While writing this post, I realized we’ve never shared true before pictures of our basement bathroom. So, here is the completely blank slate we started with.
And the Frankenstein-esque vanity before paint.
For the bathtub surround, we cut the large floor tiles in half to create a large subway tile pattern. The height of our trim treatment hinged upon the height of the tile and the window sill.
We used a sprayer to prime and paint the entire basement at the same time. Here is what our bathroom (and the rest of the basement) looked like one year ago. Remember, I was due on April 1. Can you say, “Down to the wire?”
Lots of white paint!
Finally, after a year (with breaks) of renovating, we were ready to add color to our walls. That was a huge relief! We still haven’t finished everything, but here it is today.
Still to do: build drawers and false front for the vanity,
start finish the shower under the stairs, which will also be a steam room, and hang the mirror.
There you have it, folks. Our basement bathroom in all its unfinished glory!
How long does it take for you to complete a project? Are you like us: finish 90% and then move on to something else until you get a bug up your butt to finally finish it? Or do you keep focused until the entire project is just as you’d like? I’m afraid to put anything too personal in bathrooms due to the creep factor. How have you decorated your bathroom? Any art I should know about? Share links, too, please.