In Part 1, I detailed my plan for the outdated bathroom:
- Remove wallpaper and vinyl baseboards
- Prime and paint walls in a cool grey shade
- Paint trim glossy white
- Install white baseboards
- Hang a new, prettier mirror above the sink
- Install toilet paper holder and paper towel holder
- Replace outlet and light switch covers
- Create a sink skirt to cover the electric water heater under the sink
- Hang pretty artwork
... and I discussed ripping the wallpaper off the walls.
In Part 2, we settled on a paint color, primed and painted the walls and installed some baseboards (not pictured below).
Obviously, the biggest change is that sink skirt. JoAnne picked out the fabric and requested something clean lined and simple. So I busted out my sewing machine, put on Love Actually and got down to sewing.
The skirt is attached with Velcro. I used two kinds for this job. There is a sticky-back type that I applied directly to the sink, and there is a iron-on kind that I applied to the fabric. I just had to make sure to line up the soft and prickly sides correctly. Tip: I sewed the fabric Velcro in place. It didn't have a great hold when I ironed it on, and with Velcro, you know there's a chance it'll get tugged on. But sewing it did the trick and it's definitely not going to fall off.
I also installed the toilet paper holder. Up until now, both the toilet paper and paper towels sat on top of the white cabinet in the picture below. Not ideal. Definitely too easy to drop the toilet paper on the floor. I don't know about you, but I like to know my toilet paper is in a clean place, never having made contact with the floor or anything else, for that matter.
My favorite part is probably those baseboards though. So crisp and white and elegant. Love me some white trim. What about you guys? Any favorite parts? Any suggestions on artwork (or a prettier wastebasket) for the room? Don't you think a dark grey marble or black-and-white tiled floor would have looked fantastic in there?
Sigh. If only budgets were unlimited ...