Off we go with a little master bath love.
Time for the befores:
This is the only room in my house that faces east, so I get super light in here for a great part of the day.
Most of my project photos have been taken in here on top of my card table, which I carry upstairs and my kitty helper Tabitha helps me with.
Sid's closet is to the right of the shower.
Now for the window that lets in so much light:
Here's the explanation. When I moved in, Sid had covered this window with a maroon (!) vinyl shower curtain that he cut off to fit in the window. It was REALLY dark. First I removed the curtain, then we tried a piece of frosted window film, then we sprayed Rustoleum frosting on the window (NOT a very well-ventilated space.) After a couple of years, the frosting started flaking, so we have been scrubbing it off. This is mid-scrub.
There's a funny story about this window. We don't have a separate shower, so this is where the magic happens. Apparently the original owners of the home decided to make some shower "magic" together one Saturday morning. The window is so transparent that our neighbors, who were having breakfast, saw the entire scene unfold!!!
I am super aware of and concerned about that window!!!
Next is my closet to the left of the shower and the door to the water closet:
If you check out the color of my bathrobe, you'll understand my paint first color choices as I begin the bathroom update. I love coral!!!!
Here's the water closet. It's small and has zero storage along with a terrible light fixture:
Another gorgeous soffit in here, although this at least has recessed can lights:
Next up is our vanity, which is in desperate need of a paint job, hardware, new faucets, and a new counter top. I forgot to take this before I started piling things up to paint, so the surface is usually a little neater than this.
Here you can see several things: Sid covered the brown carpet with pieces of cardboard because he mudded over "textured" the walls, which still had painted over wallpaper on them. The trash is full of paper towels that he cleaned up with. You can see the paint trays and bucket of mud on the floor as well.
Check out the white tiled counters (so hard to keep clean) and the lovely GOLD faucets!!! GOLD FAUCETS!!! We also have eighties jets in our tub; the fixture on the wall in the back of the photo is the timer for the jets. Not my favorite - I would LOVE to replace the tub.
A great shot showing why I am going to paint the vanities and my favorite - the brass faucets. GORGEOUS, no?!! I can't wait to replace these babies!
Tomorrow I'll show you the plan to update this room on a shoestring budget.
Is anyone else trying to update an older home that's not old enough to have charm - it's just dated - on a shoestring budget?