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I just got back from a trip to California where I attended a blogging conference that has got me so psyched to get the ball rolling again on my little blog. I’ve really been needing a kick in the pants to get back to posting, and I think that was just what I needed. So, how perfectly timed is it that I was asked to take part in the Primp and Pamper Bathroom Refresh being hosted by Jewel at Jeweled Interiors? We are all refreshing a bathroom, some of us will be doing just a little update, and others are going to be taking it down to the studs…
I decided to work on the bathroom that our girls share. Although the girls bathroom was kind of sad and dated, and a little weird, it wasn’t horrible. But that didn’t stop me from wanting to change it ALL!
This is the bathroom when we bought the house last year.
I’m not sure why, but the shower had a super tall step, and the floor in the shower sloped almost like it was some kind of soup bowl, with the ends about five inches higher than the drain on both ends.
And the fixtures were gold, and peeling and rusty…
The sink and cabinet were in okay shape, but needed some love and some new fixtures, as the old gold brass ones were pitted and ugly.
Normally for week one, I’d only give you a few before shots and tell you my plan, but since we technically started this refresh before we moved in last year, I figured I’d catch you up a little.
The original shower was not done to code, and was very difficult to get in and out of because of it’s strangely tall step. We had the whole thing ripped out, and the shower pan and drain was fixed.
We replaced the tile with this beautiful marble we found at Floor and Decor. I think it was called Sahara marble, but don’t quote me on that. It has a lot of blue undertones, which I loved. I love the dark blues in the niche piece especially. We also added a bench on one end – it definitely needed one. The shower is huge, especially considering it’s just a kids’ bathroom. With two little girls, we know that bench will come in handy – even if it’s just to hold all their shampoos and such!
Unfortunately, the terrazzo floor we found in most of the house was damaged beyond repair in this bathroom. I think they had to tear up the floor for plumbing issues before, so there were big strips of concrete running through this bathroom and my son’s bathroom next door. We had no choice but to go over the terrazzo with something else. We chose a 12″ x 24” gray ceramic from Home Depot that goes well with the gray in the marble. I was afraid it would be easier too much marble if we put it on the floor too. I’ll have to show you that a little later though.. don’t want to give away all the details today!
So, that’s about all that we did leading up to this refresh.
Before we move on to the plan for our bathroom, I need to say that although I am extremely grateful that Jewel was able to set up some really amazing companies to sponsor the blog hop, any opinions expressed about the products are 100% my own.
My plan for the bathroom includes: (links may contain affiliate links)
- painting the cabinet
- adding some wallpaper to make the walls pop
- install new faucets
- New mirrors
- install new lights above the mirror –
- get new drawer pulls and handles
Since I’m the last step on the hop, if you haven’t already, head over to the rest of the lovely ladies on the Primp and Pamper Bathroom Refresh Blog Hop to check out their bathroom befores, and their plans…
Jeweled Interiors Bathroom 1
Jeweled Interiors Bathroom 2
This is Our Bliss
PMQ for Two
Monica Wants It
I Like it Lovely
Southern State of Mind
Maggie Overby Studios
A Designer at Home
My Eclectic Nest
Street Flea Style
A Pinterest Addict
Thanks for coming by – come back next week to check out our progress!