Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Finally the Guest Bathroom Reveal

Well, it has been quite a break for me, some planned - a vacation in the mountains - some unplanned - my first grand baby spending ten long days in the NICU and selling our house rather quickly.  However, Lorelai is doing great and growing like a weed and we have settled (somewhat) into our new 'home'.  Now, before I can move on to the new challenges of the new home, I have to finish with what I started.  

When I left waaaaaay back in June I had planned on doing my usual weekly posting - you know, my Monday Menu plan, then the Guest Bathroom Reveal, then I would introduce you to baby Lorelai.  Well, she decided to show us who was the boss from the very beginning and put my all my fabulous plans out the window.  Since it has taken a while -  before I show you the "After" let me remind you of the "Before" -----------------


I know these pictures are awful, but this was an awful space.  I really did not want to spend any time in here - literally there were palm tree roots growing out of the base of the toilet when we bought the house!  Seriously!!!  

And to think that we lived with this for about six months.  Well, not exactly.  We had to get rid of the palm tree roots to make the bathroom usable and then we replaced the toilet.  Also, we could not stand the paint job (can you call that a paint job?).  This was something that we could "fix" in a hurry.  So, Mountain Man got in there and got rid of those glued on maps and blobs of whatever that was.  That made a big difference.   But we still had to contend with those gray fixtures, pink tile, and pink vanity (which, by the way, were the same cabinets that were in the 'old' kitchen).  

I don't know which bathroom was the worse - the master or this one.  I don't guess it really matters - they were both horrible!

Let's fast forward to August, 2011.  The remodeling is finally done and we have a fully functional bathroom - wanna see????  Well, okay, I guess you have waited long enough.

Let's start the tour with the whirlpool tub.  

Believe it or not, we did not replace the tub - it would have cost a fortune to find one that would fit in the space - so we had the tub refinished.  Much more reasonable in price and it looked great.

A close up showing the new tile and the new finish on the tub.

One of the things that we wanted in here was a chandelier over the tub, but we didn't want something "fancy-dancy" since we were using a fish/lake theme in here.  So, on one of our many trips looking for furniture and accessories, I found this.........

A little rustic - 
but for $70.00 a good find for the look we were going for.

New vanity, new sink, new toilet, new light fixture, new tile on the floor.
Just a little different, don't ya think?

One of the things that I wanted to 'tweak' was to add a frame around the mirror, but because of the placement of the receptacle we couldn't.
Imagine me crying - :-(.

Oh well.

A different view of the vanity area - but I wanted you to see the new door going out to the pool (and you can see the new shower in the mirror).

Originally, the door was one of those solid doors with one of those little windows in the top section - you know, a "70's" door (okay, maybe an 80's door, but it was still U G L Y).  Well, I 'fought' with Mountain Man for the new door, and I am so glad I won the 'battle' (I think Mountain Man was too, but he won't admit it).

Finally, the shower area.

It was so dark before and had those terrible pink tiles.  Actually we stripped the entire bathroom down to the studs and replaced all the drywall and green wall.  We also added the light in the shower and the glass doors.
(Excuse the squeegee - I keep it real around here)

So, that is the guest bathroom.
Was it worth the wait??
I hope so.

Just one more tour of the 'before' and after'.






This is the last room in the foreclosed house tour.  I hope that you have enjoyed the pictures of all the changes that we made to this house.  It was definitely an adventure that I wouldn't have traded for anything.  While I thought that this was going to be our 'forever' home and there were things that I still wanted to "tweak", that was not what was written in the cards.  

I am going to enjoy the next phase of our life and will be excited to see where the good Lord will lead us next.  I hope that you will continue to follow along as we try and make the house that we have rented into a "home".

Until then.....

Hugs -


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  1. You did an amazing job with this bathroom! The before was mind blowing too, but in a different way ;o).
    Have a great week,

    1. Thanks Sue - there was quite a difference (but I have to admit that I thought we did a much better job with the master bath than the guest bath)! While I would have worked on it and "tweaked" it until it was were I wanted it - we don't have to worry about it anymore - since we sold the house a month ago! Have a great week!

  2. Golly.What a night and day difference! Kudos to you for doing such a grt job on your remodel! Thanks, Jen

    1. Thanks Jen - there was quite a difference!

  3. Applause, applause, Carol this is a terrific transformation. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party xo

  4. Thanks so much for the kind comments I love sharing with you and your wonderful readers. Have a wonderful holiday.

  5. i love the style..its so simple but very elegant to look at..i buy my bathroom accessories at sydney bathroom supplies they have everything that you've wanted

  6. What a beautiful job! I love the new light and bright bathroom.


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