Wanna know how much $$ I spent on thee ole bathroom?
Do ya, do ya?
Go ahead; ask. Get all up in my biz-nis.
*Please note: if I was made of money, of course I would have loved to completely start over. Drop a couple grand. Who wouldn't? But since I am working with what is already there. . ..
I think I spent, wait for it. . . under $200.
Possibly you're thinking,
"What? $200 on what??"
Well, allow me to explain myself.
Let us start at rock bottom, where there is nowhere to go, but up.
Perhaps you remember this horror:
And perhaps you had a flashback of one night at a nasty gas station restroom, where "For manly love be here March 25th, 2:15 am sharp" is written on the stall door. Perhaps.
(name that movie!)
I'm pleased to announce that after bleach gel, CLR, Comet (not mixed), a brush, and a razor blade (seriously. A razor blade to scrape off deposits), that the toy-toy is sparkly clean.
But alas, I couldn't save the toilet seat. Instantly down $20. Bing.
New toilet guts to stop it from running constantly (more $$. Bing.) Removal of all old, putrid caulk and replacement of new, white, clean caulk, and:
I felt like I was alllll up in this toilet. Like, elbow deep. And I will suffer the traumatic consequences of this to the grave.
And thee single, most expensive thing of all, and which I would like to yell at the top of my lungs,
WHAT KIND OF TRASH TAKES THE FREAKIN' SHOWERHEAD WITH THEM WHEN THEY MOVE???
($40 for a purty one. Bing.)
I don't want to talk about the craptastic way those drawers were put together. Let's talk about paint.($30. Bing.)
This color is called "Tighty Whitey", by Ralph. . . Stewart. .. Niner. . .
Yeah, it's just plain old white. I don't do white "shades" because I'm sloppy and pay no attention to detail.
It's part of my mental situation.
So. . . .the rest of the cost?
Molding. And it was worth every penny.
V-groove paneling surrounds, big, fat baseboard, some chair rail (which also happens to be baseboard, but remember my rule: molding is molding. It can be used anywhere, any direction. It is never wrong.)
Little bit o' crown on the tops and bottoms of my little closet here, some scrap 1x4 to back the crown up, casing on the sides, particle board shelving, and voila.
The "closet" alone could probably use it's own post complete with diagrams.
But would I do that to you?
Baseboard (refer to rule above) to make my own frames for the prints from Ikea,
(thank you to "Severus" for all the beelions of cuts I made just in this room)
a free mirror that I trimmed in with scraps,
(Well, hellooo there. .. wink wink)
4 coats of a high-gloss tile sealer to spiff up that sorry ace, dull tile in here:
Stick a fork in it, this bathroom is done, man.