Crazy workman Mike worked his crazy brains out to finish the bathroom before the heat of the summer ice cream events came on. Good job, Michael! Here's what it looked like before:
And here is what our petit salle de bain pour bebe looks like now:
I don't know how to take photos of such a small room, but I'm sure you're not here for my mastery of photography anyway. In short, here's what we (read: Mike) did:
- Took down the big mirror (which surprisingly makes the space look smaller) and replaced with a cheap but nice looking mirror from Lowes.
- Replaced the lighting (which was broken) with nice lighting from Lowes.
- Painted the walls frappe from Benjamin Moore. (Mike's a total paint snob, and isn't "frappe" a lovely name?) This is the same paint we used in our kitchen.
- Replaced the old toilet with a low-water toilet. (Did you know that you can get these for just $20 with the rebate that Colorado Springs utilities will send you? And they use a less than a third the water.)
- Replaced the cabinet with a cabinet/sink from Home Depot.
- Hung up an old picture from Target that was gathering dust in the garage.
- Accessorized with the Better Homes and Gardens collection from Walmart (which I love). By the way, would it make me crazy if I ironed the shower curtain? It's looking a bit crinkly.
- And last, but certainly not least, Mike tiled the floor. Isn't he keen? Guess how much this tile cost...Really, guess. I dare you. $25!!! Isn't that fabulous? We only needed 25 square feet of tile and this real slate tile cost $1 a square foot at Home Depot.
Not bad for a $25 floor, huh? Here's what it looks like from straight on, in case you really wanted to know what my soap dispenser looks like, you weirdo you.
I know it's not going to win me any design awards, but it was quick, cheap and easy. All things which I like. And that concludes our home renovations...for now. ;)