A little history.
We bought our house in July of 2006, with the plan that it would be a starter home 5-10 years max. In the eight years since, we have simply outgrown subdivision living, and our interests have outgrown our land.
I was five months pregnant with Toby, and we felt like we needed to be in a house, and after having several sold before we could make a move on them, we finally found this house and bought it.
We settled, and we didn’t have a great real estate agent.
But, we had a house. It had a nice pool, it was on a big lot for a subdivision, and we moved in.
From the get there were lots of things that needed attention.
Nearly every room in the house needed at least a paint job, many needed more than that, but I wouldn’t call it a fixer-upper, just in need of some TLC, and our personal touches.
So we thought.
When we came to look at the house the 2nd bathroom looked like this:
Yellow 4″ square porcelain tile in the shower, yellow walls on three sides with a fourth wall white, a sponged on fish border, dark pecan wood cabinets and medicine cabinet that had been stained over with blue.
It was… not our taste.
We painted it all white with yellow and blue spots lightly added in, painted the woodwork a bright medium blue, and replaced a fish theme with a rubber ducky theme.
Somehow this is the only picture I have of that:
Not even 6 months after this picture was taken, we discovered there was a problem.
Water had been leaking behind the wall of the shower for some period of time, and the drywall was rotting. Tiles were starting to fall off the shower surround.
With the help of a couple guys from our couples bible study, Chris tore the shower and tub, and really half the bathroom, down to the studs, and then he chiseled out (by hand!) the saltio tile from the floor!
And there it sat, for nearly 5 years.
Until last month, when a tub went in!
We hired a friend of ours who is a contractor to do the tub, cement board, and tile work – and the stuff that goes with all that.
He did an AWESOME job. Seriously, if you’re in the area and you need work done, contact Jacob Clyde – the guy can get stuff done, and it’s GREAT quality work!
After Jacob did his part, the rest was up to us.
But, I’m SO SO happy to say – it’s done now.
We put the finishing touches on it TONIGHT!
We went with a simple and modern look.
I love my new little succulent plant. Isn’t it just adorable!
Paint color is Pantone Cool Blue from Lowe’s – we ended up mixing it 50/50 with Valspar Ultra White because it was REALLY vibrant on the walls.
Sink is from Ikea
Tile is from Home Depot
It’s 12×12 white ceramic tile with a stone and glass tile mosaic boarder and “mushroom” grout. I LOVE it, I love the offset pattern and the grout color!
The mirror we found at Homegoods and that, the medicine cabinet door, and the knick-knack shelves all got painted with “Dark Walnut” spray paint.
The peacock is from Hobby Lobby and was an off-white color, but I spray painted that and a basic clear glass jar with “white” gloss spray paint and I love the look. Then of course I set my new little Eliphant Bush inside the white jar and it is AWESOME.
The light fixture and sink faucet are from Lowes. The towel bars, toilet paper holder, and robe hook (not pictured, on the door also not pictured) I think were from low’s but they, were bought back before we tore out the original bathroom. The shower fixtures were bought on clearance years ago, I think they also came from Home Depot.
I have to say, I totally LOVE it. I just hope that prospective buyers will too!