Friday, February 17, 2012

Bathroom Renovation

At long last, our bathroom renovation project is complete! I've shared a few sneak peeks, but here it is finally all put together.



Now to appreciate how far we've come, you're going to have to see the before. It will only hurt for a second...




This is the original upstairs hall bath for our children and guests in our 32-year old house. It was one of those projects that started and stalled many times over the years. It ended up being the very last room in our house to be updated.




I know, it looked like a really bad motel bathroom.



You sometimes needed a wrench to turn on the faucet in the shower. Doesn't everyone keep a wrench handy for showering?




And yes, I do believe those are sheep, roosters, horses and bunnies on the wallpaper. You know I can hear you laughing, right?




Okay, enough of that, back to the pretty pictures!




The room was completely gutted, no need to save a thing. It's a very small room and there were no options for changing the footprint. But I knew it could be pretty and functional. My goals were light and bright, clean and fresh; modern with a touch of vintage. The colors and some of the fixtures relate directly to the master bathroom down the hall. I really like continuity and repeating elements throughout a house. I think it helps to create great flow from room to room.






The cabinetry was ordered from Lowes and we found that you can get more customization (and at a lower price) if you order from the kitchen department instead of the bath department. We appreciated the savings and got the exact specifications for our space. The Corian counter top (in Sahara) on the other hand, had to be ordered from the bath department because it wasn't big enough to order from the kitchen department. Silly rules.





The faucets and shower hardware are all from Delta's Victorian line. We've used them throughout the house. Did I mention that I like continuity?




The light sconces, mirror, towel ring and hooks are all from Pottery Barn.



I very much prefer hooks to towel bars. I find that the towels are easier to hang up, they always look neat, they dry faster and they just look cute!




The shells and stones were collected on vacations. You may have heard that this family has a thing for rocks.





I love the creamy ironstone platters against the blue wall. They are a fun and a little unexpected.


I've had this little cabinet for years. It's moved around from room to room. I think it's finally found a home. And I love the addition of the vintage clocks.



The bead board was a must! I have it in every bathroom and my laundry room.




But it's the floor that gets the most comments.



They are wood grain tiles and everyone loves them.
(*Interceramic Timberlands Series in Nature Valley)


Aren't they yummy?


And yes, the floor is heated. Ahhh ... that feels so good!




The shower curtain is a white waffle weave from Target. (Hmmm, don't know where the underline came from and I can't make it go away!)

A light in the shower was also a must in this tiny bathroom with no natural light. No dark and dreary corners allowed.


And I think the shower tile really ties it all together. It is a combination of glass and natural stone. It just sparkles!
(*MA-12-LB 5/8 x 2 Glass and Stone Mosaic)




The shower corner shelves, trim and door threshold all pick up the stone in the tile. 
(*Durango Honed Limestone)


And guess what, you don't even need a wrench to take a shower!



So there you have it. At long last, our bathroom renovation is complete. We are totally thrilled with the transformation. And after 32 years, it was about time for an update, don't you think?



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82 comments:

The Retail DiYet said...

It looks beautiful! I love the alarm clocks. Great touch!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Fabulous makeover! Love the tile in the shower and the floors.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Gorgeous! Love the color and the materials you chose. Enjoy it!!! You deserve it after 32 years :)

Twice Nice said...

Can I just say, Gorgeous! Love that tile, and after seeing your floor I think that I might have to copy it for our laundry room update in the future. I don't think there is a single detail that you left out. Wonderful!

Allison@FabRehab said...

What an AMAZING before and after, Sharon! You did a great job and I especially love the floor!

Terry said...

A pretty and functional bath now. It was genius to move the toilet from front and center to partially hidden. And the floor and tile shower is so cool. Such a calm space too.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I voted! Your bathroom looks so fresh and updated. Great idea to move the toilet too. Love the bin pulls and the towel hooks etc.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW sharon! it looks amazing! i love it all! and i kept scrolling to see if that tile was indeed tile because i have seen it before and love it, so then when you said it it confirmed to me how i love it! :) fantastic job, friend! happy weekend!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I love your new bath! I also love those wood grain tiles, I have seen them and just thought they are beautiful! And that tile you used in the bath I am considering for my kitchen, absolutely lovely, all of it!

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Oh my! What a transformation! It looks amazing!! The details are perfect. I have to say though, the old wallpaper is hysterical.

Karen Harper said...

A beautiful redo, love the tiles and floor and the bead board...love it all!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love the plumbing fixtures you chose, the tile, the chippy old cupboard, the clocks, and everything about it! I have a question, though...a friend just told me that there were "moisture issues" with using beadboard in a bathroom...ARE there??

jeannie maxwell said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation. I loved seeing all of the pictures. Every detail, I was oohing and ahhing over. Beautiful bathroom. Very jealous of your heated floor too! Great work!

misty said...

