Thursday, August 11, 2011

We like to demo.

Hi. Just call us Young House Love.

Ok. Not even close.

But, considering the fact that we'd never
even picked up a hammer or paintbrush before this year,
I'd say Mr. Ruby and I are doing ok in the home remodel department.

To be honest, we actually looked for a house that needed
a little bit of TLC and some cosmetic work.
You know, so we could make a house our home
and all that jazz.

Well, let me just say, we got more than we bargained for.
I mean, don't get me wrong, it could have been much worse.
However, our sweet little "home" had a bit more
in mind than a few paint touch-ups.

Instead, due to some unforeseen circumstances,
we had a construction zone in our
living room, 2 bathrooms, and basement...
all at the same time.

Baptism by fire, my friends.

But, my husband is amazing. And my handy-dandy cousin
is amazing. So after lots and lots of work (and maybe a couple
swearwords), we got a new bathroom.
In addition to this one.
Two new bathrooms in 4 weeks.
Most exhausting thing I've ever partaken in.

I don't suggest it.

Go on, check out the fruits of our labor.


Painful.
This is what happens when you buy a house built in 1959.



Demo.
Good thing my hubby is not scared to get a lil' dirty.


The big mistake.
Yep. Was going for a rich purple. Ended up with easter egg lavender.


The end.
Still have some finishing touches to do, but I'd say it's quite the improvement from our Caribbean-infested bathroom.







17 comments:

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Ok, so now I'm just super jealous :) That bathroom is gorgeous!!! What a transformation! We are not that handy. You lucky girl!

Stacey said...

That bathroom is gorgeous!!!!

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Kristin said...

Oh wow! It's BEAUTIFUL! Great job!

Ashley said...

I kind of liked the aqua.... but I absoluetly love the new look ;)!!

Emily said...

Your bathroom is awesome! You're lucky to have a handy hubby :)
I love that faucet..too cool!

That's Sassy said...

wow amazing job!!! i love the countertop and new paint color and the faucet is pretty cool too :)

Ali Moore said...

That shower tile is amazing!

Ben Smithson said...

I have a special place in my heart for old skool tile. It's classic. But your flooring didn't jive... like it got half-redone at some point along the way. So I understand the re-do!

kendrasue said...

Wow! You guys did an awesome job! If you have some free time come to our house! :)

Carolyn said...

It looks SO GOOD!! This makes me want to redo our bathroom so badly!!! LOL

Lauren said...

i will seriously pay for Gabe to come and help with my bathroom....sound like a plan?

Kristen said...

MAJOR improvement. I love that faucet!

Lucky in Love said...

I love it! The purple is fantastic! What color is it? I've been wanting to do a purple bathroom downstairs and you have inspired me!

Shoshanah said...

I love the new sink! And well, the whole bathroom just looks so much better.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The updated bathroom looks AMAZING! I love it! I think it turned out great! Love that sink!

Sherrie said...

Congrats on the amazing transformation! Our first house was built in the 50s and I feel your pain on the colors and tile. Your dh worked hard. Very impressive!

AJ said...

Wow, this is an amazing transformation! If only I could get my husband to be so motivated :)