Monday, April 30, 2012

Brand New John

Since we moved into this house, we have had a love/hate relationship with it. We LOVE the neighborhood and neighbors, that we can walk to the park, and the layout and openness of the house. We HATE the bathrooms, the roof, the fence, and that things break all the time. (We will be getting a new roof and siding in a few weeks, can't wait to show before and afters of that!) When we made the decision that the boys would be going to private school, we decided to stay in our home and do some updates so that we can enjoy it and continue to make it our own. We started with our bathroom because it had a leak (and was the biggest thorn in my side!). In October we started this project and today I am calling it done!
 This is the before picture! Brace is TERRIBLE!
 This was the wallpaper that was on the wall. Seriously, what would make someone to want to pick that out? It makes me nauseous and dizzy just looking at it.
 And baby blue toilet, sink...
 ...and tile. BLECH!
 And who wouldn't want a spot light on them while they are getting into and out of the shower?
The first thing to go was that toilet. Every time we have put something on the curb, it is gone within minutes. Not this toilet, it sat on the curb for a week until the next garbage day. I would like to personally apologize to the neighborhood for this eyesore for that week.
 Jason hired a friend of his, Shannon, from Brownsville and they tackled this project together!
 Brand new dry wall...It looks better already.
Looking in from our bedroom.
And this is what we have today! Welcome to my new favorite room in the house!
We decided not to get a shower door. We would have to special order one and I of course I wanted the most expensive door. We went with a shower curtain and I LOVE it! It is easy to clean and adds and extra pop of color to the bathroom.
Love the bronze fixtures. We also got rid of the spotlight and added recessed lighting in the shower stall.
We went with something different on the floor. I like how it turned out.
Do these look familiar Alyson? Thanks for selling these at your garage sale. Ha!
2 pictures of some silly boys in the bathtub.
Pedestal sink and pretty new mirror.
Oh new I love you! I am so excited with how this room turned out. Can't wait to tackle the boys bathroom! Got some BIG ideas (for their tiny bathroom).


emily said...

Wow...that before was awful! I applaud you for lasting with it for this long!!

Your after is GORGEOUS!!! Seriously, y'all did great work.

Allyson said...

Impressive! We are definitely not "fixer-upper" type people, so I'm always just in awe of people who have a vision! Great job. And, I love what you did with the decorative square things (for lack of a proper description!!!) We also had them in the bathroom.


P.S. You need to sign up for St. Jude now. You can always change your mind later, but at least sign up! If for nothing else, you get a great t-shirt!!!

Natasha said...

Wow! What a hideous before and a beautiful after. It looks amazing!

Can you tell I'm behind on reading the SUYL posts? And I'm interested (or obsessed!) enough to want to read every single one?!?!