I’ve been itching to post the results of the house in Hooterville hall bathroom renovation but I was detained in Hooterville last week babysitting my daughter’s two cats and dog while she was out of town and didn’t have access to my blogging computer.
So even though Rodney, the cabinet guy who remodeled my kitchen, is still working on the storage cabinet for this bathroom, and I don’t have the chair rail molding up yet, I’m now ready to reveal the transformation…which turned out to be a pretty remarkable transformation, if I do say so myself!
Just a reminder of what we inherited when we bought the house…
a mish-mash of bad flooring
a privacy wall that made the toilet area extremely cramped
a pedestal sink that afforded ZERO storage
and approximately 5 feet of wasted space to the left of the pedestal sink.
After we bought the house, I painted the peach walls white, just to freshen up the space until I could decide what I wanted to do in here.
While pondering renovation options, I was of the opinion the privacy wall should come down but there was just a hint of doubt in my mind so I asked my readers. The overwhelming consensus was YES, rip it out!
You don’t have to tell me twice! Out it came!
In fact, the whole bathroom was gutted, right down to the studs.
Below the new bathtub is in and the tile being installed.
I used bead board wallpaper on the lower part of the walls and the paint color on the upper walls ended up being a happy accident. I couldn’t decide what color I wanted to use in here and on a whim I thought I’d *try* the the same color I painted the formal living room and dining room since I had a whole gallon of it left. It’s a bluish gray called Winter in Paris (Valspar paint sold at Lowe’s). I actually like it better in this bathroom than I do in the formal living and dining room.
When you compare it to the aqua in the adjoining bedroom and the green in the hallway, you can see that it is really more gray than it appears in most of these photos.
Inspired by user Colleen_Christine on Rate My Space, I went on the hunt for a free-standing vanity similar to hers and found one identical here (although I didn’t get as good a deal as she did). I was pretty nervous about ordering it sight unseen but when it arrived, I was 100 percent pleased. It’s a solid, sturdy piece and it made the trip from New Jersey to Florida without getting so much as a nick or scratch on it.
With a little paint, new hardware (instead of the wood knobs it came with), and a top made from the same LG Hi-Mac solid surface I selected for the kitchen (fabricated by my amazing cabinet guy, Rodney), and ta da…
WOWSERS! Ain’t she purdy????
(For my readers who voted on the other style vanity, I’ve decided to use something similar to it when I renovate the 3rd bathroom in the house within the next few months.)
As I mentioned, my cabinet guy is building a storage cabinet for that far corner. It will be 24 inches wide, go all the way to the ceiling to look like a built-in and it will be finished off at the top with crown molding.
**Update: the built-in storage cabinet can be seen here.
I love the flooring! Believe it or not, it’s vinyl planks from Home Depot. This was one of the special order colors but it only took about 7 to 10 days to come in. Oh how I wish I had used this product instead of the wood laminate I selected for some of the other rooms in the house!
I’m still keeping my eye out for some little something to add a pop of color in here, and as soon as my cabinet guy gets the storage cabinet installed, I’ll update with photos of it but in the meantime, I’m totally loving my new bathroom.
Hmmm….I think the cat is liking it too!
48 inch Vanity: Sagehill Design Heartland Home (Model #HH4821D)
Chrome Sink Faucet: Moen “Caldwell” (Lowe’s)
Paint: Valspar (Lowe’s) Winter in Paris (5002-1A)
Bead board wallpaper: fellow blogger, Rhoda’s (Southern Hospitality) shop
3 light polished chrome vanity bar: Portfolio (Lowe’s) #0226810
White Framed Mirror: Allen & Roth 32 x 44 inches (Lowe’s Item #239797)
White ceramic & chrome tissue cover, soap dispenser and cup: T.J. Maxx
Wicker basket: T.J. Maxx
Shower Tiles: Ceramiche Guocera Glazed Tiles in Canyon White
Shower/tub faucet: American Standard Colony in polished chrome (Home Depot)
White ceramic tile corner shower shelves: Lowe’s
White waffle weave shower curtain: Target
Vinyl Plank Flooring: Traffic Master “Allure” in Mahogany from Home Depot
Bath rug: J.C. Penney’s Linden Street
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