But then I had a baby and started to look at everything differently - especially the bathroom. So I thought I would ask our landlord if we could replace the bathroom flooring (VCT tile - yuck!) and the vanity with something a bit nicer. I totally thought he was going to say no, but I always ask....just in case. To my surprise he came back with a yes!
What was supposed to be a small project turned into a complete renovation. I am talking total gut job. Turns out when David took out the tub and the shower surround he discovered we had a nasty case of dry rot. Luckily he knows how to replace it but that added on some time to our renovation schedule.
This bathroom is TINY so making it all fit and looking pretty (and staying within budget) were our main objectives! (Okay well making it look pretty was mine, everything else was David)
David again showed me how handy he is and I showed myself that doing a bathroom renovation when you only have ONE bathroom is a true test of patience and your marriage! Remember that surprise sprinkle I threw? Yes, the toilet was in my front yard about two hours prior to my guests arriving. What can I say we work well under pressure.
Like a total rookie - I have no before photos. But it was bad. Think formica counter tops, chipped tub, VCT tile and rubber baseboard.
Here is our after:
(before I changed everything on these Restoration Hardware inspired shelves)