My Parent’s Pink Bathroom Renovation

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Have you ever seen a “Pink Bathroom”? That is what our family called our hall bathroom. You will see why we called it that below.
I also came from a family with 12 children. I never thought I would have the same. My husband and I did want a large family, and we were willing to accept whatever God would bless us with. We are very blessed to have twelve beautiful children and couldn’t imagine it any other way.
My parents had a house built, and moved in to it, in 1964. We had 3 bathrooms; one we called the yellow bathroom, one we called the pink bathroom and one we called the blue bathroom. (Could you imagine actually picking out these colors for the fixtures? My Mom did!) Well, they have been these colors for all those years. Until, last year while my husband was out of work, we did some updating,  remodeling, and renovations, at my parents house.  You could see the kitchen here, the family room here (the removing of paneling), how we removed wall paper here, and the bedroom here. Eventually, I will show you all the rooms we have done. My Mom is sooo happy with all the changes.

My dad was not very handy and to him, as long as something worked there was no reason to replace it. One of the reasons they agreed to have some things done to their house was the fact that it has been getting hard for my Mom to get around, and they were thinking if they had to move to a ranch there were definitely things that needed to be done to their house, to be able to sell it. 

This bathroom was one of the rooms we felt was very important to renovate for them.

This picture is one of the after pictures of their hall bath (It will always be the pink bathroom to me.)DSCI0234
This is the bathroom before we renovated it. Note, not only the walls were pink, but the sink, toilet, and even the tub was pink.2010-05 165
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We were able to find cabinets and a vanity top at a garage sale. How great is that?DSCI1004 DSCI1006 We had to remove all the drywall around the tub…DSCI1646
and replaced it with a cement board. (I forgot what brand we used.)DSCI1662 We decided to use a spray epoxy paint that is designed to be used on tubs. I got the lucky job. Don’t I look great? 
DSCI1663This is after the first coat.
The second coat really evens it out.
DSCI1676  Here I am tiling the floor. Hubby was doing all the cuts.
2010-05 039 Here shows the floor done and the new toilet we installed. 2010-05 061
One angle of the finished, tiled, tub surround. We tiled all the way to the ceiling.
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Another angle of the tub with the all new shower fixtures.
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Here you could see the freshly painted tub with the new tile on the wall (12”) and the floor (18”). DSCI0868 This is another before picture. 
2010-05 166Here is an after picture. We also painted the medicine cabinet and framed the mirror.
DSCI0235 Another angle, before! 
2010-05 165 After!DSCI0234Do you think the changes make a big improvement?

Do you know someone who should change the color of their bathroom?
My Grandmother had a purple bathroom!!!

Parents of a Dozen

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  1. Great makeover!! What a sweet gift to your mom taking the time and doing the renovation for her! :) I'm also laughing because I have a purple bathroom too. I was actually picturing it French Chic in my mind, but it came out bright and I'm already ready for a change! lol Thanks for sharing you beautiful makeover! Hope you have a great week! :)

  2. You did an amazing job! What is it with the pink bathrooms? We just bought a house that has pink bathroom vanity, can't wait to rip it out. However, spray painting the bathtub is a genius idea that we might just have to try! Thanks. BTW, my family does tile installation in orlando area Orlando Lana Tile

  3. Thank you for the comments! Isn't it funny how many colored bathrooms there are, out there. In our search for houses for our self, and for us to renovate, we have seen ALL kinds.

  4. Thats just awesome, you did it all yourselves!! Great outcome!

  5. What a difference. You guys did a great job.

  6. Wow what a great transformation! I know it was a lot of work, kudos to you. It looks really elegant.

  7. That turned out great! We have an old house and have slowly been remodeling it. Our bathroom has a blue tub and sink and I would've never thought to paint over it. This is a great option instead of replacing both items!

    1. Thank you! I know there are brush on types also. I used that before also. It is not so messy if you are not redoing the whole room.

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  11. Pink bathrooms do look extremely un-appealing. The After pictures look so much better to the eyes. My friend is a professional plumber and he too bought a home recently that had a pink bathroom. Within a month after moving in, he had totally renovated that pink bathroom into a nice modern looking one.

  12. You did an amazing job! What is it with the pink bathrooms? We just bought a house that has pink bathroom vanity, can't wait to rip it out. However, spray painting the bathtub is a genius idea that we might just have to try! Thanks.

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