Today I am addressing our master bathroom. Like the rest of the house, this room needed some improvement. When we first saw the house, I thought, “this is livable”, but I knew there were things I would eventually change.Indeed there were things I wanted to change, but there was only so much we could do in a quick turnaround and on a small budget. This was another lipstick job to get us through for a few years until we could do a full scale renovation. Luckily, the vanity in here was in good shape and even though the counter-tops were sea foam green (there must have been a sale on these in the 90s), it matched my color scheme in the bedroom, so we could live with that for a while. The biggest thing I hated about this bathroom was the carpet! Yep, you heard me. Carpet in the bathroom. Thank goodness it was just in front of the vanity, but come on! I want to know what was going through the head of the genius that thought carpet in the bathroom was a good idea? For these reasons, this should never be duplicated A) it’s a STAIN magnet B) Water + Carpet = Mold, gross! C) if you shed like I do, you end up with and “extra layer” of carpet from all the hair. YUCK! I HATE carpet in the bathroom! Unfortunately for me, this was not getting changed right away. We decided to paint the bathroom, take down the GIANT frame-less mirror, and replace the faucets…….and vacuum everyday for the next 5 years…….sigh.
First things first. We took the giant frame-less mirror down. This thing was a beast! It was almost 80 inches long and 3 feet tall but we got it down in one piece. If you are thinking of attempting such a project be careful and wear gloves and safety goggles. We also taped the front of the mirror in case it cracked while we were prying it from the wall. Overall an easy thing to do though. Then, we painted. We decided on the same color as the bedroom since there is no door between them, but we didn’t paint where the toilet and shower are. I didn’t want it to feel smaller in there. Once all the paint was dry, Barry replaced the faucets for me. I found some simple, budget friendly chrome faucets at Home Depot.
With the generic frame-less mirror down, I had to find a replacement. I was leaning towards two separate mirrors and was lucky enough to find a pair of all mirrored ones at HomeGoods. They were perfect! They were nice and big but still two separate mirrors and they added a little “bling” to the bathroom. The last thing I did was hang a shower curtain over our dated sliding shower door so I didn’t have to look at it. A simple fix for the time being. For less than $350 this bathroom was already an improvement!