midlo – powder room

small steps, all things can be accomplished with small steps. And just a few days ago we finished the changes to the Midlothian house powder room, aka 1/2 bath. I like Powder Room.

This is how we bought it – unbeknownst to us with not one, but two water leaks, every little project also comes with a surprise.

I love the green of the walls, unfortunately the sink and commode did not have the same color palette and I really hated them together, and look at that floor, eeeschk.

So as Tom was replacing the window, he found water damage because the trim around the outside of the windows had not been properly sealed. So with much extra extra work the window was replaced. And the window is now properly protected from rain.

Then when we went to remove the floor tiles they just lifted right up due to a leak around the toilet bowl. So more repair work, although the ease with which the tiles came up was nice.

We found this great commode at the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store, 35$. And I found the sink, pedestal stand, and faucet on fb, for 20$. gotta love these second hand bargains.

When we went to look for floooring we found these great black marbeled look tiles at .59cents a square, just at 30$ for the flooring, and they were exactly what I wanted for the space.

So just about 100$ for the facelift – I am quite pleased. (that price does not include the window)

And now, come to find out the original sink and toilet are worth about 500$. They are mid century modern style, and Kohler Spruce Green; apparently very sought after. Come and get'em, super cheap!

One more little project completed.


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends. Then in 2016 I moved to Richmond, Virginia, USA. Culture shock continues.
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5 Responses to midlo – powder room

  1. We’re concluding a sublet for our northern “winter cabin” — what has been our farmhouse since 1988. (We sold the farm in 2012, and leased back the house for an orderly transition to Merida. We no longer need the house, so friends will sublease it until our obligation to our former tenant farmers (now our landlords) expires next year. Glad we no longer have two homes, even tho one has only been a rental, of late. I’m outta the remodeling biz, at least up north. But, as Tom knows, housing always calls out for care. Best to you guys! ~eric.

  2. Andrea says:

    I do think you did a great job!! With an even better price tag!!

  3. I would have kept the original style of sink and toilet, but the new look is good too. Floor is a million times better.

  4. Kathie says:

    Love the remodel, and so glad you kept the ordinal tile.

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