11.18.2012

making over the basement bathroom

We are lucky to have 2 1/2 baths in this house.  And thankful to have them when we're expecting nine people for Thanksgiving.  In addition to finishing the upstairs bathroom in time for our guests, and of course for our own daily gratification, I got the bug to fix up the basement bathroom.

Now, the basement is a pretty decent space.  We've made it a combination project room / dog training area (complete with doggie treadmill)/ bike workshop / laundry room / auxiliary guest room.  Conveniently for those auxiliary guests, there's a full bath down there, but it was looking a little too basement-y for my taste.


Bright sky blue accented on all white?  Why?


Unscenic fiberglass shower surround (but cute cat).



I had plenty of left over paint from the upstairs bath and so I painted the same color, Sherwin Williams Krypton SW6247, down here.  I hung some artwork created by my nephews in their younger years.


And painted over the blue cabinetry to white using the same primer and paint we used on the kitchen cabinets.



And then reused a shower curtain I had made for one our Chicago apartments.


Really, I didn't spend any extra money sprucing this bathroom up, which is good since it won't really get that much use, save the occasional extra guest.  But I'll sure feel a lot better going in this space to refill the cat's water bowl from now on.  

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