Bathroom Reveal

I can't quite remember if I've ever posted a BEFORE picture of the bathroom we have been working so hard on...well in case I haven' is the before shot of our guest bathroom:

And without further is the all it's SPLENDOR (yes I'm in LOVE):

 I really couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. And to think I did 98% of the work on my own! I must say...I am one proud chica :) The paint colour I used on the walls is Benjamin Moore White Dove.

 There are still a few small odds and ends to pull together to bring it to completion...a couple areas to re-grout, a small area on the wall to sand and repaint, and of course I MUST buy that gorgeous Anthro shower curtain I've been drooling over. I have literally gone in the store 3 times...picked it up and put it down right before making it to the checkout. On my student budget I can't really talk myself into the $115 price tag...just yet!

The wall art was an easy choice for this bathroom! My mom passed down these two sailboat sketches to me on our last visit home. I am SO happy I get to have them....I always loved and admired them growing up...thanks MOM!

 The Mirror is a VERY old antique I picked up on a recent trip to one of our local antique malls. It just so happens that I have TWO antique malls within walking distance of my University classes...look out :)

Now that I can look back on it, I realise how fun this project actually was. I learned so much about tiling and plumbing! And I actually am going to be looking for another antique dresser to turn into a vanity for our master bathroom very soon!

Here is a breakdown of the cost:
*Antique vanity $35
*tile - free...thanks Dad and Leah
*grout, mortar, & tile supplies $100
*paint & paint supplies $50
*Antique Mirror $120
*Light Fixture (Martha Stewart, Home Depot) $79
*Faucet $189
*Sink (American Standard) $134
*Plumber (to fix the things I couldn't) $175

Since we spanned this project over a month and a half it didn`t seem to cost a whole lot. Kitchens and bathrooms are so important in a house. Especially for resale. They can also cost a lot more to remodel. I can honestly say I probably wouldn`t have even started a project like this without the incentive of free tile! And luckily, since we spent nothing on the tile, I was able to splurge on the sink, faucet, and mirror! I think when I do our master bath I will try and keep the budget at $ that will be a challenge...but who doesn`t like a good challenge every now and again!


jandjhome said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love it. Check out She actually made the Anthropologie ruffled shower curtain herself and has a tutorial that she posted yesterday. Not sure if you sew, but may be worth a try.
Congratulations on a beautiful bathroom.

Deb said...

It looks gorgeous! You are one handy gal.

Amanda said...

leave it to you to have a pretty amazing "before"! :) however, that "after" is simple and stunning. everything, and i mean every.thing. about the room is gorgeous! you did an AWESOME job pretty lady! and, that mirror, well my gramma has been offering me one very similar for quite some time now, just gotta re-do a bathroom to put it in now. ;) want to come help?

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

this looks amazing! love that mirror and of course the vanity! I'm so jealous of your skills:)

Ms.Cupcake said...

BECK! It's stunning!! Well done girlie! I am in love with your antique mirror :) So pretty!! What anthro curtain are you drooling over?

Have a wonderful week at school :)


Jessica said...

Great job Becky! I LOVE everything about this room. I love the memory of us painting our vanities together, love the sink and mirror you chose, love how you incorporated Moms sketches into the room and I LOVE the floor. I know how hard you worked on this room. How awesome :)

Jess Xox

aLena said...

Wow great job it looks GORGEOUS! I can't believe you only spent $882 ... it looks like a million bucks ;)

Holly and Sean said...

WOW!!!! I am sooooo in love with it Rebecca! I can't believe how different it looks now, and it really needs to be in a magazine. The perfect balance of modern, old, fresh and natural.

Beautiful job (as always!!)


Vintage Home said...

Oh my...Better than I could imagine!..
You guys should be very proud of your selves!
Very inspiring!...I am so Happy For YoU!....
I think I may have to use your blog as an incentive for my husband & I ...we need to do our ensuite ...but $ & fear are holding us back!...You clearly have conquered both!...MY FAVOrite thing in your bathroom is that you made it your own.....& the final touch your gold mirror!......Beautiful!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

How awesome that you did this yourself! I love what you're done, and I'd like more detail shots of that wonderful tile.

lisa said...

This looks really gorgeous--I'm curious what the anthro curtain looks like now--did you put a link? And have you tried ebay? They have anthro stuff on sale a lot.

Anyway--great job!

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

i'm over the moon jealous that your vanity was only $35. in LA people sell everything like that for $200 +!

your bathroom is definitely heavenly! congrats ♥

Freckles Chick said...

It's GORGEOUS!! Worthy of the glossy pages of House Beautiful, I'd say! Utterly unique and so divine. Fabulous job, girl!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Great job! Looks great! You ladies really have been doing well at the Antique malls!

One question though, what are you doing with the old miror? Let me know if it's up for grabs! :)

Derek said...

Where did you buy the vanity? Did you have to cut out the back? Are any drawers functional?

Love it!


Derek said...

You got lucky duck on the sink. I cannot find that AS sink anywhere and a similar model I found is $200. Do you know where you got it?