall, that took up the whole wall, is going to be cut down to size and placed in a barn wood frame, painted with a little bit of character added.

A small hutch is going to be built in honor of the fact that you offered no storage.

New hardware, faucets and accessories will enable you to the be the best bathroom you can be.

In the end, we will marvel at your transformation, knowing that you had it in you the whole time. All you needed was someone who didn't like turquoise.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the finished project. I remember the first time I saw that bathroom. Disbelief! Who? Why? WHAT?!?! So excited for you! - Addie

Lisa said...

wow, I am very excited for you. I am also in the middle of a bathroom redo. I am so excited for the end, how about you? I have had tools sitting everywhere, pieces parts etc. everywhere for longer than I would like to admit. We usually tackle our projects very hard and quickly. This one has been a real experience. We have made the cabinets from recycled wood, removed walls, moved one toilet,added another which we made look like a high tank toilet, built a new wall, put in a slipper tub, created a walk in shower. What a journey. We wanted something rustic and original. I think we will have it. Cross your fingers for us. Best of luck on your project. If it is anything like your other creations it will be fab. Lisa

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I'm so excited to see the finished product!!!

Way to go you 2 (or shall I say 3 :-)

I'm sure you will LOVE your new bathroom!

Catherine said...

wow! sounds beautiful...and right up my alley! :) can't wait to see! i'm sure it will be inspiring.

The Writer Chic said...

I understand now why we didn't get to see your bathroom on our first tour of your home. ;) Whoa, turquoise!

Frankie said...

Well, glory-b, my dad would be soooooooo proud of his grand-son and great-granddaughter...aka LITTLE HELPER....

Kristen said...

How exciting! We are in the process of giving our kitchen a much needed facelift as well! I am getting ready to post pics of our progress! I have a few cuts from tearing down tile and jamming my thumb into something??? It bled and hurt is all I know! LOL!