I also could not have accomplished all of this without the help of the panarican_handyman who worked tirelessly to meet this deadline. Also thank you to the hubbywho was away for most of the process, but returned toward the end and helped me accomplish those last minute tasks- thank you my love! AND big shout out to our friends who gave up their Sunday to help with the installation of our new delicious closet system. Thank you too to Lea Hartman who captures all my hard work so beautifully.
Ok, without further ado, let’s dive into the reveals. First up is the bathroom. For the bathroom renovation, the layout remained the same but it was a total gut job. My main goal was to make it feel bright, airy, and spa-like in here. I wrestled with whether or not I would wallpaper or repaint with color. Here are a couple before pics for quick reference below.
before – it was so dark and dated
And voila! After many sleepless nights obsessing about what I was going to do with the walls, I decided to repaint them and the ceiling in one of my favorite whites, Benjamin Moore Cloud White. It took me a number of days to get rid of that dark color in the before but what a transformation! As I mentioned before, we gutted the bathroom and replaced almost everything(except the tub). The existing floor tiles were replaced with these striking Firenze Carrara Polished Marble Almafi Mosaic Tiles from The Tile Shop. They are so pretty and the subtle designs in the tiles add depth and interest to the space.
The vanity lights are from Hudson Valley and are perfect in here! I love the abstract element the art pieces I chose from Minted add to the space. I also obsessed about what finish to use and while I am smitten with brass, i settled on brushed nickel for most of the finishes. I did incorporate some brass via the lighting and mirrors, and art frames, but it all look great together.
The bulky his and hers vanities that took up a lot of visual space before gave way to these modern and beautiful versions from Signature Hardware. The white washed finish adds more texture and movement to the space and I am smitten with the self closing drawers. The Palora round mirrors are also from Signature Hardware and help to break up the square shapes in the space.
My color loving self couldn’t resist these subway tiles from The Tile Shopand I thought the rose color was a great opportunity to continue coral/pink color story from the Master bedroom. I opted to usethese marble tiles from The Tile Shop in the same family as the floor tiles in the shower pan and added a touch in the niche. I updated the shower faucet with the same brand as I found out that I needed to make sure the plumbing behind the wall was compatible. I learned so much throughout this process. I kept the brushed nickel finish which complements the shower tiles beautifully.
I initially wanted planned on reusing the glass shower door that was in the space before, but after we completed the space and was about to reinstall the door, we realized that it was no longer going to work. It was sized to fit the tiles which were in the space before and those were much thicker than the subway tiles. For now, I’ll just put a shower curtain there until we replace the glass door.
I kept this wallpaper that is in the commode area but added this darling light fixture from Hudson Valley- so lovely!
I said I wouldn’t repaint these doors(see week 5), but I did! It’s no secret that I have been crushing on yellow/ochre so I had to incorporate it somehow in the makeover. I love how it pops against the white and I am a sucker for contrast. It’s Sherwin Williams Overjoy and aptly named.
I decided to keep the original tub because I couldn’t afford a new one and there is nothing wrong with this one. Plus, we didn’t have the time. We wrapped it with the same marble floor tiles and kept the existing faucets. I added some texture with this lovely basket from Garnet Hill.Towelsare also from Garnet Hill.
OK, now onto the closet. It’s tiny and though I would’ve loved to be able to add windows, that was not an option. However, I am loving the transformation. Thank you to our sponsors Overstockand Lifecore Flooringwho made this closet transformation possible.
I am so happy to come in here each day. I repainted and continued the Cloud White in here. I also replaced the dowdy carpet with wood floors. The beautiful floor is from Lifecore Flooring and I love that not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it is also environmentally friendly. The new Pur by Bestar closet system from Overstock is like a dream come true! That gorgeous mirror is such a great addition and opens up the closet, plus would you believe that we’ve never had a full length mirror before?
I love this view and those Emtek knobs are shining!
I plan on following up with a video tour of the closet as it was difficult to capture it all due angle and its miniature size:-). Stay tuned
The Bedroom- A Mini Refresh
I didn’t do much in the bedroom, but after being a dumping ground and riddled with dust for 6 weeks, it deserved some tlc. I added those beautiful drapes made by a local seamstress, Hannah. Thank you Hannah! The velvet coral fabric is from Fabricut and ties in nicely with the coral wall color. Thosestately and elegant table lamps from Couture lampsare ridiculously stylish! The most scrumptious and luxurious bedding to ever touch my skin are from Garnet Hill(linked individually below)
I love how it turned out. I chose this upholstery fabric from Fabricut. Can’t stop drooling! Big sout out to local Dulceco for doing such a fab reupholstery job! There you have it my friends! I can’t believe how much I accomplished over just 6 weeks! Now it’s time to kick back and relax.