Our Traditional Main Bathroom Remodel and the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge!

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 We are transforming our outdated bathroom into a beautifully classic black and white bathroom retreat!

I am so excited to be partnering with Jeffrey Court Tile to compete in their six week renovation challenge! It is going to be a super fun challenge, with judging and voting, so I hope to have all of your support and votes! I am competing against a group of super talented bloggers to see who’s renovation, featuring Jeffrey Court tile, reigns supreme! It is going to be a whirlwind of a six weeks and I am so excited to share what we have been working on!

Our traditional main bathroom remodel may be the most exciting remodel that we have done in our 100 year old home! The outdated blue and white tile has seen better days and the clawfoot tub is starting to chip.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 some of my favorite remodel projects!

See our basement playroom remodel here

Our basement bathroom aka the world’s ugliest bathroom ever remodel here

Our coral and mint nursery remodel 

Here are the before photos from right after we moved in!

Our traditional main bathroom remodel

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.

Old fashioned bathroom with tile and dresser turned vanity

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.

Traditional clawfoot tub

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!


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23 thoughts on “Our Traditional Main Bathroom Remodel and the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge!

  1. Hi Amanda! I found you from Thrifty Decor Chick and have been checking out your blog. If you want to keep the original wood in your bathroom – maybe you can paint the blue walls a lighter color and paint the existing vanity a lighter color. That way it breaks up all of the wood. I love having wood accents in each room in my house but too much seems well…too much 🙂 Good luck and I can’t wait to see what you do with the space!


    1. Thank you for stopping by Rosy! I will be stopping by your page as well! I am going to paint the blue paint a nice light gray I think to break up some of the wood. I agree with you that I love wood accents in a room, but sometimes, it can be too much! The rest of the wood work in our house is a beautiful oak with a pretty sheen…the wood in the bathroom is very dull, which makes me like it less!

    1. I have started painting and did the beadboard…still debating the trim! I agree with you though how fresh white trim looks! Right now we aren’t planning on doing the floors. It’s ceramic tile and is in good shape. It isn’t my favorite, but I can live with it until we can replace it with flooring that has infloor heating! I am thinking of repainting all of the grout though to freshen it up!

  2. Wow! It looks like everything is in position now, without losing ambiance and aesthetics. Great work there! As long as the drains and pipes are set-up right, then you wouldn’t have any further problems that might undermine what you have built and laid out there. Well, if ever you encounter such problem, you can always get plumbing service to restore the whole thing back to how they’re all picturesque there. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Roxanne Vaughn @ Total PLBG

  3. You could put up the circle shower rods with shower curtain. Think it would really make a big difference in the looks of your room. I definitely would paint the woodwork and trim. All that wood makes it look like a cabin.

    1. Hi Jeanie! I did paint all the wood work, but couldn’t bring myself to do the trim! I see so much angry hate on the internet toward people who paint original wood trim and I got scared 🙂 I really need to get around to posting some after pictures! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Remodeling is a wonderful project to do, whether you are planning to sell or stay there. This is something I’ve been looking to do myself since my buyers agent has discussed with me the benefits and cash value that often comes when you renovate. I advise anyone looking to sell to work with an agent like this for themselves as well.

    Julia Stewart @ Daytona Buyers Agent

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  7. Thanks for sharing! You already have a great house so can hardly wait to see what all you do to make it even more fantastic. It sure is a project but hopefully will be well worth all the aggravation of remodeling when done, never an easy prospect.

  8. A wonderful article and pictures, Which you have shared here about the home renovation. These pictures are looking very beautiful and I liked all of them. Thank you for sharing these pictures here.

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