Friday, October 22, 2010

The Great Bathroom RENO #8

Everything but the bathroom sink...literally. That is how close we are to being done with this project! Can you believe it? We got the sink in last week, and are in the finishing stages of decorating and being done with the bathroom. In fact, next time I post, its will be before/after shots and final shots of the bathroom! We had our sink picked out from the very beginning of the project. It was a large white sink with a black cabinet and matching shelf, all from IKEA. We purchased everything on October 8, and then went home and began to build all the pieces. One interesting note is that anything you buy from IKEA, you have to build yourself, that is why it is so cheap. We had purchased our bedroom furniture as well as a shelf for our living room from there before, and had successfully put them all together, but when we got this stuff out of the box it was like we were pros! It was together in no time. I guess we have definitely picked up some additional skills as well as confidence from the RENO project.

Anyway, we got it all together, and then began to look at where the plumbing would line up. This is where it got a little more complicated than we had hoped (I feel like I've said that before...hmmm). The faucet we picked out from IKEA did not have standard supply connections. Rather than jimmy it and risk bad or leaky connections, we opted for a plain faucet from the good ole US of A, purchased at HD. There were only a few options for a single hole sink. So, the faucet isnt exactly what we wanted, but I still think it looks nice, and it works great.

Also, we replaced the beige light switch with a nice white one. A 69 cent fix that really makes a huge difference!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, Emilie!!! I can't wait to see it in person. Again, I am so proud of you two! Love all three of you.