But rather than whine and complain about it, I'll just show you some pictures:
Here is what I was starting with: (well except that these are the prior owner's things, but you get the idea)
|(the toilet REALLY is in there, see it?)|
I started by (blindly painting the bottom half of the wall white. I pulled out the existing trim & then added new baseboards PLUS the new board & batten:
The sink served as an excellent storage vessel:
Once all of the board & batten was installed, I needed to remove the existing sink. It was a task I dreaded, so after waiting hoping magically it would disappear (it didn't) I took it out myself! I had to use a screw head (from a set with a removable head) and a set of pliers. Holy cow, hard work, probably the hardest thing in this entire bathroom. Who knew 4" awkwardly installed screws would be such a pain!?
I constructed the farmhouse vanity with some help from my hubby...his awesome math skills also came in handy trying to figure out the perfect spacing for the shelf!
Picking the paint/color scheme was also a project:
|I considered painting the vanity green.|
|Yes, I actually did pick up a million paint chips, no I did not do anything crafty with them!|
|Our garage got out of control during this project. Baaaad. |
My hubs cleaned it once the bathroom was finished, that's how bad it was....
While the stain was getting situated outside, the paint went up inside:
I also started shopping for accessories, most went unused and back to the store!
Here is a slighty better iPhone photo of the vanity:
And here is the final product:
I still need some kind of wall art, I'm considering installing shelving above the toilet (which is almost invisible in all of these pictures, I swear it really is a bathroom!) I also want to hang up some kind of towel hook, but I'm not certain where...
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