March 1, 2011

Bath Update

The bathroom update is well under way.
I was able to finish painting the ceiling and the walls.

Have you ever painted a popcorn ceiling.  If not, let me tell you IT'S NOT FUN.  I had no idea you can't go over a spot more then once.  You should have heard all the noise coming from that poor bathroom the first time I started rolling OFF the popcorn.  I was in shock for about two seconds and then my inner sailor came out - -Whew!  Not a proud moment for me let me tell ya.  I soon figured it out and only had minor problems after that.

Next came the wall paint which I was able to finished off without any "sailor moments"  much to my relief.

Hubby helped me install the new light fixture and faucet which make such a drastic difference in the room.

Next we will address the flooring.  I have a flooring guy coming sometime today to get me an estimate and then we'll just be waiting until it can be installed.  I have to confess I'm feeling a wee bit extravagant about having the flooring installed.  But hubby convinced me that since it's such a small room it would be best to have someone do it.  Plus I think he is hoping I'll pay close attention during the install in order to learn how to do it.  Sneaky, sneaky man - - but I'm cool with that - - will do honey, just remember six months from now when I tell you it time to rip up all that nasty carpet in the living room - - you started this ball rolling!  LOL!

As I wait for the flooring to be installed so I can get on to the fun part of decorating I thought I'd give you a little glimpse of the new changes.

I'll be replacing the electrical outlet face plates with these. . .

Standing in the electrical aisle at Home Depot was not very inspiring but I knew I wanted to replace the old cheapo plastic covers.  I found a few options but they all seemed overly ornate,  I wanted some that would blend in not stand out.  Plus the price tags were a shock.  $10 to $15 for a single outlet cover - - ahhhh, I think not.

I finally decided on two standard paintable/stainable wood covers thinking I could paint them the same color as the walls.  Plus they were a great price, together they were under $10. 

 I had a little mishap while painting them which had me sanding them down a little.  I loved the look so much I kept going and now the covers look a little shabby.  A couple coats of wipe on Polly will protect them from grubby little fingers.   I plan to install them later today, that is after I figure out how to scrap off the blue paint currently on the outlet pugs without getting myself electrocuted. 

The new facuet has also been installed.

I just love the porcelain knobs.

 And last but not least, the light fixture was a much needed improvement and looks AMAZING installed.
Here's a close up of one of the three globes.

Oh, and you can also see a little of the new paint color behind it.  Isn't it pretty!

Now I just have to install a few hooks, finish caulking around the sink and then I can start working gathering up pretty assessories for the room.

Until tomorrow,



  1. Looks great so far Robin. I love the faucet and light fixture! The sparkle with some lovely shabby sanded pieces is such a great mix. Can't wait to see the rest!

  2. Ha! I love you happy little outlet cover accident!!

  3. I love porcelin knobs, too. So vintage-y. I picked some out for our tub and sink fixtures.

  4. These teases have me excited to see the final result, Robin! Bet you'll be happy when it's all done, too. :)

  5. Hi Robin,
    It's looking really good!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. I like everything so far...hurry so we can see it! Good job for doing it all yourself...and don't you dare be afraid to mention to your hubby that he did start the ball rolling! love that. :)

  7. It's looking great! It will be worth it in the end, I promise.

  8. I can't wait to see it! So far I love it; the light and the fixtures look awesome; and that little sneek peek of the paint,pretty!!! Um...yes that popcorn texture is a bugger! We had it in our bathroom, we scraped it off, what a mess! That stuff was a horrible designer idea!

    I would agree to get a prof. do the floor; hubby and I did ours in our bathroom and we were almost divorced over it!


  9. Just showing us bits and pieces of this bathroom just isn't fair! :) Everything looks so great! As you can tell, I can hardly wait to see the end results!!

  10. I love all the touches you are sharing....i look forward to seeing your end result! xoox

  11. It looks like it is really coming along! I love what you did with the outlet covers, very cute and tres chic getting it for a cheaper price. Now it is custom, too! I can't wait to see it all finished.

  12. What a nice little peek, I can't wait to see it when it's all done!

  13. I love those shabby switch covers, great mishap! I also think those other fittings are gorgeous... It will be all so worth it! X


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