Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Extreme Makeover, Attila Edition---Finally Done!

If I've been boring the poop out of you over this, my apologies. Give me my own digital camera for Xmas, and I turn into a photo-freak!

It's finally done! Woohoo!

Here are the before pictures (you can click on any of them to make them larger):














Urk! Ugly peach mosaic tile!











Wood-paneled bathtub circa 1984 complete with sealed-in mold (yes, the previous owners re-sealed the wood without sanding the existing mold), and very shallow, narrow and short kit tub sans sliding glass doors.

Ignore the ugly dirt ring. That's ours, but I didn't feel like cleaning the damn thing out before taking pictures because we were just about to tear it out anyway. I don't think the guy at the dump was going to point fingers!












Top view of shower and linen/utility closet.












Out with the crappy old tub.



Say hi to my lil' brother and bye to ugly old stuff!

Here is the new and improved Attila Bathroom!



Honestly, I don't know why the dark tile looks black on my monitor. It's actually a dark brown granite with tan flecks.


Here's the shower curtain and window treatments I made out of the "tw*t" material. You can sit on the toilet and contemplate it up close and personal.




I gave into kitsch and bought pinecone shower rings. And again with the color! For some reason the material looks pink. It goes from peach to dark orange red. The carpet runner is brown and the shade of green in the curtains.


Here are the new and improved counters!



And another picture of the shower/tub. Isn't it pretty?












Look, no nipple knobs! I picked the flowers! :-)













Here's another view of the counters.




Here's a picture of the lower part of the linen/utility closet. On the left (out of sight) were deep shelves, and this part was used to store mops/vacuums and stuff. A lot of wasted space. Now there are new shelves, and yippee! A laundry chute! After 10 days of using it, I keep kicking hubby for not getting one 10 years before!

We'll have to paint the whole closet, but that will wait until summer.

So what do you think?




25 comments:

DutchBitch said...

Don't you think the nipple knobs would have worked much better with the tw*t curtains than the flower knobs? Just saying...

Rootietoot said...

I think it's FABULOUS! I particularly like the tub/shower surround with the stripes running through. Very chic. I'm going to show this to Sweet Daddio, and whine about *my* Original Vintage 1967 bathroom, with flesh toned porcelain and doorless toilet closet.

Brenda said...

BeeUutiFUL! I'm lovin the hell out of the photos. You'll have to tote that digital camera around everywhere now. The twats compliment the new tile and ties everything together. I LIKE it!

carmachu said...

Looks beautiful! congrats on getting it done!

Christi said...

Gorgeous! And the tile doesn't look black on MY monitor; I'd blame the hardware. :) I have to admit, though, the tw*ts are very, very pink on the picture. I'm relieved to know that's not reality.

amy said...

it looks fabulous! I especially love the tile around the sink. you did a marvelous job.

and, I wanted to let you know, I have a new URL. blundering-by-numbers is now at http://blundermebananas.wordpress.com

have a great week!

Beth said...

It all looks great. I hate to admit this (as a woman) but there is just something so satisfying about reno'd bathrooms and kitchens. ('Cause we spend so much time in these places?)

Kim Ayres said...

Nipple knobs would have given us somuch more to comment about :)

Blogarita said...

I think it looks great! Love the laundry chute. We're going to put one in our bathroom, too.

Krishanna said...

'Tis a beaut of an environment for Calgon moments. I know you'll enjoy it!

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
“Extreme Makeover Attila Edition” is absolutely marvelous! Posting the “before” and “after” pictures gives everyone a good idea of how different your “powder room” looks with all the new accouterments. It doesn’t look like the same bathroom with the new tile, sinks, tub, drawer pulls, and window and shower treatment.

Now all you need is some quality time to enjoy your environs in privacy….

Meg said...

I LOVE your tub/shower. Beautiful!

Samantha said...

It looks gorgeous, I love your new tiles!

mia said...

I think it's beautiful! Although, like DutchBitch, I am pretty sad not to see the nipple knobs. It totally ruins my poem.

Stinkypaw said...

That is one pretty bathroom! What a change!! It's unreal! That last picture of the counters looks like one of those hotel/high end restaurant - not too shabby at all - Congrats for your choices and congrats to your bro for a job well done!

TOM said...

It looks great ! Must feel Great getting it finished.

ally said...

amazing renovation. i really like the counters a lot. the red gives it a great flair.

100 Words said...

Marvelous dahhhling. When can I come round?

Ventura33 said...

Great remodel -- the red and brown tile looks fabulous!

Kevin Charnas said...

OOOHHH LA LA! C'EST MAGNIFIQUE!

Such a beautiful place to spend so much time naked.

Woof.

Meow.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

The bathroom looks great! I am sure you are happy to finally have it completed! Now, if you can only take a bath in peace!

Me said...

I am most excited about the laundry chute. That's what I want :) Brilliant!

Shoshana said...

This is really fabulous!

One of these days, I will attemp a make over.

On the other hand, I am tired already, just thinking about it.

Oh my back, my back...at least, I know I'll feel my back when I do, but there's not guarantee it will be as pretty and successfull as yours!

Ruth Dynamite said...

Gorgeous!

Annie Drogynous said...

Awesome! I LOVE the laundry shoot! Always wanted one growing up so I could shove my sister down it! I'm SO jealous!