Dean and I are finally giving our one bathroom a full makeover. We’ve already discussed our plans and shared a style board. In this post we’re talking about our plans for making over our tub and shower. You can find all our bathroom makeover posts by clicking here. This post is brought to you by Bath Fitter.
Do you remember our quick mini bathroom makeover from about two years ago?
We basically took a VERY ugly space and gave it a little update in a week with very little money for a contest we were participating in.
But since we were on a tight timeline we committed some very bad DIY no-no's. Basically you can DIY just about anything and do a great job of it. But if you skimp and skip important things, the results will either turn out horribly right away or any good results will be short-lived.
Like the fact that we didn't prime the vanity and just painted it. It looked good, but it's showing some wear and tear now because of skipping the primer.
And the floor. What an embarrassment. When we laid the new floor, we were in such a rush (picture giving a bathroom a makeover in less than a week, including shopping, DIY, styling and photographing) that we didn't remove the old vinyl flooring. We just slapped the new stuff on top. Which led to this lovely disaster…
The new vinyl floor didn't have a proper surface to adhere to so it slid out of place as the months passed. #hangsheadinshame
We knew we were doing things not up to 100%. But we were in a rush for the contest and did them anyway. Which for us was okay long-term, because the little vintage makeover was meant to be a short-term fix. It was always in the cards for us to redo the whole bathroom the correct way, it just wasn't happening two years ago.
Now we finally get to makeover our bathroom in it's entirety.
We even finally get to address the ugly green bathtub with a Bath Fitter install!
So what am I thinking for the overall space? Here's a little style board to give you an idea:
And here's our to-do list for the Bathroom Makeover:
- Have Bath Fitter makeover the tub area
- Replace the flooring the right way
- Replace the toilet with a better dual-flush low flow model (it takes no less than three flushes for certain things! ahem!)
- Swap out the vanity with one that has more storage options for the five of us sharing this one bathroom
- Likely paint the room again or add some sort of wainscoting/shiplap, etc.
On top of a couple of other projects we have on the go, this should keep us pretty busy into the spring!
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