It’s the day! I am going to FINALLY show you our bathroom! I know so many of you are jumping up and down right?! Ha, I’m kidding!
In my very first bathroom post called Guttin’ I showed you all how we gutted the bathroom down to pretty much nothing and took a poll on which bathroom decor idea you guys liked the best. In the next bathroom remodel post called Bathroom Remodel PART 2, we left off with installing the tile flooring and shower, adding a new toilet, and putting wainscoting on the walls.
Now before we go any further, we first need to announce the winner between
Surprisingly, they were almost tied, but Idea # 1 did win the most votes. And to be honest, I was leaning more towards Idea #1, but I still wasn’t completely sold.
So what did I choose???
Well I chose…
BOTH. Let me explain..
I loved both ideas a lot, and I didn’t want to just throw one idea away completely, so I decided to choose Idea #1 for my bathroom and put Idea # 2 in my laundry room/powder room! Best of both worlds I guess you could say. But today I wont be showing you the laundry room/ powder room, but will leave that for another post…… when it’s actually FINISHED!
Now that the jig is up and you now know that I chose Idea #1, our next step after we added the wainscoting was to add the vanity. I bought the vanity on Home Depot’s website and it got shipped straight to our home. I didn’t like the knobs that it came with, so I eventually switched them out for an oil rubbed bronze set and it looked a million times better than the brushed nickel.
About the faucet.. well apparently I chose a ” special ” type of vanity because the holes cut out for the faucet were ” special ” holes. Special as in, the type of faucets that actually fit in these ” special ” holes are ” es-SPECIALLY Expensive ” ! Yikes, my bad. But we did find a nice faucet, for over $200 ** gasps because the frog is going to eat me ** ( it’s a Russian saying btw ),but it was cheapest faucet we could find in oil rubbed bronze and it is what it is.
I had to return that faucet on the counter because that particular faucet is for ” normal ” vanities, not for the one with “special” holes.
New faucet being installed
Who’s brilliant idea was it to wallpaper with a super crazy pattern? Mine.. I know, but matching up the pictures on wallpaper is not for the faint at heart. The wallpaper I chose was also from Home Depot and it is a particular print that I am sure many of you have seen sometime in your life; it is called Toile. I have always had this obsession with Toile print. I think it’s simply wonderful and I just get lost staring at the pictures of the ” good ol’ days “. It has pictures of people farming, washing clothes at the river, picking apples from the trees, feeding the animals, drawing water from a well ( that coincidentally looks just like our well that we have here on The Inspired Prairie! Super cool ) and so on. It just screams ” The Inspired Prairie ” to me. So I knew it was time to go bold with toile somewhere. And in my bathroom it went! I ended up doing a couple of strips of the wallpaper and then I let Mr. Hubs take over. He apparently has the knack for wallpapering because he was able to do it a lot better and faster than I was. He also told me to please not do this to him again 🙂 .
My wallpaper station
For the light fixture, I really wanted a chandelier, but Mr. Hubs said ” Enough with the chandeliers already “, which left me to choose from a boring regular bathroom light. I picked the best looking one I could find from Home Depot. It’s actually quite funny when the workers at Home Depot start to remember you and ask how your house remodeling is going.
Light shades on and Mirror up!
hand Towel bar installed
Other towel bar and golden corbel put up!
After this we painted the trim and crown molding, and gave everything a good wipe down.
I had to order my towels online because apparently no one thinks it’s cool to have black towels. I also went to Home Goods a few times for some random little touches, and the rest is history. I will now let the pictures speak for themselves.