That adjoins our bedroom.
They call it a “master” bathroom.
But there is nothing “master” about it.
Only that it is the bathroom that is assigned to the master bedroom.
So really, master by association bathroom.
And we may or may not have still had the same storage cabinet in the bathroom over the toilet that may or may not have allegedly been in Claude and Mona’s master bath.
I even blogged about our pathetic little bath back in 2010 here.
Here is a picture of my bath from 2010:
And my saline on the counter?
Apparently, I don’t know how to clear a counter before I take a picture.
This will make more sense to you in a few seconds.
Which was nice and serene but also made this very soul-crushingly small room even smaller.
We also had one of those builder-grade mirrors that take up most of the wall as well.
We ended up finding an amazing mirror at Lowe’s Labor Day weekend of 2010 but before you look at the picture let me offer a disclaimer about the picture you are about to see:
Because as well as having a really ugly bathroom in 2010, I must have also had a yeast infection.
And yes, I could have edited the photo but I decided to be real.
Because you are not gonna get this kind of honesty at the big blogs.
Nor will you get a plug for a feminine product.
Like Monistat was paying me back then.
Or I wouldn’t have had to wait two more years for a better bathroom.
It was sheer luck that I found this because I have yet to find another mirror that even comes close to that price.
So the bathroom sat like this for another two years even after adding that mirror.
Whoa whoa whoa….don’t want to go too fast you know.
So this summer I said, enough! We are making this bathroom our own after seven years!
My original budget was $150 dollars.
Which isn’t a lot when it comes to bathrooms.
Here is the before circa September 2012:
I just gave up in here.
I had nothing left to give.
Only $39 at Home Depot!
To give those who aren’t privy to pricing on these types of things some idea, these usually cost around $100 or more.
So I was really excited to find this.
Huge props to my husband for installing this himself.
He will be the first to admit that he isn’t the handiest of people but he is always willing to learn and try.
And he did this by himself, and I am really proud of him.
So we were peeling and sticking the planks away and literally cheering each time we finished a plank.
Clap! Clap! Clap!
Look at us go!
Then we started getting really cocky.
This is so easy!
Who in the world would pay anyone to do this?
A toddler could do this!
Until we hit a stumbling block.
It was a pain in the you know.
No pun intended.
A little pun intended.
Then we would try to fit it into place like a puzzle.
We literally lost it.
We were laughing so hard that we had tears in our eyes.
Oh wait, maybe we were crying.
And that is when we said:
OMG, this is sooo why people pay other people to do these things!!
And that is when we also said:
I get why labor costs so much!!
Here is a picture of me enjoying my new floors whilst Rebecca is laboring away with the templates.
I absolutely love this.
You have no idea.
I never ever EVER thought I would have floors like this.
Thank you so much, Rebecca, for helping me with this.
I love you so much for this.
$50 at Lowe’s.
My brother mentioned it would have been easier to take the toilet out altogether to install.
I told him, that I am replacing the girls’ bath flooring as well and I should expect him at my home to help next week.
Because if we had trouble putting the vinyl around the toilet, I am going to say we are gonna have even more trouble taking said toilet out.
Isn’t that the theory of relativity anyway?
Sure it is.
Are you ready for the big reveal?
Here we go……
Again, here is the before:
And here is the after:
Here is the cost rundown for the bath renovation:
Grand total for a total master bath re-haul?
I wonder what Claude and Mona would think?
Plus I pin lots of yummy desserts and inappropriate quotes.
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