i say this every time i finish a room, but right now the bathroom is my “favourite” room in the house. i’m in love with the way it turned out, even more than i expected to be. i thought the paint, new fixtures, and reorganization would be an improvement, sure, but i didn’t expect a few days and $1,289 would create a dream bathroom. after all, we still have the same tiles, tub, toilet, shower hub, and layout — but i’m amazed by how different it feels and looks.
since posting photos from the day that the twins came, i’ve moved our toiletries back into the bathroom, cleaned the floors with something more than a lazy wet swiffer (for the first time), dabbed black spray paint over screw heads with a q-tip, and retrieved this brass owl from my office to preside over the room.
so, short of pierre not being totally happy with how his broadview ttc photograph turned out (i’ll admit it did look brighter on-screen) we are done in the bathroom! that means, with the exception of painting one last wall in the kitchen, we’re totally done the main floor (you can check out photos of the entire main floor here). just in time, too — the weather is getting nice and bungalow vs. backyard will be gearing up for round three pretty soon.
here are a slew (like 20+) of bathroom “after” photos. and if you need to be reminded of what it looked like “before,” that post is here.
in a few days i’ll post a budget breakdown for anyone who is thinking of giving their own little bathroom a facelift or just curious about the cost spread (hint: that light fixture is by far the most expensive thing in the room). i’ll admit we pulled our $1,250 budget out of thin air: that is, we decided on a figure we thought was reasonable before doing any research into costs (same way we budgeted our wedding!), but i was somehow, almost bang-on in this case.