Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Upstairs Bathroom Redo

We had to get to work right away. Our new house has great bones, the people that lived here before took very good care of it. Did I mention this house was built in 1881?

My first project was the upstairs bathroom. I knew the color I wanted and it needed some serious tub work.

While Andrew pried and scraped the dirty, moldy caulk from around the tub I washed and painted the walls. Yeah, I know it's pink...but it's better when things are on the wall.

See? Better. We also changed the icky yellow outlets to white and replaced the gold towel bars to shiny chrome to match the light fixture.
We saw these towels and shower curtain at Target, and both fell in love. They were perfect for what I wanted in that bathroom.

It was a little bit of a shock at first, with the pink, but we both love it. Andrew re-caulked the tub and around the toilet and it looks brand new now. I didn't take before and after pictures of that mess, I'm afraid it would have inspired some nausea.

Eventually I'll refinish the furniture they left behind I can't decide if I want to paint it dark, like the vanity or white. But, that is a summer project and I need to get myself a sander...Andrew? Are you reading this? Sander...


  1. So charming!! Love this~ the colors are wonderful toge~ther Stopping by from BBP party~I host a decorating party at my blog on the weekends~stop by and say hello sometime! :)

  2. What a lovely and charming bathroom! You've created such a great space. :-)

  3. Okay, when I first saw the color pink, I wasn't sure, but you were right. It looks great when the room is fully dressed. I really like it.