10/18/11

Bathroom Reveal

Remember a few months ago, we started working on the guest bathroom?




When we bought our home almost 4 years ago, the bathroom was wall papered in safari animals. I ripped it all down and then did my own version of 'old world texture'. I painted the walls yellow and then used a brown glaze. But now that the color scheme of our house has been changed over the last year, this bathroom finally gotten to me.



My hubby was kind enough to demo it :)


And here is the big reveal!


Let's take a closer look:

 TILE- We chose 18 inch tiles and had our contractor cut them in half, tumble the edges and lay them in a brick pattern. The shower is done in subway sized natural stone. These were also placed in a brick pattern. I love the variation in natural stone. Both the floor and shower tiles had to be sealed.






LIGHTING- We traded out the brass 'hollywood' fixture for this clean, nickel fixture from Home Depot.

 ACCESSORIES: I found the mirror at Goodwill for $30. It was gold, so I painted it black.  The coral is souvenir from our trip to Galveston. And the adorable beach photo of my girls was taken by Splendor Photography on our trip to Destin in August. The fancy frame is a Hobby Lobby purchase and the soap dispenser is 'milk glass' from Target. I used a hurricane glass from Marshalls for a candle and surrounded it with sea shells.


Photo by Splendor Photography


And this piece of art was found at a boutique in downtown Grapevine. My favorite part about it? "Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back."


WORDS OF WISDOM: 
This is the second time we have updated a bathroom in this house. We had the girls bathroom done shortly after Maisy was born. As with everything else in life, it is much easier the second time around.

-You can save money by doing the demo yourself. It's messy, but a good stress-reliever!
-Shop around and ask everyone. We went to multiple discount stores looking at tile. But after talking to our contractor, he pointed us to a small tile company in Dallas that saved us several hundred dollars.
-Take your time. Like all decor projects, don't settle. Keep looking until you find just what you want.
-Assecories and a plan make a difference. Just because it is a bathroom doesn't mean you can't style it.

Have you updated a bathroom before? Got any tips to share? I'd love to hear from you :)
Linking up here:
-Home Stories A to Z
-Tatertots and Jello
-Serenity Now
-Under the Table and Dreaming
-The Creative Paige
-Not So Simple Housewife



15 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I love the tiles you used on the floor and in the shower.

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  2. Just stopped by from your other blog...The dress is darling, who would have known Walmart could do so cute!!! Looks like some serious demo on the bathroom!!! I'm your newest follower and hope you'll follow me too on your next visit!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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  3. looks fabulous! Im dying to do mine, this is good inspiration!

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  4. We are doing our bathroom next, picking tile is exhausting!

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  5. Would love to know where the tile store in Dallas is and it's name!! Needing some kitchen flooring, and bathroom, and need to save all we can.

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  6. Sure! The tile company is called Novara Distributing. I added a link on the original post. Or you can find them by here : 4774 Algiers Street, Dallas, TX 75207-5502 (214) 905-9680.

    Thanks for the encouragement, we are super happy with our new bathroom!

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  7. looks awesome!! love all the details!

    new follower :)

    stephanie
    chocolatecoveredbuttons.blogspot.com

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  8. oh my goodness what a transformation! and kuddos to your hubby for all his hard work. I dont think I could ever convince my husband to grab a sledge hammer.
    Great job!

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  9. Looks great!! I love the tile work!! Great choices!! Found you on a link party, I'm a new follower!!

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  10. LOVE your blog! Where did you get your shower curtain?

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  11. Thanks Katie- the shower curtain was a TJ Maxx find. The label says "watershed" shower curtains. But if you can't find it- I also loved the white ruffle ones at Target!

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  13. Hi there! I found your page while searching for bathroom decor ideas. I love what you did with yours! Where did you find that cabinet over the toilet? It's perfect!

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  14. Hi Krissy!
    Thank you! The cabinets were put in by the previous owners, so I am not sure where they are from. Thanks for the kind words!!

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  15. Things are looking really good! Keep up the good work. I'm sure your new home decoration would be fantastic.


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:) Samantha

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