Sunday, November 1, 2009

Guest Bathroom - Let the Demolition Begin!

As soon as the Halloweenie Roast dust had settled, Kevin and I convened in our guest bathroom to discuss exactly what we should do with the 'lectric lavender reno-gone-wrong we inherited when we bought the house.

Do you remember the post I did about it a while back?

In case you missed it, you can click on these gnarly "before" photos to read all about it:





Today, in true Lettered Couple style- we decided to start ripping things apart the second we finalized our plans for the room.

Here's a short video that Kevin filmed while removing the cabinets, countertop and peel-n-stick floor tiles. (The "stick" on the bottom of the tiles actually got a little revenge on him in the end!)



We hope to have the vanity side of the room complete by end of the month. Among other things, our plans include an old farmhouse-style table flanked by built-in, floor-to-ceiling bookcase-style shelving. (Holy hyphen-filled sentence Batman)

It's bound to be a wild ride, as neither of us has ever renovated a bathroom or constructed built-in shelving (heck- we hadn't even used power tools 'til a couple of years ago!), but I have faith that Kev can pull it off.

The question is, can he put it back together! ;-) (hardy har har)

Have a marvelous Monday y'all, and thank you for the encouraging comments you left us last week. They were day-makers and we appreciate you taking the time to leave them. :-)

Layla

PS...I added Ever's name next to his parents names in our Halloweenie Roast poll. So if you'd like to vote for him and his sweet little shark suit you may have to visit TheLetteredCottage.net and hit "refresh".


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40 comments:

Ange said...

Wow! Holy lavendar bathroom Batman - That's gonna be a big job! Looking forward to seeing the results!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Can't wait to see what you and Kevin are going to make out of the purple bathroom!

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

Can't wait to see! We still have our powder room to renovate...it is also a reno-gone-wrong by previous owners. We have a marble vanity top, that we will design around; but, that is all for now. We've been thinking about a farmhouse table as the sink base, but will have to custom build. I'll be watching you two for inspiration and ideas!

Samantha2818 said...

You two have done such an incredible job of the rest of your house I can't wait to see how this bathroom turns out!

All Things Southern said...

Can't wait to see the results! Watching Kevin take that out makes me feel like I can do it to.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I'm excited to see this reno.

I have a bathroom that is so ugly and I cannot wait until it is the room we get to do (finally).

geri said...

Hi Guys.
Happy Monday. Happy Reno.
Oh Happy Day to no more bathroom calling you each time you pass it. hehe

Can't wait to see the daily progress and outcome.
It will be amazing we all know.
I also know I can count on fabulous ideas for out downstairs bathroom that is totally calling us for HELP.
Look forward to always reading your blog. geri.

Heather said...

I'm looking forward to the grand reveal! How big is the guest bath?

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out! At least it looks like you have a pretty decent size room to work with. Here are a couple of bathrooms I renovated recently that started much (worse, unfortunately) like your lavender dream:

http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2009/11/before-after-little-blue-house-master.html

http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2009/09/before-after-pictures-little-blue-house.html

Kelly

Cheryl said...

Morning!
Rats, I voted the other day already. Ever is so adoreable.
Oh my, what were the previous owners thinking about with that color on the walls?? I know you and Kevin will make it look 100% better with whatever you do. Y'all will give it that LC touch.
P.S.
I couldn't see the video. maybe you hadn't uploaded it yet. I will come back to see it.
Have a great day!

Cheri said...

Wow Kevin doesn't waste anytime; now tell me, how long did it take him to rip up that bathroom? All of your ideas are just wonderful so I can't wait to see what you do with this guest bathroom.

The Burkes said...

I am really looking forward to seeing the results to this - we have a horrible spare/kids bath that we need to renovate. I am sure we will get some great ideas from you guys as always!!

Me... said...

You guys are the absolute CUTEST. I love these videos. Also love love love the song you chose...Frou Frou's Beauty in the Breakdown was absolutely PERFECT for this (Imogen Heap is one of my all time favorite artists). Thanks for making your renovations so darn enjoyable to watch. : ) Cannot wait to see the end result! I am sure that it'll be no less than amazing...as always! : )

Mary said...

Oooohhh...can't wait to see what creative things you come up with. I need to do the very same project, to welcome the inspiration! ;o) ~mary~

sissie said...

There is nothing like a beautiful bathroom and I have a feeling this is going to be one when you are done.

Looking forward to the end result.

Mandi said...

Hee hee that lavendar bathroom is the same as one of our bedrooms we inherited! As my brother would say, "Just walking past that room started a migraine." Um yeah, repainted, FO SHO.

the7daggetts said...

