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Bathroom Reveal

Well, we did it! We have a beautiful new bathroom with some amazing features and we pulled it off in a couple of weeks. It was hard work but so worth it!
I'm still shopping for a couple of things (like a narrow tray for soap, etc) but I'm in no hurry. I'll wait for the right pieces.

Let's start with some before pictures. After all, we've come a long way, baby!

Here's how it looked when we bought it 3 years ago:

Oh my! The pink and lace had to go! After a thorough cleaning and removal of wallpaper, everything got a fresh coat of paint. Here's what it looked like afterwards and before we redid everything:

This wasn't bad but we didn't like the vanity or the tub. And that is what prompted the new makeover.

So let's see how it ended up. Enjoy!

The shower:

 I was fortunate to find a tile that goes perfectly with my wall paint. It wouldn't have been a huge deal to repaint but it saved a ton of time!

Love the detail tile. It adds that wow.

Can I just say I'm  not missing the old tub one bit? I love my new shower!

The floor tile:

This is seriously one of my favorite features of the whole room. I love how it looks like real rustic wood but since it's tile, there are no worries about moisture.

The buffet turned vanity:

What can I say? I love this piece. Even though I ended up repainting it because of a mishap with the polyurethane, let me just say it was a happy mishap. I truly think if the piece had been left white, it would have lacked the visual punch the new color gave it. This is truly my most favorite feature in the whole room. It had been a little neglected but now has a new lease on life.

Swoon worthy!

Finishing touches:

I painted all the woodwork white, getting rid of the few areas that had been stained. Now it all looks clean and cohesive.

Repainted the shelves in the floor unit with the vanity paint- that got rid of the scratches in the previous finish and tied it in to the vanity. I'm going to Canton to get more of the wire baskets for the shelves. They are the perfect size and will corral the supplies I keep there.

White shower curtain and window curtains - made from inexpensive white sheets. A perfect way to get a lot of material for a small price. The white really adds to a spa feel.
Notice the nice fresh white window sill!

I'm going to add some trim to the curtain ruffle
The sign I made over,

The Scrabble letters,

Red metal truck,

Old tin ceiling tiles,

They look amazing with the vanity!

I recovered my little stool and repainted it in ASCP Coco:

I also made a small sign to hang above the bathroom door in the hallway:

We are so pleased with the results. It is definitely all I imagined - only better. I think Bruce did an amazing job with it all. We couldn't love it more!

Do you have a favorite?

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  1. Most definitely my favorite is your vanity! It looks terrific. Bathroom envious am I. Great job, you two!
    Rita C at Panoply

    1. Thanks, Rita! Mine too! Every time I walk in, I just smile! LOVE my vanity and whole bathroom!

      Thanks for stopping in!

  2. Oh wow! I have lots of! I love it ALL! The vanity is perfection and looks amazing sitting on the awesome wood look tiles. So gorgeous! Y'all did a wonderful job on the shower and I love all the decor. I have used sheets to make curtains before too. Good luck finding a soap dish. I am sure you will find the perfect one soon. Enjoy your new spa-like bathroom! Have a great week...:)

    1. Thank you, Vicky!! I really needed an extra long shower curtain and the best way for me to get the fabric was with a full-sized sheet. I love how simple it is too.
      I have a certain look in mind for the soap dish. I'm counting on finding something in Canton this coming weekend!
      You too, my friend - enjoy your week. I know it is a busy one for you!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I love it! Glad you stopped by!

  4. Fabulous!!!! That vanity is smashing!

    1. Thank you, Vel! I'm glad you think so too!

      Have a wonderful week!

  5. The entire room looks fabulous. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the vanity. Love it!

    1. Patricia,
      I appreciate you saying so! We are so pleased with the results. Thank you so much!

  6. I can't pick a favorite because I like it all. The vanity is to die for.....but that floor. Beautiful too!

    1. I know what you mean, Susan! I love the vanity but oh! the floor. And everything else. It just feels so relaxing. I smile every time I walk in.

  7. I am quite ashamed to say my bathroom vanity is the twin of your old one! Love that new vanity and the color is wonderful. We are considering the tile "wood" floor for our kitchen. Let me know how well it cleans. Great transformation.

    1. Like the pink version or white? Lol. Don't feel bad. We lived with it for three years just painted over the pink. I am so in love with the new one. Really makes my heart happy. The floor also. I don't think it will be hard to clean but I will let you know!
      Thanks, Donna for your sweet comments. Have a great week!

  8. That's quite a transformation! I LOVE your vanity!

    1. Thank you, Karen! I think so too! Made a huge difference - from yucky to ahhhh!

  9. WOW Cecilia ... your bathroom is beautiful. Love that new vanity and the floor tiles. Wish I had those in my kitchen.

    1. Thank you, Audrey. I could seriously have those tiles throughout my house. At least I get to enjoy them in here.

      Thanks for stopping in and for your sweet comment. Hope you are well.


  10. WOW! That buffet turned vanity is absolutely gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job on the whole bath, really gorgeous and an amazing transformation from the original! Visiting from the Wow Us Wednesday link up!

    1. Hi Kelly!
      I'm so happy to have you come by and visit! Thank you for your nice comments. I appreciate it!

  11. Hi Cecilia! :)
    My favorite is the floor and the vanity! But I love it all!
    A lot of hard work, I know, but so worth it for the end result!
    Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  12. It looks so pretty Cecilia! I love the buffet turned vanity! And now I know that great bloggers think alike! lol! I am in the middle of redoing my bathroom and I turned an old dresser into a vanity. I'll be posting about that soon :o)


  13. Hi, Cecilia! Guests who have used your bathroom before may think that they've walked into a different room after such a great job on the renovation! Removing the tub was a good idea, as it made the place more spacious. Do you have other rooms in your house that you plan to renovate? Please do share it to us again. Cheers!

    Don Mills @ DonMillsBuilders

  14. Wow! What a transformation! LOVE it! Your vanity and tile--just gorgeous! Great job!

  15. beautiful bathroom!
    I love that vanity...and want one!

  16. You've done a stunning job. Your bathroom is a lot bigger than ours. We recently had a new shower and sink installed, but we called in the local plumbing firm to do the job for us. They did a wonderful job. Having a clean and practical bathroom makes all the difference to your day.

    Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing and Heating

  17. What a transformation! That old color scheme and wallpaper weren’t doing the room any favors, but you managed to change it for the better. It barely looks like the same room anymore. How long did the changes take to do, and would you recommend doing the work by yourself or do you regret not hiring a contractor?

    1. Lovellla, we managed to do the work in a couple of weeks but it involved lots of long days and hard work. If you know how to tile, do plumbing, and carpentry and have the time then by all means do it yourself. I do not regret not hiring a contractor. We saved lots of money DIYing and have the satisfaction of a job well done!

  18. Wow! You really did a beautiful job! I love how bright & fresh everything looks. What an improvement. 

  19. What a beautiful job! I love the new light and bright bathroom.

  20. Wow! What a stunning bathroom. love the cabinet and the floor tile.


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