This bathroom makeover was the first thing that we tackled when we moved into our house 3 years ago for a few different reasons. The first, and probably the most obvious reason seen in the “Before” picture, was that it looked like we had our own personal basement prison cell. The second reason was, the kids loved baths and this bathroom was the only place that would accommodate one at the time. The third reason was, the guest rooms were downstairs where this “thing” was and with my parents having a visit planned at the time, there was NO WAY I would have had them use it!
I really wish I had taken more “Before” pictures at the beginning of our bathroom makeover than just this one so I could capture for you, just how bad it was in there. The pink toilet looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in years and it was so small that any adult who sat on it would have felt like they were on a training potty. The vanity didn’t even have a sink and I’m actually not quite sure why it was in there in the first place. So, bottom line, it was basically just a cold, little concrete room with a creepy, pink toilet. Throw a small bed in there and you could film a prison scene for a movie.
Getting rid of (and making disappear forever) all of the offending…well, we’ll just call them fixtures and adding fresh and most importantly, functional ones was the first thing we did. But then, it was my time to shine when it came to installing the tile for our bathroom makeover. I’m fortunate enough to have a dad who taught me a lot about how to be self-sufficient when it comes to DIY Projects, and tiling was no exception. Shout-Out Alert!: I love you Dad!!!
Anyways, back to the tiles! We decided on the distressed wood panel tile which I installed on the floors and the shower. Ignore the little white tiles on the ends of the shower because I had a momentary lapse of judgement when in Home Depot on how that would look but eventually removed it and went with more wood tile. Side Note: If tiles do not look good together in the store, grout will not magically make it better. Be VERY honest with yourself about how tiles complement each other because having to remove it because it looks bad (especially from concrete) will ruin your life, and I promise you that!
So, after undoing one of my top-5 mistakes in life in the form of those little tiles and putting in the right tile, we had a few finishing touches to take care of and, as with any large project, some MAJOR cleanup to conquer!
I know that I have some serious accessorizing options in the way of functional home décor that I plan to create some things all DIY-style in there but that will be a work in progress. I also realize that some pops of color are definitely in order because there is A LOT of brown and gray but, for now, let’s all just take in this amazing bathroom makeover transition because I feel like it’s definitely one for the books!
Just look at that difference! It truly is incredible to see these two images next to each other and it almost seems unbelievable that these are pictures of the same room.
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Until Next time!