Wednesday, October 12, 2011

before & after: gut job

Designing a girls bathroom can be very tricky. You need to find the correct  ingredients... Not too mature, not too young & definitely not too girly. Especially since I'm dealing with blossoming young ladies. Hope that's OK to say... One just started driving & one is off to college. So they're definitely growing up...  I did both of the girls rooms a little while back, so they trusted me to run with this bathroom. My client always wanted to re-do this bathroom, but never really made it a priority. Then finally the unthinkable happened... A major water leak. If that's not going to get the ball rolling I don't know what else is. 
Here are  the before pictures. Nothing has been altered or staged... {wink} The problem with this bathroom was lack of storage & of course it was out dated. After I hemmed & hawed over the direction I wanted to go with the bathroom... I came up with a plan centered around this floor tile. 
{White Carrera Marble Basket weave Mosaic Tile with Bardiglio Gray Dots - Honed}
{before- bathroom gutted}
{before-bathroom gutted}
Ta Dah... Here she is all done & pretty!

Everything was custom designed &  picked out just for this room... I wanted a more sophisticated look for the girls, since they're getting older. The sconces still kept a feminine feel with it's curved neck.  I love how this cabinet turned out. It's even better in person! It now offers the girls tons of storage to hide all their "stuff".  Of course at any age we can make a mess... So the best solution is a cabinet with doors & drawers & of course good old baskets. Who wants to see curling irons, hair dryers... etc.? I know I want my bathroom clean & super organized. You never know when you might have an  unexpected house guest. Close  the doors &  drawers &  your secret is hidden.
I enclosed the shower in with a pony wall to give the girls more privacy. Plus, I added a custom bookcase with adjustable shelves to store more goodies... It worked out perfectly! Before they used to just have a towel bar. I know less is best, but when it comes to storage take the plunge & add it.

Hope you all enjoyed my little before & after photos... See I'm getting better! {smile} Tomorrow I'm shooting the living room that I talked about {here}. Hope you all had a  fabulous day! Wow was it H.O.T. Of course I go home & make ribs in this heat. Way to go Alex! lol 


  1. how fun is this?! the shower and the storage are amazing! i can't wait to see our bathroom fully done... sigh. the life of a contractor's wife... i am last priority for remodel work!! ;)

  2. So very pretty Alex. What color is that paint if you don't mind me asking?

  3. Would you recall, by any chance, the color you used to paint the cabinets?

  4. What color is the vanity?

  5. Beautifully done! I'd love to know cabinet color but I see there are questions about since last November. Is this still still a live blog?

  6. Wow! This stylish glass tile is absolutely awesome! So perfect for kitchen backsplash.
    Basketweave Tiles

  7. Found you through Pinterest and am loving your gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love the vanity color, Paint brand and color please, put it on your pin on pinterest if you have time,

  9. Very nice decoration for rustic tile application.
    Thank you for sharing these with us.

  10. What is the name of paint you used on vanity and walls?

  11. Please share the brand and color paint you used on the vanity and wall.


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