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



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