Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Remodel Part One: The Kiddie Bathroom

Ello! (as in 'ello govnas!) 

Told you I'd be back soon! Let's dive right in, shall we? The upstairs bathroom was meant for a child. I really don't understand WHY anyone would layout a bathroom this way. Totally nonfunctional for adults. Here are some reasons why...

(and by the way, I didn't hide any of my junk so you can see how i've been living)

3. NO STORAGE!!!!! 

I would magically balance all my makeup on the tiny little shelf under the mirror, and my toiletries around the sink.. (the only reason they aren't in there for the picture is because I had gone out of town and packed everything up.)

2. Still no storage.
(I'm not sure why the colors are so different from the last picture).

Cleaning supplies on display! And toiletry bags on the floor! 

The toiletry bags actually use to sit in the tub. On top of a cooler. Class class class! 

(to be fair, I had no where else to store the cooler, and it acted like a bench to hold the bags).

I do enjoy blue floor tiles. And I know I should've gotten a bigger cabinet for storage, but I knew I eventually wanted to gut the thing, so why spend the money? And it was an awkward space for something bigger. Would I have put it under the towel rack where there might not have been a lot of space on top or put it to the left of the sink where I would've had to slide next the half wall?

Now for the number one reason why this bathroom is nonfunctional for an adult..

1. A KID'S HEIGHT SHOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That shower head is even with my boobs. If I stand up in the center of the tub, I have to lean due to the sloping ceiling. I only took 1 shower up here, and I had to squat the whole time.. my legs got a workout. 

Here is a better perspective of the roofline. Look at the nice tall ceiling side with a shelf stuck on it.. such poor, poor planing. And that damn toilet that started THIS renovation..

i hate you, baby tub.

It may be hard to tell from this angle, but NOTHING is lined up. The sink is to the left of the soap dishes are to the left of the mirror is to the left of the light fixture. Do you know how hard it is to look at that?!? Also, it would've been nice to add a bigger mirror, but the stupid soap dish and toothbrush holder were in the way. I liked to use them for my contacts and glasses haha. Anywho, I doubt any child that used this bathroom could see in the mirror.

It looks like the previous owners tried to fix some of the decor by painting the tiles with some white tile paint. Definitely needed a second coat to cover up...

the fish tiles.

more fish tile.

nautical themed shelf.

Definitely a children's bathroom, and a child I am not.

OK well maybe just child height I am not.


My new luxurious bathroom is underway RIGHT NOW! It is looking soooo good.  No tile has been put down yet, but the plumbing has been moved and the duroc (sp?) is ready! 

I'll try to get part 2 with the construction pictures up in the next couple days! 

EEEEE!!!! Can't wait! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

new logo!

Hello all! 

Notice anything?!?!? 

I MADE A NEW LOGO! woo woo! 

I just whipped it up real quick on illustrator and stuck it in here. Notice something off? Yes, yes you do, because it is not centered. Does anyone know how to fix that? It is actually off to the other side on the original document, so why is it off the other way on the blog?

Anywho, I am going to put it on this post in case I change it (because I'm known to do that..), and I can see the progress/evolution.

Also, as a lot of you know, I am knees deep in a bathroom remodel. It all happened so fast! The handymen came to look at it last week, and decided to come start on it MONDAY aka YESTERDAY!!!! AHHHH! Super stressful. No time to pick out anything (although I knew I wanted white subway tile and a vessel sink). I thought they were going to be able to build a vanity cabinet, but alas, they are not. So I have been running around like a crazy woman trying to find a piece of furniture to transform into something usable. I have the vessel sink already, so all that will need to be done is have a hole cut into the top of the furniture.. right?


I have been to 123984 stores in the past 2 days looking:

home depot
antique shop in homewood
furniture consignment store
home goods
southeastern salvage
garden ridge
3 thrift stores
sam's club 

That is with working until 5, so I have to CRAM the running around to the stores before 7, 8, or 9pm when the stores close. (Some of those are random, but they were in close proximity to each other.) I'm nervous I won't be able to find anything to use and I'll either have to A. settle or B. have to drag out the process or C. just buy something super expensive, so any suggestions are welcome! The only problem is I need it by Thursday, so no shipping time. 

I know yall probably want some pictures of the process, but I am pooped, so I will get those up in the next couple of days!!!!!