And it was a model home for the neighborhood. It was one of the first houses built to showcase the 1) neighborhood, 2) the builder, 3) it was built in 1994 or 1995.
Which means, it is seriously dated.
Over the years, we did many things to this house, mainly outside. The inside didn't need much work.
|tile floor hubs laid many years ago|
|light for shower stall|
Did I mention that I HATE granite? Especially dark blacks/browns? Yeah, hate it. This year, many model homes were returning to lighter counters.
And guess what? Our bathroom counters are light marble! Imagine that! The cabinets are Merilatte, and I have to say that I LOVE them. They are plastic coated white and cleaning them is easy-easy!
Now, I was ready for the hubs to redo the bathroom.
I had one final request--keep the gold fixtures.
Now, this wasn't because I'm overly fond of gold, but because it would become extremely pricey to replace: 2 sink faucets and drains, 1 large light fixture, 3 towel bars plus toilet paper holder, one Jacuzzi faucet set, one shower set (head and knob are separate), and one shower door and frame.
Since the bath would retain the gold fixtures, we were limited to the colors that would work well with it.
We chose Mount Tam, by Kelley Moore paints. It's a dark olive green color. I tried to upload a color swatch, but they have it blocked. Sorry.
Before hubs started ripping off wallpaper, we knew the tall ceilings would need a little accent. The wallpaper had a border, so we decided that crown molding would help offset the ceiling, plus add a more regal quality to the bathroom.
Yes, my hubs cut the molding and installed it. He has skills . . . and some really cool tools. You can see the molding in some of the finished pictures at the bottom of the blog.
He also painted the ceiling (18 years, remember? It needed it!), and we replaced the vents and various other fixtures that looked nasty over time and bathroom dampness. The ceiling color is called Cubist Grey. Actually, the ceiling and most of the walls inside the house are painted this color.
Here's some pictures. Sorry, but I don't have any before pics the reno because the hubs started in on the bathroom before I took some shots! Here are a few in process. . . . and Maggie managed to photobomb mot of them!
|This is the room with the toilet. This was the one wall that didn't have sizing on it prior to the wallpaper, which results in tearing the drywall paper.|
|This is the same room with the crown molding and post painting. The wicker trashcan and tissue cover are NOT new, but they seem to work in this room!|
|This is the old fixture, but we purchased new lamp shades--alabaster in a bell shape. The original shades were off white in a tulip pattern with petals that almost touched the shades next to it. I think it helps modernize it a little.|