Initially, I wanted to just add some paint, new flooring, and personalized touches to complete a $200 bathroom makeover, but we peeled back the duct tape in this previous rental bathroom and found mold and mildew saturated drywall and other unmentionables. We reluctantly decided to gut the entire bathroom, took out a loan, and used $2,500 to make it our own.
My husband and I "demoed," lay flooring, tiled and grouted, hung the mirror, built and installed the floating shelves, and painted. The major jobs, like relocating electrical switches and plumbing, installing the shower, toilet, and pedestal sink was all done by our friend and electrician-contractor in the summer of 2012.
The bathroom renovation was completed in December when I finally rolled Victorian Pewter in Olympic Semi-Gloss on the walls. However, when we moved into our apartment, we put "finishing" the bathroom aside to complete the major work in other spaces.
And my plan for this space by the end of September:
I'm looking forward to tackling our bathroom storage projects!