The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
Our master bathroom renovation is moving right along! The tile guys finished installing the tile on Monday, then finished with the grout and caulking Tuesday! I can’t even tell you how excited I am. Not only for the fact that we basically have a new bathroom, but for the simple fact that we get our house back. Renovations are tough. Dust and dirt lands on every available surface, items are out of place, and the normal rhythm of “home” is gone. But it’s all worth it for the cause.
I mentioned in my previous post that the demo was done, and we were ready to start over with new tile. I snapped a few progress pictures, but for the most part I tried to stay out of their way as they were cutting and installing the tile…
Yes, we went with subway tile! I know it’s such a hot item at the moment, but we really love it…
As you can see from the picture above, we decided to have the subway tile around the tub run up the wall and around the window. I thought it would look the best, and that it would also make the tub and window seem like one. They’ve always felt a little disconnected, but the tile completely solved the problem.
And even though we don’t have any neighbors, just a corn field, I’m still really anxious to get our new window covering. I have it picked out and am going to order it today. Anthony will have to drill into the tile to install it, but they’re easy enough to pop out and re-grout. I honestly can’t wait to get it installed. It’s going to bring in great texture and warmth. I’ll share more when we get it installed. 🙂
One of the reasons I chose subway tile, was strictly because of its classic look. It doesn’t date. Just like white cabinets, it’s been around forever. Anthony and I both didn’t want trendy, and while subway tile really does seem like a hot trend, I know deep down it’s really not. Plus, white goes with everything, and since I change my mind about every other day, this will be able to keep up and still look great. 🙂
And as much as I wish I could say the demo went flawlessly, it didn’t. Our tub was nicked in a few places…
I won’t kid you, I’m peeved about it. If you have any suggestions on how to fix it, please share. I know it won’t be perfect, but I’d at least like to make it look as minimal as possible. I’m going to give it a good scrub to try and remove the grout residue, so hopefully that will help, but it won’t take away the crack or nick.
But having a pretty shower does make up for it a bit…
Again, I went with the clean and classic combo. The square tile mosaic on the floor, shelves, and bench seat were exactly what this bathroom needed for a bit of interest…
I was a little bit nervous about mixing the square mosaic with the rectangle subway tile, but I am so glad I went with my gut decision. I absolutely love the combination of the two.
We also need to get a glass door ordered. When we built the house originally, we didn’t have a shower door in the budget so we used a plastic curtain. While that’s completely fine, and we’re going to be using the curtain until the new door is installed, I can’t really make myself just put a curtain up anymore. The shower is so pretty. It needs to be finished.
And, now for the floor…
Just like in our fixer upper, I had them installed the tile in a herringbone pattern. It’s subtle, but perfect.
Anthony and I searched high and low for the floor tile. I spent so much time visiting local shops, looking online, and trying to figure out what I wanted without spending an arm and leg. As you probably know, tile can be very expensive. Interestingly enough, we ended up purchasing our flooring from Home Depot. It’s what we liked the best.
Plus, it had to have the right color tones to fit against our really dark brown cabinets. So many of the tiles were too brown, and it made the whole bathroom feel off. This tile is a soft light brown, but it also has a lot of gray, which brings in a different depth of color. And because I wanted the flooring to be simple, I chose to have the grout match the majority of the lighter tones throughout the tile. Often times grout can be too dark, and all you see are the grout lines. I absolutely didn’t want that. Anthony wanted a bit darker, I wanted a bit lighter, so we compromised right in the middle. We’re both thrilled with the outcome!
Now, apart from the bathroom being very, very dirty, we are in love! I’ve been painting color samples on the walls, and I think I have the new paint color picked out. Once the bathroom is painted, we can install the new trim and baseboards…
I’m looking forward to giving this bathroom some character. We need some shelving, additional storage baskets, and a back splash, just to name a few.
There’s nothing like having a leak, that leads to a remodel. Who would have thought we’d have an entirely different bathroom 4 years down the road? Not me friends, not me. 🙂
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Your bathroom is beautiful! Our tub was also nicked when it was installed. Ours is by “Aquatic”. It’s a type of fiberglass. It was repaired beautifully — no sign of where it was repaired. I don’t know what your tub is made of but I would venture to guess, with some searching, you can find the right person to be able to repair it. Good Luck! (our repair was handled by the installer — sorry, wish I could be of more help.)
The damage to the tub is very unfortunate. I would have been peeved too. If you Google How to Repair a Chipped Porcelain Tub there are several very helpful videos on YouTube.
Subway tile really is timeless. The tile looks great. Looking forward to the finished project. And I’m sure you are as well 🙂 Renovations are exhausting both physically and mentally. Best of luck to you.
Looks great! You can’t go wrong with white in the bathroom, it looks so clean. I also like how you tiled the window wall above the tub, much better.
Great choice of tiles! I adore the floor tile and the layout. We have projects coming up and these are great ideas!
Looks Beautiful! I love the subway! Keep trying to convince the hubby to do subway in our bathroom!
We just did the same thing to our shower. I’m in love with it! Waiting on a glass door as well, but will use a shower curtain until it comes in. You are right about all the dust every where. Each night my husband and I were cleaning up after the installer just to try and have some kind of normalcy.
Love what you did to your bathroom as well. It is all worth it was you step back and see the finished product!
I love your bathroom, especially all the subwy tile. That’s what I am going for when we get around to our bathroom. I also really am hooked on your floor tile. Can you tell me which one you chose from Home Depot? Thanks.
Hi Shayna, I love how the bathroom is looking! We just laid wood look tile in our bathroom and grouted over the weekend. The grout dried about 3 shades lighter than the swatch. I’m not sure I like it. I was hoping for a richer color. I feel that the deeper grout would help the floor stand out more than the color now which blends in so well that the floor looks a bit flat. Are there any “tricks of the trade” that you could share with me to help with this? Thanks so much! ps…this is the first time I’ve done this type of project!!!
Looks great! Love your tile choices.
I love subway tile, white kitchens and herringbone patterns!! Great job!
Love it all, it’s gorgeous! I’ve been looking for a light fixture like the won you hung over the tub. Would you mind sharing where you bought it and what it’s called?
Thank you so much, Vanessa! The light is from Lowes! We bought it a couple of years ago, so I don’t remember the name. Sorry!
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Can you tell me the brand and color name of the paint that you chose for this bathroom? I love the warmth of the color, but i havent been able to find what i want to accompany our light wood floors and dark vanity!
Thank you so much! The color is White Dove by Benjamin Moore. It’s a wonderful, soft color that pulls a little bit creamy-gray-ish. I hope that helps! 🙂
What are the dimensions of your shower? And how big is the corner – a seat or just a place to shave legs?
Our shower dimensions are: 47″ wide x 52″ deep x 85″ tall. Those are all inside measurements. The corner bench is actually a seat, but works well for shaving legs too! 🙂
I love this bathroom! We are about to renovate our tub and shower on a tight budget and your bathroom is inspiring! How far apart did you space the subway tile, and what color grout did you use? I love that the tiles are close together but still far enough apart to see some detail with the grout. Beautiful!
I realize this is a long ago post, but hoping you reply… how big is your shower stall. It looks fairly roomy, even with the bench, and I am hopeful it is not bigger than 36″x36″ (trying to envision in our upcoming bathroom reno…
Thanks in advance…
Oops, just noticed another response with the same question. Sorry to bother!
Long time since your post on bathroom but do you remember the color grout you used with subway tiles?