When I last shared some progress shots of the bathroom, things were hardly looking bathroom-ish. We installed some wall board, drywall and pine tongue and groove, which essentially left the room prepped! Things have changed just a bit since then 🙂
It is starting to look like a bathroom! I am always nervous to see how everything will come together, but so far I am loving our choices. Please excuse the less then awesome cell phone pictures… one day I will get everything photographed in all it’s glory for the final reveal. Remember how I like to pretend my makeovers will be featured in the next issue of Country Living? 😉 Where are the wood boxes and flower arrangements?!
Everything you see is pretty much right in line with the source board I shared last week. The one piece we are missing is our vanity. I opened that sucker up, only to find the paint peeling off all of the doors! I called Rona, and they brought out a replacement. It does have a warranty, so I am praying it was a one time thing…
Initially I has planned to paint the pine white… but after putting it up, I liked the texture of the wood grain. I didn’t like the yellowness of it, especially once the walls were painted in BM Ocean air, so I decided to go for a bit of a white washed look, and used a Gel Stain from OLD MASTERS, in “pickling white.”
It’s what I like to call a “wax on, wax off” application, meaning, you brush or wipe on the stain, let it soak into the surface a bit, and then wipe off the excess. Gel stain is great in this application, because I was putting it up on a ceiling (liquid would have been a mess) so it is a bit easier to manage. It is also not a deeply penetrating stain… so if when I did a test it turned out I hated it, it would be possible to remove without too much elbow grease.
I am SO pleased with how it turned out. I don’t know what it is about painting, distressing and creating, but it is just good for my soul. I worked on this project in between naps for Sweet Girl, and it brought me such joy. It took me a few days (but not actually much time at all… I was just busy doing a lot of things!) My piece of advice: remember to wear rubber gloves 😉 Little trick my mom taught me.
The pendant light is from IKEA, and I think it brings just the right feel to the space, I can’t wait to see it all finished. I am thinking either a galvanized frame for the mirror, white, or distressed wood… all totally different directions! So time will tell, perhaps next week I’ll have some other idea 😉
The fixtures in this room are all chrome, and I did end up ordering a vanity faucet from Overstock.com. I have never shopped with them before, but it was quite reasonable, and they offered the style I was looking for. We also ordered a faucet for our copper sink (which will be in our beverage bar) and some matte black door knobs.
We still have a lot of finishing jobs to do… as you can see looking into our bedroom! And a lot of clean up of tools and supplies before we can install our flooring. But, we truly are so close. I love seeing all of the finishing pieces come together. I wasn’t quite sure how the grey grout would look. We decided to use grey on both the subway tile and the “octagon&dot” on the floor. I have to say I love the results! Now I just need to work on sealing all of the grout lines.
We still have a bit of buffing and cleaning to do to get all of the lines really crisp… but you get the idea! One thing to note, when you are doing a subway or mosaic, keep in mind that you will go through a lot of grout! So, if you live out of town… buy extra just in case.. ahem.
I don’t think I am the only one who is excited to be finishing rooms in the addition…