Friday, May 15, 2015

Steel Framed Shower panel...LOVE!

I'm happy to report we're finally taking showers in our own bathroom! The glass company came to install our shower panel this week and I'm. in. love!!!

We custom ordered it through a local glass company then Coastal Shower Doors manufactured it in their Florida home. I'd say they knocked it out of the park!

We also updated the ceiling fan. I've had my eye on the Minka Aire Light Wave from Lamps Plus for awhile now. It adds a fun, contemporary twist to an otherwise boring feature. If you live in a hot place and have room for a ceiling fan in the bathroom, I'd definitely recommend it. It's perfect for our scorching Texas summers. This way I don't need another shower immediately after blow-drying hair.

I was a little nervous ordering this in oil-rubbed bronze but they assured me it looked more black than bronze and it definitely does. Perfection!

Our bathroom remodel has left Maverick exhausted. He has literally been a part of every single part. So much so that I was scraping fur off of freshly painted baseboards on several occasions. He's glad it's done!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bathroom Remodel Before and Afters: ORC Reveal

I can 100% promise that you are not as happy to be reading this post as I am to be writing it!!! It's been a LONG haul but we are finished, people. F.I.N.I.S.H.E.D. Well, except for that one tiny detail called a shower glass panel, but I figured that shouldn't keep me from showing you how things turned out. 

The glass panel is scheduled for installation on Monday so make sure you come back and see it!

One more important thing to note...I'm NOT superwoman and these two remodels DID NOT happen in just 6 weeks like the ORC typically operates. In full disclosure, we've spent a full 12 weeks from start to finish.

Okay, now take a look...
Custom vanity paired with Vicostone quartz countertops in Titanium. Sconces from AllModern.

Can you believe I originally considered keeping the previous cabinets? That would have been tragic. You'll have to scroll way down to refresh your memory of what they looked like. I was trying to save money, but honestly, keeping them would have ruined the whole design. So glad I came to my senses! 

I love the glow the sconces put off.  I ended up using the Hovet mirror from Ikea.

Mixing vintage with modern.

My salvage yard tub makes its debut!

The unique shape sold me instantly. 

Here you're looking at the back portion of the shower which will also be the way we'll walk into the shower since the glass panel is freestanding without a door. I'm planning on using the hand hooks and bench area as a dressing space. We'll hang our bath towels on hooks that we'll place on the tile wall.

If you've read this blog long, you know I love a little bit 'o quirk in a space. These hands make me smile.

Hold on, Mr. Showerhead, one day you will get used! It's such a tease having an "almost" completed bathroom with the most important item missing.

The devil's in the details, right? I thought painting the edge of the door was a great idea until I had to start taping! John was super thrilled to see our gold handles spray painted black. He's been asking me to paint them since we moved in (almost 2 years ago).

I found this little plant stand at an estate sale in our neighborhood awhile back. I wasn't sure where I was going to put it but now it's found the perfect spot.

Here's a wide shot so you can get a full understanding of the space. Can you believe we started out with flower wallpaper and a HUGE jetted tub? We've come a long way.


Remodel #2
Now, we'll move on into the guest bathroom. Our main goal here was to 1) get RID of the mirrors (see below) and 2) add a shower so guests didn't have to share with us or the kiddos.

I got a little creative and funky with this space. It's typically my goal to come up with original designs that keep things fun and unexpected.

And, I'd say our utility cart turned vanity does just that...provides the unexpected. I'm fully expecting our guests to scratch their heads a little and wonder what I was thinking?! Honestly, this was an element that wasn't part of the original design plans. It just popped into my head one day and I couldn't shake it so that's when I started scouring craigslist. It was meant to be when I ran across this one and it was the perfect size.

Love how the stained stripe breaks up our white wall and helps tie everything together throughout the space.

It's super hard to see in these pictures, but there's a frameless shower panel between the toilet and the shower. See the little chrome piece on the curb, holding it up?

This big, round mirror helps offset all the hard lines in the space. It also compliments the round vessel sink nicely.

Not the best picture, but it helps you see the shower panel.

99 cent art from Goodwill, purchased years ago but still going strong.

And for your viewing pleasure, this is what it looked like a mere 12 weeks ago (although my hairstyle has changed at least 3 times since I actually took this picture).

May these pictures never resurface again and please, please don't EVER add mirrors to every wall in your bathroom. Take it from's not a good idea.

I hope you've had fun following along with the progression of our remodels. I've had so much fun reading your comments and feelin' the love. It makes all those days of wondering if I'll ever get the paint off my hands and the dust off my floors, beds, tables, walls, etc, totally worth it!

Thank you, Linda, for challenging us all through the One Room Challenge. You've managed to create quite the buzz in blogland! Don't forget to click through to see numerous other makeovers.

Lastly, check back in next week to see the real deal final reveal of our master bathroom!
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