Friday, September 07, 2007

Bathroom Remodeling

We purchased our home from HUD (Housing and Urban Development) back in '02, which means our home was repossessed from the previous owners. It ended up being a great deal money wise, but we had to put in extra work for repairs. Beef, his dad and brother had to relay new carpet and linoleum for most of the house, and we had to repaint everything within a month's time to have the property value of the home assessed. Thus, we painted every wall a neutral color.

Over the last few years, we've slowly added some color to the rooms, and of late I've decide it's time to redo our downstairs half bath. First of all, I decided to paint the bathroom yellow. My cousin has a beautiful yellow utility room, and with this in mind, I chose a brightly colored yellow hand towel to match the wall paint with. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but once we were finished, the room literally glowed a neon yellow. You can tell the color of the room even before approaching if the light is on. A yellow glow exudes forth from the door.
I have bared with this color for a couple of years now and want to tone it down a bit. Therefore, I'm adding (well, Beef will be doing most of the physical labor) a checkered black and while tile pattern to the bottom half of the room. The vanity is a glossy black marble color (not the real stuff). I think the black/white theme will go nicely. This is the only room that doesn't "match" the rest of the house. And I'm torn between just putting up the tile and leaving the glowing walls or repainting with a softer yellow. Although the brightness may go well with the bee theme.

I have two black-framed picture collages that go well with the yellow that I'll leave on one wall. Then, I'm adding a white wall cabinet with towel bar to serve as a medicine cabinet. It will take the place of the gold towel bar. I preferred not to add an authentic medicine cabinet with the mirrored door because it will already sit right next to the vanity mirror. Lastly, I'm going to add a black and white rug -- which I have not purchased yet -- to tie everything together. I'll be updating you on our progress. Hopefully the look I chose will actually be the look I had in mind -- unlike my first go around.

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annie said...

Can't wait to see the finished product~

Vader's Mom said...

Fun. I can't wait to see it in person. I promise I'm coming to visit someday...

VAIL said...

Sounds like it's going to end up very nice! I surprised my husband about a year ago and while he was gone, repainted our bedroom - the color was not what I had planned. We still haven't put the plates back on the light switches and plugs, I think that means he plans on repainting it . . . . someday!