Monday, June 1, 2015

In Which We're Forced To Remodel

So here we are, in June. Once again the year kind of sneaks up on us and then zooms past when we're not looking. The good thing about June, though, is it's kind of officially summer, which is great. We've had a few nice days so far this year, but we've only had to turn on the air conditioner once, which is kind of nice in a money sense, but also just goes to show that we've had plenty of rainy, cold days too.

Anyway, had my week staycayation. It was supposed to be awesome, filled with a few days of house fixing and then a bunch of days of doing fun stuff like hitting the zoo or whatever.
But instead it was 8 days of home fixing. Sighs for 15 minutes

We were going to do a quick update on our bathroom. Put in a new vanity, a new light fixture, paint and then done!
But when we pulled up the old vanity we found the previous owners decided not to tile under it, and since our new vanity had legs, and was smaller than the old one, we couldn't leave it the way it was.

thanks a lot, jerky previous owners

Which mean we had to do a new floor. Which meant pulling up the toilet and all that jazz.
We tried to get some simple, constructed flooring that just snaps in, but SURPRISE, any of the ones that looked good aren't sold in store and you have to order them and they take 10 days to show up. Well, we needed the flooring in less than one day, so new tile it was.

We've never tiled before. It wasn't hard or anything, but I'd rather not do it again in the future. And our bathroom is small, too. Tiling just involves so much waiting and not using the space (which mean no showers for us because it's our only full bathroom)

But finally things were finally (mostly) complete. So our vacation was used up, but the bathroom does look a lot nicer.

Before (the bright light was a reading light we'd had to move into the bathroom since the old light fixture broke. Which is why we needed this update in the first place)

Old vanity and broken light fixture

New vanity

New light fixture


New tile

We still have a few finishing touches and, like, new towels to buy, but at the least it's way better than it was before.

So, that was my vacation (sighs again). What have you been doing while I was away? Fill me in!


mshatch said...

love it - especially the color you chose for the walls. Very nice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, what a difference! It looks really modern now. Sorry it sucked up all of your vacation, but it does look great.

Lola Sharp said...

It looks modern and crisp and I LOVE IT. Totally worth your effort.

Catherine Stine said...

Looks nice. A freshly decorated room can be uplifting.

Rena said...

Awesome! I love remodeling, and I'm super into tile, so I think it's a great choice.

Anne Gallagher said...

And when are you coming to do mine? lol It looks fantastic! Hope things are well with you.

Colleen Muske said...

Good job! My husband curses the day I started watching HGTV.

Maria Zannini said...

You did a beautiful job! I love your color choices.

Jeannie Miernik said...

Aww, man. That happens to us with every "small" home improvement task at our house--there's always an unpleasant surprise hidden away by the unskilled DIY-er who lived here before! But the new floor goes so well with your super cool, chic new bathroom. I'm inspired!

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