I love it! I think we share the same style, I wish that you could come and do my bathroom

Katie said...

It looks gorgeous Sharon! I love the hardwood tile floors! Even better that they're heated! What a great transformation!!

Artsy Matilda said...

Beautiful! Love the clocks and the cabinet, oh and the platters. Such wonderful accents. But as a fellow "sometimes need a wrench" club member, it is a very freedom type moment when you can throw the wrench out! Congratulations!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful bathroom. Love the color!

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

It looks great!! I really like the color scheme!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the beadboard (we did it too), floor and tiles! Congrats on the finished product, now enjoy!

NanaDiana said...

Sharon- We are still on vacation but I am popping by to tell you that is one gorgeous makeover. I LOVE IT! You did a wonderful job and I am in love with those wood tiles. It was worth the wait! xo Diana

Cynthia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You should be so proud!

The Semi-Domesticated Mama said...

Holy cow what a difference! Your remodel is gorgeous. I'm about to embark on the complete remodel of 2 bathrooms. I'm dreading it but you gave me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

GirlRural.com said...

This turned out SO beautifully! We are using the same cabinet pulls in our kitchen and I love your faucets. One thing, from experience, is the alarm clocks will rust on the interior from the steam. So, if you want them to function this may be a problem. Great work!

Sherry said...

Ok so you already have a ton of comments but you know how it feels when you have to say I LOVE LOVE the cabinet with the clocks on it. Stuff like that makes me so happy :)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Beautiful! We will soon be redoing our hall/kids bathroom and I hope it turns out as nice! It's also about 32 years old :)

Stacey said...

Beautiful Reno! Love the clocks and Plates and your yummy floors!
Stacey :)

Stacey said...

Beautiful Reno! Love the clocks and Plates and your yummy floors!
Stacey :)

Mona said...

love your new bathroom..and that floor is really yummy...you did a really good job redoing it..
Mona

Ali Richardson said...

Gorgeous transformation Sharon! Every detail is perfect! Great job :)

Cornerstone Confessions said...

Wow, this looks great. That took a lot of laborous love to look like that. I agree with you about the shower hooks. Totally the way to go go.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sharon,
I love what you did with your bathroom. the colors are so soothing and your accessories are perfect. Where can I start...love the seashells, collection of clocks ad white accents. Really love your mirror; one of our bathrooms stil has the big plate of mirror glass like in your "before" photo and I keep putting off changing it out...seems like a big job...you've inspired me to take this one on...it made a hug difference. Beautiful job!
Your newest follower,
Cheryl

Pat said...

Beautifully done bathroom makeover!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Good gracious, Sharon, it's so lovely! Love the hooks for the towels ~ so much easier than folding them over a bar! :) That little cabinet is adorable...and the heated floors~ you lucky lady!

{northern cottage} said...

YUM - everything is PERFECT in this bathroom!

only bloggers can actually say YUM to a bathroom. that is kinda weird - but you 'get it' right?

www.NorthernCottage.net

Samm Spangler said...

Great makeover!! I love the colors your selected!

-Samm
LittleHouseintheBigD.blogspot.com

Toodie said...

OMG, LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look! Those floor tiles are awesome and I just love the vintage looking fixtures. And, why yes, I DO have a wrench in my bathroom to turn on the shower. LOL

Tranae said...

Amazing job. Absolutely beautiful.

Tranae
www.becomingfab.com

Deana said...

Wow....that looks amazing!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Wow...beautiful transformation! Love that wood look tile!!! Laurel

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Incredible! I can see why everyone loves the floors. Beautiful!

Tammy @ Type A said...

wowza! i love all of it, the floor is amazing, the shower surround, the cabinet. decor. love it all. my fave is that you moved the toilet! lol looks so much better there. fab job. i'm gonna put this in my file for my next house!

Six Sisters said...

This looks wonderful! I could really go for a heated floor! Worth the 32 year wait!!! Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful ideas! -The Sisters

Shiloh said...

What a fantastic transformation. I love that blue color. It's beautiful.

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon, it is perfect! I absolutely love everything about it!!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

How beautiful!! What a great transformation!! I love the colors and that floor....LOVE!! I am a plate fanatic, so I adore the unexpected plates! :)

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Not to sound creepy, but can I come use your bathroom?! :) Love it!

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Wow! That's a major reno, what a difference. Looks great!

Christine said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE IT!!! The cabinet and the flooring are my favorite!!!! I sure wish my bathroom looked like yours!

