Last January, I started to tackle the last untouched room in our home. I found one picture of the bathroom and you'll have to be nice, because I was being goofy for a kid with a camera!
As for anymore pictures, I can't find most of the "before" pictures for the master bathroom, but these "during" few give you a taste of what I was facing when I began the project. A chair rail that hid an unpleasant surprise. (This is the true color of the red.) They painted over wallpaper! Should I replace the drywall? Ugh...I hate surprises like these!
Red paint that was somehow flawed, so that the coverage was uneven and left a smear of pink on whatever I used to wipe the walls. The Behr 2-in-1 Paint and Primer really did cover well. It only took two coats of Water Sprout to cover that dark red.
This is where I was testing the Behr paint to see if there was a smear or if it wouldn't cover. (It was fabulous!) We discovered that half the plugs in the bathroom were run illegally through the cabinetry, too. Bye-bye plugs. The bathroom was a disaster...truly.
Now look at it!
Water Sprout is a lovely pale green (it doesn't have as much yellow as shows in some of these pictures, but it isn't minty, either). Combined with fresh white paint, we have a light and airy bathroom. See how much bigger it looks?
Superman and I decided not to replace the drywall. Instead I lived with the room in disarray for a few months and we put up wainscoting when Superman was home in April. During that same leave, we put in a new granite countertop with integrated sink. Superman even gave me a valance over the window. Then he headed back to work and left me to do the finishing touches.
I painted the wainscoting and the valance in Behr Premium - in Frost. Shelves and towel hooks finished it off. The vanity was painted for me by Mr. R (he's so nice and he's a much better painter than I) and we added drawer pulls to finish it off.
A few more decorative touches and it is done. (Having first names that begin with letters found in cardinal directions makes it easy to find our initials in home improvement stores.) A 3M hook holds my brush.
Cotton balls and q-tips? They're here, too.
See how beautifully they fit in here? It may have taken us six months to make it happen, but I love how this bathroom makeover turned out and my beloved stained glass got to stay. How cool is that? It was all worth it.