Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Winner is: Green

Remember that garbage desk, well it's finally done!  As you can see I went with green, and I'm happy with my choice.  It did take more cans of spray paint that I thought, but that seems to always be the case. I think it's a really cool piece.  I will probably never pick up a rattan piece that needs work, as fixing the cane binding was not on the top of my list, but I'm happy its done! Currently, I'm using it as my bar in the dining room, under Papa Rooster - can't pass up anything I get to show off my artwork pride and joy.  Will it stay in the dining room?  Probably not, but I have a slight addiction to furniture, with the idea more is clearly and always better, so I just keep moving stuff around to fit more.

Thats a little more my speed...

Have you ever had one of those projects that seems to spiral out of control? "Well if we do this than we really should do that, and if we're doing that we might as well do this" Then before you know it, a little project is a really big project.  Well, I'm determined to make the master bath reno, NOT ONE OF THOSE PROJECTS.  I've never loved the bathroom floor, I'm not sure how many people really "love" their bathroom floor but that's besides the point.  The grout is not dirty but has literally yellowed over time, so I could scrub all day and its never going to get white again.  I have 3 options here, 1. Rip out the entire floor and put in a new tile that I do love.  2. Sand out all of the grout and regrout, or 2. Paint over the old grout with fresh white paint.
Well as much as I would love to go with option 1, Its. Not. Gonna. Happen.  This floor was set in 2 inches of cement, yes 2 inches.  We had to build back up the floor under the new vanity.  So I'd have to be crazy to want to take a sledge hammer to that, no to mention get rid of it once its removed.
I went with option 3.  I pick up this grout pain and sealer from Home Depot, I think it was like 8 bucks, but I'm just guessing. The bottle could do ever grout line in my entire house if I wanted to, a little goes a long way.  I wanted to start in the shower.  The first 2 feet or so of the shower is permanently stained, trust me I have tried everything, from bleach to acid, and every "miracle cleaning solution" of Pintrest, yeah its never getting white again either.  But the product needs 72 hours to dry before getting wet, so I have to plan accordingly.
I started on the floor, I used a small paint brush from one of those kits that come with like 20 bushes for 5 bucks, and just painted the seams, it will stick to tile so you want to wipe off the extra before it dries.  It's truly a less than thrilling job, especially with the amount of grout lines I have, but at the end of the day, it's going to be totally worth it!  It makes the floor look brand new!
I have to admit, I couldn't resist trying a little bit in the worst part of the shower, its the back corner so it will stay pretty dry, and it looks like I'm going to need about 3 coats to really cover the stains, however still better than alternative 1 and 2.
I'll post my shower before and after's, I hope it will all look uniform after I'm done, but anything is better that what I currently have.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Finally got my drawers

This weekend we made some good progress on our master bathroom. I am so glad to get my set of drawers out of our bedroom. We assembled it like two months  ago with hopes of getting started but life kept getting in the way. 

We assembled the 30 inch sink base and made a 42 in vanity with the 12 inch drawers. The old vanity was 27 inches with a 39 inch top, I had a few extra inches next to the toilet so I extended the counter to 48.

I'm using 24 by 12 tiles, and with the farmhouse sink, so I will only have 1 full seam and 2 seams that will only be about 5 inches, so it will almost look like 1 piece of marble.

I'm happy with the cabinet, it's the same style and color as the half bath. KSI has an outlet in Brighton where they carry 2 style of flat back cabinets, the darker one is the one we choose. The lighter one had more of a country look to it.
Next weekend I hope to have the counter top and back splash done so all of the tiling will be complete. I'm going with a white subway tile to coordinate with the shower. We have NO plans to rip out the Tile from the shower, it's white and in good shape, just need to clean and seal the grout, now that my dad fixed the leak it's has since we moved in.

Just some new paint, fixtures, mirror and art and it will be a whole new room, oh and new track less shower doors.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Who's ready for a bathroom remodel?

7:30 on a Saturday morning, makes the perfect time to start my master bath reno.
Everyone is still alseep, so I can sit in peace and plan my Home Depot shopping list. This bathroom will make 2 out of 3 remodeled and the one I have disliked the most, mainly due to the lack of storage, and the fact the counter top is 5 inches shorter than normal. All I've wanted since we have moved in is drawers! Most of the time the counter is so cluttered you can't even see it, which I completely understand is my own fault. It's not Brian's makeup all over. 
I wanted Carrera marble counters, however I almost feel over at the price, over 700 bucks, for that little space, Umm I don't think so! I was thinking the new Formica 180 in marble. Which I was sent a sample and seems petty awesome. When my dad suggested tile. The first thing that came to mind was the 12 by 12 granite tile counters with horrible grout lines. However the Tile Shop had 12 by 24 pieces of beautiful marble, so after the layout with the sink, we will have 1 maybe 2 grout lines, so not a bad compromise for high end marble.