Beautiful Bath Renovation

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.

Bath Renovation

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.”

Bath Renovation

“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.

Bath Floor Renovation


WOW! Beautiful!

Bathroom Renovation

A little close-up of the beautiful wood cabinet and oiled bronze knobs.

New sink and cabinet for bathroom renovation

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.

Shower and tub renovation

Some of the beautiful detail work/trim…

Tile trim work in bathroom renovation

Mary chose towels and accessories in soft creams and aquas.

Bathroom Renovation

The shower curtain is a soft aqua color, too.

Bathroom Renovation

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
Grout: Mushroom
Tile Trim: American OleanAlysse 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”
Cabinet: Shiloh
Style: Asherville
Wood: Maple
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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  1. What an amazing bath transformation! I love those cabinets.

    We're getting that rain you had up here in Massachusetts. It's supposed to rain until Wednesday. Oh, well…we do really need it.

    Thanks for hosting Met Monday!


  2. Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says

    What a wonderful transformation! Gotta love those surprises you find when remodeling!

  3. That bathroom is gorgeous and I really love that soft aqua color – wonderful choice!
    Thank you for hosting.

  4. Linda (Nina's Nest) says

    Susan, what a great bath re-do! I love the color choices, and she was wise to stay neutral for re-sale. That will definitely pay off later. Linda

  5. Karen- The Graphics Fairy says

    That's quite a transformation! I love the neutral tones she used, and the little pops of blue in the accessories.
    Thanks for hosting another lovely party.

  6. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Wow! That's an amazing transformation, Susan! Thanks for sharing it…and for hosting! Have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  7. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    Thanks for hosting this fun party, Susan! 🙂

  8. What a nice new bathroom. Those aren't the easiest to do. Hope you'll stop by to see us. We have a great giveaway coming up on Friday.

  9. DesignTies says

    Mary's bathroom looks fantastic! I've always loved the colour aqua, especially in a bathroom. Lovely results!!

    And Susan… loving your new blogger header!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  10. Beautiful bath! Love the cabinets and the color choices.

  11. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Mary's bathroom is just gorgeous. I absolutely love her cabinets. They are stunning and all of her tile choices are just beautiful. Great transformation. Hugs, Marty

  12. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Now that is a REAL metamorphosis. Beautiful! Thank you Susan and Mary for sharing this. laurie

  13. Sailing Simply says

    That is a wonderful transformation! As someone who grew up with an olive green bathroom (shower, tub, toilet and sink) I know she is just thrilled! Neutrals are definately the way to go! I love all her choices too! So pretty!

  14. Mary's bathroom turned out beautiful. I really like the colors she chose from the tile to the towels…very soft colors.

  15. LaurenFaythe says

    Nothing like a brand new bathroom to start off the day! Looks beautiful!

  16. The bathroom looks so lovely! Check out the Outdoor Art at Three Pixie Lane…you will love some of the old homes in Sullivan's Island and Old Mt. Pleasant! These beautiful houses always have such fun outdoor art!

  17. Jennifer Rizzo says

    It looks wonderful! Thanks for hosting!!!

  18. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    The bathroom looks fantastic! And I love that she provided all the resources! Super Handy! (Thanks for hosting too!)

  19. Kelee Katillac says

    Thank-you Susan for this great party! The bath looks fresh and fab!

  20. Jan LaFollette says

    Very classy spa-like bath!

  21. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Great job, Mary! You must feel like you're at a resort hotel every day! Susan, thanks for sharing.

  22. Michelle @ Sweet Something says

    Thanks for hosting Susan! Amazing reno!

  23. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    What a change! I love that tile shower!

  24. Thanks for hosting again. That bathroom looks great.

  25. O, this turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL bath. What a fine job they did on it.

    Thank you for hosting this amazing meme, week after week. You ROCK !!
    XO bj

  26. Beautiful new bath. Amazing what a transformation can do. Thanks for sharing Mary's project. ~ Sarah

  27. Wonderful Redo! Nothing worse than a remodel and it opens a big can of worms from other's shortcuts!

  28. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    The bathroom turned out great. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I have 2 dated bathrooms that need some work too. That was some great inspiration. Love & blessings from NC!

  29. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    Love the new bath! I just love looking at before & after renovation photos. Great job!

  30. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for showcasing Mary's stunning bathroom renovation — what an improvement! It really has a soothing, spa-like atmosphere. I love the neutral tans and browns, and the aqua accessories provide a perfect complement. Nicely done!

    Hope you have a great week!

    Kindest regards,

  31. Mary Ellen says

    Mary's bathroom looks great! I wish this Mary's bath looks as good! Last update to our bath was the 50's – I am wondering what surprises we will find when we get around to diggin in!

    bee blessed

  32. Great looking bathroom! We have old tile in one of our bathrooms. I wish we could replace it with this!

  33. I just have to say wow!!! You must have a huge amount of energy and creativity.

  34. Roo @ NiceGirlNotes says

    Susan, that bath transformation is gorgeous!!! I hope I can get my hands on something in this house and join your Monday party soon!

  35. Thanks for hosting today! I hope you will come participate in mine! All About The Boy @ The Nifty Nest!


  36. Carmie, the Single Nester says

    Ok. Where's my sledgehammer? I need to start now!

  37. ♥ Sonny ♥ says

    Wow- what a great transformation.
    Her new bathroom is stunning..
    Thank you for sharing it with us and for hosting this party, Susan..

    ~ Sonny ~

  38. Nancy's Notes says

    What a great and beautiful transformation, turned out awesome!


  39. La Maison Reid says

    Love your new room…very elegant. My kitchen tile and tile trim is VERY similar…just a little different pattern trim and a bit lighter…had it for years and love it


  40. tales from an oc cottage says

    What a spiffy re-do!

    m ^..^

  41. Lovely post Susan! Thanks for sharing and for hosting your Metamorphosis Monday link-parties! I've enjoyed touring the posts from some very inspirational and creative DIYers!

    😀 Lynda

  42. MarytheKay says

    This is one of my favorite weekly linky parties–both for reading, and for linking-up! Thanks so much for hosting such a GREAT party!

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