The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Out with the old......

In with the New!! Yes I am attempting a small redo on my ugly bathroom until we can do what we REALLY want with this area of our old house. As you can see it is really dated and it is the one room I have hated since I moved in here. My husband just wanted me to leave it until we could afford the major reno but I cant stand it any longer!
Above is the sink and counter top and of course in this picture and the one below you can see the stairs! Yes we have stairs in our bathroom! This room is off the kitchen(YUCK!) and would have originally been a pantry. Our house had a maids quarters and those stairs would have lead to her room so she didnt use the main stairs as she was a servant. Now they are closed off at the top but no one ever removed them and we wont either. Long term plan is to change the shape of the bathroom a little and the stairs will be opened up again and come down into a short hallway. Bathroom door will also open up on the hallway. In the mean time I have to figure out what to do with them! Next is the bathtub- shower area which is staying as is for now. I think eventually it will be a stand up corner shower as we already have a big old claw-foot tub in the upstairs bathroom.
The *throne* crammed in the corner is also staying put for now. As you can see the whole room has lovely fake tile board. Not much I can do with this for now so when you cant change with it!
Below is a sneak peek of how it looks so far....just some colors and textures to give you an idea what Im up to....I had hoped to finish up today but a snow storm has me halted for the time being!
Another one....
And the last little peek!!
I hope everyone is having a good day and a great start to their New Year! I am excited to continue my project and show you all my progress. And since I made my hubby help me on New Years Day I told him its like the saying...what you do on New Years Day you will do the rest of the year....I had a plan.... he will be doing home reno's all year! So far this one has cost me $28...thats the best part!!

Happy Saturday everyone!



  1. I can't wait to see how it turns out sis!


  2. Those are wonderful peaks, can't wait to see it done!!!

  3. ohhhhhhh lil teaser!! :) I love the colors you've picked...lookin forward to seeing it!

  4. I love the colors and can't wait to see it done. I'm sure it will be a huge improvement.

  5. I can hardly wait to see the finished product! I am so intrigued!! I am sure it will be fabulous. :)

  6. Holli,
    Love the little peeks that you gave us to see. Can't wait to see it all done.