It’s taken about a week, give or take, from start to finish, to complete our second bathroom’s redo. It was mostly a cosmetic and space problem in this full bath. Nothing major. The lighting was so 90’s, some of the fixtures had quit lighting up, and space was at a premium. Chrome fixtures and Farmhouse / Outhouse decorations are the themes I’ve been sticking with. Thankfully chrome is a relatively inexpensive purchase.
First task to tackle, I needed more shelving in this room. There’s no linen closet here thus I had placed a woven basket full of extra towels in the corner. It didn’t hold much plus it collected dust making it hard to clean every week. For this project, Steve used a few lengths of the left over construction grade wood from other projects, then painted it bright white. Easy peesy. Note too, it’s up off the floor now making that corner super easy to clean.
Next, I changed the dated gold tone cabinet handles for chrome tone. The new handles were only $3.50 a piece from Farmer & Builders (Ace Hardware). I couldn’t believe my good fortune there! The old handles will also be recycled out in the workshop or some other project I might dream up.
On to the lighting. ✨ Steve removed the old fixtures (before photo), fixed whatever the electrical problem was, and was able to use the lights in his workshop. When the old lights were removed, I realized what a mess the wall was underneath! It was ages ago since I had repainted the room the beige wall color and, of course, had used up all the paint. I thought for sure I was going to have to spend yet another $40 or more for a gallon of interior latex to fix all the blemished areas. But Steve had another brilliant idea. He suggested making a wooden “frame” to go around the mirror to not only add to the rustic look but also to cover up all the blemishes. 💡 Excellent idea! 💡 I washed the wall and cleaned up as much as possible. Meanwhile, he bought a few feet of furniture grade 1X6 clear pine to make the frame. I also suggested not mitering the edges and to use the similar color stain as the cabinets to make it look like it belonged and was more old fashioned. The new light fixtures (after photo) are also from our local Farmers & Builders. I had looked for some time on the internet for fixtures I liked, fit the motif and wouldn’t break the bank. Most of the Farmhouse style lights are well over $100 each. 💸 Ouch! ✨ The fixtures I bought at F&B were only $24.99 a piece. Good deal!
The only thing that remains to be done is to wait for the new Outhouse soap dispenser and toothbrush holder to arrive in the mail. I bought these from Lakeside Collections on E-bay. They cost a bit more than I had expected (or they’re probably actually worth) but since it’s a one off purchase and because we had saved so much on all the other items, I decided to splurge a bit for a complete look.
It was fun to “remodel” a room, I feel so blessed, ❤️ but I’m glad that’s over. It’s nice to have our second bath back.
That said, though, that Master Bath is looking a mite dated too … 😜 *giggle* 💛