Here's our master bathroom BEFORE. Isn't it hideous? That maroon paint was in 5 rooms of our house and ALL of the closets. All of them. Ugh. It takes two coats of Behr paint plus primer to cover the maroon, but it's well worth it.
|This if FLAT paint, too. Literally every single|
tiny droplet of water or hairspray can be seen
by the naked eye on this paint.
|Pardon the clock. I was getting ready to paint|
and remembered to catch some before pictures.
|Along the vanity cabinet. Didn't the previous owner|
do such a lovely job of taping?! Or maybe, just
to be nice, he didn't even tape at all?
|The top of the shower. Yum. It was so much fun trying to get that|
off of the grout.
|That'll be fun to cover up when I'm ready to do the white trim.|
And that's where my eyeshadow applicator went!?
|I LOVE it! I was worried that the shower curtain|
wouldn't look good with the new paint, but I think
it looks just dandy.
|Even the horrible counter-tops are less horrible|
with this paint. It doesn't look like the bathroom
that Marilyn Manson always dreamed of anymore!
I'll be putting a new clock above the towel ring.
Notice anything missing above that mirror?
|Cute little candle holders (that are missing candles at|
the moment). I'm hoping to pick up some candles soon.
|The wonderful new brushed nickel outlet covers.|
So while at Home Depot for the paint, DH and I found this adorable light on sale.
We loved it. So we got all of the business out and ready to be put up. It was time to put on the mounting screws. DH and ,I never having installed a vanity light before, had no idea that this outlet box is not standard, nor up to code. Honestly, it didn't surprise us too much, as we have found several contracting flaws that were made just to cut costs and corners.
Apparently, vanity lights are supposed to have a circular or octagonal outlet box. The box installed by our lovely contractor is rectangular, as you can see. Therefore, no (and I repeat NO) vanity light will install correctly on this box. How did the previous light stay up there, you ask? It didn't. When taping off the bathroom, the old light was lightly bumped by my hand and tilted so much that it was no longer horizontal, but vertical. This is because the contractor never put in the mounting screws. Basically, the old light could've fallen down at any time.
So, I returned the beautiful new light that I had picked out because I found one that I liked about 95% as much that was half the cost. That's okay. Because to get the new light up correctly, or any vanity light for that matter, I had to purchase a new outlet box.
|The correct outlet box for a vanity light.|
|Sorry. I don't feel like taking the light out of all of that Styrofoam|
right now. It's a brushed nickel finish with frosted glass. Very classy.