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Bathroom Renovation Update: Finishing Details

November 3, 2016

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Hey friends!  I'm here with yet ANOTHER bathroom renovation update.  This time it's all about those finishing details that shouldn't take that long, but sometimes they always do.  Sigh.

If you are new here and want a bit of history on this project, you can read about the plans for the bathroom here, see the first bathroom reno update here, and second update here and last week's tiling reveal here.

First, let me explain (in case you don't already know) that no room in the history of construction has ever been made with perfectly square corners or perfectly level surfaces.  Never.  So, even though we installed our tile in perfectly straight lines, it turns out our ceiling and floor are not totally level.  Sooooo, we wound up with uneven gaps at the top of our walls.  You can see what I mean in the photo below.  Ugggh…

Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues! Today we tackled DIY bathroom tiling!

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Initially, we planned to install ceramic quarter round tiles at the top, but since tile can't BEND, that wasn't really an option :)  So, we did some research and found a vinyl quarter round option at our local home improvement store.  It was super inexpensive and easy to install.  Most importantly, it was flexible so it was able to accommodate the unevenness of our ceiling.

Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues!

I did have to paint it after it was installed, but since I had to also paint the baseboard molding, it wasn't really a big deal and didn't take very long.

Next up was that window.  I REALLY wanted a bit of drama in the shower area and wanted the new window we installed (there was no window at all in this bathroom before–it was a total dungeon), to really pop.  While it looked nice white, it just looked…boring.

Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues!

Sooooooo, I decided to paint it black!

Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues!

Since it's a vinyl window, I knew I needed to use paint with excellent adhesion, so I turned to my old reliable friend General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black.  You can read all about why I trust this paint sooooo much in this post about how we painted our kitchen cabinets without sanding or priming (and are still holding up perfectly years later) by clicking here.

Y'all, BEST DECISION EVER!  Check out how it looked after just the first coat.

Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues!

YES for drama!!!!!

Let's do a side-by-side comparison  so you get the full impact.

Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues! Another DIY bathroom renovation update as this One Room Challenge continues!

That's it for today, friends!  Next week you will get to see the FULL REVEAL!  You may be surprised just how much color I can cram into this very neutral backdrop of a bathroom :)

Oh, and before I forget, I am participating in the amazing One Room Challenge hosted by the amazing Linda at Calling it Home with this bathroom renovation of mine.  You can click on the image below to see what rooms over 200 other bloggers are making over and sharing on their blogs over the coming weeks.  There are some MEGA talented bloggers participating and there are so many amazing transformations in progress to be inspired by.  Be sure to head over and check them out!

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  1. […] If you are new here and want a bit of history on this project, you can read about the plans for the bathroom here, see the first bathroom reno update here, and second update here and the tiling reveal here, and last week’s update here. […]

  2. Laurie Smith says:

    Hi Tasha,

    How long and how much do you think this specific project (not the whole bathroom remodel) took you? I think I amy be looking to do something similar soon for my own bathroom.

    Thanks,
    Laurie

  3. Looooove your subway tile!!! I’m doing my bath for ORC too and ran out of time to tackle my shower, but I want it to look very similar to yours (maybe next time around!) Looking forward to seeing it all finished!

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