I had to laugh a little when I wrote that title. Chip and Joanna would whip out a fixer upper in, at the most, a month’s time. We are going to go WELL beyond that. 🙂 That’s what happens when your crew is just a handful of people working on it part-time.
This week the focus was mainly on the bathroom. I’ll refresh your memory about what it looked like before-
We took everything out of it (no more carpet, yea!) and did a little plumbing to move the shower head up. That way tall people can shower too! We also are working on plumbing for a new vanity with…double sinks! I’m sure whomever will live here next will appreciate having two sinks, even if for now, there is only one bathroom. I shopped Menards, Home Depot and Lowe’s for a new vanity and kept coming back to the first one I fell in love with…at Menards!
Here’s a picture of it in the store, just as a single sink.
This beautiful piece has a black granite top and it looks amazing! Here it is sitting in the kitchen waiting to be installed!
I also had to choose flooring for the bathroom. (And really fun things like a toilet. Um, one that keeps itself clean, thanks!) If it were MY house, I would have done tile. But since we don’t know the future of this home and I may have to clean it, we went with a sheet of laminate. It looks like it has grout only I won’t have to try to scrub it. The bonus, it was a remnant.
Here’s the flooring. It is darker in real life (it resembles slate) and will look great with the vanity-
And if anyone does purchase the home, tile would be an easy upgrade. (That they can clean themselves.)
I also painted the room Joanna’s favorite, SW Silver Strand. It is a neutral with green tones. I loath painting in semi-gloss but for a bathroom, it is just a must. If you want to argue, you can visit my bathroom that four kids use. Trust me, semi-gloss.
Here’s the paint job-
Okay, that’s really hard to see. I’ll take a better picture once we have a light in there.
Here’s the tub going in. I tried to pick the biggest tub (who wants a tiny tub?) that looked easiest to clean. I will not be getting shower doors and will go old school with a shower curtain. Because you can throw them out when they are nasty. #hateshowerdoors
So the bathroom is slowly coming together… We still have TONS of plumbing to do. It’ll be an exciting day to actually be able to flush the toilet!