We have a whole lotta catching up to do on the #staggreno, ya’ll. A big backlog of projects and tips and finished spaces. I’m slowly but surely working my way through them. Let’s just dive right in, shall we? Starting with the upstairs bathroom reveal!
Not really sure what possessed the original home builder at the #staggreno to create long, narrow bathrooms, but we had three of them. The bizarre master bathroom we completely tore out, but the other two we kept the same size and location. They each had a realllllllly long vanity. So long, in fact, that even if I had wanted to replace them with an equally long vanity I couldn’t because these babies were custom made. Someone actually wanted them that long.
For the upstairs bathroom (essentially the guest bathroom/powder room our visitors use), it didn’t really make sense to do a double sink. Even if it did, that’s still a lot of space for a double sink. Yep, it’s really that long. The photos don’t do it justice.
Instead I came up with another idea– some built-in shelves in between the sink and the toilet. In addition, I wanted to tear out that half wall that blocked virtually all sunlight streaming into the bathroom, as well as replace the tile and flooring. Oh, and the light fixtures. And the toilet. And the curtains. I know you’ll be sad those didn’t make the cut.
I drew up a simple design and Jon got to work building them. They really came together pretty quickly.
The tile I wanted to keep clean and simple, so I opted for a white subway tile. I wanted to keep the room bright and airy, so I did white grout on the tile. Here’s the tile, pre-grout.
For the floor, I knew exactly what I wanted: limestone cut into a chevron pattern. Boy, did the tile guy love me. Each tile had to be individually cut to get the correct angle for a true chevron, rather than a herringbone.
But you guys, totalllllllly worth it!
Right?????? I was in love.
Next up was the vanity. The home is midcentury modern, so I opted for a floating vanity. It was beautiful!
That mirror came with the vanity, but I wanted to tile behind the sink all the way up the wall for the backsplash. The rest of the styling came together almost effortlessly.
Sometimes I still can’t believe this is the same house. Can you?