We recently updated two of the three bathrooms in our house. What I thought would be a relatively simple project was actually quite a lengthy process. We started by replacing old, icky laminate counter tops with really pretty granite ones. We also installed new faucets and copper sinks. My handier-by-the-day husband hung crown molding in one of the bathrooms. It apparently was quite a feat because when I mentioned the possibility of putting it up in the second bathroom his facial expression left no doubt as to his take on the matter. Moving right along, then. Next, we upgraded to one-piece, low-flow toilets because a) they use less water and b) they’re easier to clean. And then, of course, there were the details of paint, light fixtures, textiles and decor. After much ado, we are enjoying the finished results. I wish I had a before picture to show you in comparison, but I didn’t think to take any, so you’ll just have to admire the after shots.
Let’s get right to that, shall we?
This is the view from the hallway. You’ll notice that we have 10 ft ceilings. To take advantage of the height, we special ordered extra-long shower curtains (and liners!).
In this close view of the cabinets and countertop, you can see the rough edge of the granite. I was nervous about it at first, but I actually love it. The finish isn’t rough to the touch at all; it’s been smoothed and polished.
This, my friends, was what I was most excited about. I just love this chandelier. It’s unexpected for the bathroom, no? It’s gorgeous when lit. I will admit, though, that I had a tough time trying to find a coordinating light fixture. The picture above shows both light fixtures. You’ll notice that I went with one that was cone-shaped to mimic the chandelier. I’m happy with the finished results.
Here is a view of my husband’s crown molding handiwork.
This fun shelf hangs over the toilet. I haven’t figured out what to hang from the hooks yet, but I did find the perfect print to rest on the shelf. I was going for a spa feel in this room, and I think the colors and decor definitely fit the bill.
So…how’d we do? Do you love it as much as I do?
In case you’re wondering, the paint color is Rolling pebble by Behr. The runner and towels are Nate Berkus from Target in gray aqua. The fixtures are Delta windermere in oil-rubbed bronze.