Our license plate should be R3NOV8RS by stegall
December 24, 2008, 1:55 pm
Filed under: Home

One day in late Novembr, Kir and I were sitting around the house, unemployed and watching HGTV (never a good combo), when we began to feel restless. Our cup was running over with Protestant work ethic, Yankee ingenuity, and Design on a Dime when Kir stepped into the bathroom and saw this:

img_2960Yellowing baby blue paint clashing with the brown tile floor, chintzy brass fixtures, and oak trimmed… everything. I had a few more days of down time before heading off to New York for three consecutive jobs, so we decided to make a quick and cheap project of our bathroom.

So we started by painting every scrap of oak in the bathroom white. Then I started dismantling the wash cabinet and sink (not pictured) so that they could be painted white. That’s when I got a little rough with a drawer that wouldn’t cooperate and, well… good luck finding replacement drawers for anything built in 1984. Solution: new wash cabinet.

img_3816As you can see in the picture, that also meant a new sink (because nothing from Ikea adheres to standard US dimensions). And that meant a fancy new faucet.

img_38141The fancy new faucet from Ikea didn’t quite jive with our existing plumbing connections, so I learned how to solder or “sweat” pipes (immensely fun) and haven’t had too many leaks.

After all of the trim and remaining cabinets were painted white, we were left to debate color. I had left for New York at this point and Kir and I did most of this by phone (you can imagine what that was like). She finally just picked something and painted while I was gone. When I got home all I had left to do was hang some towel bars, throw up some shelves, and help Kir deck the room in decorative towels and nicknacks.


img_37961It’s not perfect, but we think it’ll do until we have the time/energy to knock down walls. Maybe after New Year’s.


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wow. it looks terrific!!!

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