Saturday, January 25, 2014

Guest Bath Transformation!

Hi friends!

I hope y'all are having a good weekend. We are having another cold night here in Atlanta. Hubs is upstairs working on transforming our loft into a third bedroom. I'll be sharing that project with you guys soon.

We have finished the Ugliest Bathroom in America. Let me remind you of all it's 1980s glory.

If the carpet isn't appealing to you, perhaps you enjoy the seashell shaped sink. Or the hospital-esque cabinetry? How do you like that behemoth of a toilet? Or the builder grade mirror? Not pictured here is the fluorescent lighting soffit. Oh yea, this bathroom was a total gem.

Thankfully, I have a hubs who is hardworking and extremely talented in the home renovation department. The Ugliest Bathroom in America no longer exists. It has transformed into one of my favorite rooms in our home.

To recap:

We ripped out the carpet, the mirror, the vanity, the toilet, 
and the lighting soffit.
We installed new tile flooring and a new toilet.
We added paneling and trim to the walls and the ceiling. 
We also added new lighting.
We added new shower tile and shower faucet kit.
We purchased the vanity from a wholesaler.
We rehabbed the tall cabinet (see below). 

Finally, I got to finish it off with accessories.

I picked up this mirror at a local Garden Ridge store.

The electrical switch plates also got an upgrade.

I found the shower curtain and rug at Target... of course. 


I'm not sure if I ever showed you guys the large 1980s melamine cabinet. This thing was hideous.


We knew we wanted some additional storage besides the vanity, so hubs and I priced out a new cabinet to take it's place. They were a bit out of our price range at $300-$350 UNFINISHED. 

We came up with a better solution. We took the doors off the old cabinet, cleaned it up, painted it, and added trim. I AM IN LOVE. Who knew that ugly thing could become THIS?



The project cost break down:

OmniGrip: $20
Floor tile: $45
Wonderboard - $30
 $20 + tax per panel ... 5 panels: $107
Floor trim: $25
Paint: FREE (had on hand)
Vanity: $275
Vanity faucet: $50
Miscellaneous plumbing items: $40
Light Fixture: $50
Shower Tile: $80
Grout: $20
Tile saw rental: $120
Paneling, trim, paint: $75
New shower head and faucet: $99
New Toilet: $100
Trim for Cabinet: $20
New Shelves for cabinet: $30
Mirror: $30
Accessories: $50

Grand Total: $1236

Once more for fun:



The Ugliest Bathroom in America is now a charming, classic bathroom that I am not ashamed for our guests to use.

Do you have a big project you are thinking of tackling? I'd love to hear about it. 

We are looking forward to sharing another big project with you soon: the conversion of our loft into a second guest bedroom!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Talk soon, friends!



Katie Reeder said...

You have the cutest blog and the bathroom is ahhh-mazing!! Love it!

Anatomy of A Dinner Party said...

Love love love! Now for a bathroom warming party! I'll bring pretty candles!

Anonymous said...

I love your new bath. You and kev are amazing !!!! So proud of both of you.

Ruth said...

I love the new bath.

Anonymous said...

Hey, love this! Can I ask the brand name of your vanity? I am looking for something similar.