This tile was what started everything. I was looking at a Coastal Living magazine from last February and was so inspired when I saw a gorgeous bathroom wall done in penny tile. Theirs was a blue-ish / green color that was nearly identical to my “life color”. I went to one of my favorite sources, Overstock.com, to see if I could find tile that was cheaper than anywhere else I’ve researched. Sure enough, my beloved website came through for me. These tiles rang in at about $7 per square foot (we needed 60 square feet to go around our tub) and then I used gift cards and a website coupon (NEVER shop at Overstock without a coupon, they hand them out like water).
Well, Friends, the time has come for the bathroom remodel! Hallelujah!
AJ and I have been talking about this forever… it feels so good to have it on the horizon (Martin Luther King Weekend is the expected demo and reno weekend). We have just finished (as of 11pm last night, purchasing most of the pieces for the bathroom.
As you read through the post please excuse the poor quality of the photos that I took off the retailer’s websites.
There were toilets we liked better than this one but it was a water sense toilet, which was important to us, and affordable.
It’s hard to tell from this photo what our tub looks like but it’s incredibly simple and affordable. I read through every review on Home Depot’s site and we decided this was the best option for both our budget and needs.
We have not purchased the fixtures for the tub yet but plan to purchase something like this set from Home Depot… it’s simple and coordinates well with the style of the bathroom.
After hours (literally) of researching vanities we settled on a pedestal sink with a wide basin. Our bathroom is incredibly small to say the least. We have 20 inches of space to work with for the depth and cannot exceed 24 inches width… but the kicker is that our heating vent would need to be moved or we’d need a vanity that didn’t have a completely enclosed bottom. Let me tell you how hard that was to find. We finally found one at Home Depot that AJ could cut the back out of but neither of us liked the look of it quite as much as we did a pedestal sink.
We purposely didn’t order our faucet during the Overstock visit when we purchased the tile because we wanted to use rewards points from our tile purchase to put towards the faucet. It is incredibly hard to find a faucet that is in three different pieces, for under a $100 (and have it look classy). We also used a 7% off coupon on this order.
We chose the knobs featured in the large photo.
Our medicine cabinets…
We purchased these online Saturday night at 11pm with the sink and the toilet. We had a couple picked out at Overstock that we liked (see mood board) but just couldn’t get over the smaller size and the lack of storage they would provide. These ones from Home Depot were more affordable than other options and provided the drawer at the bottom.
We ordered one to go over the sink and a matching one to go above the toilet. The only storage that I’m pondering now is for my blow dryer / straightener but AJ has already offered to hollow out a mini cabinet in the drywall to create a space for that. I could also have a basket under the sink with towels and just hide the blow dryer and straightener in there, right?
Besides the new window and the tub’s new shower head and tub faucet the tile is the only thing we haven’t purchased yet. It won’t be these exact tiles but the ones we have our eye on are a gray-ish white marble that comes stocked at our Home Depot. And it’s affordable. Phew.
I’m not sure if we’ll keep using our white shower curtain or what we’ll do… but for now that isn’t something I want to purchase until we see how it all comes together. Maybe we’ll want white for a spa like feel, or maybe we’ll want a color to jazz it up… the jury is still out (the same goes for window curtains as well).
The new window, which won’t be here for a while because it’s a special order, will look like the rest of the new windows in the house. We have purchased all Anderson 200 series, three slats wide.
PS: Guess what you’ll get to see some photos of this week? The beginning stages of hardwood floors in our bedroom!!! Yep, it basically looks amazing thanks to Mr. AJ Migonis. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll be lucky enough to get a glimpse of our guest bedroom which currently holds two roomfuls of furniture and is currently the absolute dive where we are sleeping. 🙂