Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guest Bathroom

Continuing in my reveals of rooms we previously renovated, I'm taking you inside our guest bath today.  Just like the original master bath, I have absolutely zero photos of the bathroom before we gutted it.  This was the very first house project Scott ever tackled.  In fact, we both took two weeks off for our honeymoon a few weeks after we bought the house, spent the first week of it toiling away at home, he in this bathroom and I in the dining room, and then spent the second week in St. Lucia!

This bathroom is our downstairs bath so serves traditional "powder room" functions even though it's a full bath.  Our guest room is downstairs as well and right next door to the bathroom so it also acts as a guest bathroom when we have overnight guests.

I can't even fully remember what the original bathroom looked like other than that it had plastic black and white tiles on the walls and white Formica-y countertops.  Scott completely gutted the space except for the tub, which we decided to keep to cut costs a bit.  A friend showed him how to lay tile and he put the grey-green tile on the floor and on the walls of the shower.  He covered the walls where the tile had been with beadboard panels.  I hung two chrome and white towel rods along the wall to hold guest towels.


The shower curtain is straight and simple but has the prettiest crochet-inspired detail along all of the sides. 


We chose a double-sink vanity with some beadboard detail and topped it with glossy black granite.  All of the fixtures in the bathroom are polished chrome.



I recently found the little etagere at Home Goods.  I'd been on the hunt for something the right height, width, and style for this little nook to the left of the vanity and was so thrilled when I spotted this.  I love the rustic wood tray-top look and the industrial style of the legs.  It holds tissues, hand lotion, a candle and matches, some pretty soaps, and extra folded towels.


I hung hand towels on either side of the vanity for the bathroom's "powder room" functions.  I often light the candle sconces when we're having evening guests.  It gives the bathroom such a pretty flickering glow.


We purchased a large mirror from a local glass company and framed it ourselves with picture frame moulding.  It's quite large, spanning the whole length of the vanity, and reflects lots of light from the window at the end of the bathroom.

As I mentioned in my post about my girls' bathroom, I am head over heels for this ikat stencil since seeing it at Our Fifth House a while back and am considering using it in either the guest or upstairs hall bathroom. 

 

I'm sort of leaning toward the downstairs bath because it would be more visible there.  What do you think?  Where can you see it?

5 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Love the etagere! We had one at our old place and it such a great storage solution! :)

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  2. I love the beadboard cabinets! Gorgeous and classic!

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  3. I like the tile that you used for the floor and shower. Do you remember the name and color? Thank you!

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  4. Sorry, I don't! It was 6 years ago and the place we got them isn't in business anymore.

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