July 24, 2012

Bathroom Renovation: Mission Complete!

Well friends, we've been living with our completed bathroom for a week now, our contractor having finished last Monday.  I was lax about posting photos because there were a few touch-ups to finish, but I'm very pleased to present it to you.  Drumroll.....
If you haven't been following along, this is what the space used to look like.  A monstrosity to say the least (minus that sweet little baby head peeking out of the corner).
Cramped, awkward, dingy, dirty and filled with too many crevices and unmatched surfaces to clean.
The Psycho bathroom looks like a spa, relative to this one.  Enough hyperbole, and onto some more pics.
We're very much enjoying this space, though it is hard not to tiptoe through it, worried that we're going to muss it up.
Though we didn't do any of the work, Chris and I decided upon the look and style of the room, which was then implemented by those much more capable and time-abundant than ourselves.  Well worth the chunk of change that drained our poor savings account.
We did end up getting that claw foot tub that we dreamed of.  It's gorgeous!
Admittedly, it's taking some time to get used to showering in.  But I knew it wasn't going to be smooth soaking.  Surprisingly, it's easy to bathe the kids in.  The high walls keep splashes inside of the tub.
As I said, showering is a little awkward, with the shower plumbing being exposed and the tub being freestanding.  I worry about water trickling out the back, but so far we haven't had any wet floors.
We love the old-fashioned feel of the room, which is in keeping with our 100+ year old house.  Subway tile on the walls, hex tiles on the floor, chrome details and a train rack for storing towels on the wall.
The Schoolhouse light in the ceiling was bookmarked on my laptop for almost a year.  It really set the tone for the style I wanted the room to look like.
The sole piece of artwork in the room is this vintage map of Spain, found on Etsy ,which is quite charming.  It appealed to me since we honeymooned there.
Because the room is so small (9'x5'), it lacked a steam radiator like the rooms in the rest of the house.  Rather than install a baseboard, we chose radiant floor heating, which should be really nice when taking a hot winter bath.
It's a pleasure and a relief to finally have this bathroom as we hoped it would be.  When we bought our house, we knew one day this space would have to be gutted, and that day finally has come and gone.
We're utterly spoiled and supremely thankful for such a bright, relaxing area to retreat to in our busy home. Baths are on us if you come visit!
Curious about where the goods came from?  Here's the rundown:
  • Lighting: Rejeuvenation
  • Sink/Toiler: Memoires by Kohler
  • Faucet: Devonshire by Kohler
  • Subway and Hex tile: Datile
  • Tub and fixtures: Vintage Tub and Bath
  • Paint: Watery by Sherwin Williams
  • Towel bar and holder, robe hook, glass shelf: Inspirations by Moen
  • Train rack: Amazon.com
  • Shower curtain and striped hand towels: West Elm
  • Bath rugs: World Market (no longer available in yellow)
  • Medicine cabinet: Restoration Hardware
  • Artwork: Etsy
  • Soap dispenser, cup: Kohls?? Leftover from the bathroom's previous incarnation.
  • Towels: Home Goods
  • Trash can, toilet brush, and yellow lidded can (which holds the kids' shampoos and cleaning supplies): IKEA


  1. It looks beautiful!! The tub is amazing!!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! It's a huge improvement!

  3. Oh my goodness, it's so fresh and so clean! So perfect! I just love it to bits and it isn't even my bathroom!

    ~ Sheena

  4. This is an amazing room. I love that the floors with be warm.

  5. Okay, I'm going to fly you out to re-decorate my home ;) It seriously looks spectacular. I love the colors you chose especially.

  6. Oh my word---LOVE this!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!


  7. Looks absolutely amazing!! I love the old look, the tile and the tub, brilliant and you're right - the lamp just crowns the look. I love it all, also the color scheme!

  8. I can see it was WELL worth the time, aggravation, and money you put into the project-It really did turn out gorgeously Kathleen! I'm in awe of the overall feel of it :)

    Plus I'm still jealous of the tub. LOL

    Congratulations on your beautiful new bathroom!

  9. That color is so perfect. I love it. Gorgeous.

  10. It looks great! Hard to believe the drastic difference.

  11. WOW! What a great job! omg...I wish we could renovate our bathroom too.

    And I wish we had an IKEA here. LOL!

  12. This is beautiful - LOVE the FLOOR!

  13. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the vintage vibe it has. I'm pinning this for future reference, for sure!! Thanks for sharing.


  14. Sigh, this is just lovely, thats all I can say really! Oh yes and big time loving the paint colour. What a lovely blog you have, will be popping back for sure.

  15. wow love the wall colour!! and the stripy towel and shower curtain are just gorgeous!!

    Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

  16. This is adorable!! Hope you can link them up at my trendy tuesday party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/07/trendy-tuesday-10.html

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