I can’t believe I’m actually saying these words, but our bathroom is FINISHED! If you have been following our bathroom re-do you know a lot of love, time and TLC has gone into this project. A lot is an understatement, actually.
If you aren’t updated on this journey, take a look at our previous posts on Bathroom Update 1, Bathroom Update 2, and How to Install Shower/Floor Hardie Board. We promised to do a blog on How to Tile your Shower, and it’s coming! We just COULD NOT WAIT to show you all the final project!
In case you don’t remember what our bathroom looked like before, feast your eyes on this Pepto-Bismol beauty.
Oh yeah that’s what I’m talking about…
Thank goodness that part is over. Now the fun stuff!
First, I present to you our new shower. We purchased the extended subway tile at The Tile Shop. It is all polished Hampton Carrara Mable and it is just gorgeous! I love marble for so many reasons in addition to its look; mostly because reminds me of being in Italy, which is never a bad thing.
Sidenote:When purchasing marble (or any stone for that matter) you never know what lots of stone you are going to get so order extra! Typically each box varies in color, so we opened all the boxes and mixed them up so the colors varied throughout. It was like an adult puzzle game. 🙂 The Tile Shop is great because they don’t charge you an arm and a leg of a restocking fee to return the extra.
We decided to use the subway tile throughout and then used a pencil tile to finish off the edges of the sides, the window and the insets.
When picking a bathtub, we wanted something deep for soaking but crisp and clean edges. We found a perfect tub and the price was fantastic!
Deciding on shower heads was no easy task because there were so many options – almost too many! Going with Kohler seemed like a great option after reading all the reviews online from other (happy) customers. The polished chrome shower head was our favorite option with the marble.
For the wall opposite of the shower head, we wanted to put insets in so that our shampoo, conditioner, soap and facewash wasn’t sprawled out all over the tub ledge….shower organization at its finest.
For the tile of the insets, we used a smaller hexagon pattern to tie the shower in with the floor. It turned out to be a nice subtle detail that went a long way.
I picked up this ruched white shower curtain and this curtain rod. Let me tell you, that rod was the EASIEST thing to put up AND it did not require any drilling or measuring. It was like installation Christmas sent from the bathroom angels.
For some extra detail, I opted for these classic glass shower hooks. They match the knobs I switched out on the vanity from the generic ones that it came with.
Oh, and if we’re talking details, let me take a minute to show you these accessories. I spray painted this towel holder white and even though its not vintage, it sure does look it! It reads, “Hot Baths .25 cents Soap and towel extra.”
My other accessory detail is this adorable toilet paper holder I found for only $10! Super cute, right?
I think my favorite part of the whole bathroom just may be the floor. I absolutely fell in love with the hexagon/honeycomb pattern from the moment I saw it.
Here we reused the existing bathroom lighting fixture. It looks much better not surrounded by a sea of pink if you ask me and it makes my heart happy when things are able to be reused!
This vanity could have its own blog post for all the hours spent on finding the perfect one. This particular one came with the matching mirror so that was a selling point for sure. I love the craftsman look of it and the fact that it has the shelf on the bottom for all our essentials.
If you noticed, we switched the layout of the vanity and the toilet as they used to be flip flopped. You can’t even begin to imagine how much more space this provides in this small room. Now I can actually turn on the shower without getting IN the shower. What a novel concept!
So, there you have it! Here is our lovely DIY bathroom. Although it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to this point, it was totally worth it!
Have a question or comment on our new bathroom? We would love to hear from you! Stay tuned for our next blog post on how to tile your shower.