December 28, 2009

Upstairs Bathroom Progress?

Upstairs bathroom progress? Not so much.  Well.  Maybe a little.  I'm thinking about maybe being almost ready to sort of consider the possibility of starting the upstairs bathroom renovation project. Since we have two full bathrooms, it's been easy to put off renovating one.

Let's recap the Holyoke Home upstairs bathroom, shall we dear reader?  Ok.  When we moved in, the upstairs bathroom had vinyl floor glued to plywood nailed to original fir floor.  The walls were covered in hideous wall paper from the waist up and hideous HUGE vinyl panels from the waist down. BUT ONLY ON ONE SIDE.  The other side had the same original wide bead board we found during our kitchen demo and renovation.

Since August, we've removed the drop ceiling, removed the linoleum floor and prepped the original fir floorboards to be painted; removed the hideous vinyl wall panels; removed the hideous wallpaper; removed the toilet, vanity, and wall lights.  And voila:

Our budget for this renovation is SMALL.  Super small.  Super duper small. Like maybe $100 plus the cost of electrical. My first project will be refnishing the floors.  I've chosen Cumulus Cloud by Benjamin Moore.


  1. Great photos! I kinda like the way the bathroom looks now. I know it probably doesn't look like that *right* now, but 1. I have become obsessed with that wall color and 2. it looks fairly clean...not how our renovations look usually.

    Plus it doesn't look like your wainscoting is covered with nasty glue like ours is. Good luck!

  2. Wow, this room has SO much potential. The light is great. The bathtub is awesome and I love those original floorboards. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

    Thanks for dropping by my site!

  3. Nice - what a great bathroom! So glad they saved your old beadboard - evil people removed ours and replaced it with the plastic 1970s equivalent. Shudder.

  4. Here visiting from Sits. Happy day and I LOVE the tub!

  5. You have a lovely home. I love the original turquoise wall, we just painted a wall in our living room that colour! Happy SITS day :)


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