Bye bye ugly bathrooms!

     After moving into our home a few years ago, we gradually have made changes each year to some portion of the house.  Most have been a change of paper or paint.  But there have also been a couple of big projects.  The most recent addition was a bathroom remodel of the upstairs kids' bathrooms because they were seriously outdated, dark, and ugly.  And while the original owners who built this home did a great job downstairs, they clearly lost steam once they hit upstairs.  So that's where the fun begins.

Here is the boys' bathroom...make that paper go away!

Oy vey the tile!

This has all got to G-O because I am not feeling the prefab countertop thingy...

And my daughter's room
This was such a dark and depressing sad, sad little room.  Around here we like light and bright!

Clearly this cabinet has seen better days....

Bring on the demolition! 

There was absolutely no natural light in either of the bathrooms, so if you want light and bright you have got to find some natural light.  So knock out the brick and insert a little window...

I wanted to add an architectural element to my daughter's room, so I decided to put in an arch in her shower that would be covered with an amazing sea glass tile.  We also added in a wee little sky light to direct some natural light into the space...

So then I went shopping!  I am a firm believer in mixing bargains with high end, and so that is exactly what I did...although Big D would beg to differ, but who's asking him?

Like with the tile in the boys bathroom...what a deal!!

Then it was time to go shopping for the slab of white marble and I chose to go with Calcutta vs. Carrera

The cabinets in both bathrooms were a mess, so we decided to have them made.  And since my artistic drawing abilities extend only to stick people, I enlisted my daughter to draw up the cabinets that were in my head...and she did a pretty amazing job.

Here is the finished product in the boys' bathroom

Let there be light!!

This subway tile was another cheapy cheap find...

To make up for the not so cheap Walker Zanger tile that I used on the back splash all the way up the wall...faucet by Brizo

Light fixtures are Restoration Hardware, mirror is Pottery Barn

The cheapy cheap travertine looks pretty darn great!

We honed the marble in the boys' bathroom and polished it in my daughter's room...

Her bath is more traditional...

This cabinet is soooo much better!

There is the arch with the sea glass tile also by Walker Zanger

We also used a subway tile in here except I decide on one with a beveled edge
 also from Walker Zanger

Love this rug by Anthropology...

Penny tile in Carrera marble by Walker Zanger

Sink by Kohler

Faucet by the polished nickel!

And the cheapy cheap buy of the day in here is the mirror from Hobby Lobby!


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