A Girl Can Do It!!!
One project truly does lead to another when you are able to start small and gain confidence in yourself along the way. My friend and neighbor, Marian Takushi, recently completed one bathroom remodel when she decided to take on another.
Check out her before and after for a little inspiration:
What the project included:
Existing counter top and cabinets were replaced with standard order black cabinets (available in a variety of finishes and sizes from Lowes and Home Depot and these are very reasonably priced from around $200-500); granite top was done at a steal from scrap pieces for around $350.
Existing builders grade mirror was removed to reveal about 3 layers of wall paper. Ordinarily, this could have been a nightmare. But instead of removal, Marian repeated the stucco finish on her wall by troweling stucco patch in the same stroke pattern as the rest of her bathroom and painted over it. New framed mirror is now in place.
Smartly, she re-used the existing light fixtures but repainted with Krylon’s hammered metal finish paint to give them a new look.
And this is a neat idea….instead of replacing her medicine cabinet which would have cost $200, she found a picture frame for around $20, placed hinges on it and mounted it to the existing recessed medicine cabinet box. Now she has a framed art medicine cabinet. Very cute and practical.
Now Marian has a chic and updated bath that took less than a week to finish! You can do it too!