Sunday, February 6, 2011

Project Preview.....

I was hoping to have a project reveal for you today, but it was not meant to be. Apparently, our alkyd enamel paint was taking a wee tad longer than the listed 12 hours to dry (try 48 hours!) so we still have a few more coats to go.

I thought I'd show you a little preview at what we were busting out butts doing over the weekend:

We decided to get our bathroom updates done.  Keep in mind, that since we are just doing this for resale, we are trying to do things as inexpensively and quickly as possible.  This is certainly not what I envisioned for this bathroom if we had stayed.

First we removed the molded faux marble top.

 This is the new granite top, just placed to see how it will fit.  We removed it again to paint and plumb in the sink (thank goodness for handy husbands!).

Speaking of handy hubby's, here he is now, priming the oak cabinets.

We also were painting the surround to the tub.  Check out those snazzy gold strips!  Thankfully a coat of primer and paint took care of that situation!  The molded faux marble jetted tub is too expensive to change out.  Our realtor said we just wouldn't get our money back out of buying a new jacuzzi tub, and this tub works perfectly and is huge!

This is the primer we used.

Our ever diligent helper! A DIY Goddess in the making!

And here is the slow drying culprit:  Our dark, ebony Alkyd Enamel.  It will look great in the end though!

We set up heat lights and a space heater to help speed the process along.

We painted two bathrooms, including the ceilings, replaced and plumbed in a sink (with new Granite top), changed out baseboards in both bathrooms, and changed ivory electrical switches and outlets to white ones.  We're pooped! Let's hope all this effort will help in a quick sale for our home!  I'll be showing you the final reveal just as soon as we've finished the final coats on our vanity.


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

I can see the change already! It's looking fabulous! I love that big window over the tub. I'm so excited for you about your new house. It's so fun to house hunt, or at least I think it is. Not so fond of moving though. Prayers for a quick sale on your current home!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

This bathroom is going to look great!! The ebony colour is very striking for a will appeal to the man which is so important!
Pamela :)

Sue said...[Reply to comment]

I need to paint my kitchen cabinets again. I'm thinking about going dark charcoal or black for the long runs and uppers and glazed ivory for the island. It will be a nice contrast. Your bath is going to look wonderful when you're done. It's always good to put a little $ into making the house more saleable when it's on the market. That is part of the reason I want to start painting. I've decided on the amazing gray for the study and need to see how the other samples look on the dining room walls over the next few days. ~ Sue

Ashly@Moon Walk said...[Reply to comment]

Great work. Looks like you were really busy! Can't wait to see how it turns out.