Monday, January 3, 2011

Tour my house: Part III

It's been crazy around here at casa Karch lately what with Christmas and the 3 week impending birth of our baby girl!! Oh my how time flies. I cannot believe it is almost here. At the same time, I am ready to have her out TODAY!! I am so, extraordinarily uncomfortable!! I am trying everything on the list to get something started as my OB predicts that I am going to be late!! ARRRG!

Christmas around here was great. Just time spent with family and eachother. And of course, preparations for baby. The nursery is DONE....just waiting for my sister to finish making the quilt and then I will share pictures. The only things left to do is to pack my hospital bag and make some freezer meals.

Anyway, I thought I would move on in the house tour to the main floor bathroom. Now, I failed to take before pictures of this room and I am so mad at myself for not because seriously, this room was B-A-D. Such an eyesore. Just picture the same cabinets as the kitchen, a really tiny, ugly clip-on mirror, and HORRIBLE fixtures. Oh, and a hole in the ceiling that had half-heartedly been covered up with a piece of wood. Got the idea? Okay, then here it is now:

(Do ignore me in this picture - a small bathroom meant inevitability of me in the mirror)

The rundown of reno's includes:

-Ripped out the old vanity, counter top, sink and fixtures, and replaced it with a new espresso vanity, granite counter, trough sink, and my favorite, the waterfall tap.

-Painted horizontal stripes on the wall. All I did was take the original paint on the walls (the taupe) and mix in some white, to get a lighter cream version of the taupe. You can't tell because it is very hard to take pics of a small bathroom, but the stripes ended up making the VERY small bathroom look a lot bigger.

-New lighting fixture - giant improvement on the Hollywood lighting that came with the house.

-New mirror to replace the 1 x 2 clip on mirror.

-Tiled backsplash that cost about $10. I just bought some inexpensive ceramic subway tiles from Home Depot and used the leftover glass/marble mosaic from the kitchen to create some visual interest.

That's about it. Probably the easiest reno of them all, but it created a big impact.

Next up.........the NURSERY!!


  1. love it. I am so jealous, because you basically described my ugly bathroom that my landlord won't fix. My favorite thing is the faucet and the light's. awesome.

  2. Nice bathroom, excited to see the baby's room. Thought you would go early with this baby. If your OB thinks you'll go late i think we might have these babies closer than we think... i guess time will only tell!

  3. It looks so cute! If only I wasn't renting I would totally copy some of these great ideas! Can't wait to see the nursery

  4. i am in love! the walls are amazing!! I always want to do stripes-but am afraid that my steady hand will get tired and I'll look like a parkinson's sufferer with a paintbrush! How did you keep it so steady!? I'll say it again, you have fantastic taste!!