We have 6 more months until our sweet little addition comes into our family. While to others that seems like an eternity of time to get things done, for us, we just see a list items we must complete before the babe is here. Sure, we could ignore half of them, but we’re not new to this parenting/newborn game, and we know that once we are in that mode there will be little time to slow down and do home renovations.
We have a few spaces that we feel as if we must get done before the baby is here. Rooms that are frequently used, and ones that we really don’t feel like worrying about once the little one has arrived. We’re looking forward to soaking in the baby stage and not worrying so much that we have rooms that are a hot mess.
What’s a hot mess? OH, buddy. Here you go!
The first room on our list is a total doozy – our main bathroom. It is a room that still gives me goosebumps and makes me cringe when I walk in. It needs a total complete gut, which we are thrilled about, but I am bummed I won’t be able to join in on most of the demolition fun! I want to smash this space to pieces and never see it again 🙂
Here are the pictures of this hot mess, please don’t judge. Eh, it’s awful.
So we covered what we could, kept the rest and moved on until we had the time/money to do a total gut. You see, as a homeowner, most of you may already know, there is always a distinct difference between projects that you “fluff” or give quick fixes to make livable, and ones that need started from scratch. Which, are obviously the more overwhelming projects. Why? Well – say goodbye to that room, for that designated amount of time, I’m foreseeing 4-5 weeks for this renovation to be complete. We have a tiny bathroom in our master bedroom that we will all have to utilize in the meantime.
The vanity, while still “in good shape” I am just oh so sick of old countertops and staring at wood doors that need re-painted. Shocked? I know, usually I have no problem bringing new life to older pieces, but there is a place and time when going new is needed. This entire bathroom fits that scenario.
The bathtub is something out of a horror film. I cannot keep it clean – for the life of me. Under that darling bath mat is a tub that has dwindled straight down to the iron. It is bare bones on the bottom (awful). With a new babe around the corner, a brand new tub is without a doubt the #1 reason why we were so serious about starting this project.
As you can see, it’s not a tiny bathroom, nor is it all that big either. We are looking to maximize this space for having 3 kids. Making it functional, and stylish all in one.
Dan will be taking on the majority of the work for this bathroom, calling in his amazing Dad for tiling 101. We have both been dying to learn how to do tile work – and this is the perfect opportunity to learn from one of the best!
So, Dan is slapping down some temporary flooring in our master bathroom as we speak – so that we can utilize that shower and toilet for the next few months. Once that is complete, the main bathroom will be torn to bits. Sure, I am terrified at what we may find, surprise projects that I am sure will cause tears and pockets to empty – but this will be the first room in our house that we are giving a brand new start, one that we are hoping will last until the kids are in college!
What “look” are we going for, you ask? Well, I just so happen to of put together a mood board of what we are aiming for here.
We want this space to be functional, family friendly, and yet hold a traditional style that will last for years to come in this house.
Are you crying from excitement? Me too, maybe it’s the hormones.
A white hexagon tile on the floors – subway tile in the shower (color TBD) keeping it classic and subtle. The vanity is one I have been eyeing for a long time on Wayfair, every single item above is actually from Wayfair, however we are not getting it all from there.. I’ll include links for you too on a future post once we pick the pieces. I thought I would lean towards a darker vanity, or something more trendy, but this soft traditional piece just jumped right at me and never left my brain.
A overdyed rug, metallic mirrors (2, one for each sink) and lighting between the mirrors (TBD). We also need ceiling lighting, new exhaust fan, trim, wall color ..OY. I could go on and on. But, I feel super confident with where this bathroom is headed and I simply cannot wait to ENJOY a bathroom finally!