The bathroom is done! Hallelujah! It’s actually been done for a month or so, but we dove right into the next project and I got pretty behind on blogging about it. This is the glorious sight I see when I walk down the hall.
Remember how bad it was when we got the house?
Let’s take a quick look at how we got from that “before” to the current state of the bathroom.
Checked off our “to do” list:
- demoed the ceiling and wall/shower tile
- moved the laundry chute to the hallway
- replaced the window
- prepped the shower for tile and put up a beadboard ceiling
- tiled the shower surround (and some tiling tips and tricks I picked up along the way)
- tiled the floor
- skim-coated and primed the walls
- painted the walls a deep teal color
- painted all of the trim and beadboard white
- built a vanity
- crafted a pre-cast concrete countertop
- put in all of the finishing touches (shower curtain, towel bar/rings, etc.)
- make modern wood wall art
Things left to do:
- build a drawer for the vanity
- figure out what to do with the wall space between the mirror and shower (art? a floating shelf? leave it blank?)
Now for a view looking toward the vanity and built-in shelves. I’m not gonna lie…it wasn’t easy getting pictures of this bathroom. It’s so tiny! Functional, but small. After taking into account the tub, toilet and vanity, this bathroom only has about 3 feet by 4 feet of floor space.
Oh, I still love this vanity and concrete countertop. Now that I know where the plumbing is, I just need to build that second drawer to really have it finished. I found the oil-rubbed bronze faucet on clearance at Home Depot for $40 (marked down from $160!).
The light fixture, towel ring, towel bar, and toilet paper holder were all clearance items from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart. The mirror was a clearance find at Lowes from the Allen and Roth line.
Turning just a bit you can see the universal Delta brand shower kit we bought on amazon.com. You can also catch a glimpse of the artwork I made for the bathroom.
I’ll be doing a post on that artwork, but I had fun making it. Thanks to materials I had on hand, I only spent about $4 making it!
I can’t forget a shot of the beadboard ceiling we put in! I found the shower curtain at TJ Maxx and the oil-rubbed bronze metal tension rod at Walmart.
Most of the time we have a bath mat to keep our toes from freezing on the tile floor. I got this dark gray diamond mat at TJ Maxx.
I’m so glad to be done working on this bathroom. I’m really happy with how it turned out and it’s always exciting to learn a new skill. I now know that I love tiling!d