Hi friends! It feels like it's been so long since I've blogged, sorry about that! We have been a little busy around here.
I am so excited though that I can share this project with y'all today. We began this remodel of our son Caleb's bathroom, on February 18th. Working most days, evenings and whenever we had a spare minute, and we are thrilled to say we finished it last night! Yay! Most of you know this already but we are NOT professionals! Haha! This isn't perfect, but we did our best and we are proud of the transformation. I am especially proud of my husband Clay, and his tile work. All I can say is, I am so grateful he chose to work as a tile helper in college. ;)
This bathroom before didn't look too bad, but we faced a moisture problem and a leak. After 14 years, it was time to make some changes.
Demo Day turned into a couple of days. ;)
After demo was complete. We needed to take a few extra steps in preparing the shower wall to help prevent moisture from becoming an issue again.
We first used Drylok waterproofing and painted it directly on to the concrete block. This is the white coat of paint that you see below. *It was super smelly friends... open a window or turn on a fan if possible.
Next, we began the fun job of putting up the concrete board to prepare for the subway tile.
Then, we coated the concrete board with Redguard. Another product to help block out any moisture.
Time for tile and lots of it!
The subway tile that we chose is 4 x 8, linked at the end of the post.
To dress up and update the window, I added a simple wood trim.
This little medicine cabinet looked dated so I decided to remove it and build a shelf instead. A convenient storage area for small items like toothbrushes etc.
For the floor, we went with this ceramic wood look plank tile.
When it came to installing our plumbing fixtures, we ran into a few custom issues that we needed help with so, we called in an expert... my Dad. ;) There was soldering copper pipes y'all, it was a whole thing, but he made it look easy! I always seem to pull him into my projects somehow. (Thanks Dad, you're the best!)
Another way we tried to help eliminate the moisture in this bathroom was to upgrade our exhaust fan with this more powerful one. Clay and Caleb had to squeeze in the attic for this job but it was worth it. (Sourced below.)
Now for the fun after pictures. I will have links below for product information.
Thank you so much for coming by today to see this bathroom transformation, it has been such a fun and sometimes challenging process. As in any project that we take on, there were many lessons learned. We will be taking a few days off and then we begin on our hall bath. Yes, we might be slightly crazy. ;) Keep you posted on that!
Wall color: Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray (Satin finish)
Vanity cabinet, Carrara Marble Top & Mirror: Ovation Cabinetry (No link available)
Wood stool, Towels and Succulents: Homegoods
Have a blessed day sweet friends!