Someone’s having the best week ever!

This guy:

Bathroom remodelDo you even recognize this space?! We don’t! Introducing, our brand new bathroom! It may still be the world’s smallest bathroom, but it’s brand spankin’ new and ready to start its new life! Our friends at Hammertime Remodeling gutted our old pink disaster bathroom, removed the old window that was in the shower, reinforced some beams, installed a new vent fan, new tub and wall surround, new pedestal sink and layed some lovely new tile. Now we’d like to present to you, a full before and after timeline of our bathroom’s life:

Day 1: Sayonara, Swans!

Sliding glass shower doorsThe 1950s pink bathroom shortly after we moved in and started trying not to hate it.

1950s pink bathroomYep, that’s a window…in the shower.

Bathroom windowThe linen closet before we gave it a piece of our mind.

Linen closetHere’s what we did to get by with this 1950s pink disaster area:

Shower doors and shower curtainLinen closet before and afterWe got rid of the shower doors and replaced them with a blinding white shower curtain in hopes of literally blinding all who dare enter. We also converted the run down, dirty linen closet into a highly function, semi-clean and freshly painted open storage space. Then, this happened:

Water damaged bathroom tileYes, the straw that broke the camel’s back, the icing on the cake, Custer’s last stand, every other idiom and reference that has to do with being pushed beyond our breaking point. There was so much water damage behind these tiles, I was able to literally just pluck the soap dish right off the wall.

So we called up our buddy Mike – the man, the myth, the legend who installed our new dishwasher – and he hooked us up with a sweet deal on a brand new bathroom!

He gutted the place.

Gutted bathroomInstalled a new vent fan (sure beats a window in the shower that won’t open)!

Bathroom ceiling vent fanThen he went to town, building us a new bathroom. Goodbye, window!

Closed up windowHello, new tub!

New tubWe love this new pedestal sink (and it was only $50)!

New pedestal sinkThe new tile is way better than those tiny little gray and pink squares.

New bathroom tileAnd a new Kohler toilet seat for the only fixture we kept from the original bathroom (besides the light fixture).

New Kohler toiler seatWe painted. Behr “Fresh Day” and a fresh day it was!

PaintingAnd finally, the fun part! Adding a new mirror and a practical shelf/towel bar. Bringing our beloved typeface shower curtain back into the picture and coordinating the colors we always wanted in our bathroom.

New bathroom mirror, shelf, towel barThe ultimate before and after.

Bathroom before and afterWe couldn’t be more proud! Baby’s all grown up. :-)