Jun 12, 2013

A Much Bigger Bathroom

It was fun to recently pull together some room-by-room pictures of our house remodel. It's hard to remember how far we've come since the water damage and seeing pictures just makes me thankful we're almost done!!

One of the rooms where we see the biggest difference from 'before' to 'after' is in the upstairs bathroom.

What an UGLY bathroom! This is what it looked like when we first bought the house. Teal and peach with a weird wall above the shower that we had to duck under. As a temporary fix, we removed the glass shower door and that weird ceiling area and then used a tile paint to make everything white. On the floor we used peel and stick vinyl tiles to temporarily fix the ugly.
This bathroom is where some of the worst water damage was. The whole ceiling and side wall were covered in mold and had just stayed wet for much too long. (thanks to an insurance adjuster who told us to wait a few months before taking action on the problem....grrrr)
So we had to gut the WHOLE thing! That tile was stuck on like you would not believe. The plaster walls were heavy and backed with metal lath. Not.a.fun.project! Below you can see the bathroom wall completely removed (along with all the walls and ceilings) and open to the boys' bedroom.
We decided to make the bathroom bigger than it had been by taking a section out of the boys' room (a great decision).
Foam insulation was put everywhere. (another great decision)
Then the 'pretty' parts of the bathroom could be put back in.
What a night and day difference! We still have a few things to finish up in this room (it's the story of our lives, really) but we're thrilled with how it turned out!
 A few details can be found here about the vanity, and here about the shower curtain and rings.

Lights: Factory Sconce from Restoration Hardware
Shower Curtain: Grand Embroidered Shower Curtain in white Pottery Barn
Shower Curtain Rings: Restoration Hardware (no longer available)
Tile: from the Tile Shop I'm not sure they have the floor tile anymore but it's similar to this only the big hex tiles are matte and the small squares have a gloss finish. The shower tile is similar to this.
Mirror: Menards - it was $10 in the scratch and dent section. It used to be an off-white color and I just painted it white.
Window Shutter: Menards special order (it's pvc)
Baskets: Target
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore color called Black Pepper in a pearl finish


  1. That is just amazing :)

    Vintage Inspired Girls

  2. What an amazing before and after! I LOVE the hex floor tiles and the shower curtain rings! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you both! I, of course, am a sewbon.com follower and I am now a follower of vindiebaby too! Your clothes are amazing!!

  4. You never cease to amaze! I'm in love with that vanity.

  5. PS where did you get that huge silver jack?

  6. Lindsay - I think I got the jack from a local lamp store that was going out of business. I feel like I've seen them other places too, but can't think of where. If I come across one I'll let you know!


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