There are some affiliate links used in this blog post for products that we’ve used at no additional cost to you. Joss + Main and Lowe’s graciously gave us the vanity and toilet for this bathroom renovation.
This past week we made some great progress on our bathroom. We still have a lot to do but it’s functional once again! I figured I’d share with you the progress as we move forward even if there aren’t any done photos yet… part of the fun is seeing how far it’s come, right? 🙂
We love that the gray vanity from Joss + Main… I’ll have more info for you about it in a post once I get the mirror up and it looks a little more done in the bathroom. We plan on switching out the knobs on the vanity for something that is a little more traditional and matches the faucets.
We opted to use a peel and stick carerra marble tile because we are planning a larger renovation of this bathroom down the line so this will be just an affordable and clean looking temporary solution. For the area in our bathroom we paid about $75 for the tile and had some left over.
I was in Home Depot about a month ago and randomly walked down the flooring aisle looking for something else when I saw these tiles that were far better than any other peel and stick tiles we’ve ever used for anything else. The tiles reminded me of the ones in Kristin’s bathroom (Bliss at Home blog).
We are going to lay real tile when we add the tub into the bathroom in a year or two but for now it gives us time to see what kind of tile really works in the space with the marble on the vanity top. We just had two options at home now but it’ll be fine to shop around. The hexagon tile is the one we have in the half bath downstairs and the gray tile is the one we had in the bathroom in our last house.
We still have no mirror in the bathroom. A few years ago I purchased a mirror at a thrift store that I loved and was just brainstorming our options for this bathroom when I asked myself if we had anything we could use. This mirror isn’t a 100% perfect, I think I’d rather it be a few inches longer on each side, but when mirrors are so ridiculously expensive I love the idea of using an incredibly solidly made one I got for $12. It’ll be my first time using stripper so I’m a little nervous about that. The instructions on the back of the can make me think I might as well purchase a hazmat suit. I’m leaning toward a driftwood stain on the mirror so it’ll pop a little from the white wall while adding a little wood texture. This is a photo before I finished the opposite wall but when we had the mirror awkwardly resting on part of the sink.
The woman who lives in the apartment above our garage works at a luxury wedding venue and brought back an enormous flower arrangement the other day. I’ve been reaping the benefits all week with smaller arrangements I made out of it especially while trying to make our bathroom less of a construction zone.
Tray: Home Goods (similar here) | Candle | Spray: Home Goods | Toilet: Lowe’s (more details on it in a separate post)
AJ had a hard time getting this faucet installed, they look beautiful but are a little difficult to install (maybe it’s different if you are a plumber and you work with various faucets all the time).
I can’t wait to share with you our progress as we move forward!
Here is the before and in-progress as of this morning!
Our in-progress shots… We still need to add in some color, fix the ceiling, add lighting and a curtain, find knobs and pulls for the vanity that coordinate with the faucet, add in our baseboard, etc… but we are making progress!
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