We knew when we bought this home both of the bathrooms would need to be completed gutted. We also knew it would be one of the last projects we would do as there are other rooms that need to be addressed first. This was driving me nuts so I decided to at least give our guest bathroom a minor makeover. When we bought the house all of the rooms were painted very odd colors the bathroom was no different. It had sort of pink shade of paint and matching tile.
My husband had his heart set on the tile that looks like wood flooring. I often refer to my husband as Mr. Tightwad but not in this case. Even though I work in the construction industry and was able to take advantage of a lot of discounts it was still pretty expensive. We decided to extend the tile into the bathroom since it's right off the main living area. I knew eventually we would replace the cabinetry with espresso cabinets so I decided to try and paint the existing cabinets. This way at least when guests come to visit they aren't looking at the old worn out walnut cabinets when they use that bathroom. The hubs took all of the doors, hinges and drawers off. We used a sanding sponge and lightly sanded everything down. These cabinets are over 30 years old so the finish was pretty worn off already. Thank goodness because I hate sanding. While everything was drying I decided to paint the room as well. It's primarily my son's bathroom who is currently in the teenage everything needs to be black or grey phase. We found a compromise and went with a blue grey color. I feel like just in changing the few things that we did it drastically changed the look of the bathroom and bought us some time until we are ready to completely gut it.