|Is the grout brown or just dirty?|
|So many light bulbs, such an ugly space|
|The rain shower mural in the tub.|
|Disgusting (although clean in this photo) grout, caulk and mortar.|
|Goopy pink finish on the walls.|
How about that sliding door I built? I can't believe that it actually fit perfectly in the room, the first time. That has to be a record for me. I installed it with a sliding door track (the same one I used for my Master Bathroom Closet Doors.)
Along the bottom I installed a small dowel on the floor in the corner which fits into the grove I cut on the bottom of the door and will keep the door from pushing forwards or backwards.
I love that this dowel is completely hidden, and there's no bottom track on the floor that we'd have to step over. This door will be open most of the time, but here's what it would look like when one of our kiddos wants to use the potty while the other brushes their teeth.
Here's a look back at both of the photos from the other side. Ryder loves to pick and blow "Dandies", so we thought these pictures not only fit the space, but were perfect in his bathroom.
A peak at them through the mirror
I can't keep my hands off the recycled glass tile accent we added. Seriously, I like to pet it. It was a bit of a risk, but I think its neutral enough that it adds a lot to the room without being overpowering.
Another super fun detail that we added was lighting underneath the floating vanity, which not only accentuates the open floor space down there but provides a really cool nightlight to the room. The lights are plugged into an outlet directly under the vanity, and that outlet is controlled by a switch right at the door so its just a flick of the switch to turn them on.
While it's tricky to photograph this small space, the area above the toilet got some additional storage for towels, extra TP and baby wipes. (A must in a kiddo's bath.)
I am so in love with this bathroom, its my favorite of all 3 that we accomplished in this house in the first year. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this, but whoever planned this house must have been a mom, because my other favorite room in the house, the Laundry Room is directly across the hall from the Main Bath. Each night I can safety keep an eye on my little guy in the tub while getting some time in the Laundry to load up and fold a basket or two. It doesn't even feel like work, and now I get to stand in one beautiful room and look across to the other. (With the bonus of the fantastic wood floors in the hallway to boot!)
I can't tell you what a difference this bath has made to the house. It used to be the "Can you believe how awful this is?" spot on the tour, but now its one of my favorites to show. This house has come a long way baby in 14 short months, and we've worked our above-average sized tails off to get it there. (I shouldn't put the Hubs in that category. He actually has a very fine backend if you wanted to know.) But it's all starting to come together now and really feels like the home we had pictured in our minds back when we put in the offer and our realtor thought we were crazy. Not that its anywhere close to done... but at least we don't look insane for buying it anymore.
So let me have it- what do you think? Does it fit the modern natural vibe we were going for? Do you think it is too particular to our tastes, or neutral enough that most home owners would like it? Anyone else have any fun bathroom remodel stories to share?
PS- If you're interested in the full details of any project, you can check out all these Main Bath posts: