Earlier this month, I took you on a tour of part of our beach condo. Now, for the rest of the story (as Paul Harvey used to say. Anybody old enough to remember him?)
In Part I of the tour we looked at the entry hall, bunkbeds, living room and kitchen. Today I’m going to show you the bedroom and bathroom. Remember how tiny I said it was – just over 500 sq. ft. But don’t forget – it is on.the.beach. Here’s the floor plan again to refresh your memory.
The bedroom and bathroom were just as disgustingly gross as the rest of the place. Dirty gross walls, nasty, icky, sticky, smelly carpet, old corroded door knobs. Ew, Ew, and more Ew!!!
These rooms are so small that I couldn’t get a shot of more than one corner of the room at a time, so as you look at the pics just pretend that you’re standing in the middle of room looking around.
Pookie had the idea that even though we were getting rid of all the furniture, we could keep the mattress temporarily and lay it on the floor to sleep on while we were renovating.
Are you kidding me ??? Don’t you remember my reaction to the couch?
Same corner after.
The before pics may just look like a case of bad decorating. You’re just going to have to trust me here. It was just as smelly and dirty as the rest of the place. I didn’t get too close to the bed in case I might brush up against it. EW.
Same side of the room after.
I’ll never forget the first night that I spent here. All of the furniture had been hauled out, including the mattress. We brought blow up mattresses to sleep on, thank you very much! Anyway, I don’t think I slept a wink that night. Not from excitement – but from being so afraid that my hand would slide off the mattress while I was sleeping and touch that nasty carpet!!!!
Before. These doors were nastier than I can describe.
I’m going to re-purpose them, so I brought them home to clean them up. Thought I was going to have to pull out a chisel to get all of the gunk off.
I made the boxpleated bedskirt out of the same fabric that the headboard is upholstered with.
The decorative cording on the headboard is repeated…
…on the bolster pillow…
You can see that all of the fabrics are repeated in the pillow shams, the bolster pillow (don’t miss the cute little covered button!), the valance and the blackout lined roman shade tucked up under the valance. Everything was made by me in my basement workroom.
In the bedroom we:
ripped up the nasty carpet and replaced with laminate hardwood
replaced the closet doors
obviously, we painted
redid the inside of the closet
replaced the door hardware
added a ceiling fan and an a/c unit
replaced the baseboard heater
Now you get to see the bathroom. More grody EWness. Another room so small that you’ll just have to virtually turn your head to look around.
Before. Look closely at the tub color – hint – it is NOT white. Sorry about the blurriness – these photos were all taken pre-blogging days.
Just lovely. As much as I hated sleeping on the floor, imagine how I felt knowing I had to shower in here. Not good I tell you.
I found a ready-made shower curtain at HomeGoods and had a sweet friend add the giant “H” monogram.
The reason that I wanted you to notice the color of the tub is because this is what it looks like now.
Ahhh – now it’s nice and shiny and clean and white! Even though the tub/shower surround were filthy and a terrible dark off white color, they were structurally in good shape. So to save money we had a company called PermaCoat come in to resurface it. They did a great job and the resurfacing is holding up just fine.
I’ll pull the view back and show you that we also installed a washer/dryer stack where a closet used to be.
It isn’t as “in your face” as it appears to be in the picture. You might wonder why I would get rid of a closet in a place so small. There are two reasons:
- the closet was so gross and musty that I would not put anything in it
- I wanted to have a washer/dryer here at the condo so I wasn’t hauling dirty linens home to wash.
Before sink and mirror. You should have seen this mirror in person. I can’t even describe it.
Not pretty – it was a diy craft gone horribly wrong.
Right now we are praying that Hurricane Irene takes a more eastward path, moving out to sea and not striking our beautiful beaches.