Saturday, April 9, 2016

How's That Bathroom Remodel Comin' Along?

 Hi everyone!

The answer to the $10,000 question about our bathroom remodeling progress is:  slow, very slow.  We have been taking our time picking out the paint and other finishes, and we also slipped in a vacation along the way.  It's all good though, because things are on the move again.

I finished caulking and painting all of the floor trim yesterday. Not a fun job, but so worth it!  The walls are all prepped and ready for painting, so I am shooting to get that done in the next few days. After that, things are going to slow down a bit, as I had a "brainstorm" about what to do with the linen closet in the room and that is going to take some time to complete.  We also are installing farmhouse trim around the linen closet and the window. Oy!  It's always something!

 In the meantime, I can show you a few pretty pictures of what is on the horizon for our humble master bath.  First up, my totally awesome faucet - loving the clean lines and the modern, yet farmhouse, feel.  We also have our new sink and counter waiting to be installed, but I am saving that for the "big reveal" just because I can!

I found this really cute vintage washboard at my local antique mall and I am considering using it as art in the bathroom.  I just love the graphics on it, especially the side with the chicken on it. For some reason, the "Top Notch" just cracks me up!

Here's a peek of some of the things I purchased with my $100 Wal-Mart gift card that I received from my employers as a Christmas gift.  I thought it would be fun to see how far I could stretch that hundred bucks and if I could find things that don't look like they came from Wal-Mart. The silver plated items are headed for a spray coat of oil rubbed bronze paint. I am very pleased with all that I found and I can't wait to reveal how they look in the finished room. Even the braided rug will be used - it's indoor/outdoor so it can withstand all of the water.

I've shown you the vintage tin wall tiles I will be using, along with the pretty hooks from Hobby Lobby in this post. The soap dispenser is from Target.

I'm hoping to use this Billy Jacobs print in the room (mine is in a different style frame), but we will have to see.  I am trying to keep this room very simple, so not everything will make the cut.  I am obsessed with all things Billy Jacobs lately.

As you can see, our bathroom re-do is currently more dreams that reality - but I promise you it is getting there! My target finish date is the end of this month.  Fingers crossed!

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  1. Jane, I have been holding off re-painting our bathroom . I have paint for the vanity. It's a tiny room, hardly can turn around in reason I do not want to paint it. I like the things you have selected for your room. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. It's coming along nicely

  3. I love it when there's no time schedule hanging over your head when we do a project! Most times, there IS a time challenge!

  4. I cannot wait to see it all done. From experience with our remodeling, it takes time. We will be doing ours next year.

  5. Just came by from BNOTP.
    I love the idea of an indoor outdoor rug in the bath.
    Never thought of using one that way. Great tip!!!
    That faucet is awesome too.
    Linda C in Seattle

  6. Jane it is going to look fabulous! I love that you got all this at Walmart and are even planning to spray paint some things! Great idea! Enjoy the process!!

  7. From what you've shared, your bathroom is going to be lovely. We've remodeled a few bathrooms and kitchens throughout our marriage, and those rooms just seem to take forever! I think the items you got at Walmart are great. Walmart has upped its game with the Better Homes & Gardens's about time! Good luck the remodel.

    Warm hugs,

  8. I like your selections and your bathroom refresh should look great. Thank you for visiting me...and my refresh. Can't wait to see the finished room. Sheila

  9. I can't wait to see. Bet it's going to be beautiful.

  10. Your bathroom is going to look great when it's finished. I really like the items you've chosen so far. I don't enjoy bathroom renos either. They can take a long time since there are so many major pieces to replace. But, it will be worth it in the end.

  11. Wow. That's a BIG project. I can't wait to see the results. Good luck! I love everything you've picked out.

  12. Love your pretty selections, especially that gorgeous faucet:) I like the idea of that beautiful vintage washboard as wall art! Hugs, Poppy

  13. Oh, I like it ALL, especially that old washboard! Great idea to have that in the bathroom. CUTE!

  14. Enjoyed this blog post. Don't fret about the slow progress, slow and steady wins the race after all. I am sure the end result will be a beautiful bathroom. Some of the items of furniture you plan to use look fantastic. I am particularly enthused by the vintage washboard. I will ask the hubby to look out for something similar the next time he visits our local bathroom store.

    Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing

  15. Slow means well-thought of and careful! Take your time, but I can't wait after seeing all the goodness going into this space!

  16. My wife and I are currently redoing our master bedroom, bathroom included. What a project it's turning out to be. It's so hard to put a date to when everything will be done because it feels like there are a million and one things to do. Hopefully everything will get done soon enough, good luck on yours!

  17. I love your choice of a lavatory faucet. It looks like an excellent fit. I also once did a bathroom remodel, and slipped in a vacation in between getting it done. My husband and I managed to do the remodel and keep the bathroom somewhat functional at the same time. It was quite the job, but well worth it when finished.

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