December 16, 2013

I'm back! Now let's talk bathrooms.

OMG...I have missed you all very much! My computer kicked out on my a few weeks ago, and I have been so extremely busy that I only replaced it this weekend. I have been so out of touch! Please, tell me everything that you've been up to since I've been lost in the land of real people. Seriously, tell. me. EVERYTHING.

In addition to working like a crazy woman, H and I have been working on a guest bathroom reno (if you follow me on Instagram, you maybe saw a few sneak peeks under #projectbathroom). I have had an idea of what I wanted to do to this bathroom for a long time, but it kept getting pushed to the back of the list since we rarely use it. When we found out we'd have several different guests staying with us over the holidays, however, we kicked this little redo into high gear.

Here's what the bathroom basically looked like when we moved in. In fact, this was the middle of an "after" reveal that was actually the second post ever written on this blog (I'll spare you the eyesore and not link it, but should you choose to slug through the years of posts, just's a DIY fail wasteland way back there). 

We finally knocked out that original vanity and replaced it with one that we purchased at an auction for $70. I added a Nate Berkus shower curtain and a black picture frame and called it "done".

And now, I'm happy to say that you would barely recognize it! But since it's not completely finished, I wanted to share a design board that I created for this space. We utilized as many things as we could from the current bathroom to save on budget, and I think we'll come in at just under $600 for the whole shebang. Here's what I was working towards!

Here's what we've done so far:

- Built a floor-to-ceiling white built-in cabinet that will utilize the small space in a very big way.
-Replaced (horrible) old floors.
- Painted walls ("Baby Seal Black" by BM, talked about HERE)
-Paneled walls
-Painted vanity ("Stonington Gray" by BM)
-Taken down old mirror
-Replaced light fixture
-Caulked and primed bookshelf and paneling

And here's what we still need to do:

-Paint and hang vintage mirror
-Paint paneling and bookshelf white
-DIY shower curtain
-Hang art
-Find and purchase rug (I'm hoping a gorg Persian will fall in my lap, or land under my tree)

Unfortunately, for budget reasons, we had to work around the current granite vanity top, which is fine because there is nothing wrong with it...but I am just over the warm speckled look. So I chose a warm green-based gray for the vanity to try to cool down the tone of the top to better match the new floors. The walls above the paneling are painted black, but because of the sunlight and the shade of black that I chose, it has a really beautiful charcoal/ navy sheen to it. I'm really loving how it's all coming together, and I can't wait to share it with you!

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  1. Cannot wait for the reveal!! And so glad you are back. :)

  2. Ah! Can't wait to see the final reveal! And I was so happy to see you in my Google Reader this morning :)

    1. Yay! Thanks for still being here, Mandolyn! :)

  3. Ah! Can't wait to see the final reveal! And I was so happy to see you in my Google Reader this morning :)

  4. ! Welcome back and starting off with a bang! Anxiously awaiting the reveal!

    Amber @

    1. Thank you, Amber! I'm just waiting on a few finishing touches. I can't wait to share it!

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    1. Thank you, Whit! I'm just glad you all are still here ;)

  6. Excited to see how this is all coming together. I too am glad to see you back!

  7. When I did my bathroom "revamp" one of my favorite things I did was replace the shower head. It cost about $30 and took me less than 10 minutes to do and makes my bathroom so luxurious! You might want to consider that for this room too!!

    1. Ooooh, yes! I forgot to add that to the list. We already have a giant rain shower head that I can't wait to install! They do make such a difference, you're totally right.

  8. Glad you're back! :) I can't wait to see the full reveal, I'm loving all the elements in the design board!


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