Father time is busting my balls. Or at least the 4 set of balls in this house, I guess father time is busting my boobs. Wait, I don’t have those either. 3 months ago we broke ground on our bathroom remodel, in anticipation to be finished by Christmas Eve – because a 4 week bathroom gut is totally doable when you are doing it in your spare time, right?
Not so much.
I have changed the look of this bathroom SO many times in my mood boards, so deep down I am grateful this reno took us a bit longer to get finished –
THIS is a great example for all of you that are on the fence with a room renovation. It has been nearly 3 years living in our house, and I have changed my mind SO many times over the years about what I wanted our bathroom to look like. As hard as it was to live with the filthy and outdated space, it would be even harder to spend thousands for a bathroom I didn’t like.
The biggest differences between the mood boards for me was that over time, I pulled away from making the space so refined and sophisticated and officially wrapped my head around the fact that 3 little boys will be using this space the most. So as beautiful as I wanted it to be, I needed to make it completely functional for the boys and more importantly, give this bathroom a balance between my feminine touch and a space the kids could feel comfortable in!
Of all 18 items in these pictures, we only purchased one for the renovation. Yes, I changed my mind on everything else! SEE! So glad we didn’t jump the gun each time I was crying scraping dry piss off of the vinyl flooring (if you don’t have little boys, you just don’t get it. They pee everywhere).
This beauty made its way to the front of the line for our bathroom purchases. The New Yorker vanity from Wayfair just stopped me in my tracks. You should see its marble top you guys! Ugh, it’s so so so pretty! And while we did not pick the exact tile we planned for, we stuck with our desired shapes. Subway tile for the bathroom, and hexagon tile for the flooring. Dan was completely apprehensive when I told him I wanted black grout for both the flooring and the shower tile. He did not see the vision. Thank goodness I’ve learned over the years how to convince him to trust my ideas, because the black grout looks amazing! It gives the tile an old school vibe that suits the space so well. Now I totally get that saying, “once you go black you’ll never go back”. It’s totally a grout thing.
Here is a sneak peek of the tile we did … do not mind the mess! This week is crunch time and we are rounding the corner to me be able to jump in and take over the rest of the space. (Ya know, like Chip and Jo – Chip does the tough work and Jo hops in and makes her design come to life.)
Blurry early morning shots from my phone, but they will have to do! As you can see to the right of the tub we added a new element to the space that we adore. Shiplap across the entire bottom half of the room just to add more context to the space. This bathroom is so small, so we wanted to add whatever dimension and contrast we could to make it pop.
I really cannot wait for you guys to see this reveal, we are truly (finally) in the home stretch. I will be painting all weekend, the vanity and toilet will be getting installed and then it is time to incorporate all of the decor!
Oh! And we chose lighting (I am just giddy over it)
vanity lighting …
you can shop it HERE
The pendant light that I think will change my life …
You can shop this beauty, HERE.
When all is said and done, I just know this bathroom will have me feeling all sorts of smitten.
I have been a part of this entire renovation, and every freaking time we do a room makeover I feel just as surprised when I see the finished space as if I had no idea .
Call me, the surpirse lady – because this is exactly how I feel just thinking about it.