17 March 2011

Bathroom Renovation | Before

From the day we moved into our house on February 28, 2006, I have wanted to take a sledge hammer to our bathroom.

Saturday? I get that chance.

This weekend we start our full bathroom renovation and we can NOT wait. It's been a long time coming, but as anyone who has bought a "fixer-upper" knows, you can't do it all at once. It's a lengthy {and expensive} process. But I am so proud of what we have accomplished with our house renovation projects in the 5 years we've lived there and have done SO much to make our house into a home. We started with our complete kitchen reno in January, 2007 and haven't looked back since. =)

Let me show you the "before" pics of our bathroom. I'll warn you... it's a grey and pepto pink mess. I really have NO idea how we lived with it like this for so long. I mean, there's carpet on the floor. {Carpet, people! Who does that!?!} But I guess you do what you have to do to ignore it {until you save enough money to take a sledge hammer to the "x" on the bathroom wall ;}

Here goes nothing...
{Whew... this is embarrassing to even put on the interwebz}

The seashell stencils? Don't be jealous...
Yes, we have a grey toilet with a white seat. Want to know why? Because Bob stood on the toilet to change the light bulb and broke it. And they don't sell grey toilet seats {because they went out of style in 1962.}
DIE, SEASHELL LIGHTS. DIE.
...and this, my friends? Is where the sledge hammer will be going.
Ya know what I just thought about? They didn't even have an outlet in this bathroom before we moved in. I noticed it during our walk-through a few days before our big move and made them put one in. I mean, really? Who doesn't have a friggin' plug in the bathroom???

Sigh.

As excited as I am to start this project, I'm just as annoyed by it. We won't have a shower in the house until the project is complete. Yep, that's right... no shower. We at least have a toilet and sink, since we have a 1/2 bathroom off the family room {that we renovated as soon as we moved in}... but no shower. We'll be showering at my parents house every night after dinner, before going home. I'm so glad we have that option, b/c I don't know what we'd do without them! This should be fun, right? That's okay... totally worth it.

So there you have it. The before.

Click To Vote For Us @ Top Baby Blogs Directory!

17 comments:

Mrs Gloves said...

I can not wait to see what you guys do! We want to redo our master bath but it's not in the budget yet.

Sarah said...

That is so exciting! Renovations are a hassle but so worth it in the end. We just renovated or tub/shower and I wish we had taken some before pictures (actually maybe not, it put your set up to shame!).

Jenn said...

I am really excited to see what you do with it. You have done such a beautiful job with the other reno's. You have great taste!

Andrea said...

Good luck! I know how you feel, when we moved in our kitchen was pink. A pink kitchen with maroon border. So I completely understand your stencil frustration! Good luck!

Mrs Dully said...

How exciting! Best of luck. And enjoy every.single.minute of destruction with the sledge hammer!

Drvance19 said...

I feel ya, in our old house we had a pink bathroom with nearly the exact setup as yours. Pink tiles, bathtub, toilet, sink the whole shebang and it was enhanced with some lovely wallpaper. Can't wait to see the after.

Shannon said...

We re-did our bathroom last 2 years ago, and it was our ONLY bathroom. Let me tell you how much that sucked. We were peeing in solo cups in our basement for 2 days. We showered at a friend's house in the morning (thankfully we both took that week off). It is the biggest pain in the ass, but so worth it.
And WTF is up with that X? Its as if they were subliminally telling you how nasty that bathroom is!

Jill said...

That is the UNbeachiest beach-themed bathroom I have ever seen! Good luck with your reno; can't wait to see the final results!

Amy said...

We redid our main floor bathroom at our old house and let me tell you it was chaos living through it and having to go all the way upstairs to use the washroom, but the finished product was well worth it. We are in the process of starting a cabinet reno on our bathroom vanities, so you should check that out when it's finished!! Can't wait to see what your bathroom looks like when it's done!! Your newest follower from http://ourcrazybeautifulife.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

I know it will look amazing!

Seriously, those seashell lights make me laugh. How those were ever "in" boggles my mind!

molly said...

I can't believe you have to shower at your parents' house. Just keep telling yourself it's worth it.

It will be :)

Kimberly said...

I can't wait to see what you do with it! And that Pepto Pink tile? Yeah we unfortunately have the same thing. Not by choice, it was here when we moved in.

Becki said...

Wow! I can't wait to see how you turn that thing around. I've loved seeing the before and afters from the other parts of your house. Post pics ASAP!

PS. You are hilarious!

Kristal said...

I'm diggin' the stencil.

Can't wait to see the end result, lady!

Audrey said...

I can't wait to see the "after" pics! Those seashell lights are awesome. Love them ;)

Erica said...

Can't wait to see the after pics. WTH is up with the "x"! It's like they wanted you to take a sledge hammer to that specific spot!

Good luck, it will be SO worth it. :)

Cara said...

Um...we don't have a plug in our bathroom? Lol.

Nice bathroom, if you were in the 60s ;).

© jenni from the blog, All Rights Reserved.

Designed by A Grande Life