Do you remember me telling you that getting a serious facelift on our second floor/kids’ bathroom was on my bucket list before baby comes? Let’s do a side-by-side and see how it looks! There’s one thing I have yet to do–recover a stool–that I need advice on. Otherwise, I think we’re in business. Oh, and I feel like the wall paint color is too boring and either needs a stenciled cream something or other, or maybe scrap this color and go with wallpaper? Gimme your thoughts.
We removed wallpaper, painted walls, painted wood work, scraped & repainted radiator, replaced lights, faucet, handles, curtains, shower light/fan, and threw in some new towels. My dad is amazing and did the hardest dirtiest parts. Because he’s the best. AA helped too, but we both agreed that Baba wins the award for handiest man ever.
Old lights & faucet & wallpaper & eyelet curtains:
Making way for the newsies:
Love love love these lights.
Then came the faucet. The one that was there didn’t feel in tune with our 1914 built home, and the beautiful subway tiles in this bath. So overstock.com came in handy and I found this gem for not-too-expensive! Porcelain handles–LOVE!
Don’t mind the dirty part at rim. Ahhh… because I’m a dirty housewife.
Don’t you just swoon with that arch?
Now let’s talk hardware. These lovelies were a splurge & gift from my mom. They’re hefty and gorgeeeous.
That’s the chair that needs to be recovered. Something wipeable or canvas weight. Not sure here, people.
Let’s talk curtains. I love to sew, but actually following dimensions and measurements and being precise? Not my forte. These finally happened. Fine beautiful fabric from my local fav shop, Treadle Yard Goods. I originally put the hardware in the wrong place, then had to get my dad to help me dig out the hefty nails, fill, sand, and repaint.
Cream towels–new & plush. So nice I don’t want to use them, or put them in the dryer. Or have the kids wipe their hands on them. Really, maybe, they’re for my imaginary company. Or imaginary friends.
The bath didn’t change, but I did really really scrub it. Really kinda.
Love it. Just a few things to tweak, and then we’re there. Forever. Although we have one more bath that needs a facelift–so maybe I can muster up the energy before BabyLoves shows up in May. Or maybe not. We’ll see!