Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekend Recap and Reno REVEAL

Whew! We had a weekend. Leave it to me to throw in a minor house renovation during Halloween weekend with 5 kids sleeping over (all in costume) and a trip to the corn maze. I barely made it out of the sleepover corn maze alive to clean up the bathroom enough for yesterday's shoot for today's final reveal!
I opted to keep the current white cabinets and top and redo the tile, paint, lighting and fixtures for an updated "Rustic Modern" look. I wanted it to be timeless so the twins could grow with it -- I added some coastal elements, but nothing too "themey" to keep it classic. The lantern style lighting in chrome has some modern touches, but with a nod to coastal for a clean look.
 The floating mirrors allow for the tile to shine and are just simple enough to make the tiled wall the focal point. The old wall was non-descript and boring. I added a marble hex tile (another Lowes find) for interest texture and an array of neutrals. I pulled the paint color, Benjamin Moore "Whale Gray" from that palette and painted the walls a beautiful medium hue. 
I changed out the knobs for chrome knobs with a modern edge. I love the look and how they take the cabinets up a notch. 

I replaced the dated floor tile with a gray tile with a hardwood look from Lowes. I had it sealed in a poly grout that will withstand all water spills and splashes. Very important with messy boys.

At $2.27 a square foot, it made a big impact without the big price tag.
The toilet and shower area got new tile, paint and drapes (turned shower curtain) from Serena and Lily. These panels were hung on a separate rod, higher than the base rod which holds the plastic liner to give the room height. It adds a more tailored look than a regular shower curtain. Fluffy white towels (can you say Clorox?) from HomeGoods and a patterned rug soften the space. 

For all the DIY details and behind the scenes check out the video!

Since the twins share a bathroom, it is important for them to have their own space for toiletries. I found these rustic wooden bins at HomeGoods and personalized them by adding hammered nail heads. It's a great way to add a DIY monogram and an unexpected element...and of course, it's affordable design! The bin was $24.99 and the nail heads (or brass tacks) were $1.50/pk. You can find them at any craft store, Lowes or Home Depot. Mark off your design with a ruler and pencil and hammer each tack in place. It's that simple!
I replaced the old towel bars and fixtures with updated Moen fixtures, also from Lowes. I like the idea of this double towel bar so each boy could hang a towel. Now, if I could only convince them that towels don't "hang" on the floor... 

I couldn't resist the "WASH" cloth. You would think it would be self-explanatory, but...
I filled the bathroom with functional accessories: two of everything, of course, but found these stackable caddies to be perfect storage. Now they have a place for everything in hopes they will stay organized and actually use the soap, toothbrushes...

You may remember the BEFORE>>> 
The new space is quite a change and the boys are loving their new bathroom! Now, let's hope they can keep it clean...
For all the how to check out HooperpattersonYouTube!
In other weekend highlights, Read informed me *Thursday night that I would be attending our annual Trick or Treat party as Princess Leia. It went a little something like this...
Read: I got your costume for tomorrow night.
Me: Uh, I wasn't planning on dressing up. What is it?
Read: Princess Leia.
Me: THE Princess Leia complete with the honeybun wig?
Read: That's the one.
Me: No.
Hutson: Mom, our whole family is dressing up from Star Wars. 
Flanner: Plus, Mom, Princess Leia is soooo pretty. 
Yep, I lost that one. Graham was out for the night with friends so I was out numbered. 
While we missed her, we did take Teddy along.
He was an Ewok.
Happy Monday and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU...

bye bye birdie...


Lindsey Suggs said...

Love it all!!

Ace of Shades said...

That's really a good job, thanks for sharing !

Rebecca W. said...

Can you tell me where you got the herringbone hand towels? The bathroom looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Rebecca W, The towels are from Target!

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