Bathroom Reveal Part 1

November 12, 2011

When all this began, (yes, way back in March) after the septic back-up water incident originating from our first floor powder room, who knew it would take almost 8 months for our house to be fully restored back to normal?  For those of you who don't know the sad details, the water had damaged the bathroom, the hall, foyer, kitchen, eating area and basement ceiling directly beneath. 

If you've ever had water damage in your home then you know the drill -- they come in and rip out the drywall and baseboards up to about a foot and a half from the floor.  And then they try to make everything just like it was.  Ha.  I don't think any house is ever fully restored back to just like it was.  But you have to roll with it or you'll go nuts.  Take it from me.

Here is what it looked like after the flood.

I'm sorry that  I don't have any "before" photos, but who knew the bathroom was going to be demolished?

The blue thing in the bottom corner of the picture is one of those really large industrial size fans that they run nonstop for days in the hopes of mitigating any drywall damage.  It sounds like there' a a jet taking off in your living room.  I. Kid. You. Not.

  Pretty depressing.  I never did like pedestal sinks, so what say we change it?  But that's for another day.

There are a few things I'd like to share with you about the bathroom redo, but today it's all about the sconces.  When we moved in the sconces were run of the mill 1980's cheapy brass sconces.  (I didn't know just HOW cheapy they were until I started looking for new ones.)  I learned that there are so many sconces out there it's mind boggling.  And that it's really painful to scope out sconces at three different big box home improvement stores with three bored kids in tow.  NOT recommended.

I absolutely fell in love with this one on Pinterest.  But it's not exactly Mr. CBD's cup of tea.  Source:  My Pinterest.

I also love this one, but Restoration Hardware is a bit too pricey for our budget.

  We went with a more traditional type, but I think it works. {Especially with the Club G.W. mirror I revamped here.}

I like the cup facing down, but Mr. CBD likes them turned up toward the ceiling.  I agreed to go with his preference after he reminded me just how few decorating decisions I have actually allowed him to weigh in on!  {Sorry, honey.}  Best of all, they were really reasonably priced.  Unlike these.
A pair of these cost more than $100.00 on line.  We paid well below that.

So sorry for the awful photos.  It's REALLY HARD to get a good shot of such a SMALL space that has no natural light!

Well I hope you like the new sconces as much as I do.  I'm saving the {original} Ralph Lauren wallpaper for another post.  And the vanity.  And my love of beadboard.

Hope you all are having a great weekend.

See you at Tuesday's Club G.W.  Be there or be square.


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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your choice.
I need to replace a couple of light fixtures - just don't want to deal with it as I looked for a while and could not some I liked at a decent price.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Richard Cottrell said...

Sometimes good things come from bad things. I love your wallpaper, you could just add some bead board and save it. Looking good. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I feel your pain...and your joy of finally getting your house back in order. I have a few water damage horror stories of my own. It's been about ten years now since the worst one, and I sure don't want to go through anything like that again.
I love your sconces. It's so overwhelming out there with all the choices.

RobinfromCA said...

Great sconce choice! Especially if you can get away with paying far less than RH prices!!

I can sympathize with your water damage too. About 10 years and another house ago we had the hot water hose pop off the back of our dishwasher while nobody was in the kitchen. Completely ruined my beautiful light maple hardwood floors and they had to be torn up in the family room and throughout the foyer as well. The noisy fans and getting the wood "cured" in our house before having it laid was nightmarish! I'm glad you're nearing the end - good luck!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I love your new lights and can't wait to see the rest of the new room.

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