Okay. Our house was built in 1978. We moved in, a young family with two little kids, in 1987. Since then hubby and I have stripped brown and gold wallpaper, then wallpapered, in grey-blue all over the house, then stripped said wallpaper, then painted. Then repainted. Painted the kitchen cabinets. Stripped miles of wallpaper border. Replaced all of the single-pane sashes (the moving glass up and down parts) ourselves, a room at a time. Replaced floors, recarpeted, recarpeted again. New roof. Replaced a burst hot water heater. On Christmas morning. Cleaned up flood in basement from that special “Chirstmas Gift.” Changed out floor in basement. Put in new heating and air. And on and on and…
In other words, we have LIVED in this house, and LOVED and LAUGHED in this house, (and cried and cussed in this house,) for nearly 27 years! Wow. Time DOES fly. It does. Trust me.
And now we fix it up just a bit more for another family to start the cycle again. In this house.
|Master Bath Original Vanity Top|
We are short. Hubby and I live sort of close to the ground. We have been fine all of these years with the little Master Bath vanity being vertically challenged, as well. But, in this new decade, taller vanities are all the rage. We finally admitted that, at less than 32″ in height, the vanity was pretty darn short, even for us.
Hubby did NOT want to demo any more than absolutely necessary in there, so he came up with a plan. We did finally decide to remove the dated (as in original) cultured, swirly marble top with the integrated sink. He took that off and RAISED the HEIGHT of the base, without having to rip it all out and start over! We wanted to keep the mirror on the wall. Notice the space between the original height of the vanity and the bottom of the mirror in this first pic.
|Top Off. Mirror Stays!|
Now look at the space. Much closer. When the granite top went on, it was SO thick and the backsplash tall, that we DID end up COVERING the bottom of the mirror with the granite. SO, we are so glad we had decided to get a Mirror Frame, from Doors by Mike, here in the Atlanta area. It is on order, now.
|2 x 4 Box Screwed into Studs|
|Sturdy and Plumb and Level|
|Will Add Small Trim Piece to Marry the Front|
Yep. I sure did pull up all of that flowery Contact Paper. It had been stuck down so long that warming it up with a hair dryer as I pulled really helped it come up in one piece! Hubby has since put a coat of primer all over the inside to “de-brown” the inside.
I will add new hinges and drawer and cabinet pulls. We have a new light fixture waiting, too.
Yes. That is a CARPET remnant on the floor. Hubby put it there, “just for the winter” so his FEET wouldn’t be cold! Don’t tell him, but that thing is GONE. I’m on the look out for a nice, bigger than normal fluffy rug for his cold feeties. There is nice tile under there! Promise!
I’ll post again to show you the granite top. I know it is a smallish Master bath, so we have to make it the best little Master Bath that we can, given what we have to work with! More very soon.