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Wednesday
Nov162011

Bathroom Project, Part 6 - Small Updates

Even though we essentially did a full bathroom makeover with lots of big changes (like DIY Demolition, installing gorgeous marble floors, and painting wide stripes on the wall) it was the subtle small things that really completed the look.  We wanted to reuse as many things as possible in order to save money, and it really added up to a lot of savings!

First, we sanded and painted the baseboards and bamboo shower curtain rods.  We easily could have bought new for all of these things (the baseboards were pretty banged up & a plain silver rod would have been nice), but decided to fix them & make it work.  Plus, it meant that we didn't have to measure & mitre new baseboards which likely saved us  hours of work.

As always! Our project manager, Derby, was on top of things.

Once we hammered in the freshly painted baseboards, I ran a line of caulk around the top.  See what a difference it makes vs. no caulk?  Such an easy step that could be easily overlooked.

I am SO GLAD that we decided to prime & paint the bamboo rods.  They are unique and so much nicer than some of the cheap metal shower curtain rods out there.   

My next post will show the new rods in action...

We are seriously lacking in storage in our condo & have to have something for toiletries.  We've had this white, glass fronted cabinet for a few years & I didn't want to buy a new one.  I also didn't want to see all of the clutter inside, so I decided to cover a piece of foam core with decorative paper & install it inside the window.

SO much better!

And finally, le toilette.  I wanted to buy a new one & Mr. Q was adamant that we didn't.  We actually argued about the toilet (& we really do not argue that often)!  I Hate our low profile, low-flow toilets.  And the 90's wave on the lid was not helping things.  Realizing the tulip shaped commode that I wanted cost more than the marble tile, I decided to try out a new lid to see how I felt.  Well, it changed my mind!  

I couldn't find a before picture for this bathroom, but lucky us! The master bath has the same lid (which we promptly went out and bought another!).

Have you done small changes lately?

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I'm going to live vicariously through your home improvements, because I am just not good at these things!! Love the Derby cameo! :)

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterserena

I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike additional blogs I have read which are really not tht good. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he enjoyed it as well
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