Well, it's been a while since my last post and that's because I was busy working and actually packing up everything and getting it moved. As anyone who has ever moved themselves can attest, moving itsn't fun. I swore that the next time I moved I was going to save up enough money to hire movers. Well I saved, but in the end I was just too cheap to plunk down the $2,500 (and that didn't even include packing my stuff).
After the "official" move I spend about a week trying to do some more renovations. I was pretty drained from the wallpaper removal debacle, but I decided to focus on the hallway bathroom since it is small and I figured it would be quick to complete. I think having one completely finished room will help motivate me to keep it going.
My bathroom pinterest board has 154 pins, but to reel it in a little bit, I re-pinned only the photos that I was using as inspiration for this particular project. I decided with the hallway bath I wanted to do a black and white bathroom. Here is a peek at my inspiration via my pinterest board: casa nueva. This method was incredibly helpful. I re-pinned all the ideas that I thought I might actually be able to implement in my new place. Here are the inspiration photos for my B&W bathroom:
I really like the high contrast of the black walls with a lot of white. My bathroom already has a chair rail, so I thought going black on top and white below would look great. Here is what I started with and the progress I've made so far:
The hideous-wallpaper before shot. The trim, walls, doors and cabinetry were all painted cream. BLAH.
The wallpaper is gone and so is the popcorn ceiling! Walls and ceiling are primed and ready for paint.
The walls are painted! I did flat black on the top and a semi-gloss for the lower walls, trim, doors & cabinetry. It looks so great. I love how rich the black looks. The quartz counters and new sink are going to be installed next week and after that I'll put the cabinet doors back on. I have a huge mirror that I scored for $10 from the Habitat Re-Store that is going to hang above the sink. I can't wait to have one space completely finished.
Still to do:
- install countertop, sink & faucet
- hang mirror
- re-hang cabinet doors & add new hardware
- install new floor
- install new toilet
- add toilet paper holder and hooks for towels