Be Inspired To Paint Your Bathroom Vanity (a non-neutral color!!)

colorful bathroom vanities - red vanity from Traditional Home

My goal today is to offer inspiration. This isn't for all of you. I know there are those of you who simply thrive in neutral homes, and long for cabinetry in your home that is painted white, or another neutral color, or that is stained wood. If that's what you like, and that's what your personality calls for, then that's definitely what you should … [Read more...]

Subway Tile Bathtub Surround

subway tile bathtub surround - before and progress

Well, my work pace has slowed considerably over the last two days.  The phrase "as slow as molasses in winter" seems to be appropriate.  Our beautiful 60-degree weather has left us, as has been replaced with temps in the teens, 20's and 30's, accompanied by freezing rain and just all around dreariness.  (Temps in the teens, 20's and 30's … [Read more...]

Finalized Bathroom Remodel Decorating Plan (Shower Curtain Fabric, Vanity Paint Color)

stained wood slat ceiling in hallway bathroom - 9

I finally took a day off of working on my bathroom/house.  On Friday, I did absolutely nothing all day except sit in bed and watch past episodes of Fixer Upper, Rehab Addict, and Downton Abbey, with a couple of naps in between.  It was glorious!  I'm pretty sure that's the first entirely relaxing day, with not a single bit of work on the house or … [Read more...]

My Almost Finished Stained Wood Slat Bathroom Ceiling (And New Ceiling Light!)

stained wood slat ceiling in hallway bathroom - 9

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Kichler Lighting & Del Mar Fans & Lighting.  All opinions are my own. My bathroom ceiling just about finished!  I still need to do some caulking, trim painting, and touch ups on the ceiling, but I'm almost there!  The process is taking way longer than I had expected, but I think it's so worth it.  I … [Read more...]

Bathroom Ceiling Progress (How To Make Plywood Look Like Beautiful Wood)

wood slats for ceiling - 5

Yesterday, I only spent about 30 minutes actually working inside the bathroom.  That's how long it took me to paint the ceiling black. I didn't bother with the cutting in because those areas will be covered with trim. I painted it black because I'll be installing my stained wood slats with a tiny space between (about the thickness of a … [Read more...]

Bathroom Progress – Three Pretty Projects Finally Underway!

subway tile bathtub surround

I'm finally working on some pretty things for my bathroom! Okay, I realize that "pretty" is highly subjective. They're pretty to me. :) First up, I started tiling the bathtub surround. It's nothing too terribly exciting -- just subway tile. I love subway tile because it's cheap, white, bright, and clean-looking. The mortar and tile go … [Read more...]

Bathroom Remodel Day 27 — The Emotional Breakdown

Bathtub surround with RedGard waterproofing membrane

Sometimes I wish I could live in one of those home remodeling t.v. shows, where everything -- from purchasing the house to having it completely remodeled and furnished -- is wrapped up in a neat little bow in the span of an hour.  Oh sure, they run into problems.  The HVAC system is completely shot and needs to be replaced, or there's a serious … [Read more...]

Customizing Stock Cabinets For A Bathroom Vanity – Two Design Options

vanity design idea - furniture style vanity from Direct To You Furniture

I worked pretty much non-stop for the last three days on my bathroom, and still haven't gotten to any of the pretty stuff. *Sigh* I'm close, though. Very close. I got all of the drywall up, cement board installed around the tub, and all of the seams taped and mudded. I still need to do a bit of sanding, and then do a second coat of mud. Don't look … [Read more...]

Moving & Reframing My Bathroom Door (Plus, My Door Design Decision)

reframing doorway on load bearing wall 5

I have a moved, newly framed bathroom door!  And while it was quite a bit of effort for just a few inches of space, it was definitely well worth it. Here's the door, and the door framing, that I started out with.   I've been a bit surprised by the way in which all of the doors in this house are framed.  It doesn't matter if it's a load-bearing … [Read more...]