September 17, 2014

I've got the blues

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Blue bathroom walls that is! I LOVE the color!! Now we just have to paint the bedroom. I have narrowed it down and will share that later. It will be a much softer, muted neutral to complement the blue.

Don't worry if you're not up to speed, you can see the master bath design here and the before pics here!!

Let's start with the punch list (which I added to)

-demo existing parquet and vinyl floor
-uninstall toilet
-make final selection on floor tile
-install new hexagon honed marble tile
-reinstall toilet
-demo existing countertop/sink
-install new custom solid surface top and rectangular under mount sink
-prep vanity
-paint existing vanity
-buy or make new beaded shaker style doors and panel 
-install new vanity doors
-purchase new faucet set
-install faucet set
-buy new knobs
-demo old medicine cabinet
-repair hole where medicine cabinet used to be!
-prep walls for paint
-paint walls
-possibly replace light fixture
-make a barn wood frame for mirror
-Buy new wall cabinet for over toilet
-install cabinet over toilet
-come up with some DIY art
-purchase shower curtain
-purchase new bath mat
-replace almond colored switches
-replace almond colored GFI receptacle
-replace switch plate covers to new brushed nickel ones

So now I feel like we haven't done anything. But it looks like we have done a lot. It's amazing how much an impact paint can make.

I told y'all that we ran into a few hiccups with the electrical. Well it just got worse before it got better. We spent at least an hour putting in a new junction box and changing the light switches. We had to label the wires which were all tangled up but I was 95% sure I had everything hooked up correctly. So we turned the power back on and....nothing. I was about to cry...seriously. It was Sunday afternoon so I knew it would be almost impossible to get an electrician over until Monday. BUT Tim suggested we ask his cousin Joey what to do. He offered to come over and take a look at it. Well...he fixed it in about 2 minutes. YAY!!! And then he installed our light fixture for us! DOUBLE YAY!! And the funniest part is that he asked if it would get him a shout-out on "Designer in Teal"? Of course!!

Okay here is the part you really care about: pictures! Well, I hope you read the rest of the post because it's crucial to the "reno" process.

But I'm warning you, these pics are not pretty. The bathroom is small and its hard to get a good picture (without me and the lime green bedroom in the reflection) Here goes:

What do you think so far? Have you ever attempted any electrical work? How did it turn out?

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  1. The updates are really coming along! I love the playful hardware you chose!

    xo Rachel

  2. It looks great so far! I love the new color and light fixture!

    I changed out the light switches and outlets in the laundry room a few month ago and I was a nervous wreck! I was so scared I was going to electrocute myself or burn down the house.

  3. I love the hardware!! How fun! :) Awesome that you have someone in the fam to come help you out!

  4. Love those knobs! And the brushed nickel is WAY better than the lime green!

  5. There is nothing more satisfying than striking things of your to do list. You have already accomplished a lot in the bathroom there are many changes already visible. I love that you have removed the medicine cabinet. It will be exciting to see all other changes. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thanks! That's one of my favorite parts :) Besides the flooring and the faucet!

  7. Thanks :) I can't wait to get the new vanity doors so we can paint them and put the hardware on!! And yes...he was a lifesaver!!

  8. Thanks!! I love everything from Anthro!! And anything would have been better than the lime green switch plates....


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