Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Half Bath Makeover

I have received several threatening emails and phone calls wanting me to post some pictures of the house. I have mentioned to several people that we have a lot of before and during pictures of projects but nothing I can call finished. Well my sister and her superhero husband came to visit for a week and man did they leave a mark. My sister and I took on a little project on our own and am proud to say, it is the first mostly finished project in the house. The reason I say mostly finished is because the floor still needs to be redone but we will wait to do that when we do the kitchen floor so it is a seamless floor.
Anyway.....here is the before picture of our wonderful half bath.
There are several things I would like to point out about this bathroom. First of all, that is not tile on the walls, it is vinyl flooring. Sweet huh? Next, this bathroom is on the first floor and that window offers ZERO privacy from the neighbors when they are on their second floor. I am certain they have seen a lot of "crack" up to this point. Next, the faucet. It never really turns off. Then there is the light. It is a fluorescent light and there is a ten second delay from when you push the button, yes I said button, to turn it on and when it actually decides to shed some light. And last but not least, the beautiful black, white and grey cabinetry. There are several nay-sayers out there that might argue, well at least there is storage. This bathroom is the size of a coffin, storage is the least of my concerns. I am just saying......


Now brace yourselves, this is the after.


Nikki and I gutted the place. We hung bead board where there once was vinyl. I rewired the light switch to be an actual switch and changed out the light to one that works. The sink is new with a faucet that is actually operational. A fresh coat of paint and a set of $15 blinds and presto, a brand new bathroom. I still need to "accessorize" but I thought I would share the progress so far. I sit in this bathroom to escape the disaster we are living in everywhere else. It brings me peace. So, what do you think? Do you likey or should we go back to the black and grey color scheme?

24 comments:

Jaimie said...

Wow. What an amazing transformation. I love it. You and your sister work wonders. Just beautiful!

Nik said...

Oh sista.....it looks AWESOME! Thanks for letting me share in the fun! I just can't put it into words, it's amazing! Just a taste of what the rest of the house will be like......truly, truly incredible!

Nik said...

Oh ya, and to the rest of you out there in Tif's blog world, don't let her give me much credit. She did most of this bathroom herself!

Nik said...

And yes.... my husband is a rockstar!

Shelbee said...

The difference in before and after on this bathroom is just amazing. I don't even think the pictures completely do it justice. It looks so awesome now! You guys did great! I am waiting impatiently to see the rest completed now...

Stacey Wright said...

You are very multi-talented. I don't change light switches and fixtures. It looks so great! We want to come see it some time. Someday. I am also glad that I no longer have to look at Payton's stats. They probably aren't even very accurate anymore.

Barnes Family said...

Woo Hoo!! You finally posted about the bathroom. I just felt so bad for all of the people I knew were dying to see what you have done. It looks so awesome! You know anytime you want me to come help you paint or just watch the kids so you can I am here for ya.
I just can't wait to see how the kitchen and upstairs bathroom turn out.

The Wright's said...

Yeah! I check every day to see if there is a new post. I love the bathroom. I can hardly wait to see the whole house finished. By the way family, we are here in this very house. It is going to be a real show place when it is finished. These guys are amazing remodelers (Is that a word)?

Darice said...

LOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!! You are so talented- I need to get brave and try bead board one of these days! And yeah for a new post- I've been waiting!

Barnes Family said...

Hey Tifany I forgot to mention. The photo of the bathroom before almost looks like you took it in black and white. Then you look at the new bathroom and it's so full of color.. I just love it!

Bridgette said...

I love it! That looks amazing. The 1st bathroom resembles the first bathroom Jeff & I had, very similar, same colors scheme. The only real difference is that the yellow tile had been covered up with shelf liner that had a tile look to it. Pretty embarrassing eh? The worst part is that I did it.

Braden and Melanie said...

So I think I like the grey, black and white color scheme. I say go back. haha! Just kidding. It is seriously awesome! That house is going to look so different after your little hands reach every surface. I can't wait to see it all....and not just on the blog. I am wanting to plan a trip sometime. I will conveniently wait until all of the hard work is done and come out when it is just shopping for accessories. jk.

Kimmydawn said...
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Kimmy said...

OMG Tifany, It looks amazing.
When I first saw the picture before reading the blog I thought wow black and white, thats not Tifanys style at all. THEN I read the blogged and saw the after..Ahh B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L
I thought to myself now this is a Wright family masterpiece.
You guys did a really great job, it looks so classy.
Thanks for the update, keep em comin. No pressure though :o)

Wesselman Weekly said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! You and your sister and so talented!! Great Job you two!!!

Grandma Vincent said...

I don't even know how to say in words how beautiful the reformation of the bath is! I guess you had to see it is person to realize the real change that has taken place. It is absolutely awesome. Can't wait to see it and the rest of the changes. Just awesome, Tif! You are so talented and have such determination and energy. I love you!!!!

Kelly and Megan said...

So cute! Of course anything you and Ryan come up with looks marvelous! Great work. Glad to see an update from you. Keep it up friend!

Cheryl said...

sheesh! can you tell a zillion people have been waiting for this post? i have to say it looks like the bows lost out big time on this remodel :) i love it though, and i'm not surprised, can't wait for more. i'm still asking my family for a saw any chance i can get. maybe wednesday will be the big day? i doubt it. anyway, you'd be proud of me, i'm taking babysteps. i'm having lowes cut stuff for me but i'm making name plaques for family and even the shelves to hang them on! all because of you :) sappiness over and out.

Cheryl said...

oh and heather - just rub it in why don't ya? always just a hop, skip and a jump away. bleh. :)

The Carney Family said...

Okay, if you are ever back in AZ can you be our personal decorator! Wow, what a difference! I love the work you do.

Stimpson's said...

Looks absolutely fabulous!!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Nick and Ashley said...

Seriously, awesome!

Z said...

We should have you guys come over and do some work at our place...wait...oh yeah ...nevermind, you already did.

MEOW

sgilgen said...

I can't believe you took out the storage cabinet? What were you thinking? Where will you store the TP? Totally kidding. It's beautiful. Well done!