I would LOVE it if you shared this on my blog:
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-4.html

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors you chose & the little details are all amazing. Great job!

Laurie-Anne said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the wall color - what is it?

Sugarr2518 said...

That really is some major updating! I love all of it, but the shower is amazing, especially the tile:)

Cindy said...

Beautiful Bathroom!

chateau chic said...

Your bathroom transformation is beautiful! Love the color of the walls and your vintage touches.
I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Wow, girl! It looks incredible. And the floor is AMAZING...and the shower is a showstopper!

Lolly Jane said...

OHMYGOODNESS! What a difference! It's like you went on HGTV and they redid it ;) Love love love it, Sharon!

PS: Slightly jealous of the heated floors! Score!
xoxo

Holly Lefevre said...

It is gorgeous! I have been working on an ugly bathroom post (think saloon doors and cherry blossom wallpaper!) as we are getting ready to fix up the beast! You have some really great styling in there and the color palette is great. Thanks for the tip on ordering from the kitchen department!

Remodelaholic said...

This looks fabulous! I would love to feature this bathroom on Remodelaholic. If you are interested you can check out details here: http://www.remodelaholic.com/13974-2/ and let me know! Thanks!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Gorgeous! What a stunning before and after... putting your bathroom in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend.

Cristina @ RemodelandolaCasa.com said...

Wow! what a big difference! It looks beautiful! Love the floor and shower tiles! Coming from Redoux, I'm now your newest follower!

SHERRY HART said...

Nothing like a beautiful new bathroom! I know you are thrilled with the makeover! Looks great.

Calista said...

Absolutely lovely redo! The old wallpaper did make me laugh - what were they thinking, anyway? I'm jealous of your heated floor! :-) Enjoy!

Terry said...

I'm so glad you linked up your bathroom...love the transformation - it's a totally different space now...you did get me interested as soon as I saw the platters on the wall but as I checked out the makeover, it's so much more now..the heated floor! the tiled shower! the beadboard!
Love how you brought your vintage finds into the space...your post is one of my top five picks for the week. I hope you can come back again this weekend and share more of yourself! Have a great weekend!

Deidre said...

I simply LOVE everything about this transformation!It makes me want to come over and sit in your beautiful bathroom!! lol Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a transformation--it is beautiful!

Sandy Ang said...

everything looks so warm and cosy. especially like the little touches you put in such as the sailor in his row boat !

Jule said...

This is such an improvement. I love the floor (isn't floor heating just wonderful!) and really how everything goes so well together. You are so right about ordering bathroom furniture from the kitchen department. I've been thinking about that already. Again, wonderful bathroom!!!
Jule

Honey at 2805 said...

Wow! What a transformation! Everything is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creative idea at Potpourri Friday!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That glass tile is amazing. ~Megan

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Just noticed that we both live in Westminster. :) ~ Megan

Dixie Delights said...

Just found you on Remodelaholic and I adore this makeover!! I've been drooling over that wood grained tile for some time now.

I'm your newest follower too!
Amanda
dixiedelights.blogspot.com

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

That floor tile is unbelieveable! I must see that in person somewhere fast! The tile is amazing too. Well done!

angela said...

I've enjoyed your sight - found you through Remodelaholic today. I have one question for you: Was it very difficult to move the toilet to a different location altogether? We have a bathroom in which I'd love to move the toilet, but I didn't think it was really an option. Please, enlighten me...

Its So Very Cheri said...

Sharon I am doing a completefeature of your bathroom on Monday the 5th. I was saving it for a special feature. It is just fabulous.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

Sharon I am doing a completefeature of your bathroom on Monday the 5th. I was saving it for a special feature. It is just fabulous.

Cheri

Helen's Decor said...

Wow! What a wonderful makeover of your bath. Hope you add Linky Followers, too.
I found you thanks to Cheri's feature.

Special 'K' said...

What a great job you have done! i love that beautiful cupboard it is gorgeous. thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

TomKinley said...

Better info on your blog than what I have seen so far elsewhere. Thanks for sharing and... Keep up the good work. I know from experience it's not always easy! :-).

Jessica said...

Your floor looks great. I work for a flooring company and this is one of our #1 sellers.

Sally said...

We have a similar piece of "folk art" we found recently at an antique store...where did you find man in the boat? I love it and the whole bathroom!

Sally said...

We have a similar piece of "folk art" we found recently at an antique store...where did you find man in the boat? I love it and the whole bathroom!

Normal Mom said...

Not sure if you posted and I missed it but did the floor tiles also come from Lowes???? I'm thinking it would be perfect for my smaller kitchen! Great blog!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The floor tiles came from a small local tile shop here in Westminster, Maryland. They are also available online.