Months later, when she was back in Colorado and we tried to settle into a schedule, Mr. Palindrome turned again to the bathroom. In 4 days, we finished the rest.
And that new commode? It's a potty trained person's dream. Clean.
We didn't spend much for this transformation as the paint alone transformed the room (well, that and the bleach), but here's the breakdown:
Toilet - $3.00+ (after a $100 rebate from the City of Durham for purchasing a water efficient model and selling our old one for $15 on Craigslist)
Granite Vanity Top - $170
Faucet - $88
Paint - $73 ($8 on samples, $25 on gallon, $25 on primer, $15 on misc. drywall supplies)
Toilet Paper Holder - $25
Towel Holder - $16
Mirror - Free, reused
Lighting - Free, gift from parents
Cabinet hardware - $13
Print - Free
Candles - Free, gift
Milk glass saucers - Free, already owned
Total - $309
Not too shabby.
Are you cringing that we didn't paint the cabinet? Does our elongated toilet tickle your fancy (not a euphemism . . . ha!)?