This post is Day #4 of our 30-Day “Naughty or Nice” November Room Makeover Challenge and is brought to you by one of the Challenge sponsors, Carpet One. All opinions are mine, however.
Yesterday I shared how much in need of a makeover my master bathroom needs.
The word that comes to mind is “horrible.”
I feel bad saying that, especially because I know hubby hates when I “put down” our house for everyone to read.
But you have to call a spade is a spade, right?
Every day when you walk into the same room, over time you become immune to its dirt, its clutter, and blind to the fact that the space does nothing for your sense of pride in your home!
Can I get an amen?!
This is the bathroom that we use many times per day (since hubby and I both work from home).
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was able to “make it work” with paint and a few decorative items (plus, removing the ugly wallpaper!
But now, I’m ready to start ripping things out.
Starting with the vanity this weekend (I’ll share that with you after it’s done).
And next week, this floor is getting a makeover!
I’m Working With Carpet One Again–YAY!!
You guys, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be teaming up with Carpet One Floor & Home again for another room makeover challenge!
Over the past couple of years, I’ve places their bounded rugs in a couple places in my house and haven’t been more pleased with them! We used to have a bunch of hardwood floors that were cold and barren, but with the thick, quality bounded rugs, the rooms feel cozier.
Now, we’re partnering again to make this hideous peel-and-stick tile in my master bedroom a think of the past! LOL
One of my first thoughts was, “YAY, I get to work with Michael again!”
If you don’t remember Michael, he is the salesperson from my local Carpet One that I spoke so highly of when I first met him nearly two years ago.
Working with him to get the carpeting installed for those projects feels akin to going to your local Mom & Pop shop to buy groceries.
You know that familiarity you have when you walk in and are immediately recognized and greeted and given the utmost attention to?
Michael is sort of like that.
As much as I love my bix box stores for things, there’s nothing like doing business with people who know your name.
And earlier this week was no exception.
Going to Pick Out Samples!
Earlier this week I headed over to my local Carpet One to see the VeroStone tile, which is what I was likely going to use in my bathroom makeover.
This is the hard part because trying to even pick out floor colors when I have no idea what color paints I’m going to use makes it a challenge! (I gravitate towards girly, feminine colors, even though there’s hardly any ounce of “girly” in me–HA!–but I do love me a room with soft colors).
Michael took me to the back of the store where the selection of VeroStone was located.
I didn’t know anything about this Made in the USA brand, so I was thankful they had it all laid out for me right there.
Oh–you say warmer than natural stone? CHECK.
Suitable for families with pets? Well, my three boys are like a pack of wild baby wolves, so yes–CHECK. CHECK.
VeroStone can be installed on top of other floors? Sweet–CHECK!
Trying Out Several Samples!
Something I love that Michael and Carpet One do to allow me to take a couple sample tiles home so I can see how they look in the actual space, as long as you bring them back, of course. 🙂
That’s worth the trip!
This sample was so closely matching to the shade that’s already in our bathroom, but I liked that it was such a neutral color.
I’m planning to make a vanity (!!) and I think this floor color will allow me to pair it with any colors in the bathroom, especially over the years.
I went back to Carpet One and picked out a few more samples.
Another super helpful employee that helped out was Trey. I was stuck on which of these three were best to try out. It’s always helpful to have an honest opinion from someone else, isn’t it?? 🙂
Once I got them home, I placed them on the floor to decide which of the two I liked best.
Not this one; it’s too dark for me.
But I really liked this one!
I liked the light gray tones in it, so if I go with a blue bathroom (since the rest of my house is blue, LOL, this would look nice with it!
Which one do you like best out of the three I showed you?
Taking the Measurements
A couple of days after going to Carpet One, Tommy, the measuring guy, came over.
It was good to see Tommy again, too, since he’s the one that does all the measuring for this particular store.
I was a little embarrassed to show off my horrific bathroom floor, but I’m guessing that he’s seen it all, right?
He inspected the floor a bit, peeling back tiles, to discover that the tiles were covering even older sheet vinyl.
You should have seen the joy when I learned that they’d have to rip out all this old vinyl.
Bye, bye, old vinyl.
Hello, VeroStone! 🙂
The Next Step: Removing the Vanity and Sinks!
This is where things get a little tricky, too.
My friend, Edmundo, is coming over to help me remove the vanity and sinks this weekend. All that stuff has to be out before the floor gets installed. Even the toilet! I’ll keep you posted on that in this weekend’s post!
The shower will have to remain, and I’ll see about getting that replaced later.
But for now, everything is going!
Let the 30-Day “Naughty or Nice” November Room Challenge Makeover begin!!!
Keep Up With the Entire 30-Day Master Bathroom Makeover Series!
Day 52: How to Remove a Toilet Yourself
DAY 57: How to Install a Toilet Yourself
And be sure to check out your local Carpet One Floor & Home to get help with your flooring projects!