Our Traditional Main Bathroom Remodel is a long time coming! We are transforming our outdated bathroom into a beautifully classic black and white bathroom retreat!
Our traditional main bathroom remodel may be the most exciting remodel that we have done in our 100 year old home! The funny thing is, is that I shared this post originally 3 years ago! We had planned to go a full remodel at the time, but got halfway and stopped. I painted the beadboard, replaced the vanity, sink, and lights, and also painted the walls. We have happily lived with this space for the last three years, but recently, we have had an itch to finish this space. The outdated blue and white tile has seen better days and the clawfoot tub is starting to chip. We are SO excited to get started on this project!
See our basement playroom remodel here
Our basement bathroom aka the world’s ugliest bathroom ever remodel here
Here are the before photos from before we made some cosmetic changes in 2015.
So here is what we have. An antique dresser turned vanity. I know these are very trendy right now, but ours is not in the best condition. The wood doesn’t seem to be properly sealed on top, and we have chipped wood and some mold around the sink. The worst part about this vanity though is the mirror. This mirror drives.me.crazy. It is too close to the sink and despite cleaning it nearly every single day, it is always splashed with toothpaste or watermarks.
The two sconces flanking the vanity are beauties too right? When we moved in, they were one of the first things I painted because they were shiny bright brass. The oil rubbed bronze finish makes them a little more bearable, but honestly, they need to go back to the 1950’s where they belong.
|You can really see the wear on this vanity here|
The toilet is brand new. We had an awful toilet when we moved in and it was one of the first things Ryan replaced. If you are in the market for a new toilet, this one is awesome. The toilet seat doesn’t slam when you close it and the flush is very quiet! Whoever thought I’d be analyzing toilets…oh well.
The clawfoot tub is a major source of debate. I know they are so beautiful and such a classic bathroom feature, but it is time for it to go! Cue the major GASP across blog world right now! Getting rid of a clawfoot tub is a major sin but I am ready to get this bad boy out of here! The plumbing would need to be completely replaced and the entire thing would need to be refinished because of lead paint. The cons far outweigh the pluses, so it is time to get rid of it.
Okay so fast forward to now…in the three years since I posted these photos, I have painted the beadboard, we replaced the vanity and lights, and I painted the walls. It is time for the complete and hopefully final remodel though and I will be sharing the plan here with you soon! We are so excited for our traditional main bathroom remodel and cannot wait to get started! Make sure to follow along on Instastories to see progress as it happens!
I need to share a post on how to paint beadboard!
I have been shopping and sourcing products like crazy and am hoping to save as much money as possible! Although this isn’t a budget remodel, we don’t want to spend a ton, so I am definitely using my favorite tricks to save money on the items! When shopping online, don’t forget to use money saving sites like WikiBuy! Check out my post on how to grocery shop online and save money, too!