Finally! Yes! I have pictures to share! We've finished the bathroom, except for one little bit of molding that I've asked Jim to add to the sink cabinet. Who knows when that will be, though, as it's nothing anyone but I will ever notice.
Here it is! I'm so excited to finally show it to all of you! I hope you think it's as wonderful of a transformation as I do!!!
|Bathroom After: Bright, cheerful and elegant|
|Bathroom After: An applique and feet were added to the old oak cabinet before I painted it.|
|We kept the old sink, but the cabinet got a facelift.|
|Jim made the doors for the medicine cabinet. We wanted one large door,|
but that was too heavy. So instead he did one large and one small.
In case you're wondering, the little white hook on the wall to the left of the medicine cabinet is where I hang my jewelry when I have to take it off...that way I don't lose anything. It was originally planned to be used for my wedding rings, but my rings wouldn't fit on it.
|Hooks for our robes.|
We also put a shelf above the door. I had the three baskets that I put up there. We thought putting the shelf up there would close in the room, but people don't even notice the shelf. I has added a tremendous amount of storage though, and that's something we desperately needed.
|Double towel bars... We don't really use the decorative towels.|
My mom and I went shopping yesterday, and I bought all new towels. Amazingly, I found those little fingertip towels that coordinate perfectly with out shower curtain, and Jim was very enthusiastic about how they looked. They looks so much better than the dark brown ones we had, and they especially look better than the pinky-beige ones. These are a true ivory color, and blend nicely with the paint color. They're not an exact match, but they don't clash at all like the old ones did.
So... Just to quickly refresh your memory of what it looked like before...
|Bathroom Before: Dark and dreary. The only thing I liked was the shower curtain.|
|Bathroom Before: Cluttered and closed in.|
|Bathroom Before: Bad paint job and ugly lights.|
|Bathroom Before: Painting the medicine cabinet and light did not help.|
|Ahhhh.... So much better!|
With the fresh paint color, the white beadboard wainscot, the open shelves, the painted cabinet maid to look like a piece of furniture, the larger medicine cabinet, new towels, new rugs, and additional storage, this room feels so new and so much bigger and brighter than it did before. It's a pleasure to get ready for the day in here now.
Well, what do you think? Better?