This weekend Scott and I decided to tackle our guest bath, which was in great need of an update. Because we’re not in blog mode quite yet, we neglected to take the infamous before shots, but we did take some durings and afters. The before was filled with a very odd textured paint wall treatment (eww) an old medicine cabinet, and a very rickety wood shelf left from the previous owner. The floor tile still isn’t up to par, but we decided to forgo a complete gut of the bathroom (yay recession!) and just freshen things up a bit.
Scott and his buddy put up 3/8″ drywall over the existing drywall to avoid taking the textured paint/drywall mess and creating a large amount of dust. They tried to sand the textured paint at first, but despite their protective bubble, dust was covering the house. This is something we wouldn’t recommend trying. :) After that, we caulked between the drywall and the existing wall tile, put some extenders behind the existing outlets to meet the new drywall surface, and voile – new walls.
We decided to paint the walls a nice, soothing blue to brighten the space up (it was a dingy, darker yellow before). This is for our guests, so we wanted to give them a comforting space to use when they’re away from home. The blue also ties in nicely with our uber cool gray walls that we recently painted in the living room.
We added a new mirror from Home Depot Design center (10% off since the store is closing) and some cute square shelves from Target to store the bathroom essentials what used to be stored in the medicine cabinet.
We still need to put up the crown moulding and address the old, dingy floor, but the new bath is basically complete. Spa like retreat, no?