As hopeful do-it-yourselfer's we thought we could finish this project in a weekend. A simple master bathroom renovation. Oh boy did we have another thing coming. What was once an early 2000's style, dark, carpenters special, is now a bright and modern spa like bathroom that you can enjoy getting ready in.
- new shower doors
- paint the floor and shower tiles
- new vanity
- change out the existing hardware for a matte black
- new mirror
- upgrade the lighting
- add simple shelfing
Everything seems doable until you hit the first road block. The shower pan we ordered to match the new crystal clear shower doors didn't fit the existing drain location. A quick trip to the hardware store and that problem is solved. After about an hour of drilling into the hardest tiles known to man and endless bits now flat, the shower doors were attached. A few coats of charcole chalk paint and sealer and we thought the hard part was behind us! The dreaded shower valve... It was a hard, frustrating day when we finally broke down and called a plumber to help us re-sweat a new valve - sometimes JB weld does not fix all.
Many road blocks now behind us, I chose Benjamin Moore Canyon Wind for my color of choice for our walls. A tinted down variation of a duck egg blue and a crisp white ceiling to brighten up the space. An easy way to add a bit of color to a space is by using a fun colored vanity! Green adds an element of nature, serenity, and an overall calm to the space.
If I had more of a budget - and COVID hadn't have happened during all of this - I would have decorated with new simple grey towels with a white piping on the edge, a candle to add a fresh scent to the space, and a cheeky book or two for those tmes when you run out of things to do on your phone ;)
Cameron Park, CA
Renovation, Low Budget