Last September I mentioned that we had decided to paint the walls in our two bathrooms. They are the only rooms in the house that we hadn’t painted when we first moved in four years ago because we intended to remodel them, but since that still hadn’t happened, I decided a fresh coat of paint would at least give them new life until we could afford to do the total makeovers we want to do!
There are just two bathrooms in our house, and they are pretty small with nearly identical layouts. Downstairs (off what is supposed to be the master bedroom – we use it as the guest room) has a shower/tub combo and upstairs (between our bedroom & the kids’ room) has a tiled shower that’s extended length. Our biggest annoyance with the layout of this house is that there isn’t a half bath / powder room anywhere, so all guests need to either go through the downstairs bedroom (our current layout) or go upstairs to relieve themselves.
At any rate, the only “before” pics I have are from when we originally moved in back in 2010, and they don’t show how horribly cluttered both bathrooms got:
When we decided to give them a face lift last fall, we got rid of the cheap, white, plastic shelving under that odd open space at the end of the counter in both bathrooms, painted the cheap circa 1995 cabinetry white, spray painted the hardware silver instead of gold, painted the walls, and redid the wall hangings.
Since I took the instagram grid pictures last fall, I’ve actually switched out the picture in the blue downstairs (guest) bathroom to a smaller scenic picture & got the magazine holder hung, and writing this post was the kick in the pants I needed to tackle the cupboards under the sink in our upstairs (master) bathroom.
I realized while cleaning it out that I had MAJOR emotions attached to the crap under there. *sigh* Surprise surprise…
And here is just a small sampling of the crap I threw away…
So there ya go… the bathrooms are cleaned up and organized, and DAMN does it feel good. Thanks for the motivation to tackle this SRB!
Next post: The Kitchen Drawers. (aka, the shit I tackled the day before I went into labor with Harvey!)