Monday, June 6, 2011

Bathroom Before & After

My brother's house is finally complete... well almost. There is ALWAYS tweaking and furnishing to be done. However, all the major renovations have been completed. Today, we have the gray, dingy bathroom before:

And the crisp, white AFTER:
Forgive the ivory glow.... this photo was taken at night, so it doesn't look as white as usual. The tub and toilet are both Kohler. Since this is the main bathroom in his house, he really wanted nice fixtures. In most bathrooms, I would go with a standard, cheaper white tub and toilet, but since he found a Kohler vanity he loved, we decided to use other fixtures of the same brand. We used a local contractor for all the tile work, and picked white glazed subway tiles for the walls, and a non-glazed mosaic tile (similar to the one Bryn used from Home Depot) for the flooring, both with white grout. We used a non-glazed tile on the floor for safety reasons, as to prevent slippage. The shower curtain is a white waffle weave for $7 from TJMaxx, rings were $5 from TJMaxx, and the curtain rod was $15 from WalMart. The basket above the toilet was $8 from HomeGoods.

Due to the size of the bathroom, my brother still wanted a small sink, but with storage, since the previous pedestal provides none.This vanity and sink from Kohler was the perfect addition, since it has two drawers to hide stuff, plus an open area to store toilet paper, tissues, and a little artwork too.

Vintage wood and bamboo tray (on left) was $0.99 at Salvation Army Thrift Store, bamboo frame was also $0.99 from Salvation Army, and the surf print I already owned (similar here). Tissue box (hidden), garbage can (hidden), soap dispenser, and toothbrush holder are all from Crate and Barrel. Teak towel rods for $9 each are from West Elm, but have since been discontinued.

And as you can remember from this post, I chose the "Sur La Vague" print for the bathroom. I purchased a white washed frame and white mat from Michaels so that the colors of the print really stand out.

We have also since purchased these towels to bring a little more color into the bathroom:
We also used this $32 outdoor light from Home Depot above the vanity mirror, and this cool can light exhaust fan was a great addition to the bathroom.

So there you have the bathroom before and after. And the best part... everything is white, so a little bleach will keep everything fresh and clean all the time! He really loves the new bathroom, and I hope you all do too! Check in this week for more home before and afters!

1 comment:

  1. Loving the job you did! Looks so crisp and clean! Love it! Plus those towels are going to make the bathroom pop in an awesome way :)