Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Bathroom! One year ago...

I cannot believe it has been a whole year since my bathroom makeover was complete. Since I wasn't blogging then I just wanted to post a few pics from my FIRST real makeover project. Don't you love when you envision a project and it turns out exactly that way? If I had it to do over, I wouldn't change a thing. Even if I had an unlimited budget to work with - I love is.

I accumulated the pieces for this bathroom over a few years. I found the faucets first - this is how it all began. Grohe Kensington - Swarovski handles. CRAZY expensive. I found them laying on a table at a supply house new in box for 80% off. I could have cried!

The glass shelves, towel rods and ring and robe hooks are all from Homegoods. Grand total for all the pieces was under $100. I even added crystal knobs to the ends of the double towel bar that I bought from a cabinet knob seller on Ebay. Sweet!

Here are the dreaded BEFORE pictures. The mini-chandeliers are now black
and I converted them into pendant lights for my kitchen. :-) I forgot to take pictures before I started the demo so it looks like a total mess...

Here are the AFTER pictures...

I LOVE my Grohe Swarovski faucets! Every time I wash my hands or brush my teeth I still get excited how pretty they are.

I found my glass door at a builders supply warehouse and it was just a slab. I bought chrome hinges off of Ebay and sanded and planed it to fit. Since I don't have a window, this allows light from the foyer and bedrooms into the bathroom. It is by Feather River in the bamboo glass pattern - and no you cannot see "anything". :-) The black jewelry cabinet is from Kirkland's. I built if into the wall to use up the wasted space. It is SO nice to have my jewelry in one place and not all over the house, on my nightstand, etc. I bought a crystal knob off of ebay to glam it up a little bit.

The crystal sconces are black and chrome and are from Lamps Plus and I ordered them online sight unseen. They turned out even prettier than I hoped for - so pleased! The black granite floor was bought at the Tile Outlet Center in Chicago and got the pieces for a song. So pleased!

Here is a look at the cove molding I added for a finished look. You can also see the detail of the mirror from a second hand store - it was PERFECT and the price was even better!

Someday I will get to the downstairs bathroom... I already have a bunch of pieces in storage for that one too. I found the Kohler Mickey Mouse faucet - since I have no hidden Mickeys in this bathroom, I have to make up for it the next one. :-)

Check out other bathrooms for amazing inspiration at this blogger party...



  1. I love the changes uve made in the bathroom. Especially the color on the wall. Happy Anniversary, lol!

  2. That is a total and complete transformation. It doesn't even look like the same bathroom! Beautiful!


  3. Tracy - it is AMAZING! What a beautiful transformation, I am in awe of your skills

  4. Very nice tile work, I like. Thanks for the comment and thanks for being my neighbor twice. I checked out your garage door. I've had something like that planned for my garage door for awhile now. I should get on it like you.

  5. Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party. Btw, I am admiring all your creativity in your blog so may I invite you also to join us at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  6. Hi, LOVE everything you did in your remodel.
    Would you be able to share your paint color?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hello! Thank you very much! The color is Tranquil Pond from the FreshAire brand at Home Depot. it is now defunct but I'm pretty sure they have the color in the database. Good luck!