Last year around this time we announced that we were starting our bathroom remodel
(You can read all about it, HERE. )
We were months away from having Max, and a new bathroom to bath the babe in was a top priority. We always keep it real here, and the reality is, life took us through a loop when we thought we were going to be able to start the bathroom demolition, and everything had to get put on the back burner. I was 20(ish) weeks pregnant and struggling with kidney stones. Brody came down with c-diff for two weeks, which rolled into 2 more weeks of the flu bug and recovery. Owen had his respiratory issues on top of it all. We were tied to antibiotic routines and breathing treatments and completely put our blinders on to our bathroom.
See, on our blog – life sometimes pushes the big STOP button on projects and I know that is something we all can relate to. Life takes the wheel, and we just put the car in cruise control and have to go with the flow.
Now, here we are, an entire year later and that hideous/disgusting/out-of-date bathroom is still looking back at us. A few weeks ago Dan and I were chatting away about the thought of really diving into the remodel. We talked finances and time line – really digging into every option there was, and facing the facts that no project with 3 kiddos is done quickly.
The following day was garbage day, and in true DIY-er form, I told Dan to just rip out the vanity. He looked at me like I was crazy, but like a good hubby just went right along with it. We had zero supplies ordered, I just knew with tearing something out it would leave us no choice but to just get the ball rolling.
Now that you’ve got an idea as to how nasty and old our bathroom was, I wanted to show you where we stand and where we are headed. This bathroom will be complete by our Christmas Eve party and I cannot wait to take pictures of everyone sitting on the toilet (ha)
The flooring had stains everywhere, and I wish I was kidding when I say that I think every nook and cranny of that crappy floor should have had hazard tape across it. 30 years of gross.
Now that every drop of the bathroom has been torn out we have had a lot of fun imagining what we are going to fill the space back up with. Our style is constantly evolving, as it should, so I am glad we did not do this bathroom we designed from last year ….
While it is gorgeous, our minds changed quickly about the vanity, and lighting, and well, everything but the flooring. Our next mood board turned into this one …
Yeah, baby – the vanity.
Isn’t she purdy? We chose a simple hexagon white floor tile, along with classic white subway tile for the shower. We are going a bit more classic with our grout colors and still have so many choices to make on the wall color/mirrors/lighting and decor.
I am so glad Dan ripped the old vanity out and jump started the entire process. We already have our sub-flooring in, plumbing complete and our new tub in! AHHH! I cannot wait to read a book and drink a glass of wine, yes, I will be THAT girl!
So keep checking in with us here at The Thome Home over the next few weeks to follow our bathrooms progress.
I cannot wait to have a new throne to sit on 🙂