You might think that somebody (that would be me) has been on vacation or something. Nope. Just MIA from the blog. Enjoying summer. Being lazy.
But guess what?! I finally showered in my own master bath shower yesterday! Yup, it means the bathroom project started over Labor Day last year is almost done! There are a few pesky little details that still need to be accomplished (caulking, trim on the ceiling of the shower, one little piece of bead board and trim, and hanging the final hooks on the walls) and then we can call it complete.
I failed to take any pictures of the finished project yet – so I’ll update those soon – hopefully.
Is any project really ever “complete” though? Maybe if you hire a contractor to do the work, but not in my world!
And while I’m super psyched to have the bathroom done, I’ve already super-secretly started on the next project – the other bathroom!
I should have entitled this post “how to really tick off your significant other.” My super secret project started last night when I decided that when we are hanging out downstairs – which is the coolest location in the house these days – that I don’t like having to walk all the way up stairs and through the house to use the facilities or wash my hands, etc.
The room is practically stripped – there are no floors and the walls were primed before we moved in. All that remains are the yellow toilet and the vanity. Simple enough for me to remove and start my own little project.
I say “my” project because I really want to do this one by myself. Partly to see how long it takes me, but also because I want to see if I can do it. The only new skill will be cutting and laying the tile. I already grout, seal, paint and install electrical lighting. What can be so hard, right? (let’s hope these aren’t famous last words!)
Let’s take a look at the before’s, shall we.
The bathroom has kind of a weird lay out with a wall separating the vanity from the toilet.
Here are some of my inspiration photos:
Loving this light and bright and organic feel – especially the open format vanity with vessel sink.
Specifically this square vessel sink with brushed nickel faucet.
I’m totally loving these colors – the beige tile with gray walls!
I’m thinking this rustic leaning shelf would go great in the large space in front of the toilet – perfect for storing extra tp and towels.
And some great art work!
We already have Behr’s Sandstone Cliff in the rest of the basement so I figured I’d use it for consistency – and because it’s a great neutral.
Sandstone Cliff – Behr
And I found this tile at the Floor and Decor Outlet for $1.09 sq ft.
My plan is then to custom build an open vanity using plans from Ana White like this one.
All in all I’m hoping to do everything for $500 – (this doesn’t include the shower). I just want a nice place that I can “go” without having to go all the way upstairs.
What do you think? Can I do this all without any major catastrophes?