Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mini Bathroom Reveal

I was hoping to have a full reveal for you guys by today, but...if you've done home improvement projects, you know that everything takes longer than it should.  Especially if you're 33 weeks pregnant.

So on Monday, I gave you a sneak peak at what we'd been up to this past weekend.  On my to-do list before Kalia gets here was most definitely not a bathroom remodel, but my over-ambitious husband had other plans.  And once he gets going, he's nearly impossible to stop.  He was supposed to be prepping the hallway and kids bathroom to paint the ceilings.  Next thing I know, there goes the toilet.  Then the shower doors.  I had to run in and yell STOP before the kids bathroom got completely gutted and we had to start from scratch!  Realistically, if I wasn't 33 weeks pregnant, I would've been in there demoing the bathroom with him.  But at some point you have to draw a line!

Besides installing a new toilet, we also painted the bathroom ceiling, trim, and walls.  It's amazing what a little paint can do!

Here are a few of the before's :

The whole bathroom overall was just really lacking any personality or character in there.  Everything was blah blah beige, and since we officially have a kiddo on the way, we wanted to spice things up a bit in here .

Here's the after :

I'm intentionally leaving out the vanity area for'll have to wait to see what's going on with that one!

Installing this toilet was... humorous to say the least.  Literally, we were laughing so hard we were crying.  Toilet installation is not normally all that funny, but when you've got a big huge belly and a tiny little space to try to get in and out of, things become much more hilarious.  At one point, Chris told me to reach behind him and grab the toilet and hold it up so he could adjust where the bolts were.  I couldn't get close enough to grab the toilet from him because my belly was in the way.  But...we got it done, and the new one is so much nicer than the old one!

Before :

After :

The new toilet is even one of those fancy smancy ones where you push one button for #1 and one button for #2.  We got it for $85 at Costco a little while back...not a bad deal!

The paint we used on the walls was a gallon of oops paint we picked up at Home Depot for $5.  The color is called Bleached Denim by Behr.  We already had the paint for the trim and the ceiling, and we reused the mirrors that were previously in there.  So, so far what you see here has cost us a whopping $90!  Not bad, huh?!

Stay tuned to see the full bathroom know, one day!!

Hope everyone's having a great week so far!  Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Your doing fab work, and 33 weeks pregnant, wow! I barely would have fitted in that space when I was pregnant, let alone install a loo! Can't wait to see the reveal!

  2. Wow, that color looks great and really made that room not so bland. Love it! Can't wait to see the rest. =)

  3. Pretty pretty! I like that "oops" paint, haha! Looks great. =]

  4. Great paint color! Got to love Costco too!

  5. I love what I see so far!

    I hope that you are feeling well and the last weeks of pregnancy go smoothly. = )

  6. I love the color! (And wow- I thought toilets were more expensive. nice to know!) :)

  7. Looks great, nice color! Those bellies get in the way, don't they? I hated having to bend over to do anything when mine got in the way, lol!


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