Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reason 372 that the DIY Network is TEH DEBIL!!!!!

About 5 years ago, we bought a house.  Nothing fancy - run of the mill new construction townhouse with run of the mill basic finishes.  It was our 5 year plan.  Well, since I haven't written any more about our attempts to sell, I guess you can figure out how that's working out...

So we've decided to start putting a little money into the place.  Make it more marketable.  The wooden decking has been pulled and replaced with PVC decking and a new railing; stairs were also added.  We were in the midst of contemplating our next move when a minor toilet malfunction sparked an idea.  The powder room would be next.  Simple enough, right?  How hard can it be to remodel less than 25 square feet?  Gah. 

First, the before.  Bisque toilet, cabinet vanity with cultured marble top, vinyl floor and my favorite feature - the frameless mirror held up by those lovely plastic clips.  Functional but not particularly pretty. 

So, prettying up this boring space became our new priority.  First came the demo...

Check out how they installed the vanity top - IN THE WALL.  How awesome is this?

We decided on yellow walls, a standalone vanity with vessel sink and a modern, white toilet.  Oh and a slate mosaic floor, which brings me to the title of this post.  I've watched my fair share of DIY, and honestly, tiling a floor didn't look all that hard.  HA!  Maybe if I had Amy Matthews hanging over my shoulder telling me exactly what to do... but on my own, not so much. 

Thankfully things are starting to come together.  Keep an eye out for the progress and "after" pics coming soon.  I've got a little more painting to do and then we can start installing fixtures.  I'll share it all when we're through!

In the mean time, I need to get back to working on little bugger's second birthday party.  Only 9 or so days till the shindig, and just about 2 weeks till her birthday! 

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