Wowza! That bathroom truly is horrendous! It's going to be lovely once you guys have worked your magic on it, though. Can't wait to see it! Have fun!! :)

Woven and Spun said...

Vanity side complete in a month!??? Awwww . . .
I don't want to wait that long! I'm itching to see what you come up with.
We'll all be waiting & I'll be the impatient one continually asking, "Are you done yet?"
Have fun & stay safe : )

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

first on the shopping list will be new shoes:-)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I can't wait to see what you do with it. It's nice to know you two have rooms in your house that still look terrible. :)

Twice Remembered said...

How exciting - the bathroom! I know you'll make it a little cozy, jewel box! Have fun! {And congrats on your tv episodes - that is SO incredible!}

Sunshine said...

I found your blog last night and woke up and had to get right back on! I JUST LOVE THESE MAKEOVERS YOU GUYS ARE DOING! And for never using power tools! WOW! Your style is so classic and clean. I also love, love, love that house in Union Springs. I wish we weren't so far away from there.
I can't wait to see the bathroom you are working on!
Sunshine Design

Cassie @ www.MrsJanuary.com said...

now thats a very purple bathroom! i cant wait to see what you two do to it. im sure it will look awesome!

Leen said...

So looking forward to seeing how fabulous it comes out :)

Kira =] said...

loved the end of the video- the stick really did get him! Thanks for the laugh! =]

Rocio said...

I can't wait to see what you guys do to the guest bathroom... will be looking forward for those before and afters. By the way, you both looked great as pirates!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Looking forward to seeing this come together! I'm sure it will be fabulous.

I was so glad to see Kevin carefully removing all of the old cabinets and fixtures. Hopefully y'all.....donated them? Maybe to a place like ReStore?

mah said...

Lavender fields!!! Wow! It's a good thing he had his shoes on!!!! I'm glad to see you didn't do what they do on TV to cabinets-they always use a sledge hammer! Does that make any sense? Go Palmers!!

Meredith said...

Oh really? You don't want to keep all that purple? ;) Yeah, that's definitely an interesting bathroom. Good luck with the shelving, I'm sure you guys will do just fine! I can't wait to see how it looks in the end!

nameisgrace said...

Horray for demolition! I am literally right there with you, as we have pretty much gutted our entire house in the past 2 days. Would love for you to see the big reveal towards the end of the month! I can't wait to see what you do with your space. Everything you have done in the past has been nothing less than perfect! All the best!

xoxo,

grace
nameisgrace.blogspot.com

The Tomato Vine said...

It looks so institutional! I'm sure it will look amazing when your finish - best of luck :)

Heather Lameda said...

Good luck guys! You can definitely pull it off and, when you do, you'll probably catch the attention of a few more envious blog followers :) The hubs makes fun of me for how excited I've gotten about buying things for cheap and fixing them up. Reading comments about you guys' "inability to use power tools" a few years ago is extremely inspiring.

P.S. The flourescent light kind of reminds me of a locker room scene from a horror movie. Happy Halloween!

undomestic chica said...

Oddly enough my parents just painted their guest bathroom fuscia! Their bathroom and your bathroom should have playdates :)

Sharon said...

Great plans ... just think if it wasn't so horrendous, the 'after' photos wouldn't be so wonderful.

Jackie said...

Okay. So. I'm totally with everyone else here in the comments - What a horrible color! It's going to be gorgeous! A month! Wow! - But let me be perfectly frank here. What planet did Kevin come from, and where does a girl sign up to get one? I swear, every single (double meaning implied there) guy in my area of the planet is a complete bump on the proverbial would-rather-drink-a-beer-and-work-hard-on-turning-oxygen-into-carbon-dioxide log! Where are these spontaneous-transom-building guys hiding?!? Or, since I'm willing to reallllly lower my standards, guys who at least even know what the frak a transom IS?!?

Condo Blues said...

Wow. All I can say is that room is very...

Purple.

vintagebejoyful said...

If anyone can do it, you two can!!!! bathrooms get a bad wrap, we've done TWO!!!


Happy Days!

Tracey

Robyn said...

WOW! It truly had me laughing out loud at the end but I kept thinking Kevin would fall and I was like NO! But it also made him look like he tipped one too many back at the halloweenie roast.

Jackie's comment has me laughing! I THANK GOD I snatched one up when I saw him. I think they need to be labled..."won't sit on my butt all day after work", or "I'm ready for any crazy idea you see in a magaazine or blog"!

mdog said...

What a CUTE dog. Love it. You guys have such incredible taste. I love the vision and end product that you create. Wish I had your talent.

Jacci said...

Well, clearly I didn't pay much attention the first time! I can see in the videos that you had at least painted over the lavender :)

Jacci