Monday, March 7, 2011

Bathroom Complete!!

Its  finished!  Finito!  Done! 

Our half bath remodel is complete and I am so happy with the results. 

Our cost for this remodel right around $600. $220 of that was for the vanity top and sink. Another $80 was for the faucet (on clearance from $160).  The rest was tile,trim, our window blind and misc.  We had all the paint and hardware on hand already.  I was able to save some by finding Home Depot gift cards for 50% off, which I used for the crown molding and some misc things.


And to remind you of what it looked like before, here you go:











In this room, we:
  • replaced the vinyl floor with tile

  • restained the exiting oak cabinet and added new door hardware

     Again, it started out as just a builders' grade standard oak cabinet:
    To see my tutorial on staining my cabinet, go here.
  • replace the existing vanity top, sink and faucet


This was a chrome caddy that was spray painted in ORB:


Can we talk about toilet paper holders?  I went to Home Depot to buy a new one and talk about sticker shock!  $40 for a toilet paper holder?  Really?!  Even Overstock was expensive.  I found this beauty at HomeGoods for $9.99.  Just a tip to you in case you are in the market for one.  Avoid the potential heart attack and just go to HomeGoods:



  • added beadboard
After being undecided about whether or not to do the beadboard here, we went ahead with putting it up and I am so glad we did.  It is my absolute favorite thing we did to the bathroom.  If you want more details about the process, you can read about it here:




  • added crown molding
We ran into a little problem here when we found out the ceiling along the first wall you see when you walk in the room was uneven:

    A closer view.  The top part of the picture is the ceiling.  The gap was huge:
    So, I caulked away at it and for the most part, the unevenness is not that noticeable anymore:
  • painted the existing oak trim

    Again, this was the before:
  • painted the ceiling
After caulking all along the top and since I had to paint the molding after it was installed, the ceiling needed to be touched up.  I was out of the existing color paint.  I tried it in the same color as the molding, but I am not a white ceiling kind of girl, I guess, so it ended up like this:

  • added wood blinds
These are from Overstock:


I also found this garbage can from HomeGoods:


 We also repainted this light fixture.  It had been bothering me that it was brown and didn't match the rest of the bathroom for a while (like a few years), so we finally got around to fixing that:
My husband being goofy by really trying to show it off with a little "flair"


It matches now, but I'm not sure how well that shows in this picture.
 So, there you have it!  Its done and I am so happy with it!  I'll be back next time with a tutorial on how to stain an existing oak cabinet and to answer any questions you may have!









Finally, Housewife on a Dime is having a blog swap party!  IWhata great idea!  Basically, its a way to meet new bloggers and also increase your number of followers!  Join me over at Housewife on a Dime and link up!
















Also linking up with:

Beneath My Heart's Best DIY Projects of March Linky Party


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The DIY Show Off


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45 comments:

  1. It looks awesome Jodi!!!! Love your faucet and the granite.

    Oh, and the best is your light model!

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  2. Everything is Beautiful, Great job!

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  3. Wow, that is an absolutely beautiful remodeling job. I'm particularly smitten by your new countertop and the lighting above the sink. Awesome!

    I actually discovered you through the Swap Followings. :)

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  4. What a transformation! LOVE the beadboard ... the whole room looks so stylish now; great job!

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  5. I love absolutely every last thing in this bath redo. Totally my style too. Nice job! Thanks for joining my newbie party.
    Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing

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  6. Now that was a transformation, love it, I heart the sink and faucet. Great job. Visiting via Debbie's Newbie Party. I'll be back though!

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  7. Your bathroom looks amazing! Just beautiful.

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  8. I heart beadboard!
    http://amomseyeview-lulu.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi. You did a great job on your bathroom reno! Caulk covers a multitude of unevenness and cracks. Isn't it fun when the hub gets into the blogging photo thing :).
    Thanks for sharing.
    ~ Julie

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  10. Love the beadboard and faucet. I'm re-doing my bathroom right now. I was considering beadboard but was concerned if that with tile would be too many "lines" if you know what I mean, because I have both a tile floor and a tile shower area. Any thoughts?

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  11. What a great makeover! Looks fantastic :)

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  12. What an awesome makeover! I found you through the linky party. I am now a follower and linked back to you on my blog:)

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  13. Thanks to my beautiful wife for pulling me off the couch to help in this project. It was truly rewarding. can't wait for the next project (roll eyes)! Just kidding dear!

