Reveal: A Dingy Bathroom Gets a Breath of Fresh Air
After years of dreaming of our perfect bathroom, we had honed in on a look that we knew we would be pleased with for years to come. I pinned and pinned my little heart out until Pinterest finally started saying, "This looks familiar; didn't you already pin this?" Our vision was set, now we just needed to find a way to bring this vision to life.
As you saw a few days ago, we had our work cut out for us. This little room needed some big, big help.
We started with the big things first: ordering our vanity and vanity top. Since the space was small, we needed to make sure the vanity fit the room, and we went with gray, to add to her humble nature. We made a great cabinetry friend at Lowe's who took care of all the nitty-gritty details (I'm not a numbers girl, myself), and we even swapped renovating stories and puppy photos in the end. Quite the pleasant experience, if I do say so myself.
Now, it was time to work. Since I tend to specialize in the shopping department, my job was done and it was time for that husband of mine to get to work! Demo Day was here! He started with demolishing every square inch of the space, which turned out to be quite the stress-release.
One weekend later, this guy (and my amazing father-in-law) had moved 2.5 tons of concrete from the deep, dark corners of our 70 year old bathroom! Needless to say, Monday morning was harder to get to than most. I checked in every now and then to take lunch orders and say things like "a little to the left..." Everyone needs a good project manager.
Once the room was knocked down to skin and bones (read: gutted), up came the green board. With the boards fully secure and in place, it was time for mud and paint. This bad boy was starting to look like a room again!
A few more steps here and there, and our bathroom had a whole new look! We went all marble and chrome, with touches of gray and white for a nice calming feel. Doesn't it just feel lighter? We are so pleased with the way this little girl turned out that we are thinking of moving our mattress in here for a while.
At first we planned on classic white subway tile, but while we were walking through the flooring section at Lowe's, my eyes were grabbed by the Venatino Polished Marble Tiles. Wowza. We also found a perfect marble basketweave for the floors and we were in business.
Both the vanity and top were custom orders from our local Lowe's store. We went with the Kraftmaid Gentry cabinet in Greyloft and a US Marble quartz top in Aspen.
Voila! There you have it! Five weeks of no shower, a lot of work, and a ton of fun later, and we get to enjoy this beauty for years to come. We are so grateful to Lowe's for helping us take part in this little springtime project. Our bathroom finally feels like home.
In case you're interested, here is a complete list of the materials used:
- Tub: Kohler Villager
- Shower Fixture: Kohler Bancroft Polished Chrome
- Sink Faucet: Kohler Bancroft Polished Chrome
- Wall Tile: Venatino Polished Marble
- Floor Tile: Venatino Polished Basketweave Mosaic
- Pencil Rail: Venatino Polished Natural Stone Tile Liner
- Grout: MAPEI Warm Gray - Unsanded
- Vanity: Customer Order Kraftmaid from Lowe's: Gentry Square Door style in Greyloft
- Vanity Top: Lowe's Customer Order US Marble Evercor in Aspen ( #700801)
- Vanity Pulls: Amerock 3-In Chrome Cup
- Vanity Light: Progress Lighting Archie
- Mirror: Gatco Tiara 32in x 24in Oval
- Toilet: Kohler Memiors
- Towel Ring: Moen Caldwell in Chrome
- Towel Bar: Moen Caldwell in Chrome
- Shower Rod: Shop Style Selections 72" Adjustable Rod
- Bath Towels: 54" x 28" in Opal Grey
- Hand Towels: Woven Ombre & Tasseled Dayton from Anthropologie
- Shower Curtain: Metallic Pom Pom Trimmed from Pottery Barn
- Bathmat: Satori from Anthropologie
- Painting: Lulie Wallace
This post was sponsored by Lowe's (they gave us a gift card to help us purchase our materials). However, all opinions are ours alone.