Once all the tile work was complete, we were able to paint the sheetrock. We chose a gray color to go with the gray that is on both the floor tile and shower tile. We picked up the shower curtain from Target. It’s not what I had planned on, but the Hubby liked this one and I try not to be picky when he is actually involved in projects for the house. The shower curtain has gray, green and blue stripes, so I am able tow rom off of those colors for the accents and towels.We were also able to get the vanity installed. The space that we have for the vanity, is extremely small which really limits the options of the vanity. We looked everywhere for the perfect, small vanity. This one by far, was the best quality and had the best look. We grabbed this from Lowes, as well as all the hardware which we matched with the shower hardware. We ordered a wine rack from Walmart, that I plan on using as a towel rack. I am still looking for the perfect white shelves that I plan on hanging over the toilet. We are still missing the mirror over the vanity and the final light fixture above the vanity. We are making baby steps with the bathroom. At this stage it the bathroom is fully functional, all that is left is the esthetic of the bathroom and the minor ways in which I will do my best to incorporate smart storage ideas.
We are on to stage two of our bathroom remodel. You can see Stage one here.
Once everything has been removed and the walls were stripped down the studs, no major damage was found. We were so very lucky. The rebuilding was able to begin. Our good friend Jon did most of the sheet rock and tile labor, which saved us tons of money. I didn’t take any pictures of just the sheet rock going up; that wasn’t much fun. Here is Jon starting to place the subway tiles on the back wall which will be the new shower.
The first step of our bathroom remodel, was to remove everything old and ugly from the bathroom so we could evaluate any possible issues hidden behind the walls and under the floor.
We literally ripped out everything exposing the beams.This is where the bathtub once was. This was the shower handle. We had the plumber come in and update the copper piping running the water to the shower head and tub faucet. We left the toilet to the last possible second, so we could at least have that and be able to stay at the house. We had to remove the baseboard heater, it got damaged in the demolition. This will be replaced, we will also be extending it so we can get more heat to the bathroom. This was where our vanity stood. We had a plumber come in and update the PVC and Copper piping running to the sink. This is the bathroom light above the medicine cabinet. There was a covered light box in our hall way, which we found out that led to nothing once we opened the walls. So we were left with a hole. Little Miss loved that she could peak in even when the door was closed. This will be closed. Once everything was ripped out, we found that there was no major damage hidden behind the walls; we were very lucky! We had to put in the new tub, so the sheetrock and the new plywood on the floor could fit snuggle against the tub.
Unfortunately, our house only has one bathroom. Eventually, in the future we plan on adding a second full bathroom to the second floor. For now, we are focusing on the current bathroom. We are in the middle of the renovation which means that I have a toilet but no shower. Little Miss and I take nightly trips to my In-Laws house to shower before coming back home for bedtime. We only live two miles apart so it’s easier than it sounds.
I will show you all the before, during, and after pictures once we complete the project, which is scheduled to be complete this weekend. Fingers crossed!
Here are my favorite pins that I found on Pinterest, which I have used as inspiration when I trek off to the unknown world of the home improvement stores to pick stuff out.
I cannot get enough of the subway tile and the honeycomb title. We chose the standard white subway tile with a gray grout for the new shower walls. I really wanted the white honeycomb titles with the black square insert, but we went with a light gray insert, to appeal to more buyers down the road.
For phase 2, I would love to add a barn style sliding door to add some character and make it a little bit unique. It is a small bathroom so I also need to think of ways to include storage without over-whelming the space. I also like the idea of using a wall wine rack as a towel holder.
The Hubby and I are very excited to see it all come together. We’re also a tad nervous, and hoping everything we picked out creates a space that looks pretty and functions well.
All images have been hyperlinked with the original source; to the best of my ability.
Currently my bedroom is painted a deep plum color. It’s a nice color, but I want to create a room that is light, fresh and relaxing. I chose two colors samples of light blues to see how I would like them once dry. This one is called “Sonata”. It’s a pretty color, but ended up being darker than I had wanted.
This is the second sample, called “Cool Sky”. Both Paint colors of from the brand Behr at Home Depot. This color, is in the same family as the first, yet it is much lighter, a very pale blue, almost white. I think it’s perfect. I want to do all the walls and the ceiling this color, to create an overall oasis.
The closet doors, are currently painted somewhat of a toasted, burnt red. Red is not my color, I’m not sure if I want to paint them the same color blue, or use a sand color I have leftover form another room. I only know that they will not stay red.