Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ugly Bathroom

This winter/spring, Drew and I spent an enormous amount of money at Lowe's redoing our kitchen. We chose to do it at this time because there were a bunch of sales, and a 10% bonus on whatever bathroom and kitchen items you purchased. So we now have some Lowe's gift cards in our possession that need to be spent. We plan on buying a new front door with the money, and had initially wanted to pay for installation of the door as well. Welllll, after crunching the numbers of a new door + screen door + prof. installation, we realized it was too much money. We'd be better off if Drew and I just installed the door. Installing doors sucks. It takes a lot of time and patience to make sure it's balanced. The current door was not balanced properly, and closes on it's own. Thankfully, we've hung doors before and can do it, just neither of us really WANTS to. But we will.

So after a door purchase, I think it'll leave enough money left over that I can somewhat update our bathroom. This bathroom is just gross. It's old and I just don't like it. We're not going to have enough money to level out the step and re-plumb the shower/toilet for a while, so I have to make do with what we have. I have been thinking that I would like to rip out the current "closet" (I took the doors off a while back because the smoke smell was just saturating everything), and put in some wire-adjustable- shelving. I like those and I know it seems industrial, but I like them anyway. So, I'd want to do that, and I was thinking of sanding down the vanity and painting it some other color than what it is now. There's also a lady at work that said I can paint the top with some kind of whatever and it'll stay on the linoleum counter top. I'm going to have to look into buying some of that.- I wonder if I can get black? I was also thinking about changing out the sink faucet, and buying a new towel rack since ours is falling off every time you touch it.

So those are my thoughts. I haven't gone to price any of this out to see if it's even doable with the gift cards we have, but I thought I'd try. I'll post some pics of the ugliness. :)

The lovely sink, and our beautiful linoleum tile- LOVE IT!

We're classy

La Toilette

The linen closet that doesn't have doors cause of smoke smell issues- it still stinks, but not as bad.

The sink- Maybe black top, white base, like the kitchen? My hardwood floors look SO good though!

We should also get a "laundry room" door of some kind, but since it's oddly sized, it's hard to get anything standard, and custom ordered is a beast. ugggghhhh

So yeah, any thoughts?


Shel and Rick said...

Ok the bottom cabinets totally need some updating...even if it is just paint. Do check into the painting the countertop. That would be great. Can you take out the closet thing totally? We have the wire shelving above our tv and in all of our closets and don't have a problem. It has worked well for being cheap. I think you should hang some beads in the doorway to where the toilet is. That would be cool.

Maddy and Drew said...

hahahaha beads, so they can be just a little bit more tacky! LOLOL

I can take out the closet, it'd be really easy actually, it's just nailed in, and since I'm master destructor, I can do anything! hahaha