Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bathroom Makeover Part 1

Today I am showing the before and after of our bathroom we did a few weeks ago.  I was going to wait and show it when it was decorated but, it will be awhile till we find the right accessories.   So, this is the before, last decorated in the early 90's. 

The original drywall tape was falling down and the wallpaper was peeling everywhere.  

 This area is above the tub.  When my oldest two sons were around 3 and 5 they used to throw washcloths on the ceiling and watch them stick.  They are now 16 and 18 and this ceiling has been like this a few years.
 The Process:
 So, the plan was to remove the paper and the falling drywall tape.   The holes were patched and the taping and sanding began.  It takes several layers of mudding and sanding the drywall.  My oldest son did a lot of this part of the drywall.  That helped out a lot.

 Here the popcorn ceiling was getting scraped off.  To remove you take a spray nozzle bottle with water  and dampen the popcorn ceiling then scrape off with a putty knife.  

Here we are getting ready to spray on a knockdown texture.   Everything was covered and taped with plastic.  The toilet and tub were the only two things still in the room. 

This is the wall texture mix we used to make the knockdown drywall texture.

 Practicing with the hopper to see how the drywall mix will look .  After you spray the wall texture mix on, you wait up to 30 minutes and then you knock it down with a putty knife.  

Before and Afters:

The bathroom vanity before. (I repainted it, that post here.)

 Bathroom vanity after.

Wall as you come in bath and cabinet above toilet.

 Wall now and cabinet above toilet gone.

 Ceiling above tub before.

 Ceiling above tub after.
 We haven't added any accessories yet.  We need something on the wall to store items and towels.  We want to find something unique and cottage-like that will be beachy.  So Part 2 will be the decorating.  Thanks for bearing with me through that long post.   My husband and I did all of the work.  Eldest son helped with the mudding, taping and sanding of the drywall. 
I will link this up to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Before and After Party  at Thrifty Decor Chick
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage


Pine Tree Home said...

A lot of elbow grease, and paint totally made over this bathroom. Great job. Did you install the fan/light or was it always there? I need some additional light over my tub.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Hardest part is over. Now the fun begins!

The Charm of Home said...

The fan/light combo is new. Old one was original to house and broke. Hubs got in the attic and put in a smaller light and then patched the drywall and finished it all off very nicely. It smells like new construction in there with the new drywall finish and paint.

La said...

Good for you! You have accomplished a lot and now will have fun accessorizing.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

YOur bathroom looks amazing. I love it. The vanity looks wonderful in the soft cream color and the walls and ceiling turned out fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks great and I am sure u are loving it too!

dee dee said...

Wonderful Job on your bathroom! I got a kick out of the washcloth story... how cute!
Dee Dee

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Job Sherry!! I love the knockdown texture added to the walls and your vanity looks awesome!! Have a great week, Martina

PS-- can't wait for part2!!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Sherry, Wow! You guys did a great job! The ceiling looks fabulous...brand new! I need to renovate all my baths...this makes me want to do them now! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous, Sherry! Great makeover!

The French Hutch said...

Sherry, You've done a great redo. It looks great. You were lucky to have a great little helper too. The fun part begins now, decorating it the way you always wanted it. Have fun..........

The French Hutch

DeeDee said...

WOW! Very nice! We took down our popcorn ceiling through out the whole house and resprayed with the knockdown look. We also just finished our master bath vanities! I know the work you put in and it looks wonderful! :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Wow, what a lot of work but so worth your efforts!
It looks amazing...and such great family team work.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Sherry...I love what you have done with the bathroom cabinetry! I cannot wait to see everything finished....I am sure cannot wait either:)! Been there...done that! Thank you for stopping in.

Marianne said...

What a great transformation Sherry. Did did a fantastic job on the vanity. I can't wait to see the room accessorized!
Marianne :)

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Much, much better!!!

Come see my kitchen reno! Five months in the making, lol!