Sunday, March 15, 2009

Met Monday Bathroom renovation

Welcome to Met Monday hosted by "Between Naps on the Porch" be sure to visit this site for many more decoration transformations.
This Metamorphosis is my hall bathroom that my children have used for 10 years. Unfortunately my old pictures of this bathroom are on non digital photos. So this is the overhaul we gave the bathroom. We had oak cabinets and sponge painted walls. The counter had been cultured marble that had lost its finish. We chose to use a six" ceramic tile for the counter tops with a tumbled marble decorative back splash. We carried this decorative item over to the shower. My husband and I did all the work ourselves which was very time consuming, a lot of fun and very rewarding.

Here you can sneak a peek at the sponge painted walls (below). We changed the shower fixtures and raised the shower head up 6" to accommodate my son who is 6 ft.. We did keep the existing tub as it is white and was in great shape.

We had a linoleum floor (does anyone else have them!) in that room which we changed out.

So here is the reveal of the beautiful work my husband did on the tiling. This is the border in the shower.

We chose oil rubbed bronzed fixtures in this room. The shower door is clear so you can see the beautiful tiles, shelf fixtures.

The cabinets also received a face lift. They were primed and painted with an off white paint and treated with a mocha glaze to give the old world look. We changed out the full width mirror with this beauty found at Marshall's for $24.99. I purchased two one for each sink. Yes there is a second vanity in this room

Here it is. The second vanity. We debated about excluding this sink all together and thought it would be better for resale to keep it.

The walls are Benjamin Moore Warm Cognac. Sounds so yummy and looks so warm and inviting.

Some decorative items I found. This was originally painted a green patina. I needed it to be oil rubbed bronze, sooo out came the espresso spray paint with a copper overlay.... oil rubbed bronze there you have it.

The linoleum went out and the 20" tile floor with another decorative feature carried from the shower and back splash to the floor.

My husband also decided to try his handy work with crown moulding. He did a fabulous job.
We also decided to keep the medicine cabinet for practical reasons.

My tip for today: Don't be afraid to use big tile even in a small room. It make the room appear more expansive and you have less grout lines. Also you can mix your tile elements ceramic and natural together. As long as the color tones go together.

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  1. Hi Sofia!

    The bathroom turned out fantastic! Is this the upstairs bath between the kid's rooms?? Just beautiful! You're SO good!

    Love you,
    Denise :-)

  2. Hi, Sofia, what a great job in that bathroom, you totally transformed it! I love all of those elements. I'd love to redo the floor in our master bath, but that probably won't happen anytime soon. You did great!

    As far as getting people to come & visit you, you'll just have to be patient with that. I have been blogging for 2 years & it just grows slowly. You'll start making more friends as you get out there & leave comments at other blogs.

  3. Very nice makeover :-) The tile work looks fantastic!! I love the warm wall colour and the oil rubbed bronze fixtures that you chose.

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  4. hi sofia,its nice to meet you!, i just came across your blog and i really enjoyed it very much.i love you new bathroom you husband is very good and handy and i love the tiles and colors you chose...hope you have a great day silvia...

  5. I love the transformation! Great job! I was wondering if you had an essay for us to read about why you deserve the Life makeover? Let us know! Meme

  6. Hello,

    I just came over via Rhoda, what a lovely job you did on your bathroom...I have added you to my faves. I will visit again...nice to meet you. I don't have a blog of my own, we have a family blog :)

    Kathy :)

  7. Love that wall color!!!!! I am painting my downstairs in an orange faux... I will look at that Warm Cognac... yummy! Blessings, Jennifer

  8. Hello Sofia :-)

    You and your husband have done a wonderful job in this space. The Warm Cognac is lovely - I used a similar BM colour (Bronze Tone) in my dining room and love it! I love bathroom and kitchen remodels - it's the total process (from conception to completion) that I'm addicted to!! I want more!! ;-)

    from the other half of DesignTies (yep, there are two of us!)...
    Victoria: EdinDesign Interiors @ DesignTies

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