Oh, glorious bathroom project – thank God you are done!! We picked the absolute worst time to gut and remodel our guest bathroom: just before summer (that we had jam packed), and right as I became pregnant with our second, which I was super sick with for the first 16 weeks.
We won’t go into details of how long this truly took, the point is: it’s finished, beautiful and was all done by hand from my amazing husband. Looking at all the work, it amazes me that he did this all himself. There were so many details, hiccups, issues, and he pushed through it all.
Let’s recap what it looked like in the beginning:
Between the original orange/brown shower tile, linoleum and particle board vanity cupboards, this bathroom needed an overhaul badly. The whole house needs one, but let’s just take this room by room for now.
The demolition was major. We took out the bathtub, all of the tiling, the vanity, mirror, toilet, flooring, lighting, and medicine cabinet. So everything! It was a complete gut and fresh slate. Now time to get to work.
We were originally going to use some tiles that we had been given from a family member that were sand/taupe colored, but after trying to piece together the others colors I was hoping for, we decided to just go big and buy what we really wanted. It turned out to be a great decision and one that gave us a lot of peace, as I was struggling with the idea of doing this big project only half-right.
I love the look of white, seaglass and then dark colors to contrast. Working with the format of our original bathroom, we picked the following design pallet:
I love the freshness of white and sea glass mixed together. It reminds me of a spa and it’s in my 70s house! The mirror was a gift from a friend that she had painted. And I love the floor tile because for some reason the way the heat runs in our house, it makes the floor feel heated, without the work put into it.
We also opted to make a built-in where the medicine cabinet was, and it was a great decision! I love the open look.
Here is the finished product!
We spent many trips to the local home improvement stores, but it all came together beautifully. I love this bathroom and the beauty it brings our home. The kids are lucky as this is their main bathroom!