Check it: here’s our guest bathroom before and after, with walls of gray penny tile, a walnut floating shelf vanity with a vessel sink, painted white wood floors, and lots more.
Yep, we snuck and did it all and didn’t blog about any of it until now. Which means we’ve got some catching up to do. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? This is how the bathroom looked when we moved in a few years ago:
Pink carpet. I just need to say that again: pink carpet. And in the bathroom. Not just pink carpet in the bathroom, but crocheted kitty curtains, a plastic accordian shower door, layers of brown linoleum under the pink carpet, a dropped ceiling a la the 60s or some other bygone decade, faux pink tile on the walls (seriously, this was a plastic/rubbery material painted pink), a very short vanity, and so much more ugly that neither words nor pictures can describe it. Oh, and not just ugly, but stinky like an enormous hairy dog that hadn’t bathed or been groomed in a month who then rolled in a dirt puddle and started laying out in the hot sun, so that the humid stink just oozed everywhere. I blame the carpet. You’d think with all that we would have remodeled this room sooner. We are not always logical like that. But when we finally bit the bullet and started on this room, here are how things progressed.
Can I just say that those walls of penny tile totally kicked my butt? So worth it. Literally every person that comes over rubs all up on those walls (fine, I do too).
A few particular favorites of ours are the walls-o-tile (duh), the painted white wood floor, the walnut floating shelf vanity with vessel sink and sexy Kraus faucet, and the shelf-to-ceiling mirror. And it feels even better knowing that just about everything in this room was a DIY job including redoing the floors, tiling, building the mini-wall, building and installing the walnut vanity shelf, and lots more.
We’ve still got a few more things to finish like installing our L-shaped shower curtain rod (which is sitting in a box in the basement), installing a couple of towel hooks, and other random stuff, but so far we are loving this sleek new bathroom. And we love that it smells fresh and shiny clean, somewhere between paint and soap – yum.
I’ll be back with some additional details about how to build the vanity shelf, tile the walls, paint the floors, etc. (update: click through for more on the painted hardwood floors, DIY floating vanity, tile inset mirror; tiling tips; framed marbled paper; and finally installing the shower curtain), so add House Updated to your feed or subscribe to posts via email (buttons on the right) so you don’t miss it – it’s free! And spam-free, too. Oh, and you can follow along with real-time fun on Instagram, Pinterest, and all that good stuff, too (again, buttons on the right).
Anyone else tackle walls of tiny mosaic tile? Or create your own floating shelf? Or perhaps convince your spouse that painted floors will be awesome? Here’s to hoping I’m not all alone in any of those things…