Thursday, May 21, 2009

Beginnings of a Bathroom Redo

After a long wait, we're finally giving our hall bathroom a much needed facelift. It's really time for my pink (or pepto bismol as I call it) walls to say farewell! Since Jason has five days off for the holiday weekend, guess what our plans are! Although, I do hope to fit in some family fun into the mix too!

Our hall bathroom is not big at is actually fairly small. But besides our master bath, this one gets the most use. All three of our bathrooms need a makeover, but this one goes first. This is the bathroom used by visitors to our home, most often, as well as the kids' bathroom.

Just to give you an idea of changes to come, I'm going to show you some "before" pictures. I didn't remember to snap pictures until I had already removed alot of the decor in there, but I went ahead and took them. You can at least see the "before" wall color, flooring, cabinets and shower curtain.

Jason and I spent some time awhile back picking out our wall and cabinet colors, countertop, faucet, tile, trim and even the prim shower curtain. Here's the granite countertop and sink that will be put's called desert gold. (And again, this picture doesn't show true has more gold or mustard in it than it appears here).

The walls are already painted, as I said before, in a warm rich color called bread basket. Although this picture really doesn't do it justice with the lighting in there, you can get some idea from this picture. In person, this color actually has more gold undertones. Please excuse the mess too....the construction zone!

I'm really excited because Jason actually agreed to painting the vanity cabinet in there! I was fine with that rather than buying a new one! It's hard to believe that this guy that loves his wood so much agreed to painting them. We didn't paint our kitchen cabinets because he just couldn't bear to see that great oak covered and I respected his wishes because I want him to be proud of what we do (together) and satisfied with the results too! But, I do have to say, that I'm VERY excited that I get painted cabinetry in here! And the color we picked out is a pretty barn red/burgundy called calico! As a matter of fact, it's already painted and Jason and I distressed it yesterday evening!

So the next step will be putting up trim, laying tile and puttting the cabinet back in; then the countertop and faucet. Also in the plans is a cabinet like Linda's that she tells me is called a tombstone cabinet.

And then the fun part begins.......decorating! Can you tell I'm excited????


At Home With Amy said...

Darn you girl. I wanted to see more pictures. I love the wall color. Your cabinet color choice is going to be fantastic. I wish my hubby would let me paint our vanity. Maybe when your bathroom is all done, I will show him how good yours turned out and he will reconsider. Good luck on finishing it up.

Heather's Stitches said...

Can't wait to see how you decorate it, the color looks great!

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love that wall color! I can't wait to see it all done! Aren't ya glad the Arkansas boy :-)won Idol?! I am!!!Have a good day Tammy!

Rosemary said...

I love the color that you have chosen! And I can't wait to see what you come up with for decor in there!!!

If it's anything like your kitchen I can't wait!

Thanks for sharing,

Kath said...

Oh boy...I can't wait!!!
Lovin that color :)

We are workin all weekend too, when ya get a long weekend and have a few days IN A ROW to work on things, lots of stuff gets done!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
did ya ever find a light, were ya able to check out Irvins?

Zaroga said...

Three bathrooms... we have only one, but it isn't small. We did a redo back in 1994, but it now needs another one. When we moved in the bathroom was a bright pink... sponge painted. It was hideous. We have three rooms to redo before the bathroom... it will just have to wait.

I love the colors you chose. I'm looking forward to seeing the project completed

The Whites said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the finished product. Love that wall color!


Sharon said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. I love the colors that you chose.
We will be trying to get some things done this weekend also since we have extra time.
God bless

MidniteScrapper said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the rest!! Especially the cabinet! =]

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...


I'm loven your bathroom it is just going to be so prim, can't wait to see finished pics.

Tell Joy I watched A. Idol last night and thought of her when Kris won I know she is happy:)

girliegirl said...

Looks good so far, bathrooms are no fun. We did three this past year not completely but almost. My husband has replaced 3 toilets and 3 floors due to damage. Good news was I got rid of floor to ceiling mauve and pink flowers!

Good luck

wrcdgc said...


I love the color of your bathroom. Isn't it funny how much our styles and color choices have changed. I can't wait too see it all completed. You have such a good eye for decorating! Jason and you make a great team!


momma2thestrainkids said...

when i moved in with my hubby his kitchen was about that same color of pink.. over this fake brick looking i painted it hunter green the cabinets were and still are barn red.. the pink and red looked like crap.. the green and red look good.. not my first choice but hey beggers cant be choosers huh..
i cant wait to see it decorated.. i love that color youve painted it.

Sue said...

This is going to look great....I love the wall color and the vanity painted will add so much. Can't wait to see your shower curtain and finished room all decorated. You do such a great job!

Wendy said...

I can't wait to see the bathroom completed its goona look so good!! The wall color is gorgeous!! Have a great day Tammy!!:0) Wendy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

can't wait to see it these colors you are choosing so much more then the pink...have a wonderful weekend...:)

Angie said...

The wall color has already made a huge difference! I love it. I think since the vanity is older it is a good idea to paint instead of putting money there..painted wood is very prim! I know you will do a great finish on it. I did the same thing in my bathroom if you want me to show you. I painted mine green and then went over it with a dark glaze..rubbing most of the glaze off. Then. I just bought new knobs. Wayyyy cheaper than buying a whole new vanity! Have fun working together.

HUgS ~ Angie

Julie said...

So happy for you and I love the colors you have chosen. Can't wait to see the finished results. We have a pepto bismol bathroom, too. I think you have inspired me!! Have a super day. Julie

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oooooh- I can't wait to see the finished product! I heart home improvements- other peoples' that is! LOL

Colleen said...

Now that post was a real TEASER, Tammy! I LOVE your new wall color and I just can't wait to see more photos...

Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet and busy friend...

Karen said...

I can't wait to see the end results! Have fun! Karen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very pretty, Tammy... I like the colors you have chosen. Be sure and show the 'after' pictures once it has been renovated.


green gables girl said...

Hi, Mrs. Tammy!

Cool! I think you're bathroom already looked cute, though!
But, everyone has their own opinion!:)
Did you notice that I'm following your blog now!? Well, I am! :)

Talk to ya soon!
Love, Tammy's daughter

the primitive country bug said...

Your new bathroom is going to be great! I like the new color on the walls.
I can't wait to see it all finished up and decorated with your magical touch.
I've been awol for a bit so I did some catching up reading on your blog. Your little bunny friend is just adorable!!!
Congratulations on your 200th post too. I don't think I'll ever even get to 100. :)
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
Blessings~ Birgit

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Woohoo! I can't wait to see it done! I am so happy you got to paint your cabinet too - and red! Even better! Have a great weekend and we need LOTS of pics when you do the reveal!!

hugs, Linda

Walking on Sunshine... said...

How exciting! Love the new color and the granite top is really nice! Our old house had a pink pepto bismal coloring as well! Only the floors were tiled in that pink, the walls, and even the ceiling!!! All tiled pink! It was pretty awful and I was so happy we moved into our new house! Can't wait to see the pictures of it all done! Enjoy your weekend and I hope you can squeeze in a barbecue!!!

Kindra said...

Love the bread basket! I'm pretty sure we used that same color in our "new" basement. I bet you were excited to get rid of the pink. :)

Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

I love that color--very similar to our great room and it is called 'earth'. Your bathroom will be fabulous.
That pink and victorian is so not you......
Lucky girl!

Susan said...

Eager to see the finished project. You are so blessed that both of you are so go at decorating and making things.

TitansFan said...

Enjoy the remodel, I sure am with my Bathroom Vanity.

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