Some introductions are in order – We have moved our attention upstairs from the kitchen and foyer: to the guest bathroom!
Our guest bathroom is fairly original except, I suspect, the floor tile. My plan is to just temporarily update the bathroom. I will Paint all of the paintable surfaces (cabinet, baseboard, window & door trim, door, walls) and spray paint the fixtures. I think a little update will be nice for guests in the meantime – before we really figure out how to renovate the space.
Get ready for a more detailed fixture tour:
The shower and sink are made of this faux marble type material. It’s not plastic… it’s definitely kind-of a stone… but looks fake or man made. Perhaps it’s a composite. It’s a shame, because a solid tub/shower surround is nice – it would just be nicer in solid white. The sink is also made of this material. The shower really wasn’t that bad – I’ve seen much worse patterns & colors in other 70’s/80’s houses… it just looks dated. While were at it, let’s add re-caulking to the list – not because it was failing, the caulk was just sloppy.
I don’t have a specific overall photos of these items: brown hollow core door, brown vanity, & brown baseboards… but they did exist and needed a coat of paint!
There are obviously more temporary things that can be done in this bathroom – like add a frame around the existing mirror to hide flaws or replace the shower head… but as I stated before, the other small painting updates will help – and I can always just hide the tub with a shower curtain.
Next up… tackling painting the baseboards, trim, and vanity! (…and also painting the adjoining hallway).
Here are some links to some of the bathroom’s temporary updates:
The guest bathroom before
Part 1) The gust bathroom & hall get a coat of paint
Part 2) Updating old cabinets with wood filler
Part 3) Painting hollow core doors & spray painting hardware