I can’t give you a true before picture of our guest bathroom.  This is after I slapped some blue paint up, added crystal knobs, a new shower curtain, and a cute mirror.  It helped.  Before was just your standard cut unframed mirror glued to the wall, no cabinet knobs and the walls were a pale beige.  If you like the blue walls it’s Benjamin Moore Fantasy Blue.

Being our fourth bathroom it actually does still get used quite a bit.  It’s at the far end of our upstairs loft right outside my husband’s office and our guest room.  Yuck, I’m so glad that carpet’s gone!  Oops…I’m getting ahead of myself again.

Look it’s another sea shell sink!  Are you jealous of my sea shell molded bathroom sinks with built in soap tray?  I know you want one.  Ignore the gross toliet lid cover.  I don’t use those anymore, they are bacteria breeding grounds.

Here we are with our original shower.  If you read about my girls Jack and Jill bathroom remodel, their shower also looked exactly like this.  Nothing is good here.  Not a fan of the glued on ceramic soap trays that stick out and eventually break off.  The tile stopping at the window seemed to shrink the entire area, and why is there a towel rack in the shower just a foot away from the real one?  Speaking of the wall towel rack it was also hung freakishly high and this is coming from a tall girl.

I wanted a carrara marble countertop.  Nothing could change my mind.  I know all about the drama with marble so I thought it would be most protected in our guest bath.  I said this bathroom is used often but it’s not tortured as much as our other bathrooms.  Due to scheduling, it worked out where the countertop came first.  Our countertop place had a few left over pieces of marble so I was able to get this piece for not much.  At this point I wasn’t sure if I would repaint the walls, but I had a hunch I would.  Once the marble countertop was installed, as I thought I might, I wanted less blue and more of a gray tone.

Terrible quality picture below.  Here we were in the process of upgrading the toilet.  In our previous two bathroom remodels we replaced them with the Kohler Cimmaron chair height toilet.  They have worked great!

I love lots of bright white in bathrooms so I opted for drum roll….. white subway tile.  Hmm…you don’t seem surprised I picked white subway tile again.  Besides subway tile being inexpensive, I stick with it because I know I would tire quickly with more elaborate tile patterns and colors.

I ordered new cabinets from our local cabinet shop.  I bring in my old doors and drawers, and they measure and make new ones for me.  If your cabinet frame is in good shape this is such a great option!  They came unfinished, and it was about $65 total.  I painted them in White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

My over the toliet cabinet is gone!  What?  Yeah, we didn’t really use it.  Inside I was storing my paint cans.  Now my paint cans are stored under the counter in the girls’ bathroom.  My paint doesn’t last as long if it’s stored in the garage I’ve noticed.  Anyway that cabinet was just so clunky, and with it gone the bathroom seems so spacious now.  I added bins under the sink for storing items, and I can hang a favorite photo in place of the cabinet.  I love decorating with black and white photos.  They are elegant and beautiful.  I have framed a zoomed in photo of the gates of Versailles that I snapped with my iPhone.  I love framing my travel photos because they are so special to me.

No more sea shell sink here.  Don’t worry I have two more sea shell sinks in my master bathroom to keep me company.  I was lucky enough to have 4 of these suckers!  I chose a smaller undercounter sink so we would have plenty of counter space.  A Kohler faucet was added as well as Hanson knobs and drawer pulls in satin from Restoration Hardware.

I’m addicted to Niven Morgan.  He’s everywhere in my house.  Even though he is a Dallas based fragrance designer I had never heard of him until staying at a hotel in New Orleans.  All the soaps, shampoos and lotions were stocked in the hotel room in his Blue scent.  It smelled incredible. Now every time we use it we think of our vacation.  Blue is one of my favorite scents plus I love the gorgeous shade of blue.

The floor is made by Daltile, it’s the Matte White Ceramic Octagon Dot Mosaic Tile we bought from Home Depot.  It has a cool vintage look.  We updated our mirror with this one from Z Gallerie, and the old mirror is living happily in my daughter’s room.

You’ll be glad to know we lowered our freakishly high towel rack to a much more manageable height!  Towel rack, towel ring, and toliet paper holder are Pottery Barn’s Mercer Fixture set in satin.

We took down the original light and added this satin nickel one.

I painted the walls Marina Gray from Benjamin Moore.

That dirty carpet that was in the hall and loft is gone!  That’s not part of the bathroom remodel, but it certainly improves the look of the bathroom!

Above you can see how the subway tile goes all the way to the ceiling.  The shower seems much more spacious now. I added a taller 84 inch shower curtain from Restoration Hardware.  This is the Italian Hotel Satin Stitch Shower Curtain in Greystone.

Ah, I like this look.  Looking into a nice bright remodeled bathroom and in the hallway a photo of my 3 little cuddle bugs.  Sniff….they aren’t that little anymore.  They are now big cuddle bugs.


I hope you enjoyed our guest bathroom remodel!




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