Since we moved into our house (3 years ago this Saturday!), I’ve not really liked the main bathroom in our upstairs hallway. That bathroom is the main bathroom, but it’s primarily Denis’ (I use the bathroom in the guest bedroom over the garage). It has light tan marble tiles from floor to ceiling on the walls, a dark wood sink cabinet, a gold yellow toilet, and dark brown 2″ tiles on the floor. Not the most attractive bathroom in which to get ready for work (thus my need to use the bright blue/yellow bathroom in the guest room).
So my nesting urge has taken over, and I’ve decided that that bathroom needs an overhaul – but a cheap one since we have no money for a true “remodel”. I bought all new towels – a nice deep burgundy color – to replace Denis’ evergreen towels. I plan on painting the cabinetry and mirror in that same burgundy color. And since we don’t have $$ to redo the floors entirely, I bought light tan bathroom carpeting as a quick fix until we DO have the money to redo the floors. Last night I put down the carpet – the kind that you have to actually CUT IN around the cabinets and commode. It was time consuming, and it’s not perfect – but it sure does look better! It’s amazing how it lightened up the small space – and it even made the gold yellow toilet kind of “disappear”, which was nice since it DOESN’T MATCH anything in the bathroom (what were they thinking?).
This weekend I plan on heading to Home Depot to pick up the burgundy paint, and I think I’m going to also get some new cabinet hardware – something in gold to match the light fixtures and the shower enclosure. Add in new accessories with burgundy and gold and VOILA – a whole new bathroom for about $200 (the carpeting alone was $70).
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