This summer, we’re converting part of our guest bedroom into a master bathroom. It’s exciting, dusty, loud, and thankfully, closing in on the finish line.
Once the layout had been finalized and the construction contract was signed, there were roughly three weeks to select and order all of the bathroom parts before demo day. This process was equal parts fun and crazy. Keeping track of all the moving pieces and weighing when to splurge and when to save was slightly mind-boggling at times. For years, I’ve been pinning bathroom inspiration and watching design shows on HGTV dreaming of remodeling someday. I love this stuff. But… once you start a project and begin to narrow down to the one design that you want to own and use everyday, the stakes are raised.
Our 1926 home provided most of the inspiration for our new bathroom, since we wanted to try to stick with the character of our house. The existing bath has white marble hex tile and white subway tile, so mimicking that was a great jumping off point. Of course, I also used a new pinterest board to collect ideas for the project. Here were some rooms I really loved (and why)…
Natural light. Marble hex floors. Amber bottles. Brass fixtures. (source)
Marble counters. Subway tile. Mixed metals. Vintage rug. (source)
All that tile. Extra long shower curtain. Rainfall shower head. (source)
Extra long green curtain. Hint of old wood.
Linen curtain. Square niches. Classic tile. (source)
The inspiration board still had quite a bit of variation, and nothing was perfectly spot on with what we were going to create. While we had decided on tile (subway and marble hex), everything was up in the air. So, Zach and I needed to decide on the next largest investment piece in the room, the vanity. We actually started with a grey vanity, based on this photo…
And I had even drawn up a few ideas of rough ideas of our room…
But then a few days before we were going to order our grey vanity, it was suddenly out of stock. We were back to the beginning on Memorial Day weekend and decided to browse the online sales. That’s when Zach found a great deal on a white vanity that had all of the features we liked – soft closing drawers, great storage, dove tailed hardwood construction, white marble top. Plus, it included hardware, faucet and didn’t come with a mirror, so we could still select our own. Win!
Eventually we had everything selected, ordered, and shipped to our house. With a white vanity, the marble floor and countertop would bring in some pattern, but I also wanted to try mixing chrome with brass throughout the room. A vintage rug and Turkish towels soften things up, and I’m still shopping for the right shower curtain.
It was a flurry of FedEx deliveries in June. Here is what we ended up picking…
More to come…
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