Just as a reminder of where we were before, here are a few quick photos. But, to see the full tutorial and information on our wallpaper removal, check this out.
The first two photos are from the first time we saw the house at the Open House, and the last photo was taken after the wallpaper was removed, but wanted to be sure I had a decent shot of the grape light fixtures.
Grape light fixtures, seashell wallpaper and pink water themed laminate:
Brown shower tiles:
Grape Light Fixtures:
Now for the after photos!! We stuck with the brown tile, but used blue Martha Stewart paint and updated the light fixtures (and of course removed the wallpaper).
When we moved in, the shower was missing a shower head and shower curtain rod. So, our first steps were getting those two things at the hardware store. We also got the same shower curtain featured on one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love.
We were surprised when we visited hardware stores that Lowes had a better lighting selection for bathroom fixtures than Home Depot. Lowes had a pretty cool section where you pick out the base / finish vanity fixture you want, and then there are a variety of shades for you to choose from.
It was a nice option for us to choose a more modern fixture, but still tie in the vintage brown swirls you see in the shower tile and flooring.
We replaced the hardware (towel rod, robe hook and toilet paper holder) at Home Depot.
Rugs were purchased from TJ Maxx. Small table and plant from Ikea.
Flowers are from my garden!
Lastly, a quick list of what we would still like to accomplish in the bathroom:
- Raise up the vanity
- Frame the bathroom mirror (I see this DIY project in my future this fall)
- Replace the countertop
- Replace the sink
- Get the tub professionally reglazed
Are you loving any projects you've finished up lately around the house?