I finally put the finishing touches on my little bathroom makeover, so drum roll, please, because I have BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES. Woot woot!
(Seriously, aren't B&A's the best? Sometimes I go binge on Better After to get my decorating fix.)
Now, to be fair, I don't think my "before" was awful:
There were mostly practical issues that prompted the redo: cracking walls, a broken exhaust fan, and too much dusty clutter.
The light and fixtures had been painted several times already, and were ready to retire:
Plus I didn't like the wall color. Or the over-the-door towel rack, which kept the door from opening all the way.
John was raring for a new project, and had the room mostly gutted before I even knew what I wanted.
Boy moves fast.
He only mostly gutted the room, though. My secret shame, the 1960s peach shower tile, still lives on behind the shower curtain:
Someday, shower tile. SOMEDAY. [meaningful glare]
Within two days John had installed a new exhaust vent in the attic, door, trim, vanity, sink, light, fixtures, and painted the ceiling, trim, and walls.
The new, wider vanity meant we had to shift the mirror and light exactly 2 inches to the left. ARG. I at least helped come up with a solution for the light:
We traced a pretty shape onto plywood, which John cut and routed to make this backer plate. Since our new light has a smaller base than the old one, and since we had to move it over a few inches, the hole in the wall would show without this piece to cover it. Yay for less drywall work!
Here's all of John's work done:
The new wall color is a petal-soft peach, and I lurrrrve it.
I actually hated to add anything after this point; it's just so clean and pretty! But sadly I still need towels and toiletries and stuff. Bah.
Right, here we go, big reveal time!