GUYS. I can’t tell you how anxious and exited I’ve been to FINALLY be able to post this entry!!! If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ll see that we (Dustin) has been working hard on getting our new bathroom up and running, and…..IT IS FINALLY DONE!!!
So when we bought the house, there was a spare bedroom downstairs, but it was kind of small for a bedroom, so instead of sticking our kid in a small room, we added onto the house and added her bedroom, which has so far been the biggest transformation thus far. If you missed that blog entry, read it here! Anyway, this small bedroom has served many purposes in the last year and half that we’ve been here. While we were finishing Rileigh’s bedroom, it housed all of her things and she had to spend a few nights on the couch. Don’t worry, she didn’t mind because she got to stay up late 🙂
Once her bedroom was complete and all of her stuff was out of the room, it became the “throw all of the tools and construction shit” room. As we worked on the rest of the house, all of our junk found it’s way into the small bedroom for the time being. We did have a plan however, we were eventually going to make this small bedroom a bathroom. The current bathroom was SUPER tiny, and as much as I tried to make it my own, it wasn’t doing it for me. So FINALLY, it was time to start on the new bathroom 🙂
We hauled all of the junk out, and here’s what it looked like before we did anything to it. Pretty decent size (for a bathroom) white walls, and plank floors. Honestly, I didn’t even have a Pinterest board for the bathroom, I just figured we’d go to Lowes, find something and build inspiration off that.
Now, of course, I love all the rustic shit, so clearly this bathroom was not going to be some modern, white-walls, glass everything room, but once I found our shower tile, that was the kick in the ass I needed! We decided on tile that looks like old barn board. I didn’t even know this stuff existed, but once we saw it,
I KNEW we needed to have it in the shower! Initially, we were going to very basic
, grey/beige big square tiles for the floor, because I didn’t want it to look too busy…..but I’m SO glad we decided to go with Dustin’s idea! More on the floors a little later 🙂
So Demo Day was underway! Time to rip out the walls for the tub and all of the plumbing. Now, I will say, I NEVER realized how much of a pain in the ass it is to run plumbing to a room that doesn’t have it. Our house was built in 1880, so level floors are a foreign concept, so before we did anything, we had to make sure the floors were somewhat level, especially before we laid tile. Now, the weird thing was that the entire room was almost perfectly level…..except for a little spot right in front of the doorway. So Dustin poured concrete to level er’ out.
Once the room was ready for the tub, we headed to Lowes to grab the tub. Dustin definitely got the best of me this April Fools, he called me out on the porch and said “Cristina, we have a problem!”….I thought they gave us a blue tub and I was PISSED. hahaha
So, one night we were binge watching Fixer Upper, and Dustin said “I wonder what’s behind the sheetrock in the bathroom” ….. OH WAIT! IS THAT SHIPLAP I SEE?! yep. Goodbye sheetrock!
I was SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS. Original shiplap from 1880 and I INSTANTLY started pinning “bathroom shiplap ideas” on Pinterest…..but, my joy was short lived…..
Okay, so I must take a minute of silence for the shiplap idea…..Once we really started exploring all of the work, time and funds it would take to really get that whole shiplap idea worth our while, we decided it really wasn’t within our means to do so. My inner Joanna is dying a little inside, but honesty, I think it would have definitely been too busy, with SO many textures in there. The shower walls and the floor are so bold, I think the shiplap would have been a bit much. So, despite the fact we literally tore the entire wall off for absolutely nothing, I’m happy we decided to go with just regular walls for the bathroom.
There’s my Jude again, always ready for a photo op 😛 Anyway, I purchase this moose canvas months ago, and I’ve been SO excited to hang it in the new bathroom! This was the first piece of decor to enter the bathroom, so it was pretty monumental! We decided to keep the room pretty light and airy, as opposed to the other rooms in the house, which are painted with muted and warmer colors. We decided on Lamb’s Ear by Valspar, and I couldn’t be happier with this choice!
Once the room was painted, it was time to decorate!!! MY FAVORITE PART!
Stay tuned, and thanks for reading! 🙂