Lipstick in the Bath

The post title is such since it’s not a real *renovation*, but just a coat of lipstick to make it look better until we can really tackle this..which may be a few years.  We’d love to recreate what we did in our last bath renovation, but it will have to wait.  I guess lipstick is just a bare bones budget renovation?

Thanks to those who voted for the new potty…my cheap, impatient side won and we went with the Jacuzzi Espree…so far we love it.

Since we already had to replace the potty and we had a few sets of house guests coming this summer, we decided to try and spiffy up the second floor bathroom.  We really didn’t spend that much since we DIYed it and didn’t do any major overhaul.  In addition to replacing the potty, we replaced the door hardware, cabinet hardware, the sink fixtures and a new shower head.  Swipe on a new coat of paint and add some floating shelves from Lowe’s and we’re done.  All told about $500.

The sinks, vanity, countertop, etc.. aren’t our taste, but are inoffensive enough to buy us some time. Although limited by the lack of modern brushed nickel widespread options in my time frame (They’re OK..they’ll do for now) it’s still amazing what new hardware can do.  I actually like the groovy white 70’s tile on the floor in here, and by luck, the tub/shower surround is in great shape even if it is a thin sheet of acrylic….all in good time.