Monday, January 13, 2014

#ugliestbathroomreno Update #3.

A quick update on the bathroom with a few Instagram photos. The walls have been painted and we are just waiting for our tiler to come and do the walls around the tub. I will be so happy to have a shower! I mean,  I love a good bubble bath but bathing because you have no other choice gets old after a while.

We hung our Ikea Godmorgon vanity on the wall. You can use legs but we chose to hang it as if it were floating. Yes, the blue plastic looks wonderful doesn't it? It's a bugger to get off and I don't mind leaving it there until everything is finished.

I had not seen our pretty floor since the tiling was finished. We had covered it in cardboard for the remainder of the renovation and I was pretty excited to pull that up! The in-floor heat is wonderful on the toes.

Our tiler put a recessed box in the shower for our bottles. We are also tiling all around the window and putting in marble sill so he came to do the prep work for that as well. 

Having a window in the shower is never ideal. We are taking the extra precautions here and there and one includes this bright red water sealant. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the room after that went up. Thank goodness it's going to be covered up!

I contemplated a bunch of different white paints for the bathroom. Most of them were a really light grey (BM's winter white, intense white) but when the day came to choose, I ended up choosing a bright white: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. It's my favorite trim paint and I figured why not use it on the walls too. I'll admit that it feel a bit institutional in there right now and there is more white to come (tile) but I really like how fresh it feels. I think there will be a good enough mix of textures to keep it from feeling cold.

Still to do:
  • tiling/grouting
  • hook up plumbing in the sink so we can actually use it
  • Install our proper shower fixtures
  • trim
  • lighting
  • shower curtain and rod
The #ugliestbathroomreno could also be called #neverendingbathroomreno. It certainly feels that way!


  1. You're getting so close!! Hang in there - it's going to look amazing and will be well worth the wait, I'm sure of it! :)

  2. It is looking great. You are in the home stretch now!

  3. It is really gorgeous already!! Can't wait for the tile to go up around the shower - that is often my favourite part!

  4. It's looking fantastic- this is pretty much my dream bathroom!

  5. It's looking so great! So excited for you! I've been dreaming of renovating our master bath, but since it's not in the cards for us now I'll just enjoy watching your progress! What an incredible before and after you are going to have.... and such a beautiful bathroom to enjoy everyday! :)

  6. Love the choices! Just curious, is it a vinyl window? It will be nice to tie in the floor tile with a marble sill.

  7. It looks sooooo good already! I'm full-on dying over that tile. I can't wait to see the finished result!

  8. It's looking amazing! You're so close! Can't wait to see the final reveal!

  9. It is coming along nicely I love the floor tile & heated floors are always worth the extra investment.

  10. Your flooring is lovely!! Can't wait to see more :)

  11. Love the floor and vanity. Can't wait to see it all done. I just moved into a townhome that had been redone this year (and just posted pics of it on my blog) and it's just beautiful. I totally understand what a great feeling it is to have a pretty bathroom. I think about how easy your new toilet (base) is to clean all the time, lol-love that modern look.

  12. Ack -- your gorgeous bathroom reno is giving me the bug!!!!!! Love your floor!


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