We purchased the counter and sink from Home Depot back in the Spring. We chose a WilsonArt Premium Laminate in Calcutta Marble, again from Home Depot. I decided to go with a simple square cut on the counter top, because that is what I preferred. the sales woman tried to talk me out of it, and thought I should choose a fancy edge, but this is the look I wanted. I also chose not to have a backsplash.
I love the look of this counter, and you wouldn’t be able to tell it was not real unless you touch it. We plan to do a small backsplash using white subway tiles, but we have not done that yet. I already have bought the tiles though (for 10 cents each at the Habitat for Humanity Restore), so I propped some up against the wall just to get an idea of whether we like them.
I bought the front apothecary jar at a yard sale, and the others we received from LC’s grandmother’s home. They hold cotton rounds, cotton balls, and bobby pins.
Here is a shot of what the wall really looks like behind the counter. And we had a little mishap when we tried to make this outlet a four socket outlet instead of two. We put a hole in the wall, and it still needs more patching. Plus, it needs a white outlet cover. Would you believe Home Depot did not have white outlet covers? so we just bought this to use temporarily.
A friend gave me this blue wooden tray last weekend, and I was just trying it out here for size. I am going to paint it eventually, when I decide what color. Maybe even a pattern? Also, I would love your opinion on this little black cabinet. It will stay in the room, but I am thinking of painting it with white chalky paint. What do you think will look better in this room?
You can read more about this Goodwill shelf here. This drapery panel is also new. I found it at a thrift store over the summer. I decided to try it out on this window. I love the colors and pattern. But it is way too long, so I just tied it in a knot to shorten it. I like the way it looks! I would love to trim out all of the windows in this house. It drives me crazy that they have no trim around them.
So what is left to be done, you ask? Well, here is a little list:
Replace light over sink
Frame out Mirror
Paint grout in floor tiles
Possibly some new art work and other accessories
Remove towel bar
Replace hand towel hook
Replace toilet seat
Add new rugs
Try out a Paint treatment to look like window trim (we’ll see how that goes!)
Possibly add some shelving for storage
Add hanging light over tub
I think the next thing we will tackle is to replace the light fixture, then paint the walls. If I had a much larger budget, I would love to replace the shower stall in this bathroom. It is the smallest shower stall known to mankind. Note to self: Next time you are in the market for a house, step into the shower! I would love to rip out the shower stall, and just make the walls and floor tiled, and also deepen it. If you look, there is room to bring it our a little and enlarge it a few inches.
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