Monday, February 20, 2012

Bathroom Renovation Pt. 2

We did one last household renovation project that I wanted to share. It's of our downstairs bathroom. This one didn't get a super major overhaul like the one upstairs but it got just enough to spiff everything up and we were able to do it all ourselves (I keep implying me but it was my parents - darn I didn't have to do any hard work when I was at school!) since it was so much simpler. We replaced the floor with slate-like tiles (they weren't going to do this but had to when they replaced the toilet thank GOODNESS! It just looked so dirty! - and speaking of dirty that towel looks nasty I don't know why!), changed the toilet, the mirror, and the vanity.

We saved a lot of money because my dad installed (and possibly measured) the granite himself. I mean, it was a couple hundred dollars! I'm not sure if I would recommend that normally because if you do it wrong...well you've got yourself an awkward piece of granite. But it was small enough and he had the skill and managed to do it without mishap.

The only thing that didn't get changed was the shower stall. I didn't take a picture of it because I want it to get changed (at least the dated door!) and refuse to show something visually un-appealing without a visually appealing follow-up.

I've still been pretty LAX on the crafting lately. I'm trying to decide whether to make a St. Patty's kind of wreath or not or to even make a springy one (even though my Valentine's wreath could pass for spring). I guess I'll wait until the creative bug bites me. In the meantime, I've been contently working on my needlepoint. I think I'm about 1/7th of the way there...

I'm linking my renovations here.

This week I'm also participating at...

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  1. Oh my gosh...can I just say how much I love that color in the bathroom! Do you have the name of the color on hand still? Great work!

  2. It is a lovely color, isn't it? We have it in one of our bedrooms too. I went to look for the paint can and for some reason it says 'Hazel' on it as the color, which obviously isn't right - must have been a typo. Sorry! I just know we got it at Duron.

  3. Diana, I think you made it look pretty good! I really like it!
    love, Olga
    P.S.: I'm now officially following you also via bloglovin' and I'm your fist follower!

    1. Thanks, Olga! I really need to get on that whole switching to another type of following!

  4. I am visiting from the blog hop. Now following your cute blog:> Would love for you to stop by and say hi:)


    1. Thanks Danielle! I love your blog! :) I've been a follower for a while

  5. It turned out really well. The slate is a nice touch and makes for a great color combination with your walls!

    The...Late, Young Family

  6. I like the new flooring. I think it goes well with the wall color.
    Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  7. Great transformation! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via:

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful

  8. The sink is beautiful and makes such a difference in the bathroom! Great job! Thanks for sharing at A Couple of Craft Addicts!

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