Monday, July 14, 2014

BATHROOM - DONE!! (VERY pic heavy)

I'm just going to go right ahead and show the mani first. That way if you so choose, you can just skip going on to all the bathroom pictures, especially those of you who already saw them all on Facebook.

I had the hardest time thinking of something to do the other night. I kind of just perused my polish drawers looking for something I hadn't used in awhile until I came across this neutral. Then it took me another three hours to decide what the hell to do on top of it.
Zoya Amminah, MoYou Pro 10 stamp
This is Zoya Amminah. I don't remember buying this one. *shrug*
I do like it. It has kind of an opalescent shimmer that isn't really showing in the pictures. I decided to go with something black and kind of frilly for the stamp, and I really like how it turned out. The stamp is from the MoYou Pro XL 10 plate.  That Zoya looks pretty good all by itself on my tootsies, too.

On to the finished (finally) bathroom! First up, the pics of what the craptastic (see what I did there?) bathroom looked like when we bought the house.

Holy hideousness, right? Seriously; who puts cream colored carpeting in an effing bathroom. AND this exact same carpeting and blue vanity top was also in the other bathroom.  Not only that, who puts cream colored carpeting up the side of a tub surround. I'll tell ya' who, the cheap bastards that built the house. That's who.

Last summer I decided I was just so sick of looking at that hideous cobalt blue that I went online and looked for something to get rid of it without spending a shit ton of money. I found Gianni countertop refinishing stuff and Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations and went to work. So last July 2nd, this is what we had.

Since we weren't looking to spend a ton, I was very pleased with the fake marbling I did and the change over to black cabinetry. I was also completely in love with that sink. SO cute!

We didn't bother getting a new shower at that point because I refused to buy anything new that would get stained by our gross water.

I'm going to assume you've already read about the trials and tribulations of the bathroom remodeling we've done over the past couple of months and just post the finished product.

There's my brand new, shiny, white shower. I love it but keeping completely clear glass spot free was making me kind of crazy. I bought a squeegie to use after every shower. When I told Kev that we had to do that, he said he was never  using that shower again. Obvi he was kidding, and he's pretty much been quite the little squeegie expert since we got it.

That's my new black vanity with the nice built-in sink. I can't think of what it's called when it's smoothly connected. Whatever. I like it more than I thought I would. I was really attached to that other sink I bought. We couldn't have used it anyway since we now actually have a standard sized vanity instead of the mini version.

And here is a good shot of the new flooring and the bathtub. I want to make out with that bathtub. Judging from the comments on Facebook, I am not alone in that feeling.

So there you have it. As I was hoping, all the trouble did turn out to be worth it in the end.  It's nice walking into that bathroom and not wanting to run screaming in the opposite direction.

And who knows; maybe someday I'll actually try out that tub. I'm not a bath person at all. I think I tried the garden tub one time in 12 years. Now I feel almost obligated to plop my happy ass in there at least once.



  1. Your bathroom turned out great!

    I love the nails.

  2. Love the remodel. I've heard that you can put Rainx (like you would put on your car windows) on your shower doors to help repel the water and then just squeegee the water right off (some employees at Home Depot told me that, but I never tried it). I would love to redo my kitchen and bathroom counters..and the cabinets.

    1. I had heard that about the RainX, too. Once I did some research, though, they say after awhile it will start to make the glass cloudy. I assume it would take a long time for that to happen, but just using the squeegee after each shower seems to be working well. We got new laminate for our countertops a few years back and it wasn't very expensive at all!! I'm considering doing the Rustoleum cabinet transformations on my kitchen cupboards, but man, that will be a LOT of work.

  3. Gorgeous bathroom! You really brightened it up! And the nails are smatchy, love it!

    1. Thanks!! We are so happy with how it turned out. :)