Well, fast forward two years and a complete kitchen reno, a gut job on the 1/2 bath, 101 other projects and a baby later...I am ashamed to admit, that bathroom was still blue. I think I walked in there every day for 2 years and told myself I was going to work on it "this coming weekend". Well, about a month ago, after coming to the realization that a gut job on two bathrooms was just not happening in the near future, and knowing the master is a must gut...I decided to suck it up and deal with the blue madness.
It's looking much improved with a checklist of 8 items and a budget of $300:
- New white toilet $150 (this was done around week 2 of ownership...for obvious reasons)
- Remove the doors from the shower and hang curtain(I have never been a fan of doors and not practical for bathing the little guy. $0(we had the curtain and rod from our last house)
- Paint the blue walls a light grey/remove old chair rail molding - $0(had the paint and filler already)
- Scrub the tile/grout with a deep cleaner to try and restore it (I tried but it's still in rough shape) - $10
- Paint the vanity, add contact paper and new hardware - $25
- Update electrical - $15
- Update window treatment with fresh white blinds - $25
- Add artwork, rug and decor items(these are the things that I think draw attention away from the fact that the room is still pretty outdated) - $75
Things I would like to try down the road:
- Paint the counters and sinks - this is a job we will do after the master is finished
- Paint the blue tub - this is a job we will do when we can start showering in the master to let it set
- Add two shelves to the empty space in the middle of the cabinets for towel storage
But - for now I will enjoy the minor low budget improvements. I think it looks much improved!