As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Bathroom Show and Tell

Are house projects ever really complete?  Maybe not.  At my house, there is always some tweaking going on!  So, although there are a few things yet to do, I have decided to go ahead and show you our newly remodeled bathroom. 



BEFORE


If you remember, the need for a new floor kind of started the ball rolling on this project.

The old floor was worn and had mysterious staining under the surface, so no amount of cleaning and scrubbing could make it look good.

BEFORE: old floor

Voila! 
Ron installed our new floor using SnapStone® tiles from Lowe's.


AFTER: new floor
 



With all of the fixtures removed in order to lay the floor, this was the time to replace the toilet with a water-saving model that Ron wanted...as well as add the tongue-and-groove style wainscoting.   




You have no  idea how long we stood in Lowe's debating whether we should go with the wainscoting.  Pros: we love the look of this wainscoting in our farmhouse...and it was within our project budget...and the easiest time to install is when the room is basically empty.  Cons: it would add time (installation and painting) to what we needed to be a quick project!  (Have I mentioned that Ye Olde Farmhouse has only ONE bathroom?)  In the end, we decided to add the wainscot...and we are so glad that we did!  Woo hoo!




Those were the major things that we (mostly Ron!) did. 



We also repainted the bathtub...




repainted the medicine cabinet...




and stitched up a new vanity skirt and lid cover. 





Have a look around!
 




 





Unfinished business:  making a curtain, ordering the toilet paper holder, and hanging something on that empty wall.  But that's all fun stuff.  :-)


Thanks for sharing our project with us! 



Whew!

11 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful, although I'm not quite sure how you go without a shower. As much as I love hot baths I can't remember the last time I took one.

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  2. I love it! Love the floor and the wainscoting!

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  3. there is something so satisfying in doing a project you have thought about and discussed for a long time and then find that you like even more than you thought you could! Blank wall suggestion...poetry frame.--Joanie

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  4. I love the makeover Cheryl, especially the wainscoting. This is the one thing I wished we had added in our bathroom, maybe next time. ~smile~
    I will check out the Snap Stone tile, I like that too.
    Sue

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  5. Thank you, ladies, for your kind words!

    Allyson, about the shower...I suppose it's a case of "you don't miss what you've never had." And the funny thing is that even when we have stayed at a motel or have visited family, we have usually end up taking baths anyway! :-D

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  6. I LOVE your style!! I could just move right in! Well, not into the bathroom...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  7. i love the color palette. everything looks wonderful!

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  8. I love your bathroom you have done a beautiful job. We are remodeling ours and using wainscoting much like yours. I have been looking for a wrought iron toilet paper holder, but have not been able to find one as beautiful and as simple as yours. Would you mind if I asked where you found yours? Thank you very much!

    - Mary
    urania51@mac.com

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  9. Mary, here's the link...
    http://www.rensup.com/Tissue-paper-holder/18432.htm.

    Good luck on your remodel!

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  10. What color did you use for the wainscoting...I love it and would like to "copy" it ;)
    ~Amy

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  11. Amy, so sorry for my delay in responding, but my computer has been on the fritz!
    The color is Northampton Putty by Benjamin Moore. Three-and-a-half years later, I still love that color! Happy painting! :)

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