Saturday, November 24, 2012

Want a good laugh!? Latest on Operation: Bathroom

This is the current state of our loo:

AAAHHHHHH!!!! It happened. The bathtub died. Then it was go mode to get this baby renovated! Very stressful too. I'm a designer and have ideas of what I want but this project was thrown at me so fast I've felt a little overwhelmed!

Which is also why there's been a lack in posting. I've been so busy trying to decide on things, get prices on things, etc. And let me tell you, shower heads are friggin' expensive yo!!! This is the true curse of this reno, when two designers are renovating their bath, (Hubby and I) we don't want everybody else's bathroom.... we want it to be unique, tastefully done and classic. Which also equals EXPENSIVE! Ha! But we both would rather spend the little extra now, have it done the way we want rather than staring at some sink that I "settled" for because my dream sink was $400 more.

Here's a refresher of what I was planning on doing:

Below is what the dream bath is becoming:

Let's talk about my tile for a sec - I thought I would have to get the white porcelain penny tile - which I love - but it certainly ain't no marble! BUT while at Floor & Decor what oh what does my lovely momma find!? A close out of 1" white marble penny tile for $3.99 sq/ft - regularly $15.99 sq/ft. Whhaaaat!? 

The area we need to tile is about 39 sq/ft and we bought every last sq/ft of this stuff which came to 44 sq/ft! I hope and pray my tile guy has enough! 

OK, here's the rest of the bath:

The bathroom stayed pretty much the same as the original plan - except for the sink. We are so excited about making this sink from a 150 year old dresser! I think it will add warmth to the all white bathroom. Bonus - it's a couple inches taller than a regular sink height which we loved because we're crazy tall. (not to mention we'll have a bit of storage)

Below is an inspiration image of what look I'm going for with the mirror/sconce action:

Since our house is over 150 years old, I really want to mix the old and new - classic, timeless tile, an antique dresser/sink and a gilded mirror paired with chrome fixtures and sleek modern sconces. I think the balance is going to be gorgeous!! 

The only annoying part to all this is that we have NO bathroom while the renovation is happening!! Our rental, which is next door is almost always booked but when it's not, believe me, we're over there showering! Our contractor shimmed in the old toilet so we at least can go potty. The bathroom should be complete in about two weeks. Two more glorious weeks with no shower. Let me tell ya, I've grown to love me some dry shampoo! ;) (We're not totally gross, we shower at the gym or my parents. )

Oh, and how the hell are we affording this!? I have no clue. I do know we are now renting our house out for the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras if I can get the right price baby!! 

I'll keep y'all posted on Operation: Bathroom.

PS - read THIS post to see some of this bathrooms ugliness. 

PSS - Follow my Bath Remodels on Pinterest to see how this all evolved!

1 comment:

Chateau À Gogo said...

It will look wonderful and it will be worth the multiple days of dry shampoo (isn't that stuff great). Side note, make sure your tile guy knows how to lay Penny Round. It is a bear. We found out the hard way. - Brandy@ChateauÀGogo