Thursday, May 27, 2010

Next stop on the tour - the Purple room

Only 3 more posts until the big surprise.  I mean, giveaway.  Are you excited?

On to the purple room.

What were you expecting?  A baby room?  Noooo, sillies.  We don't have a baby for a baby room!  At least not yet (I think my husband is in hiding).  It's the master bath.  It's our newest addition to the household.

About 6 months ago we decided to finally dive in and update it.  I have no "before" pictures because it was just so horrible that I tried to hide it as much as I could.  The tiny itty bitty sink, the nasty linoleum floors that never look clean, the weird corner toilet.  Ugh.  I hated it.  As is our nature, we decided to do this on our own (and by "our own" I mean with my dad).

These are the beautiful floor tile that I picked our at Home Depot.  We spent hours in the store walking back and forth, comparing tile, paint colors, and furniture.  I thought my parents and husband were going to kill me and bury me among the tile.

We laid it down all by our selves after spending another few never ending days and evenings scrubbing the darned linoleum off the floor.  Ugh I hate linoleum.  Anyways, we settled on this here tile and spent a couple hours putting it down.  My dad measured, Jon cut and I carried them up and down between the two of them. 

I also picked out this tile.

I'm very proud of it.  I'm also very proud of my two favorite men who cut all these to fit so perfectly.  I got tired of carrying the tile back and forth and ended up just sitting around, watching.  I'm not a very good helper.  But I'm an awesome picker-outter and director.  I love my shower.  Well, mostly "my" shower.

And I love the door to the shower.

Quick story about the door - it took about 4 hours to put in.  I am not even kidding you.  You see, I don't like to make things simple and I wanted the door to be attached on the right and to open to the inside, basically the opposite of what the door was made to do.  But my dad, the magic man, said that we could totally figure out how to put it in backwards.  We put our heads together and made the appropriate adjustments and installed the door.  Which didn't close.  We took it apart, looked everything over, decided we were right and put it back together.  It didn't close.  We got down on the floor and looked underneath for anything that might be blocking it, we got on top of the toilet to see the top in case something was in the way.  We opened it, we closed it, we banged with a hammer, we turned a screwdriver.  The darn door would not close!  Fast forward 4 hours later, almost midnight, we finally figured it out.  I won't bore you with the technicalities, but let's just say it should NOT have taken 4 hours.  In the end though, I'm glad we put forth all that effort because I love this door.

And I love my hook.

This took about 2 months to find.  I wanted the perfect one.  Jon was not happy when I dragged him to the 20th store in a row.

My most favorite pieces is this sink.  For such a tiny bathroom, I really wanted a large sink.

And a large sink I got!  I picked this out at the Home Depot and it fits in amazing!  The totally cute design makes the whole bathroom look way bigger than it is.

Here's the last piece to complete the puzzle - the light. 

This isn't the only light in the bathroom (there is also a fan with a light in the ceiling), but I really wanted a light above the sink because, well, you know, make up and stuff.  And again I dragged my poor innocent husband all over the place trying to find the perfect one but nothing seemed to fit.  Low and behold, we found this one at Home Depot.  And it matches the door!

All in all, the whole project took about 2.5 days, about 45 trips to the Home Depot, about 4-6 fights among me and my parents, me and my dad, me and Jon, me and my dogs.  I get feisty when I'm stressed out.

Tomorrow I'll show you the bedroom.  It's nothing special, but it's our haven.


  1. I love it! Our master bath is small too and I've been wanting to update it but just don't know where to begin.

  2. It's SOOO tough to get going, but once you have some ideas, it's not so bad! I would recommend going over to a Lowe's or a Home Depot website for some awesome ideas!


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