Today is exciting because I finally finished up the very first project in our new house and it’s a good one. I knew a full on bathroom remodel in our master bath was not going to be a priority for a few years at least but because it’s our day in and day out main bath that we are using, I wanted to make it feel more like it was ours.
Here’s what I started with. Lots of honey oak, laminate floors made to look like honey oak, classic corner tub, glass block shower and almond colored 90’s tile. My goal was to get rid of the honey oak, update the fixtures, and add some character.
Also, this sad half broken toilet and plastic towel bar needed to go.
I started by painting over most of the honey oak trim around the tub deck, windows and door. I used Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray in a satin finish. The walls got picture moulding made out of half round, crown moulding and new baseboards in addition to a fresh coat of paint. I chose a really pretty gray/blue called Silvermist by Sherwin Williams.
In lieu of painting the vanity, I decided to take on the task of sanding it down to bare wood so I could re-stain it. Getting in all of those nooks and crannies was not easy but I think the result was well worth it. I used Minwax dark walnut stain. I paired it with new chrome knobs, chrome backplates and spray painted the existing hinges chrome to match.
I took a risk by tiling the countertops and it paid off! They’re a great temporary and inexpensive solution to fixing the gaping hole left behind when I took out the backsplash. I found this discontinued Kohler sink hanging out on a shelf at work and brought it home with me. Then ordered this Delta Bowery faucet in chrome to pair with it.
The flooring I demo’ed and swapped out with inexpensive peel and stick vinyl. I used two different patterns and laid them in a harlequin pattern. I made sure to use the same brand so that the thickness of the flooring was the same between tiles.
I used a combination of chrome and matte black fixtures in here and fixed up and reinstalled my medicine cabinet from our last house. I’ve also always wanted a tiny magnification mirror that swings out from the wall so my bathroom would feel like a fancy hotel, so I bought one. 🙂
There’s so many little details in this space that make me happy.
Thanks for reading,
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