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The morning of our Christmas party, two weeks ago today, AJ and Elle were installing a new toilet into our half bath. Talk about last minute! We had received the toilet from one of the families on his cross-country team when they decided to redo their bath with smaller fixtures. It just about the style of toilet that I wanted for our bathroom renovations and best of all, it was free. We figured if we got it in there and we thought it was too dressy for the space than the only money we were out was the cost of a new wax ring to install a toilet of our choosing. But I love it!
Let me remind you what it looked like before in here with the quirky Japanese toile wallpaper (which was actually pretty fun!)… it obviously looks more finished in the before photos but be patient… our version will look better soon!
More of the new toilet:
The jury is still out on our sink… we’ve looked at numerous bathroom basins and pedestal sinks. We ended up with a small pedestal with the same lines as the new toilet but need to set it up to see what the real verdict will be. It may be too small… but for now I just accessorized the current sink with this gorgeous candle, some flowers and an amazing bar of soap that one of our guests at our Christmas party gave us.
The killer, though, on this renovation is the wallpaper glue. The kids got us started on this renovation when they started pulling the wallpaper off. It came off like a dream… except all the glue didn’t come off. So, you can probably tell from the photos above that the wall is discolored. Everything with a yellow-y tint will need to be removed because it’s old glue. I tried for an hour yesterday so I could have polished looking white walls to show you but I could have easily spent six more hours scrubbing with a washcloth to remove the glue. I’m trying a method I read about online today so hopefully that’ll have better results.
I can’t wait to share the space with the new floor and sink but for now the updated toilet makes a great difference, especially in person!