Welcome to the 84th Metamorphosis Monday!
Hi Everyone! Hope you’ve been having a fantastic weekend. The rain finally let up here and we’ve had a gorgeous summer day. I love summer and will be so sad to see it go.
This week for Metamorphosis Monday, I’m sharing a bathroom renovation. It’s not one of my baths…how I wish it was! Mary, who lives in the beautiful state of Virginia, sent some great “Before and After” pics of the changes she made recently in her guest bath.
About her bathroom before the renovation, Mary said: “My before pictures do not show how the bathroom was decorated. I had been using green and brown, hiding the harvest gold shower tile. I never disliked harvest gold but the tile was cracked and starting to fall off.
Unfortunately, the previous homeowners had taken some shortcuts after a previous water leak and had failed to repair the subflooring properly. Mary said, “The floor was supposed to have been repaired 15 years ago, but never was.”
“The previous owners had someone come in to repair the floors and all they did was lay another tile on top of the old tile! The old tile was prettier! The moisture in the wet subfloor was going up into the wall by the shower causing the tile to fall off!”
Mary, I feel your pain. It’s not pleasant to find these kind of surprises when you start a renovation. Let’s see how it looks now.
A little close-up of the beautiful wood cabinet and oiled bronze knobs.
Take a look at the shower, now. The harvest gold tiles that were falling off are now gone for good! Mary went with neutral colors knowing this would be a great benefit down the road for resale. I love using neutrals in kitchens and baths. You never tire of them and you can add in all the color you want with your fabrics, shower curtain, towels and accessories.
Some of the beautiful detail work/trim…
Mary chose towels and accessories in soft creams and aquas.
The shower curtain is a soft aqua color, too.
Mary was kind enough to share all her resources for her beautiful bath renovation:
Tile: American Olean “Avila Crema” 12 X 12 on floor and bath; floor is straight pattern; wall and shower in broken joint pattern
Tile Trim: American Olean “Alysse Blanc” 3 X 10 listello in tub and on top of wainscot
Tub and toilet are American Standard in “Linen”
Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore HC-81 Manchester Tan
Ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore 624 Bath Salts
Counter top: Marblux Cultured Marble “Wheat”
Finish: Medium with Mocha Glaze
Pulls and Knobs: Amerock “Inspirations” finish: Weathered Nickel
Faucet: Price Pfister
Shower faucet and Shower head: Delta
Shower curtain purchased at Dillards
Towels both at Dillards and Target
Mary, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful metamorphosis! Now I’m itching to start my long overdue bath renovations!
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