Bathroom Remodel: Staining and Painting

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It is now time for another update on the progress I have made in redecorating our bathroom. The next step on my list of things to do was to stain the wood cabinets. Initially I was planning to paint the cabinets either a white or gray but after looking at pictures and inspiration online I decided not to paint the cabinets. But I knew I needed to do something to the cabinets. I wanted them to change and to be honest I didn't like the light honey color that the cabinets were already.

We stained the cabinets with a dark walnut wood stain and I'm so happy with the finished effect. The darker color looks much nicer and more finished than the light color it was before.

Next was the biggest task on my list, painting the walls. I have had plenty of experience painting so I wasn't overwhelmed with the job ahead of me. The ceilings in our house are really high so the hardest part when we were painting was reaching the high ceilings. The only way to reach the ceiling to do the trim was to cram our big and bulky ladder into the small bathroom.

After painting the first two coats I realized that because I chose such a light shade of blue there was a very high possibility that we would need a third coat. I cringed because I really did not want to have to paint the walls a third time. Fortunately we were lucky. Once the second coat dried and we looked closely at the walls we were happily surprised to find that it looked perfect.

The two main projects I had planned for our bathroom are done, the staining and the painting. Now comes the fun part. Decorating!

Bathroom Remodel: The Curtain

Monday, August 8, 2016

There is one room in our house I am just never satisfied with - our bathroom. It seems it's always a messy room with hair stuff always on the counter and wet towels lying on the floor. We didn't even have a matching theme for this room. As you can see it was kinda like a mixed and matched bathroom.

Well, I decided that this summer I needed a project to work on and I've always wanted to try my hand at house decorating. Our bathroom seemed to perfect way to start!

First thing on my list was to decide on the theme. I chose a beach theme since I adore the beach and have always wanted to make a beach themed room. We found the perfect curtain at Ross and some cute bathroom rugs that coordinated.

For the main colors of the bathroom I decided to do light aqua blues, mint greens, tans, and dark brown.

As you can see in the picture below our bathroom does not have a curtain. The first thing that needed to go was the glass door for our bathtub.

You would not believe all the dirty grimy gunk we found once we took off the shower doors. Ick! I quickly went to work on scrubbing away all the dirt and grime until my arms ached.

As you can see, once I finished it looked so much better. Nice and clean again!

After we put up the curtain the bathroom was already starting to look much better. My favorite part about the curtain is that it hides any mess you may have in the bathtub, haha.

I'm so excited to have this new project to work on. Already I am seeing so much improvement and I am having so much fun being the one in charge of decorating our bathroom. I will have more posts soon as I continue to make progress.

Have you ever redecorated a room before? What's you favorite room theme?