Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dramatic Bath Remodel!

Words cannot describe how excited I am about our bathroom remodel! Our home is a brick bungalow, built in 1953. My husband owned this house when I met him, and since I fell in love with everything about him, I love this house, too.

When I first saw this bathroom, I admit I thought it had it's charm. I wasn't crazy about the blue bath tub and sink (different blues, of course) but I thought the tile was pretty.

The vanity, medicine cabinet, towel bar and toilet paper holder were all oak, which I painted white a couple of years ago.

I really did like the tile.

It wasn't just the style that was dated. The plumbing was old and in bad shape.

The bathroom had no exhaust fan and years of steamy showers left peeling paint on the ceiling.

Our contractor is a dear friend and his nephew did the tile work. They completely gutted it, so everything is new! I present...drum roll, please...our NEW bathroom!



I put together some side by side before and afters.

Other than my skin drying out from taking too long showers, I am LOVING our new bathroom! A huge thanks to Dan and George for making our dream bathroom a reality!

Hope you enjoyed the transformation!

I thought you might be interested in where everything was purchased.

Home Depot

Bath tub
Medicine cabinet
Vessel sink
Tub and shower faucet
Sink faucet
Towel bar, ring, and toilet paper holder


Light fixture

Bed Bath & Beyond

Tissue box cover
Towels and rug
Soap dispenser

Bird-Stein Mart
Bird canister-World Market
Cactus set-Pier 1
Candle holder-gift from a friend
Leaf print-Thrift store
Paint-Kwal "Chopsticks"

I will be joining:
Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrift Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an E
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Creative Blogger's Party at Homemaker on a Dime
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show 'n Share at Southern Lovely
Rustic Restorations Party at Homespun Happenings
Pinspired Rewired at Southern Lovely
Grace At Home at Imparting Grace
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

TDC Before and After


Anonymous said...

You should have called this post "what were they thinking?' You have done an excellent job.

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Just lovely and no wonder you are loving it! I loved that old tile though.. very today actually:)

Anne said...

Nice job!!! Isn't it great to have this all finished?? :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Gorgeous makeover... and that is an understatement! I love your sense of style and you choices.
That sink is FABULOUS!
Congratulations on a chic and updated new bathroom!!!

Maggie said...

This is absolutely fab! The photo of the sink first caught my eye and was hooked from there. You (and your assistants) did a marvelous job and glad you're pleased. Colors make this look bigger, brighter and over-all, a great place to spend some time. Kudos!!

Barbara F. said...

I love your bathroom makeover, the sink is so cool. I also like your words at the beginning "I fell in love with everything about him, so I love this house too". Beautiful. xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


What an AKMAZING tranformation, holy smokes what a great new bathroom!

Well done, it's awesome and I totally love the way you did awesome side by side before/afters!

ARod Rodriguez said...

looks great enjoy it

Maria Elena said...

Oh, my! It is so gorgeous! What an amazing transformation! You guys did a beautiful job with the remodel. Just stunning!

the cape on the corner said...

what a great transformation! love the vessel sink!

Laura said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! I have always wanted one of those sinks!

Kathe said...

Wow Elaine! You lived up to the name of your blog! Everything comes together perfectly! I am in love with it all but especially the use of the shelves. I am planning to do a small redo in our powder room and I am totally stealing that idea! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week!

Samantha said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love it!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow! What a transformation. Thank you for sharing this at y Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lida Swisher said...

Yes, the tile design was really lovely. Have you had a hard time giving that up, or have you tried to even incorporate it in the new bathroom interior? But anyway, the new look of the space was lovely in general and not just the tiles. Plus, it looks so modern. :D I want your sink! I love it simply because it’s very crafty. Congrats!

Judy Bigg said...

Wow, what a beautiful transformation. Love the elements and colors you have used. Great sink.

toilet paper holder said...

wow..its so amazing..i love the whole thing, you've got wonderful ideas and it is well organized..

Chrystie said...

Wow! That's an amazing change!! Thanks for coming by to visit me and comment on my tp owls @ and become my latest follower! I'm not following you back! :) I'm to have found your awesome blog too! :)

Kip said...

This transformation is indeed DRAMATIC, Elaine! The condition of your bathroom before all the altering process is quite bad, and it seems like it has to be renovated immediately. It’s great that you did not hesitate to modify the room. Remodeling is not just to smarten up a certain area of the house, but it is also a great way of cleaning and removing all the unwanted damages and dirt f the room.

Kip Whitehead

bathroom remodel contractors in MD said...

wow..its so amazing..i love the sink and we can all use it a model for our remodels.

Bath Remodeling said...

Wowww!!!!Its so great and good work done..beautiful

Mirror Installation Bronx said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with your choice of exotic shaped tile, possibly the coolest I've ever seen. Love your sink too.

-Bronx Shower Doors

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