Room Redos

Bathroom Reveal: It’s Happening! It’s Really Happening!

December 8, 2015

Yep. It’s time. We finally get to reveal this bathroom makeover!

And it’s got us all like:

It was quite the fight to get here. There were moments we didn’t think this bathroom was ever going to get finished. Truth be told we probably look more like this version of Rocky than the one jumping and dancing on the stairs:

rocky-beat-up

It was brutal! Like most DIY projects unexpected things happened, delays were caused, curses were mumbled… This less than 6ft long space has taken us longer to remodel than our complete kitchen renovation! You can catch up on the details of this 13 week (!!) project here, because I’m certainly not reliving that!

Quick refresher, though! This is the before:

bathroom reveal | here-lately.com

bathroom reveal | here-lately.com

bathroom reveal | here-lately.com

And here are the AFTERS!!

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We replaced the old sink with this sleek pedestal that we scored off of Craigslist for $40, and we added shiplap to the bottom half of the walls:

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We added a faux, whitewashed brick wall, and some prints found on etsy:

bathroom reveal | here-lately.com

bathroom reveal | here-lately.com

We hacked an Ikea Grundtal mirror to look like an expensive, belted, hanging mirror. I also added some ribbon to a plain-Jane roman shade (You can see it in the mirror):

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We replaced the builder grade lights with this fancy, polished nickel fixture:

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(This was taken before finishing the mirror, but it’s still a good picture, so we’re going with it!)

We painted the ceiling Domino (by Sherwin Williams), brought the color down slightly on the walls, and then trimmed it off with lattice strips:

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I also spray painted our old silver trash can and stenciled some words on it:

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And a few other details…

Added some ribbon to a plain Jane roman shade:

Added some ribbon to a plain Jane roman shade:

(We changed out the other door that was always in the way for these “french doors”, which we made by unhinging a regular ‘ole bi-fold door.)

We do still have a few things that need to be done in here, like: we need to get handles and add a lock to the doors, I need to remake the “Please Wait To Be Seated Sign” (so it doesn’t look so spotty – the next attempt will actually be my 3rd)… Just small things like that. This bathroom is so different than what we initially imagined. It’s almost as if it told us what it wanted to be! To the point that I told Michael, we needed to give it a name, because it pretty much is like its own person. I named it Lola. Michael doesn’t like the name, but the ones he suggested didn’t even sound like names, so he’ll live with it.

Full disclosure: this renovation is the first time, even with all the other projects we’ve done, that we really wanted to never DIY again. We were just so over it a long time ago! Nothing went easily in this space. I’ve already put 4 coats of white paint on the new doors and they still look spotty! The paint includes primer! I’ve painted doors before! Lola! This morning the toilet started to overflow, and when I tried to turn the water off, I realized the plumbers had changed the knob, which I couldn’t grip to turn because the hose was in the way and it was not moving! Toilet water overflowed onto the floor, and all I thought was, “Dang it, Lola! We’re supposed to be taking pictures today for the blog!”

She’s pretty though, so I guess we’ll keep her. 🙂

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sunne December 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE LOLA! Super cute space from the norm that was before. Was the shiplap hard to put up?

    • Reply Blair December 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Not at all Sunne! Probably the easiest thing we did in there!

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