So Room #2 is finished, and it also the house’s main bathroom (before you got to see the basement bathroom). When you see the before and after pictures, you may be saying to yourself, “well…it kind of just looks the same.” That’s because we didn’t gut the bathroom or make any drastic changes. Yes, the bathroom may be a little outdated, [original to the house built in 1955] but the tile is in good shape [not to mention it’s not pink or green] and gutting a bathroom is expensive [we’re opting to put the money toward finishing the basement]. So instead, it got a fresh coat of paint, a new shower head, shower curtain and some wall art. Make sure when picking up paint for bathrooms, that you specify getting the high-gloss, or moisture and mildew resistant paint. The one thing the bathroom doesn’t have that we wished it did is a vent. That’s been put on the list of projects to do. The new window and huge linen closet makes up for it right now.
I lucked out and found a shower curtain and rugs that matched the tile. I patched up the area where we took down two glass shelves and hung up a piece of art.
Because of the size of the bathroom, you can’t see the linen closet, but I promise it’s just to the left of the sink. And it’s huge for the size of the bathroom! If you look at the sink carefully, you can see the old fashioned toothbrush and soap holders. Though we don’t use them, I think they’re adorable. There’s a matching one in the shower.
DIY PROJECT: These frames are about the easiest decor project I have ever done. I picked up three different wooden frames [which are actually table frames] on sale from Michael’s, I think they were only like $4-6 each. I then walked through their scrapbooking section and chose a piece of decorative or textured paper for each frame. I cut the paper to fit the frame, and hung them up. That easy!
Bonus shot: This is my absolute favorite feature of the bathroom. A laundry chute! Tim made fun of me a little bit because I had no idea what it was the first time I saw it. The clothes/towels land strategically next to the washing machine in the basement. Awesome.