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Bathroom remodeling progress

I snapped a few pics of our bathroom remodeling progress for you. I apologize about the bad lighting! I’ll take better pictures when we are finished.

Since everything was out, it gave me the opportunity to reassess our space a bit. Previously, the old sink was a pedestal and I knew I wanted to add something with storage. My awesome sister-in-law found this buffet for me for $50. I knew it would be perfect.

Buffet before paint in bathroom remodeling project

I painted it with AS chalk paint. I think the color is called old gray, even though it had a slightly violet undertone.  I actually haven’t decided if I am going to darken it or not, I kind of like it the way it is.

Vanity repurposed in bathroom remodeling as a vanity

The open space is where we removed the door. A shelf for some nice,bright, white towels are going to go on there and guest toiletries.

Even though there is no sink, no trim, no shower enclosure or fixtures,and all we can really use is the toilet, I couldn’t help picking up this bat mat at Target, and adding some faux flowers.

Marle slabe as inexpensive vanity top option

Oh, and a towel. Ok, I know, I’m guilty of premature decorating.

Repurposed and painted buffet for vanity

I do love the detail on the legs. 🙂

I am going to order a small rectangle sink to go on top.Sink from home depotI really liked this one from Home Depot. It’s the perfect width. Except I would like to do brass fixtures instead.

So funny. When we moved into our house 15 years ago, we ripped out old brass fixtures and replaced them with aged bronze… It all goes around again, doesn’t it?

I would love to do a marble top, but it’s not practical right now, so for now I’ll just seal the heck out of the top.

WHite mixed matte tiles in a bathroom

I did get a little marble in the shower edge and the pencil tiles.

I knew I wanted a white tile bathroom, but I didn’t want it to look like a medical ward. I found these matte white octagon tiles for the floor I just loved. I decided to then do penny tiles in the shower as a way to break up the surfaces, but it’s in the same color and sheen.I feel, The marble edges give it a really refined  and finished look as well.

And I am just in love with those penny tiles. They are just so cute.

I also found these subway tiles, but they are slightly smaller so they come in a sheet instead of individuals. I went with the same gray grout throughout so everything flowed. It’s Delorean Gray.

Hex tiles add a nice acccent in a shower wit mixed white tiles.

I love these slightly smaller subway tiles framed by the marble pencil tiles. We added the floor tiles into the shampoo cubby to tie the floor and the shower together.

Used mixed tiles in bathroom remodeling for a cohesive and interesting look

I just love how it turned out. It looks luxurious to me. It’s nicer than our main bathroom upstairs.

We are just taking our bathroom remodeling bit by bit as we can between the rest of everything else going on. I was just happy when we finally had two working toilets for 5 people again. It’s the little things that make me happy. 🙂

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  1. Everything is absolutely beautiful! That buffet was a steal at $50 and so much more beautiful than the cheap, generic vanities that come from the big box stores for $1000 and up. I find these old furniture pieces are much more solid and well built too. We redid our bath and found the perfect buffet on craigs list for $75. Stripped and repainted it and love it so much. I can’t wait to see this all finished 🙂

  2. Just started our bathroom project here too. Love all the white on white. We picked out the same exact sink and am trying to decide on splurging for marble or going to cultured marble route. Good luck on the rest of your project.

  3. I love that buffet that you repurposed for your bathroom! I think the paint looks beautiful. We’re about to finish the basement, and we’re adding two bathrooms, one full for the guest bedroom, and a half for the entertainment area. I can’t decide if I want to do built-in cupboards, or some kind of a pedestal sink with a storage table like this underneath it!

  4. Nice work. I like the variety of tiles. The buffet…what about a faux marble top? That blue paint will make beautiful veining.

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