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  14. Beautiful! I remember when we first talked about this bath, it has come a long way! Glad you got over to the blog swap party!

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  15. Hey Jodi! I'm your latest follower! Hope you will follow back! Love your bathroom! I just told my husband the other day I wanted to put beadboard in our bathroom! I love the look of it! Have a great night! Allison @ leomommyof4.blogspot.com :)

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  16. Following you now, too! Thank you for linking up in the Swap Followings Linky Party :) You did a great job in your bath upgrade! I can't believe it's the same bathroom. We're also in the process of upgrading our bathroom and this post is such an inspiration.

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  17. What an absolutely beautiful bathroom remodel! I love the beadboard and I'm getting to do that in my kiddos bathroom so I'm going to hop over to read your other post about it. :-) I'm a new follower here and would love to have you come by and say 'hi' sometime!
    Vanessa

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  18. Wow your bathroom transformation is great!! I am coming from the Swap Following linky party and I will now be following you.
    Nicole

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  19. So many beautiful new elements ... love it! The granite is gorgeous and the beadboard adds wonderful character, too. You must be totally enjoying it ... I know I would! Becca

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  20. WOW! This looks fantastic! I love the new look of the cabinets and I love the faucet. It all looks great! Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chic.
    Jen

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  21. The bathroom looks great! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  22. What an AWESOME transformation! It's absolutely to die for beautiful!! You must be so thrilled every time you walk in there. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Rebecca

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  23. Your bathroom looks great! I LOVE all of the details, especially the beadboard and the faucet. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

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  24. Amazing transformation. We have the exact oak cabinets in the bathroom that needs an upgrade. I am a new follower from SJ's blogswap and look forward to reading some of your previous post.

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  25. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Your bathroom looks great. Meet your newest follower.

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  26. WOW, this is quite a transformation!!! I love the countertops and the beadboard. Just gorgeous. I found you through Homemaker on a Dime, and I'm following you now! :)

    Kelly

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  27. I just love your bathroom! You did such an amazing job!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  28. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  29. You should be super happy with it - it looks fantastic. I am in love with beadboard, in any room! It looks great!

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  30. Hi Jodi! Oh, I am so glad you came over and linked this up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-) We have the chair rail up and are going to get the beadboard tomorrow to finish off the kiddos bathroom so seeing this again was totally inspiring. Thanks again!
    Vanessa

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  31. This is beautiful~ What a great job you guys did with the bathroom! Stopping by from At the Picket Fence~ nice to meet you! :)

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  32. hiya fab makeover , lovin all the detail x i am following you via homemaker on a dime and i am following you , maybe you will do the same x
    tfs
    http://emilysnan.blogspot.com/
    xmaggiex

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  33. Wow! What a beautiful makeover! All of the hard work paid off - it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY project parade. So warm, so rich and so stunning! ;)

    Have a great week!
    Roeshel

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  34. looks amazing! Your work really paid off. I am a new follower I found you from the follower swap
    Crystal

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  35. Gorgeous! I can't even explain how much I love this room. Everything turned out great! The light fixture is beautiful *swoon*

    I'm a new follower from the Homemaker on a Dime Swap. I'd love for you to stop by and follow back. I'm in the process of making over my new house.

    Sam
    thejunkhouse.blogspot.com

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  36. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  37. Your faucet looks cool, and I like the idea that you also spray-painted it to make it look more beautiful and unique. My wife and I are also planning to paint ours, but we’re not sure with the outcome. Hehe! Now that I saw that it turned out great, I think we’re going to push through with our plans. The rest of the bathroom is beautiful, by the way. You did a great job on this remodeling project! ;)

    Darryl Iorio

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  38. It would be much nicer if you included before photos of your bathroom, so we could really see the difference between its previous and current look. It’s a great bathroom makeover nonetheless. The faucet is what I liked the most because it accentuated well with the vanity top.

    William Gulliver

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  39. Your bathroom looks so cozy. I love the unique chrome faucet! You choses a good countertop too! You made sure that the design will match with the bathroom tiles, huh? If you want to make the area brighter though, try putting another type of window treatment. Sheer curtains would be perfect with your lengthy frame window.

    Waddle Exteriors

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  40. Your bathroom is looking so unique and looking amazing after completion. Addition of light shower can add charm to the bathroom. So try it when you will do bathroom remodeling next time.

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