2.08.2011

Small Changes, Big Impact

When we bought our house, there were three full bathrooms - two on the second floor and one on the third floor.  One of the full bathrooms was attached to (what was) the master suite.  The bathroom had a toilet, sink and shower in it, but there was no way my husband I and would both fit in there at the same time.  For our family, it made the most sense to give this room to our daughter.  She's the only girl and, really, who wants to share a bathroom with two boys who have terrible aim.  The other bathroom had a double vanity, but was also on the small side.  We knew this one would work best for the boys.  It wasn't in our budget to demo these bathrooms and start fresh.  Plus, the tile in both bathrooms was in good condition.  The rooms just needed to be dressed up a bit.

This is how the boys' bathroom turned out.  The tile is original.  We simply added a new toilet, vanity, faucets and mirror. 


Steve Cline of Woodwork Designs made the bathroom vanity.  He also made the kitchen cabinets, mudroom cubbies and the fireplace surrounds.  Steve has amazing talent and his prices are very reasonable.  I loved working with him.


This is how it looked before. 


This is how our daughter's bathroom turned out.  We had the tile painted white, added a new toilet, vanity, faucet, mirror and light fixture.  Such a girly room.



Here is how it looked before.


Our architect, Ashli Slawter, of A. Slawter Architecture, suggested these simple changes.  When I first laid eyes on the bathrooms, I thought for sure they would needed to be completely remodeled.  Thanks to her suggestions, we were able to give the bathrooms a big update with a little money.  

There is also a half bathroom on the first level.  This bathroom got a total remodel, but it's so small it's hard to photograph.  The other full bathroom on the third floor also got revamped with a new tile floor, wallpaper, pedestal sink and new toilet.  So when you take into account the new master bath we added, that makes five, yes five, toilets I get to clean.  Seemed like a great idea during the planning process. 
Not so much now!

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24 comments:

  1. Nice job! I love, love, love the muted blue in the boys' bathroom. And your daughter is lucky to have her own bathroom. : )

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  2. I LOVE that you matched the boys' bathroom cabinets and mirror to the original tile- awesome! I'm really enjoying your blog and look forward to following :)

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  3. Your bathrooms are just darling!! I love the shade of blue in the boys bathroom and your daughters bathroom is so darling!! Following you along- thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  4. Wow, you've done a fabulous job with your home! I'm just loving your projects and great style!

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  5. Found you from Savvy Southern Style and I love what you've done! These bathrooms are so fresh looking - I love them! My daughter would be over the moon with the girly bathroom. Her room is pink and green too, so it would be a perfect fit! ;-)

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  6. What a great way to save the bathrooms! I especially like the blue in the boys' bathroom. Do you mind sharing what it is? Thanks!

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  7. I thought four was bad, five would make me cry! Love the changes. Both rooms look fresh and new now.

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  8. wait you painted the tile??? can you post on that, I'm sure many people would be interested to hear about that project!

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  9. I too would be interested in learning about the painted tile. Looks amazing.

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  10. Found you via before and after and I was pulled in by both your bathroom revamps. We have to move soon so I am savin this in case we have a rental that needs a lil love. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow! Both those bathrooms look great. So how exactly did the tile get painted? Please update us! Pretty please :)

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  12. Oh my God, those just turned out absolutely amazing! You did such a great job, love the colors!!

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  13. These are gorgeous! Thrifty and fabulous! They look very expensive. What is your countertop material??

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  14. Yes please! Info on how to paint tile 'cause yours looks great!!

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  15. Yes, I too would like info on those counter tops. Thanks!

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  17. Wonderful transformations! I really like the colors in the boys bathroom.

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  18. Great fun! I love the framed mirrors! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

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  19. Precious bathroom! I love pink and green together! Too gorgeous!

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  20. I absolutely love the color on the vanity in the boys' bathroom! I'm moving into a house in a couple weeks and have been at a loss as to what I should do in my boys' bathroom. I think this will be my inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these bathrooms! I can't believe the before photos! The blue paint color is absolutely perfect and I love how you painted the mirrors to match! Very talented! Thank you for partying with us for Roomspiration. :D

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  22. Great job! This bath post totally rocked the Roomspiration blog party.

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  23. Kitchen Remodeling very Important

    Now the kitchen is not just a place to cook. Do you agree? In my opinion, the kitchen is a place that is ideal and very comfortable to be with his beloved family. Many things can be done for example in the kitchen than cooking a meal with people who are in love, relaxing weekend and cook while chatting with your wife or more than that. Kitchen remodel ideas are very important to make your kitchen design is better.

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