In the theme of the kitchen update post, let's remember where we started, shall we? Hall bath, before:
|Hall bath, before.|
|Two-toned tile in the master "throne room"--seriously?!?|
We found one box of the correct tile in the garage, which was enough to finish the hall bath. I found a VERY close approximation elsewhere for the other rooms, and we decided to add a "decorative buffer" and roll with it:
Keep in mind that the new stuff (on the right of the photo) has a little "grout haze" still on it, and the old stuff (on the left) hasn't been cleaned in heaven only knows how long, contributing to the difference in color. I promise it's the same tile. I think it turned out great! Here are a few other projects going on in the bath:
BEADBOARD!!! Mwahahaha! You knew it would pop up again, didn't you? My dad installed a four-foot paneling of beadboard both in the shower area and in the main part of the bathroom, and added that awesome chunky railing at the top. (I would have LOVED to do beadboard about six feet high, more of a plate rail height, but that stuff ain't cheap.) It's painted the same creamy off-white as the rest of the trim in the house, and I absolutely love it. I think it makes the whole bathroom. And here's a shot of the last project underway in here:
|Vanity in progress!|
Dad also built that corner cabinet (he's super handy like that) and is framing in the mirrors, essentially creating two mirrors instead of one big wrap-around one. They were plenty big, so I wasn't worried about losing mirror space, and I think it totally classes up the joint, don't you? The cabinets have been sanded down and are awaiting a couple of coats of a darker, richer stain. That's my department! I plan to add some oil-rubbed bronze hardware to the cabinets as well.
So there you have it! One hall bathroom, getting its makeover. We have done a few more things in here since these photos were taken, like paint and light fixtures, but I think I'll save it for the big reveal photos. You know, leave you hanging just a little. Make you want to come back for more (and bring your friends). So make sure you come back for more!
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