This is such a beautiful bathroom it is so bright, beautiful and clean – the perfect combination for a bathroom! I LOVE the tile floor, and the bead board wainscoting. Check out the transformation from Heather and Simple.beautiful.home.
So I FINALLY found my camera the other day, which means that I was able to upload some “before” photos of the house. I definitely remember what it looked like when we bought it (oh, how i miss those post-it-colored walls), but I haven’t seen a side-by-side comparison of the projects until today. YAY! Take a look at the “photos” tab up top for more before and after reveals. My goal is to do a post about each step of the transformation (and definitely some tuturials for DIY-related projects…which is a lot!!) over the next few weeks. First up is our half bath…
For some reason we didn’t take a lot of pictures of the lovely space pre-renovation (although we might have video of it), but let me paint a picture for you. Yellow tile on the walls (about waist high), yellow tiles on the floor, a yellow-painted vanity with a yellow sink, a yellow toilet AND yellow walls. Oh, and even the baseboard heating covers were painted yellow….and the door too. Yea, I think that’s it. Oh wait. No. Here’s the best part. There were two brass carriage lights flanking the mirror (oh yea, the ones that you put OUTSIDE your house next to your EXTERIOR doors). L.O.V.E it! So….here she is after we ripped everything out.
My uncle was nice enough to come by and show us how to install the tiles one weekend. We thought about heading over to Home Depot to have all of the tiles cut for us, but since we are planning on re-doing the backsplash in the kitchen this summer at some point, we decided it was worth the $79 to get our own tile saw. And let me tell you, it is my husband’s new favorite toy! Not only is it pretty convenient to be able to cut and install all of the tile ourselves, but we also made a HUGE mess of ourselves in the process. I wish I had a picture of us at the end of that day. B looked like a mad scientist with a big white stripe going up through his hair. See…in order to cut the tile, it needs to be wet, so there is a little pool of water at the bottom of the saw that keeps the blade lubricated while you are cutting….sooo, when you put the tile through, the water sprays right at you!! He loved it. I did not, but hey, I got a new floor that day, so I couldn’t complain too much!
I need to put something up on the wall that isn’t shown in either photo. It is just a blank wall right now with the same beadboard as the side shown above. I was thinking of doing a few beachy photos with some blue in it, but I’m not sure which photos to use. After de-personalizing our condo for a year and a half while we were trying to sell it, I’m nervous to put up personal photos around the house. I tend to go for landscapes or maps or old signs. Maybe I’ll do one big beach picture that is broken up into three frames….hm..ideas, ideas.
Since I absolutely love before and afters, here is one more look at the transformation:
Well, that’s it for our bathroom reveal.