Bathroom Reveal

Hope you are all having a great weekend.  The sun is shining and it is low 70's for temps here in the burbs outside of Chicago.  A nice breeze is blowing in the windows.

Sweet Peggy is getting in a great nap under the window with a breeze blowing over her.

I am not going to say this is the final reveal of the bathroom because it is still a work in progress but it is finished for the most part.

This is the picture of the bathroom when we bought the house.

We gutted most of this bathroom and then used the Epoxy Paint on the cast iron tub and tiles.  It made a big difference.

These dark dated bathroom tiles were transformed with the Epoxy Paint.

Yep so much better!

Then this sweet cabinet we purchased when we went to Michigan got some legs and a paint treatment.

I did a white wash paint treatment to this piece.  All I did was painted the piece white and then added a layer of gray paint and then sanded it down.  After a light sanding I took a wet brush of white paint and went over the piece one more time.

I did not follow any special way just kind of went along with doing it my way.  I am sure on pinterest there are great instructions on how to get the white wash look but I made up my own!!! I liked that the gray and wood come through to give texture to the piece.

I know a lot of you loved the cleaned up brass to the sink and faucet but it really did not go with the look I wanted in this room.   I used white epoxy on the sink and then we got a new faucet in silver.  The brass faucet was not taking the paint.

I had my handyman Terry cut this old chippy post in half and then added some vintage hangers to make his and hers towel holders for this bathroom.

Shooting pics right into the light in this bathroom is always a challenge but you can see the nice new vinyl flooring.  This only took Terry about 2 hours to put in.  He only had to use a utility knife to make the cuts and then they clicked together in place.  I like that these floors look and feel like wood and give some texture and contrast to this basically white bathroom.

This bathroom went from this.

To this pretty bathroom.  This bathroom will still have things added.  I want to find either new sconce covers for this light fixture or a whole new light fixture to bring in a little more vintage vibe. 

Not sure the current mirror will stay.   I hope I can find a pretty old chippy framed mirror with some character.

So one room done to show you.  I will have more rooms to show with new decor etc. in the coming days.

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Have a wonderful Weekend.

Vinyl Floors Have Come A Long Way

Happy Friday Everyone.

We are moved in and starting to settle in.  Yeah!

Terry and I are still working on some projects around the new house with hopes of getting some things done to show soon.

When I was a kid we had vinyl floors in our basement.  I remember one time when the washer overflowed so my brothers and I  did what any kid would do and we made a slip and slide down there with the overflowing water from the washing machine!!!  The vinyl floors back then were slick and very shinning but held up well to water.  Especially when the washer over flowed!!!

When we went looking for flooring for the new basement and the Lowe's guy suggested vinyl planked floors I was brought right back to the 60's!! I thought no way am I putting something that dated in my newly renovated basement!

He must have seen the look of horror in my eyes and said just give me a chance to show you the new and improved vinyl flooring that is very popular.

So with a half opened mind Terry and I strolled on over to the flooring area with the Lowe's flooring guy.

To my surprise he was showing us vinyl floor planks that looked and had the feel of real wood floors.  He told us this is the best product on the market for basement dwellings.  It is guaranteed to with stand floods in a basement.  Nothing will penetrate the vinyl.  In the case of a flood down there we would have standing water that would not go down into the dwelling.

So we thought ok maybe this might be a good choice for the side of the basement where the bathroom, laundry area and storage rooms are.  I was insisting still on carpet for the family room side.  Just feels warmer and more like a family room and not a basement in my mind.

We agreed on this Washed Oak Dove by Stainmaster.  It was not expensive and they had free installation of all Stainmaster flooring.

I will have a post later on the floors down in the renovated basement.  I am really pleased at how nice they came out.  

We also got carpet by Stainmaster that has a barrier against water or any other liquids going down into the padding.  Lowe's had a soft pile berber that matched the colors in the planks so we chose that for the family room and office side.

I promise I will have that post soon.

Now back to this post.  We had a box and half left of this vinyl flooring.  I have old white ceramic floors in the upstairs bathroom.  Hmmmm I thought!  Can't let this left over pretty vinyl flooring sit in the box! Right!

 I am going to put it right out here.  I hate grout and tile flooring.  I can never seem to get it cleaned even with all the fancy cleaning products out there now.  Plus it is cold on your feet in the winter months.

This is the current floor in the upstairs bathroom.  Nope not a fan!  With having the extra vinyl,  I thought it might look good in this bathroom if we had enough. 

I am doing a white wash look to this room as you can see in the sneak peak of the pretty vintage sink cabinet we got on our trip to Michigan.  The original sink is below in the next picture.  I transformed this lovely into a new white washed pretty for the bathroom.

I laid a few of the planks down to see how it might look.  I was liking it very much.  Gives some texture to this all white and light gray bathroom.  Plus since these are vinyl they are perfect for the bathroom with water resistance.

So on this Friday night Terry and I are working on putting down this click together floor in the bathroom.  Don't any of you be jealous that we are having such fun and excitement together on a Friday night!!!!  

I hope I can have a reveal of the bathroom post for you in the next few days.  Just a few more things to finish up in this room and it should be ready to show you.  

Have a great weekend.