Friday, July 05, 2013

House Tour - Week 8: Guest Bathroom

Happy 4th! I hope you all had a great day celebrating!  We had a fun day packed with a 5k road race, pool time, drinks, barbecue, and a corn hole tournament.  With the 90 degree temps, it's definitely feeling like summer now!

For today's "House Tour" I'm sharing the guest bathroom.  Given we're celebrating the Stars & Stripes, it just felt appropriate...You'll see why in second.

I haven't made any changes to this bathroom since we've moved in.  It has a beautiful vanity with marble counters and custom cabinets, but the rest of the decor is a bit dated. The walls are covered in red wallpaper with gold stars.  Someone made a roman shade to match.    

These are the custom cabinets over the toilet.  They provide a ton of great storage!

There's a huge framed mirror.  (These are all old pics, I'm not dressed like this for 90 degree weather!). 

I haven't gotten around to hanging more than a shower curtain liner, but it does the trick. I like the bead board and marble detail along the front of the tub. 

There's floor-to-ceiling tile in the tub/shower. 

And it's actually a jacuzzi tub!

Here's one more shot showing more of the sink area.

With this bathroom we face the same situation as we did with other rooms in the house....It's in great shape and everything is really nice quality, but it's dated and not my style.  Womp womp womp.  A total gut job/remodel seems unnecessary and wasteful (not to mention expensive!), and I do like some of the features of this space.  I plan to give it a mini-makeover at some point down the road.  Plans include:

1. Removing wallpaper and painting
2. Hanging a new window treatment
3. Updating faucet and hardware in both the sink and tub with something a little less brassy
4. Changing out the sconces

Other ideas I have floating around in my head but aren't sold on yet are:

5.. Painting the vanity and/or cabinets over the toilet
6. Redoing the flooring
7. Redoing the tile in the shower

What do you think?  Should we redo the floors and tile or can we make it work?

Catch up on my other house tour posts here!

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  1. It is a nice big bathroom. I bet just taking the wallpaper down will make it a million times better. Oh and maybe the brassy goodness can go. If you figure out how to change the jet covers on the tub(for lack of a better word) I hope you share. We are thinking out replacing ours, but aren't exactly sure if that is something that we would be able to do on our own!

    1. I think you're right about taking the wallpaper down. I've been putting it off for so long but I def want to tackle it this year! I've seen replacement parts for jacuzzi tubs on Lowes and I was thinking of trying to install it myself. If I do it, I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. I just found you via your other bathroom reveal on Thrifty Decor Chick so I'm sure you'll rock whatever you do in this space. But I'm kind of in love with the brass and the stars on the wallpaper. Definitely ditch the tile, though.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! There's something awesome about the stars...the brass...i dunno, lol. Thanks for your opinion on the tile. I'm trying to get input as to how bad it really is.

  3. What a great space to work with! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


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