Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guest Bathroom Renovation

Last year, Scott and I decided that our guest bathroom really needed some help. This is our first house, so each project we undertake is always a first for us. So this was our first stab at renovating a bathroom. I don't have the greatest "before" pictures, but they will have to do. Keep in mind these pictures were taking the day we put an offer on the house - so all the stuff belongs to the previous owners.

The bathroom was in need of some serious help. We gutted it.

OK, we left the shower. But we gutted everything else.

We decided to put in heated floors with Travertine tiles.

P.S. Heated floors are a pain in the butt.

Scott insisted on putting the tiles in at a 45 degree angle, which seriously complicated things. But it was worth it - it looks awesome, and it makes the room look larger.


We installed recessed lighting to brighten up the room, since it has no windows, and painted the walls a steel blue color.

We put in a new vanity, new light fixture, and new toilet. The faucet we picked out for the vanity is amazingly awesome. We couldn't find a mirror that we liked, so we bought a frame instead and made a mirror out of it. For artwork, we took pictures of the blooms on our Bradford Pear, had them printed in black & white, and framed them as well.



(P.S. It's really hard to get good pictures of a room so tiny)

We were really pleased with the results! It took quite a bit of time, but it was well worth it (for our guests, at least). We haven't braved the Master Bathroom yet, but its on the Project List!

Linking this to Thrifty Decor Chic's Before & After party!


  1. Wow! That is awesome! Great job =D

  2. Looks fantastic!! Can you come over and tile my master bath??

  3. Damn good work! I did some of that over the summer as a carpenter, and it's pretty much as you said - hard and annoying but the end result is soooo nice. It looks really good :) I like the brown colors against the lighter colors of the wall and floor.

  4. I love the makeover, it looks great!! The colors are what I am going to do in ours! Great job!

  5. Just found your blog via Danielle's. This is a very impressive renovation. I love everything and as everyone else has said the colours are perfect.
    Lovely blog too-am signing up to follow!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

  6. Thank you to everyone for the positive feedback! Looking forward to sharing our latest project with you :)

  7. What is the name of the blue paint color you used?

    1. Hi ~J~ - the color is Valspar Lighthouse Shadows.