Glamorous Guest Bathroom

Good morning guys!  I am sitting here drinking my coffee excited to be blogging again.  Hopefully you all saw my previous post on the vintage modern upstairs bathroom and now I get to share with you our brand spankin’ new downstairs guest bathroom!  This was the first room I sketched out when we decided to renovate some of our house this summer.  I knew from the start that I wanted to do some type of cool patterned tile on the floor.  The ceramic floor was my inspiration, I designed everything else off of that.  This bathroom is full of glitz and glam and I could not be happier with how it turned out!

We tore this bathroom out down to the studs, literally.  Reid had a lot of fun demo’ing this one!  I even bought him the #demoday shirt from the Magnolia Company, because you know, Chip and JoJo are literally my favorite people in the entire world.  The first step in this bathroom was adding the shiplap accent wall.  I knew I wanted some texture on one of the walls to add extra character.  The best part is, we found a super inexpensive way to do it where it still looks like shiplap but is actually plywood!  Reid bought a couple pieces of 1/4″ plywood and used his table saw to cut them into 6″ shiplap looking planks.  To get the uniformed gap in between planks on the wall he used a nickel for spacing.  Once all the boards were up they were primed with a water resistant/mold resistant primer and then sprayed Polar Bear White by Behr.  (Same color as all of the new trim and ceilings in our house).

The next step was pouring the shower pan.  This was no joke folks, Reid spent weeks on this part. If you ask him, and me, it was an absolute pain in the ass.  Maybe worth hiring someone next go around, but as usual, he made it look awesome.  If you are interested in learning more on this part Reid recommends checking out this website.  After the shower pan was poured, cement backerboard went up on the walls, thin set and red guard was applied to waterproof the entire shower area.  (This is just a very basic outline of the process, refer to that website if you want step by step instructions)!

Next up…tiling!  The shower floor was the first thing to be tiled.  We chose the cool basketweave pattern in warm greys and whites to add some color to all the white surroundings.  We grouted the floor with a self sealing charcoal grout.  The shower walls are 4×8 white subway tile with bright white grout.  To get into the more intricate details, the entire shower area was caulked with bright walk caulk.

For the shower niche we used the same tile pattern as the floor to tie it all together and give it some depth.  Love this little shower nook!

We added oil rubbed bronze shower accessories, I love dark metals on bright white, I think it makes such a fun statement.  It all ties in with the accents on the glass shower door.

The floor was actually probably one of the easiest parts of this bathroom remodel.  This tile is great to work with!  We also used self sealing charcoal grout on this one so once it was all laid and dry it was ready to rock.  The ceramic floor tile was found here.

The vanity was found here at Lowes.  It came with the marble top and back ledge for a super good deal (the military discount they do always helps).  The color was exactly what I was looking for to match the floor pattern and shower color scheme.  Before we had a freestanding sink which of course has zero storage.  We knew we needed a little extra storage since this would be the guest bathroom.  The drawers/cabinets are also soft close..bonus!

For all the decor, I tried to do mixed metals, which is super “trendy” right now.  Or as Reid would say, “so hot right now.”  I added this circular gold round mirror from Target.  I knew I wanted a circular mirror here to add some warmth.  The gold looks awesome against the bright white shiplap.  To tie in the gold I did my hanging plant with the gold chain, found here at CB2.

Decor:  I LOVE amber glass, I think it is so beautiful and classy.  I found the large amber glass soap and 3 wick candle at TJ Maxx.  I mean really, what would we do without that glorious store?  That place is every girls dream and every man’s nightmare ;). With little counter space, I didn’t want to add too much and clutter up the beautiful marble top.  The towels I used in both bathrooms and kitchen are these Turkish towels from amazon.  I love the look and simplicity of them, but they aren’t great quality for the kitchen if I am being totally honest.

Faux ceramic potted panda plants are from CB2.  These metal tea light candle holders were also found at CB2 (and super affordable).  These are on the wall right as you enter the bathroom!  They also require no tools so it’s easy to do if you don’t have any help around!

Thanks for reading along guys.  I always appreciate your time and interest in my blog!  I would love if you spread my website along to friends and family!  Up next on the blog is our downstairs cave remodel.  I also have some fun DIY projects I am wanting to try out in the new year.  Stayed tuned!


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