The Great Basement Reno of 2013

Remember this post? Back in March of 2010 we started work on finishing our basement.  And then in April I found out I was pregnant.  And I got very tired.  And then baby was born at the end of 2010 and work pretty much stopped on the basement.  Fast foward to 2013 and we have started finishing the basement again.  When you’re doing most of the work yourself it’s a long and tiring process.  Today’s pictures are of the bathroom.  We still need to paint and install some pretty accessories but for the most part it’s complete.  Its actually nicer than our bathroom in our bedroom.  I’m thinking once the basement is complete I may move downstairs!

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Tiles from Rivalda Tiles in Vaughan, ON

Vanity from Tiles and Stone Etc in Vaughan, ON

Sink faucet fixture from Lowes

Shower head from Ginger’s  in Toronto


Girl’s Bathroom

First 3 pictures are “before.”

This was a very affordable bathroom to create.  The valance I purchased from Pottery Barn in Buffalo when it was on sale.  Of course the stores here in Toronto do have drapery sales from time to time and valances like these are often very affordable.  The shower curtain (not shown) is a gorgeous one that I purchased from Restoration Hardware but through Ebay.  I was able to get it for almost 70% off the actual cost instore.  The mirror was from Winners/Homesense and there was a tiny chip so it was actually reduced further.   But even if it was in good condition the price was great.  Same with the towels another Winners find.  The Tinkerbell decals which are great for a little girl’s bathroom but peel off just as easily for when she’s older were found at the dollar store.

Little Girl’s Bathroom

Paint Color: Filtered Sunlight by Benjamin Moore
Valance: Pottery Barn Kids
Shower Curtain: Pottery Barn Kids
Drapery Rod: Walmart

As an aside, after almost 4 year of enjoying our home, we are moving in September! So come September there will be plenty more new pictures as we start all over again!

Master Bath


Wall color: Tiramisu Benjamin Moore
Mirror: Frame Michael’s Art Store
Towel Bar: Ginger’s
Soap Dish: Linens N Things
Towels: The Bay
Light: Restoration Hardware
Art: Rooms of Distinction
Vase on Counter: The Bay
Large Vase with Flowers: Pier One