A TALE OF A PINK CARPETED BATHROOM

DO-IT-YOURSELF / HOMEKEEPING

Today I thought it would be fun to start sharing some before photos of our house and the progress we’ve made thus far. We still have a ways to go, but we’ve done some pretty big things to the house since we moved in. Today i’m going to start with our main floor bath. THIS BATH. MY GOODNESS. I think it scared potential buyers away when it was listed so I’m kinda thankful for it’s ugliness. You know when we looked at this bathroom the first thing that caught my eye was the avocado green tub + toilet. The carpet really didn’t phase me too much + neither did the large hanging boob lights or the silk wallpaper. I knew a little TLC + paint would do wonders to this space…

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AFTER – PROGRESS

First we start with pulling up the carpet. There were TWO LAYERS of pink carpet in this bathroom and four boys grew up in this house so you can probably imagine what it smelled like. GROSS. Next we pulled the wallpaper off, took down the lights and started painting.

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BEFORE

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AFTER – PROGRESS

The cabinets were a pretty tough job to paint and luckily my mom was in town to guide me through it. I decided to paint them white because I love a nice clean bathroom space. I replaced the existing hardware (it was shaped like hearts) with some fun knobs I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance. The window in this bath is another favorite of mine and the natural light the pours in is incredible. I always wanted to have a hanging plant in a bathroom + this bath is perfect for that. We painted the walls the same color as the rest of the house, Sherwin Williams “pure white” and ended up having to texture them due to the MANY layers of wallpaper that were on them. They still look great but smooth walls are my jam. As for the light we just ran to lowe’s and found us something affordable to hold us over until we figure out what we should put in the space. Lightening is going to be tricky to figure out + i’d love any suggestions you might have!

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Lastly this little space needs some flooring. We painted the subfloors white to hole us over in the meantime, but we really need some tile in the space. I’m thinking a fun hexagon or penny stone to compliment the retroness the bathroom gives. That will be a project we tackle this winter. New trim will go up in the space as well once the flooring is installed. As for the countertops I’m not sure what we will do with them just yet. I would love to paint the sink a different color since it’s so blah! It’s going to be fun to watch this space come together!

xo!

 

One thought on “A TALE OF A PINK CARPETED BATHROOM

  1. Jenn Lott

    hexagon floor tiles would be so perfect! I love a well lit white bathroom, perfection!

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