Let me just start with the to do list I wrote on the last post about the bathroom.
To do list
Sand cabinet doors and drawer fronts Clean, de-dust, everything Prime ceiling, caulk trim and piece of unfinished wall (I already patched it) then prime them Prime cabinets and doors. Replace drop in sink and faucet Glue fallen tilesand caulk between them and the heater. Paint the cabinet in gorgeous green color, I'm so excited about adding color!!!! Make holes for new cabinet hardware, I bought some really nice ones, I can't wait for that! Shop for pretty shower curtain, and figure out window treatment. Clean up the old light fixtures and vintage mirror, keeping those for now.
A few details about the closet door. I removed the handle because the entry door knob would smack in to it and it was all beat up. I bought a door stopper, a wall protector and a latch to keep it closed.
We ended up purchasing a new faucet and sink because the craigslist ones didn't work. The faucet was leaky and the sink bowl was oval instead of round and it didn't fit, it was too small. This was the second set of sink and faucet we purchased. The first sink was made from a material that felt too cheap so we returned it and bought a ceramic one. The first faucet had a pop up drain and we just did not like that feature, we prefer the original drain. Changing the faucet was the biggest headache of all. The pipes were so corroded that they would deteriorate and fall apart just from touching them. My husband went through so much work replacing all the pipes and it must have taken him like 8 or 9 trips back and forth to the hardware store to get everything right. Every single thing we did took us multiple trips to the hardware store. It was very frustrating. The second time we went to exchange the faucet we came back home to a flooded basement and soaked bathroom. We were starting to think this whole thing was a terrible idea. But thankfully all of that is behind and we love our new faucet, It's a huge upgrade!
It is so hard for me to get a good picture of the new window curtain. I'm so proud of myself for it, I totally DIY-ed the heck out of that baby. I used a curtain I already had, and trimmed it to size, I bought a lace curtain at goodwill for a buck plus some beaded trim at Hobby Lobby. The shower curtain is DKNY purchased from Marshalls. It's so light and airy in a light beige see through fabric.
I purchased some other accessories such as the green ceramic planter, rug, wicker waste basket, acacia wood pump and the art print. The planter was from Marshalls, I already had the plant, the rug is Nate Berkus from his Target line, the waste basket and soap pump is also from Target. The print is from Etsy, I purchased a white mat for it and the bamboo frame I already had from a tag sale. Everything else I already owned.
I still have to grout the tiles that I glued back on, this was another pain in the you know what. It took two weeks and lots of headaches to finish the small vintage bathroom makeover, can you imagine how long it would take to do a full reno in here? We are very happy with keeping the bathroom as is for a few years now! I can't pick a favorite element out from this makeover, I really, truly love all the updates we did in here to make this bathroom more our style. I love that it still feels vintage but it's definitely modernized and completely improved. I also went above and beyond and organized all the drawers, cabinets and closet, more on that later. I got a few compliments from guest and the biggest one is "OMG I can wash my hands in the bathroom now, you have a faucet!" Funny fact, there was always a working faucet in here, people just didn't know how to open it, ha....
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