Friday, November 12, 2010

Where We Live: The Bathroom

We doing Kelly’s Korner’s bathroom tour today!

We have one bathroom in our house. What is funny is that it bothers Brad way more than it bothers me. I grew up in a house of 7, and we all used one bathroom for the most part. I’m used to it. I can get ready anywhere. Brad on the other hand… he’s not like that. (I’ll stop there before I get in trouble!)

The week before I had Blair, we had our bathroom redone. It was the only room in the house that had not been remodeled, and boy, did it need it! This house is old, and it’s been rented and everything else though the years; it’s got some wear! The shower wall thing had cracks in it, the fixtures were gross, and the tub looked dirty all the time. So we tiled the floor and the shower walls, got new fixtures, and painted. The one thing that didn’t happen then is a tub refinishing, so we did that recently. You wouldn’t believe the difference in the before and after pictures! Wow! (We’re not dirty people; our house is old!)

tub before and after 082010 (6) tub2 002 Before and after. Oh. My. Goodness.

The top picture is obviously before refinishing, and the tub is clean. It was just really stained from all the years. I have no idea how old that thing is.

I might say that our tiny bathroom is my favorite room in the house. Probably because Brad had redone all of the rooms before we married, so this is the one I got to do all the way!

As you walk down the hall, you see my doggie pictures my mom got me for Christmas a few years ago (and in the hall, the old shutters I found at a flea market!). The green bathroom walls are a bit brighter than I intended them to be, but paint does weird on plaster, and I was in the hospital when all of this happened and didn’t even get to see it really until Blair came home two months later! Although I’m sure it blinds everyone else, it has definitely grown on me!


I am really pleased with the tile we used. I picked it out at the home improvement store. And now that the tub is refinished, leaving the shower curtain open is not that bad!!

tub before and after 082010 (10)

My shower curtain was also a gift from my mom – for my birthday. It’s from Pottery Barn. I usually get tired of fabrics, but I still adore this one! I love the arch. We have another one in the den, and they are part of what makes me really love this house. You can see the vanity there on the left. There’s no place to prop things, so I do makeup and hair elsewhere. Brad did put an outlet in there for me. How sweet is he?!

tub 008

There’s not much to our bathroom, so that’s about it! Thanks for stopping by!


Pamela said...

Your bathroom looks super cute!

MFuglseth said...

Love the tile, it's really pretty!

Lindsey said...

LOVE your bathroom!! So cute and inviting!!

btw -the magazine I work for is doing a cute giveaway from Etsy!! Check it out!

A Wedding Story said...

Love the green and that shower my duvet cover!!! Love it!

Erin said...

Very pretty! I love the shower curtain and the tile!

Unknown said...

Yes, my husband and I usually had one bathroom in our apartments. And our family of 3 was able to manage.