Bathroom Fixer Upper

When we move into our house in 2013 it was in need of a little TLC. The house had been updated from some of the original 1960’s decor but still had the original cabinetry, base boards and pink vanity and tub in the bathroom. 



The bathroom was one of the first rooms we tackled in our TLC project. We are on a pretty tight budget so everything we did was at low cost. We tried the vanity in white & black but I never loved it. The other day I found a beautiful dark grey paint in the basement and decided to paint the vanity once more. I’m crazy and love to spontaneously add projects to my already busy day.  Once I have an idea in my head, it bugs me until I have implemented that idea.  


When we moved in I had painted the walls this pretty blue color, added hardware and new sinks and vanity. I loved the color but the space seemed to dark (insert new idea into my brain). I decided a lighter paint color was a must. So I packed up the kiddos at 8:30am and headed to our local Menards. I usually browse the “reject paint” section for an amazing deal. It is usually located on a shelf in the back of the paint section. You can find paint for $5 and under. Amazing!! Someone else’s reject is your fixer upper gain. I have found many of the paint colors in our house in that section. This time I was not so lucky but decided to splurge and buy a gallon of the color of my choice anyway. 


I started painting while the kids napped, I was just going to do the trim but they kept sleeping, so I kept painting. If you have to stopped mid project, one thing you can do is wrap your brush and roller in foil and stick them in the fridge. They stay perfectly moist with paint so you can pick up where you left off at a later time. 


Here is the finished project!

(Old picture of a church from the first town we lived in, Oconomowoc, wi) 


(Old hook we found in the house to hang hand towel)

  (Where I hang my necklaces) 

 (Found these amazing sinks at Restore)

(Basket to hide the TP) 
Thanks for visiting! 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ty Good says:

    Dear precious sister, i have been pronounced dead twice. oh death where is your sting? I’ll not mock. nor tempt. only lovingly come along side you and tell you how badly a man’s heart can ache for the loss of a child. so much so that mine was removed from my body, set on a table at a distance as far as your bathroom is long, and worked on, and reinstalled. You know how Thomas needed to touch the holes…if you were to simply see the scar, or the tears in my eyes, or as you say, the messy puddle they can leave… This time we share, here…it’s a time of women being empowered, emboldened, strengthened…rising. To me, it seems to create a distance between us….boys and girls, and draw women closer together, sometimes alienating men. sometimes, worse. these years have taught me the only difference is anatomic. you’re a fine wordsmith dear sister with what seems a terrific heart, i hope you can find it within to share your wonderfullness with all. just a little seed. that’s all. may His favor forever rest upon you and your family. love ty


    1. audraohm says:

      Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words. Much needed today.


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