To be fair, we flip-flopped on how we wanted to handle the updates a number of times. "Let's put in a stand-alone vanity" / "Oh we can't, because we're out of tile". "Let's buy a scrap piece of granite and cut it to fit our stupid custom-sized counter top" / "Just kidding, it's going to cost $200 to get the granite cut". A lot of flip-flopping. So when we finally came to an agreement that we would purchase pre-cut "granite" from Home Depot and my talented FIL would cut it to fit our stupid custom-sized counter top, it became a race to the finish.
Ugly Ugly brassy fixtures, horrible blue paint
Wallpaper that was a pain in the butt to take down (at least it appeared to be, ask Ben)
More ugly brassy fixtures, I hate you mid-90's construction
Poor painting job which resulted in blue all over the floor boards
Things "we" (read: they, with my supervision / sustenance by providing food and drink) accomplished:
- Tearing out fixtures (toilet paper holder, counter top, mirror hanger, towel rack)
- Ripping down poorly applied wallpaper ... to reveal horrid bright ugly blue & green paint
- Painting a beautiful gray/purple color
New flowers, New toilet handle and no-slam seat (sounds silly, but it's cool!)
Polished nickel fixtures - on places where there are actually studs!
And Beanie hand-scraped up all the paint off the floor boards
Fancy rectangle sink
Pretty, pretty new light fixture with beautiful marbled shades & mirror
Installing a great multi-colored granite-esque counter top and fancy new sink
Needless to say, I'm super excited. Once I recover from the 12 extra people who were staying at my house all weekend, you may all (read: the 4 of you that might occasionally read this blog) come over and use my beautiful new bathroom. Huge thanks to Ben & Beanie for rocking it out.