August 23, 2010

One year later…bathroom redo reveal!

by Shelly

I’m ashamed…very ashamed. Almost one year ago I wrote about our upstairs kid/guest bathroom that needed a MAJOR remodel when we moved in. The plan had been to just rip down the horrible Tommy Bahama circa 1995 wallpaper and paint. Well, I ripped down the paper and found some serious water damage underneath it in the process. That started a full scale redo of the room. I will admit…I’m still not really done. I have to still get the one tile left to finish the shower/bathtub and also tile to finish the tile on the floor in the doorway. Lazy I tell ya…or at least that’s what my husband mentions to me almost every other week! I’m on it Reed….PROMISE!!!!
I will tell ya…we were on a TIGHT budget during this project. We were trying to get it well under $10k but since I have a small fetish for some expensive tile (I can’t help myself!)…well we had to be creative with the other elements. Here is the breakdown of this area:
1. Countertop:Carrera Marble (seriously found an amazing deal!)
2. Sinks: Kohler Devonshire
3. Faucets: Grohe Seabury
4. Lighting: PB Mercer in satin nickle finish
5. Medicine Cabinets: Restoration Hardware Framed Inset Medicine Cabinet (got for 20% off!)
6. Towel Rings: PB Mercer in satin nickle finish
7. White Plates: Two’s Company (have had FOREVER and finally had a place to put them in our new home!)
8. Rugs and Towels: Restoration Hardware baby and child- on MAJOR sale last Christmas!)




Here is a shot of the other side of the room..
We kept the existing toilet since it was in great condition and didn’t need to be replaced. I think I would like to replace the recessed light with a normal flush light. Please excuse my dumb light bulb. I need a new recessed light in there! I’m also not too keen on the shower curtain…Any suggestions?? I like the spa feel in here, but since it’s my 3 year olds’ bathroom I sort of want to put something more fun. White and ruffles maybe? Not sure yet. I had my tile guys expand the little area in the shower for soap and shampoo. It was just a hole before and I know when Ellie is a teenager it will need to fit shampoo, soap, skin stuff, razors, bath bubbles…you get the picture. Here is the breakdown of this area.
1. Shower/Tub tile: Ann Sacks (I plan on doing it half way up all around the room in the future!)
2. Shower Curtain: Tar-jay
3. Vintage Metal Doc Sign: Found in the desert of California on the side of the road!
4. Trashcan and Toiletpaper Holder: HomeGoods                                                                                                                                                                                                 5. Shower Faucet: Grohe Seabury ( Cannot recommend this line enough!)                                                                                                                                                    5. Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments
And now here’s where I show you the part of the room that is very NOT finished. I’ve been stumped since day one with this corner. At first I put a towel bar on the big blank wall near the vanity, but first off…it wasn’t long enough, and second I just wasn’t feeling it. Here it is…you’ll see what I mean.
So I ended up realizing that guests and my little one are not going to fold their towels nicely on a rack.  It never happens. And I’m a neat freak, so I had to minimize my stress. I went to Antho and picked up some vintage looking coat hooks for the towels instead. Yes, I’m going to take down that God awful towel bar, but friends…HELP PLEASE…what do I do there? I have soo many ideas, but even interior designers get stumped on projects. Do I do a series of prints here, or maybe one big print? Add a small chair in the corner?
So what do you think friends? I’d LOVE your help here. I should probably go get that tile this week eh? Hubby is about to kill me! hee hee.

The Lettered Cottage

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Hess Fam August 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Looks amazing. So relaxing and clean. Love. But I'm stumped on that wall decor….


Wallpaper August 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I love it all!! great job!!


Shorely Chic August 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm

This is exactly how I would want the bathroom – I love the white with touches of color, and the carera marble is a must!


grohe faucets September 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

I would want the bathroom like this – I love the colors like white, with touches of color, and the carera marble is a must!I like this very much……


Debra December 31, 2010 at 2:16 am

I love it! So peaceful – I agree, expensive mosaics are my vice, especially the iridescent tile….. Well done!


Pieter West February 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm

You’ve done a great job with your bathroom design, it looks very elegant! Im in the process of doing my own bathroom renovations and found a great article about small bathroom design.
Can’t wait to complete my bathroom project!


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