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This post got off to a strange start. My guest bathroom is finally ready to use! How freaking awesome is that?
There are still a few more finishing touches to do, such as finish re-installing the baseboards (the area under the new vanity never had any, so I have to go to the hardware store and pick up more), paint the door (and trim), and hang some shelves. But nothing is going to stop me at this point from using this bathroom. It’s too nice not to want to relax in. And since it’s meant to be a guest bath anyway, minimal accessories will keep it both functional and guest-ready (so that if I manage to redo the master bath and have company over, they have room to put their own stuff instead of working around all of mine).
Also, yes, I know that the shower curtain is wrinkled. I just took it out of the package and hung it up. But since this room is going to get steamy often (from showering, folks – mind out of the gutter), I don’t see much of a point of ever purposely ironing a fabric shower curtain. And (gasp!), it’s chevron! I am not really much of a fan of the trend, but I loved this one because it reminds me of scribbling with a graphite pencil.
I am in love with every inch of this room. It’s one of the first that feels very me. I struggled with the color balance in these photos since the room gets zero natural light and the vanity top kept looking yellow compared to the rest of the room, but it matches the gray-beige tile very well (this is the upstairs hallway, which only has one light outside of the bathroom and no windows). In person, this room looks clean, clutter free, and relaxing. And just because it’s always fun, here’s a Before & After along with a full list of each project and a source list:
Another random thing? When I brushed my teeth in here this morning (sort of my way of “christening” the room), I realized that the vanity is much taller than the old. I really like the new height!
What was done:
- Removed the (disgusting and aged) wallpaper
- Repaired the drywall
- Added new paint
- Installed a new tile floor and sealed the grout
- Installed a new toilet
- Wrestled with the new vanity
- Came home to a new faucet (thanks, Dad!)
- Two-parter: re-caulked the shower and fixed grout
- Battled with a new showerhead (complete with a nozzle to rinse off Charlie on her muddier days)
|The vanity has a few flecks that pick up the slightly purplish hue in the wall color.|
- Paint: Clark + Kensington interior satin in Winter Chill (review still coming, so more details on that soon)
- Vanity: St. Paul Bombay vanity from Home Depot
- Floor tile: Soho LaFayette porcelain tile from Floor and Decor Outlets
- Shower tile: original to the house
- Ampersand: DIY project
- Toilet: Delta (from Home Depot)
- Faucet: Pfister – Pasadena (from Home Depot)
- Showerhead: Bed Bath & Beyond
- Shower curtain: West Elm (no longer available)
- Hand towels: Ikea
- Frosted bath accessories: Target
- Light fixture (not finished): Lowe’s