Friday, February 27, 2015

Hall Bathroom Update

The major things are wrapping up in the bathroom now and I wanted to give y'all an update. 

Since my last post, we have:

-finished the drywall install 
-painted the walls
-new countertop installed
-new lighting installed
-replaced crown moulding as necessary for new drywall / primed / painted 
-removed the shower door
-painted the final coat on cabinet bases
-{almost} finished spraying the cabinet doors!
-caulked about a million places
-ordered lots of new hardware

I feel like there should be way more to show for a long list of things that we have accomplished, but this is what we are working with. First lets start with a pretty picture...all gold up in here and I love it!

Cabinet Knobs / Robe Hook / Soap Dish {Antique Find}

Boy am I glad to have the drywall work done. If you are familiar with that you know it = dust. Lots of it. And, if you are the woman in the family, you are the one meticulously cleaning that up, even after it's already been cleaned up ;) I might mention that Stephen decided to tackle to drywall job himself and he did a FABULOUS job. My Dad helped him one weekend get the sheetrock up and he did the rest. I'm so impressed and thrilled we no longer have to pay someone for this task for future endeavors!!

I still need a little more paint to finish the walls...the paint store sweared I wouldn't need more than a quart, and against my better judgment I agreed. Grrr...making things take longer than necessary.

After the drywall went up, we installed new crown in place of the old soffit boxes that hung over the vanity. {See them hereThank you, over and over again, to my husband..that you agreed to rid our bathroom of these hideous boxes. Our bathroom now joins the ranks of the 21st century with out those babies. {Tell the master bath to catch up}!

Removing the shower door was pretty painless, and I was so surprised. Remove the screws, out comes the door and then you repair whats left behind. Stephen was impressed {I think} that I found this amazing tool to help remove the mountains of caulk that our dear, former owners left behind. Seriously, go get you one if you need to remove some caulk. And turn on some music and just scrape away. Works like a charm. Besides the screw holes in the tile shower wall, you would never know there was a door installed there. We will address the tile wall later- haven't decided its fate yet.

In my ideal bathroom, I would have sconces flanking the mirrors, but we ran into a few issues. Our double vanity has two sinks set at opposite ends, and extremely close to the wall. After you place a mirror over the sink, you don't have any room for sconces. After crossing that idea off the list, we considered one large, triple sconce in between the sinks and mirrors. Then, we ran into an issue with the wiring placement and studs. Too much for my novice mind to consume. I finally agreed to overhead vanity sconces and they are working out just fine. We do need all the lighting we can get in this bathroom with no windows.

I painted the cabinets in BM's Advance High Gloss line and I can't wait to see it all come together. The bases are painted and I am waiting for the weather to warm up a tad to give the doors another coat. We also gave the cabinet doors the same "Shaker Style" that our kitchen has. Since I never recapped that process, I will do it this time around. Hold me to it!!

As far as the counters- love them!!! I am obsessed. The company we ordered from refers to this as Ventano Quartz. It is very marble-like, more so than our kitchen counters. Beautiful.

In between all of the good stuff, there's been countless times of sanding / cleaning / patching / sanding / cleaning / painting and doing it all over again. I think it is important to mention the fact that these projects are no slice of cake {at least not for us!!!}, they come with unexpected issues, but it is worth it to us in the end. Sometimes I read blogs/links on pinterest that make huge projects look simple and I don't want anyone to think this remodel happens in a day {not in this house anyway!} and I am certainly not the most budget savvy DIY'er {ask me how many paint brushes and tubes of caulk have been thrown away} But, we enjoy it and are certainly loving the transformation in this house. Thanks again for following along! 


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the gold and those counters are stunning.

Molly said...

This is a weird question, but do you have any tips on caulking? We have done a few remodeling things to our bathroom, and I have never been happy with the caulking. It seems like such a simple thing, but I've found it's really difficult to do well!

megan said...

Looking good! Those types of projects are definitely wayyyy more time consuming that you expect them to be. But it's so rewarding in the end! Have a great weekend!

A Peachy Sonder said...

How gorgeous!! It looks like things are coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing your update and good luck moving forward!!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Yay! Love your down to earth approach to the remodel and I am really loving those quartz countertops!

Samma said...

It's coming along! Looks great so far- can't wait to see the end.