Another project (semi) complete. Maybe.Saturday, March 01, 2014
I was in a bit of a rush to get our upstairs hall bath and hall bedroom complete, or in a state of non-ugliness really. We were planning a trip out of town and our friend Jonathan was coming in to watch Hailey.
The hall bath had another special version the glass topped vanity. There were two of these in the house, the other being in the basement. Yes, we have four full bathrooms in our house. I know. It's pretty ridiculous. But again, this was a two flat with likely an illegal apartment in the basement, hence all the bathrooms.
Here's what was in that bathroom. Sorry for the bad photo; it's my Craigslist posting photo. Plus I'm still trying to figure out my new camera.
So we sold both of these vanities as a grouping -- mirrors, faucets, drains, hoses, everything. Get. It. Out. I underpriced them and got $300 for all. I kind of regret that price. Especially since a few days later the guy who bought them from me re-listed them for $700 since they "didn't fit." He should have just cut a hole in the wall, right?
I was shopping all the pre-made stuff and really, I'm just amazed at how expensive vanities are. Especially since most of them are just particle board or MDF. Granted, that's what I purchased because that's all that's out there.
After a lot of hemming and hawing, and torturing Mike with lots of emails, I picked up this combination from Ikea for about $160. I also purchased the mirror there for $10. The little bamboo shelves I had from a long time ago are Target. The faucet is from eBay coming in at $25. Since this is sort of a guest bath I put up a photo someone gave me taken from the 95th floor of the Hancock Building. I can't remember his name but I remember that he liked Yngwie Malmsteen.
Plus I painted the bathroom in....wait for it....checking the binder.....Tropical Splash.
I also got a three photo frame from Ikea and put my own photos of Chicago in it. I need another two frames to make that look right. The shower curtain is from Menards, about $10, and kind of where the color idea came from as I purchased that first. I still need to replace the light fixture.
So I kinda like it. This room doesn't look or feel complete though. Again, I was in a rush. I wanted to pick a brighter bolder color since everything else in the house is turning into light tones. I'm not sold on this color yet. I also painted the hall bedroom the same color, thinking continuity there. I'll post those photos another day.