Master Bathroom: Part Two

Monday, October 31, 2011

I know it's been a while since my last update but things have just been pretty crazy. Emma and Jackson's Gigi is visiting us this week and the kids have been having a blast! I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning to think of anything intelligent to say so for now, here is a very overdo update on our bathroom. We made some more progress since these pictures, but this is all I have for now!

I don't know what we were thinking when we started this master bathroom project but we certainly didn't do it the right way. I think we were so excited to finally start, that we just jumped right in before doing it logically (being an engineer, this is driving me crazy). We pretty much started in multiple places, didn't clean out the bathroom before starting and just didn't think the process through. I love how it's turning out, but the stress has been a little overwhelming because we didn't go about it the right way. But, never-the-less, a good lesson learned for our future projects for us to take our time and do it right and organized from the start.

Having said that, we have been making some good progress since Part One of the bathroom update (at least we consider this good progress with trying to do some updating with a toddler and todfant running around). The cabinets are turning out awesome though. Only time will tell how they stand up to wear and tear, and I have a few touch up spots but here is how the next couple of steps went. I ended up putting on the decorative glaze on both the front and back of the cabinets because it doesn't make that much of a difference on the darker colors but it adds an extra layer of why not?

This is what the cabinets looked like right after the glaze. It was pretty easy but pretty messy since you painted on the glaze, then wiped it down with cloths.

This is what it looked like after drying for a while....

There were a few spots on the corners that weren't quite covered but this step (the rubbing off the glaze with the cloth part) seemed to make these spots a little worse. I haven't decided whether or not I'll go back and tough these up, or just pretend like I did it on purpose for an "antiqued" look. :)

We also rolled most of the bathroom which made a huge difference! It's hard to get a good picture of the true color, but I really like it. In some lights, it looks more gray, some times it looks more blue. But its light and clean and refreshing!

After 24 hours of letting the glaze dry, it was time for the Top Coat. This was super easy to do and was like brushing on a light coat of milk.

This is a shot of the back of the cabinets right after applying the top coat...

We also took down our giant old mirror and are replacing it with two square mirrors (that we just scored from Lowe's for $27 a piece because they were on clearance - yeah buddy)! Our plan is to replace that light as well but we need to get things a little more organized and back together before tackling that project.

We actually now have the mirror area painted, cabinet doors back on and caulking done around the tub and more updates to come soon!


  1. I can't wait to see the finished product. After I read part one, I showed it to my husband, went to Home Depot and bought the kit to paint our kitchen cabinets. When we came home we realized that it would be too hard to do it with our toddler running around so we have to wait until we can have someone watch her for a weekend. :(

  2. Awesome Megan! What color did you guys get? We have talked abotu doing our kitchen as well but have held off for the same reason, the babies. :) Make sure you spend a good amount of time deglossing. I think I went through that step a little too fast and didn't concentrate on the corners enough which is why it looks "antiqued". ;)Let me know how it goes!!


site design by designer blogs