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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I just realized today that I had promised some pictures of my renovated bathroom way back at the end of February but had been so busy that I just couldn't seem to find time to post. Things have kind of calmed down for me so I better get on with it.

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The vanity was built  by my brother when we built the house and my husband wanted to try his new router toy on ALL my cupboards and cabinets much to my chagrin....  He did every doors.
Colored appliances and fixtures were the rage in the 70ies. The girls wanted purple in the bathroom. The sinks had chipped and started to leak so my husband had temporarily replaced one sink with one found at the church yard sale. I don't think that it even cost him anything. The vinyl wallpaper on the upper wall was a challenge to removed.

We both wanted just a simple bathroom that was fresh looking and easy to clean with no fancy and trendy stuff or colors so kept it neutral. The cabinet doors and drawers were left as is, but sanded and painted with some left over quality  paint that I had from a couple years ago. The groves don't stand out like they used to.
The door still needs painting and I'll get around to it sooner or later.
I used the left over paint from the master bathroom that was renovated last year to keep costs down.
I only wanted one sink so I  got a new vanity top and got a shelf unit built and replace the large mirror with a smaller one. I got a wide towel bar under the window and a towel ring on the shelf unit.

These dated fixtures were removed. One of the light bulb was burnt.

 Here are the new light fixtures with energy efficient bulbs. The ceiling fan as you can see in the mirror had yellowed and was painted with a fresh coat of mildew resistant paint along with the ceiling.

The ceramic tile floor was exactly the same pattern as the Master bathroom that we renovated last year so We could use some of the left over tiles from last year.

The new steel tub was installed and some insulation put under to keep the water hot in the bath.
The wall was tiled with  thick tiles and a small ceramic corner shelf was added. In this photo, the wall was not yet painted.

A view of the towel ring,  in the mirror you can see the reflection of the new toilet paper holder that I love so much. You just slip the roll on in a second. Almost time to change the roll... I love the new taps.

They were supposed to ship a taller toilet but somehow someone forgot to change the order number and this is what they shipped and that's what the guys installed and my husband was OK with it and since  me I'm so short it didn't matter to me either.

This is a bargain picture with a nice frame and double matt that I got at Value Village for only $3.99 last year. I was glad to find a place for it.

I almost forgot, I've added another towel rack close to the bathtub over the toilet.
Sorry it took me so long to post these pictures. No more mauve bathroom for me.

THanks again for visiting and leaving comments.    JB


  1. This looks really nice! I like the colors you chose, and I also like the shelving beside the mirror...lovely re-do!

  2. Oh, it's beautiful! Bathrooms are the most important room in the house!

  3. Oh I love how it turned out. It looks so nice. You really have been busy haven't you?
    It looks so clean and up to date. I like how it all came together. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  4. Super! Looks so fresh and light. Nice work!!

  5. It turned out really well! It always makes you feel good to be able to do something to renovate the house in the spring. Makes it feels so fresh. Yours looks like a lot of work but you'll enjoy it so much when you are admiring the view from your new, hot tub!!

  6. What a good job. It turned out perfect! Hugs Cheri

  7. It looks wonderful Mom, I can't wait to see it in person in August! I am sure James will like the new tub too!

  8. I love progress.
    Well done, you!
    Hope you're taking some long soaks
    in that tub, now:)

  9. Wow honey this turned out really pretty. I know it was a lot of trouble but look at the beautiful change you now have to enjoy.
    Those cabinets turned out really good. I like how you did away with the other sink too.
    Makes me want to get up and go work on the upstairs that I keep promising to show you guys when I finish. Only thing is I am not near through. lol
    Julia I am happy that you got to redo this bath because I know it was bothering you the other way but now look just beautiful.
    Thanks sweet friend for always leaving me awesome comments.
    I do find myself getting further behind in blogging but I still keep trying to hang in there. lol I guess the blogger was tired of me not coming by so often.
    Yes some of my flowers are still blooming. My hydrangeas are loosing their blooms but I am hoping they will bloom again because their so pretty. Never having them I will have to look them up and see how often they bloom.
    Take care dear friend and I hope you have a wonderful week full of many happy hours. Hope James is doing good.
    Love ya

  10. Your bathroom looks good. Wish my hubby was handy. We have two vintage bathrooms that need a makeover.
    YOu can come visit my blog as many times as you want......the lung piture is really funny, isn't it. That girl cracks me up.

  11. I think the bathroom looks great! And i'm glad you posted the pictures so "late" because this way i didn't miss them!

    Big hugs from Indiana

  12. It turned out really well. What a difference! And it's worth the work and time. I was kind of watching for pictures.

  13. The bathroom looks so sparkly with the chrome & so soothing in your colour choice. Big job but well worth the effort with the outcome. Relax in that new insulated tub & soak away with a smile on your face! Looks Great!!