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The “New” Bathroom

A few weeks ago, I asked for assistance with a bathroom painting job.  You all totally came through for me!

Based on the comments in that post, there seemed to be a split in which of the paint colors (Valspar low VOC) would work best for our little bathroom.  I couldn’t decide because I liked them both, and finally, Troy came up with the genius idea to use both!

We painted the main wall the middle grey (Frappe), and the rest of the bathroom and the ceiling, the lighter grey (Woodlawn snow).  The change is a huge improvement!



“We” (Troy) removed the old towel bar that never gets used, and “we” (Troy) patched the holes, and then I (really, it was me) painted the wall.

The photos on the wall were found at Goodwill for $1 each.  The old frames were hideous, but it was instant love, and I knew they would look better in a black frame.

Troy spray painted them black, and they now look like they’d sell for at least $5 each!

The old toilet was replaced with a dual flush low-flow American Standard model.  We installed the same toilet in Jack’s bathroom over two years ago, and this sucker is worth every penny.  It is ADA height (necessary with my gimp-ass family), uses less than 1 gallon of water for every flush, and most importantly, it NEVER clogs.  Jack is a famous toilet clogger, but he finally met his match with this commode.

The former light fixture was an energy wasting piece of crap from 1971.

The new one isn’t anything fancy, but does the job.

As with everything in this house, the light fixture and electrical outlets were covered in tacky wood paneling like material.  We couldn’t find new ones, so I painted the old ones in the dark grey.

The grey really makes the yellowed plastic pop, doesn’t in?  Oh the 70’s…

The vanity still makes my eyes bleed, but the rest of the bathroom looks so good, I just pretend it doesn’t exist.  Many of you had the great idea of painting the vanity, and we looked in to it, and ruled it out.  The faucet currently leaks unless you prop up the handle in a certain way.  The sink is pretty banged up, and needs to be replaced.  Tearing out the sink will cause the lovely orange formica to get damaged, which means we’d have to get a new top, a new sink, and a new faucet.  With all that, we’d like just be out the cost of the vanity we really want anyway.  So, 2015 hopefully will bring us a new one.  We shall see.

Until then, I am confident that the paint, new toilet, and most importantly, the awesome Goodwill pictures, will cheer me up every time I walk in there and see that butt ass ugly orange countertop!

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15 comments on “The “New” Bathroom”

  1. You guys did a great job…it looks awesome! 🙂

  2. I love what you have done with your bathroom.