Saturday, March 20, 2010

snow day bathroom

I've never been a fan of snow-not even when I was a kid.  Somewhere back in this blog, I detailed one of my many, many horrific snow stories.  In case you want to read it, go here.  I would much rather put this winter for the record books far behind me and get on with the business of Spring!!!!  Of course, once I start sneezing I will be ready to dump spring for its much better looking cousin, Summer, but that's another story altogether.

On snow day 9,876,856 this winter, I decided that it would be a good, no great, idea to re-do my downstairs bathroom commonly known as the boys' bathroom.  In this old house of ours there are no "facilities" on the main floor, so when you have to GO, you either go up or down to do so.  Our upstairs bathroom had already had a bit of a facelift, but downstairs was beige and boring:  Exhibit A:

Armed with $5 oops paint, some vinyl flooring that looks really, truly like wood and a good dose of invincibility, I started the process of getting rid of the boring boys' basement bathroom.   the first victim was the medicine cabinet, which the previous owners, thankfully only hung on the wall. Score one for no drywall repair!!

Next, came the paint-I have to admit that I have a problem with "oops" paint.  I cannot for the life of me resist a $5 can of paint-even if I have no use for the color-it's $5 for a GALLON!!!  Anyway, after some messing around, I came up with this color which seems to be somewhere between gray and deep plum. 
Thanks to Layla at The Lettered Cottage, I learned about this great and inexpensive vinyl flooring that goes down like wood planks and is perfect for this little bathroom makeover!  

I also put up a new light fixture (okay, my husband did that one), new mirror and hung cheap clearance curtain panels over the shower and the shelf area-more photos to follow! 

If you ask me, that's a good way to spend a snow day!

1 comment:

thedomesticfringe said...

Wow, I like that vinyl 'wood' floor. I've seen it on TV before and wondered how it would go down. Looks great!