Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 25 – Frugal Novice

Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 25

Today’s Challenge: Something you are looking forward to

This one’s easy – finishing our master bath renovation!

The room is about thisbig. When we moved in, it had a small vanity, a toilet, and the shower stall.

Oh, and carpet.

And plastic, dusty rose-colored accessories.

And floral wallpaper.

Brian tore everything but the shower out (I provided great moral support, I’m sure) and now we’re left with an empty shell. I’m in the middle of priming and painting the walls and ceiling – we’re painting the top portion of the walls a light blue, then adding white wainscoting to about 4 feet high.

Since it’s such a small space, we could afford travertine for the floors.

We found an inexpensive vanity at Lowe’s that has a granite counter and undermount sink:

And we got new lighting (confession – I’m not near the box right now so I just found one that is somewhat similar):

We also bought a new toilet, but I don’t think that’s exciting enough to share a photo of, and a new mirror. I think it’s going to look great when it’s all said and done! It’s a little less modern than our specific taste, but we want it to appeal to buyers whenever we do put the house on the market. I can’t wait until it’s done, and I’ll definitely post before & after pics.

Have you done any home remodeling projects on your own?


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  • Aline April 4, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    This looks like it’s going to look pretty good for a reasonable price! Done lots of renovation on old houses and bumped into lots of surprises we were not expecting.

  • monique April 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Love the sink.

    • Christi April 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Monique! :)

  • Katie April 6, 2011 at 8:28 am

    can’t wait to see it when it’s all done!

  • momznite April 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    With the rich color and marble top, the vanity you chose has an expensive look.