Bathroom Before and After




Bathroom!  The blue used is OLYMPIC (from Lowe’s) in Pearl Blue.  It makes me happy!  I also love the photo frames.  The towels came from Bed Bath and Beyond.

I am also looking for a brushed nickel mirror.  I prefer one with “pearl” beads going along the inside of the frame.  I have no idea where to find it and have tried so many stores.   I have seen it in three places: my work building lobby, a friend’s bathroom, and another property I almost bought.  Help!  For now, I have painted white a commercial mirror I bought for $35 off of a company nearby.  I just painted it with the Kilz.

What’s new:

  • Toilet $150
  • Tile 77 cents a tile
  • Wainscoting $7 dollars or so
  • Vanity, sink, marble counter all for $90 on craigslist
  • Paint
  • Vent cover – $8
  • Brushed nickel light plates – $7 at Lowe’s for Roth Allen or $2 at Meijer (the Meijer one looks shinier though – made by General Electric)
  • Mirror – Craigslist – $35 + painted white with Kilz

Check Out Our New Crapper!

It took me a while to decide which toilet to buy.  We first grabbed a toilet with a dual flush with differing gallons per flush for solid waste and liquid waste. On our way to the check-out, there was a display of two other toilets that were not in the toilet aisle.  The one on display was a .8 gallon per flush toilet! We ended up going home with that  one  – Glacier Bay 2-Piece Ultra High-Efficiency Elongated Toilet in White Model # N7717B/N7715T SKU # 169564.  I picked one that was EPA approved with a WaterSense sticker.  It was going for $150.

This toilet was $50 more than what I originally picked, but 1.2 gpf vs .8 gpf was worth the $50 to me.  Over time it will save a lot of water.  Toilets consume a lot of water for every flush.  According to the EPA, toilets are second to outdoor water use.  Since people don’t just change out their toilets unless they were ratty to begin with, I want to make sure that several years down the road when even more efficient toilets are being sold, my toilet is still doing a good job conserving water.



Here is a video about the toilet!