Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What's Hap-pinning Wednesday: Our Bathroom Before & After

Hey, y'all! So two weeks ago, we updated both upstairs bathrooms: the boys' shared bathroom and the guest bathroom. We used a wonderful contractor who made the process seamless, easy and, dare I say it, somewhat enjoyable. (Local friends, I'm happy to share their contact information with you.) 

When we moved into this house (which we dubbed "The Brass Palace") last year, we knew updating the bathrooms was a must-do -- namely the boys' bathroom, which wasn't functional for showering whatsoever, and the drain leaked as they bathed. Not to mention, both the boys' and guest bathrooms had 20+ year-old toilets that barely flushed, so it was time. 

So here is the boys' bathroom after, and I'll get to the before and share all the sources at the end of this post:

The boys' bathroom originally had a Bath Fitter in it, and according to some wall damage on our first floor, a leak somewhere. Add to that old toilets that were apparently made for itty bitty people and barely flushable. 

Here's the before from the listing photo: 

Here's the before from the day they ripped it out: 

What we did in the boys' bathroom: 

+ Removed the one-piece Bath Fitter, toilet, cabinets above the toilet and vinyl flooring 

+ Replaced the Bath Fitter with standard stainless steel tub and elongated white subway tile to the ceiling 

+ Replaced the vinyl 8x8 square flooring with wood-look tile floors 

+ Updated shower hardware 

+ Added exposed wood shelving in place of former cabinets 

+ Replaced toilet 

+ Replaced baseboards 

+ Added a pocket door in place of former traditional swing door 

(Last year, we replaced the faux marble and shell sinks with quartz and under-mount sinks, as well as replaced the light fixtures, sink fixtures, hand towel fixtures and mirrors. Brandon also updated the traditional single-pole light switches to rocker switches.) 

And here's the guest bathroom after

Here's the guest room before from the listing photo: 

What we did in the guest bathroom: 

+ Replaced toilet 

+ Replaced flooring 

+ Replaced the vinyl 8x8 square flooring with wood-look tile floors 

+ Replaced the faux-wood blinds with Roman shades 

(Last year, we replaced the faux marble and shell sink with quartz and an under-mount sink; replaced the frosted glass/bronze shower door with a seamless door with nickel trim; as well as replaced the light fixture, sink fixture, hand towel fixture, toilet paper holder and mirror.) 

So whew! A lot of work, but we are so pleased with the final results. I'll link all of the sources below, but if there's anything I missed, please let me know. :) 

Boys' Shared Bathroom: 
+ Toilet: Home Depot 
+ Tub: Home Depot 
+ Tub Fixtures: Home Depot (we replaced the shower head that came with this with a larger one that was on clearance)  
+ Wall Tile: Floor & Decor (Meringue Ceramic Tile, size 3 x 12) 
+ Floor Tile: Floor & Decor (Beechwood White Wood Plank (size 4 x 48) 
+ Wall Color: Sherwin Williams "Sea Salt" (at 75%) 
+ Shelves: Hobby Lobby 
+ Print: Etsy
+ Frame: Target 
+ Glass Container: Target
+ Faux Snake Plant: Target 
+ Wire Basket: Target
+ Towels: Target 
+ "Remember to Flush" Sign: Target
+ Shower Curtain: Bed, Bath & Beyond 
+ Light Fixture: Home Depot
+ Mirror: Home Depot 
+ Soap Dispenser: Target
+ Toothbrush Holder: Target 

Guest Bathroom: 
+ Toilet: Home Depot 
+ All Fixtures: Home Depot
+ Light Fixture: Home Depot 
+ Floor Tile: Floor & Decor (Beechwood White Wood Plank (size 4 x 48) 
+ Wall Color: Sherwin Williams "Sea Salt" (at 75%) 
+ Roman Shade: Select Blinds 
+ Mirror: Wayfair 
+ Towels: Target
+ Soap Dispenser: Target
+ Faux Topiary: Kirkland's

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  1. I absolutely love the new look! That is the next project on our list for our "brass house!"

  2. Literally was waiting for this update just to see where the mirror in the boy's bathroom was from! Love it so much. Bathrooms our are next project if we decided to stay in our house.

  3. You already know how I feel about this transformation! Also, how fab is SW Sea Salt? When we put it in the reno's guest room I literally fell in love! Job well done y'all!

  4. I love the tiling that you picked for the shower!! Looks so great! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Love the new look, it looks fantastic!!


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