Friday, June 10, 2011

Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Today is an exciting day - revealing our bathroom remodel! This room was first on our list to fix up in our home, so I am super happy that it's freshened up and looking so much better.

Just as a reminder of where we were before, here are a few quick photos. But, to see the full tutorial and information on our wallpaper removal, check this out.

The first two photos are from the first time we saw the house at the Open House, and the last photo was taken after the wallpaper was removed, but wanted to be sure I had a decent shot of the grape light fixtures. 
 Grape light fixtures, seashell wallpaper and pink water themed laminate: 

Brown shower tiles:

Grape Light Fixtures: 

Now for the after photos!! We stuck with the brown tile, but used blue Martha Stewart paint and updated the light fixtures (and of course removed the wallpaper).

When we moved in, the shower was missing a shower head and shower curtain rod. So, our first steps were getting those two things at the hardware store. We also got the same shower curtain featured on one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love.

We were surprised when we visited hardware stores that Lowes had a better lighting selection for bathroom fixtures than Home Depot. Lowes had a pretty cool section where you pick out the base / finish vanity fixture you want, and then there are a variety of shades for you to choose from

It was a nice option for us to choose a more modern fixture, but still tie in the vintage brown swirls you see in the shower tile and flooring. 

We replaced the hardware (towel rod, robe hook and toilet paper holder) at Home Depot. 

Rugs were purchased from TJ Maxx. Small table and plant from Ikea. 

Flowers are from my garden!

Lastly, a quick list of what we would still like to accomplish in the bathroom:
  • Raise up the vanity
  • Frame the bathroom mirror (I see this DIY project in my future this fall)
  • Replace the countertop
  • Replace the sink
  • Get the tub professionally reglazed
So, there you go! That gives you a snapshot of where we started, where we are now, and what is still left for finishing our bathroom remodel project. I am really pleased with the results so far, it feel so far away from the dated feel before, with a much more fresh and clean feel.

Are you loving any projects you've finished up lately around the house?


  1. The Bathroom looks great!

  2. Wow! Looks much, much better! I think the paint color goes well with the browns, and kind of modernizes what could have been some very dated patterns!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog--you're welcome to check it out!

  3. Thanks you guys! It FEELS so much better ;)

  4. Really, this is the perfect remodel. You are doing great work with your bathroom. Its look very nice after remodel. I think, Allowing daylight into bathrooms not only helps cut energy costs but also creates a lively and healthy space. Solar Tubes can be a suitable choice for bathrooms because while it provides natural light, it maintains privacy to the space.
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