Here is our bathroom renovation! I am still awaiting the installation of the window treatments, and we are changing the overhead lighting slightly after our son's high school graduation, but I wanted to start getting the bathroom organized finally. I apologize for my photography...I seriously need a tripod and a wide angle lens would have helped. But at least you will get the idea of the room. :)
The renovation took 2 months...basically I designed the bathroom and a very talented contractor worked with me on every detail.
Click here for some before shots of our bathroom in all it's 1970s glory! :D I started blogging about wanting to re-do our master bath years ago. Some of my inspiration photos are posted here as well as on pinterest. Years ago (I mean years ago!), I was very inspired by a piece I had read about Barbara Barry's home in LA. I was just mesmerized by her use of dark wood coupled with bright and simple white. While my style is not as contemporary as Barbara's, I always knew I would want a dark floor and white walls for my bathroom transformation. So, that's what I did! :)
OK, onward we go......:)
The biggest change is that we replaced our awful tub and tile surround with free standing tub. New beadboard and more substantial mouldings create texture and interest.
I have tried to inject a bit of glamour into the space with some silver accessories, but I have also used natural, woven baskets. The tile floor is beautiful and is made to look like hardwood.
We added sconces to the tub area and a double towel bar rack in polished nickel.
When the old tub was removed, there was quite a bit of wasted space, so I decided to add some shelving. The contractor was great at creating this open cabinet. Originally I was going to add a skirt to the bottom section (and I still might), but I found two matching baskets at IKEA that fit perfectly and tie in nicely with the floor and mirrors.
Below are our two sinks. We kept the original sinks, countertop and vanity area intact. We ripped off the overpowering expanse of mirror and replaced it with a total of three smaller mirrors. We also replaced the sink fixtures with new fixtures in polished nickel.
I decided to hang this seahorse sculpture between our two sink mirrors. He used to hang in our boys' bathroom before we updated it. I bought this guy in beautiful Dana Point.
More silver accents....
The vanity side of the bathroom is below...we have a ton of storage in this bathroom! A natural woven blind will be installed on the window here as well as in the shower area.
Shower area below...
Shower tile is white subway tile, with carerra marble flooring and insert/bench.
On top of the water closet I placed a few pretty items...
It took 2 full months for this project from start to (nearly) finish, but it really has been worth it!
Paint colors are Old Prairie by Ben Moore and Whisper by Dunn Edwards for all of the beadboard, trim and cabinets.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! :)