We are currently in the process of redecorating our master bathroom in our new home.
Well, by new, I mean we’ve been here 2 1/2 years.
That’s still new, right?
Anyhoo, that’s a work in progress that hopefully will be completed soon and then I will share it with you all!
It had charm and character that goes without saying in those older homes,
but some rooms just… oh, how would you say….
grated on me like nails on a chalk board!
The house had 2 small bathrooms and they were decked out in the glorious colors of their era.
Ours was sea foam green and black, and the other was salmon and brown,
which wasn’t as horrid as some bathrooms in our hood.
I’m talking about pink tiled walls, floors, sinks, toilets, bathtubs.
Uhg, I think Pepto Bismal was invented during this era.
Ours was grungy, moldy, cracked, leaky, and in need of serious updating.
Ummm, they don’t build floors and walls today like they used to.
Oh my, this was going to take A LOT of effort, and make A LOT of plaster dust.
Did I mention the dust?
Of course that revealed extensive termite damage to the floor joists.
No wonder the floor was uneven and sagging.
My bathroom ended up being completely gutted to the studs, minus the cast iron, trillion ton tub.
The bathroom stayed in disarray for about 9 months, because Handsome…well…
please tell me your husbands start but never complete home projects also.
So to work we went with a lot of help from a contractor friend (Thanks Jerome!).
We wanted to keep the integrity of the home’s 1940’s character
but not sacrifice quality products, fixtures, and style.
Just please go with the most reputable company in your town!
The sink, toilet, and fixture were all from the Kohler Memoirs Suite ordered through Home Depot.
That toilet was the best toilet I’ve ever sat on!
TMI? Anyhoo…Love Kohler!
Renovating takes a lot of time and effort but it was oh so worth it in the end!
Just wait until you see my new master bathroom!
Talk about an upgrade!….coming soon!
Linking up to :
Centsational Girl’s Budget Bathroom Makeover
The Lettered Cottage: Favorite Room Redo’s 2010
CSI’s Favorite Projects of the Year Challenge.
Savvy Southern Style 2010 show-me-your-best-of-2010