Aug 25, 2008

HGTV – The Blogger Addition

So I’m sure that most of you have forgotten that I actually did complete a bathroom remodel this summer. Well, the bathroom remodel actually turned out to be my basement, my hallway, bathroom and now my bedroom (that is next...but not yet). Plaster walls are tricky, heating vents from the 30’s are stubborn and cast iron plumbing is messy. But finally…the bathroom is complete! My friend, Suzel Sass finished her bathroom several weeks ago but has been patiently waiting to do the big reveal together! We decided to post our brand new rooms together...at the same time. And we like to think of this as a show on the HGTV network minus commercial breaks. So when you are done here go over and look at hers.

Everything in the bathroom had to go…walls, ceiling, tub, toilet, sink…everything! And even found a few hidden treasures along the way.


Remember the beautiful orange and tan colored tiles. They wrapped around the entire bathroom and gave me a wonderful orange glow. And the original cast iron tub was so cold that you couldn’t take bath!


And now the white subway tiles give a retro feel while the black glass tiles give a modern touch!


Look at the tile floor…hope you have a trash can close by! I had to close my eyes in the bathroom so that I didn’t get dizzy with the tiles.



The new tile floor…just love it! I know…white grout lines not ideal, but I have sealed the floor so many times and do a scrub every weekend. The look makes it worth everything!

Loved the old pedestal sink, but it didn’t offer any storage or pizazz. Love my new sink and she has a matching faucet!

The original toilet was replaced with this fancy vintage looking toilet. And it’s chair height, so that means I can’t touch the floor with my feet. Maybe not the best option.

Added storage and new piece of furniture…and the bathroom is complete!

I know that Suzel believes that I’m much friendlier and will invite you all into my new bathroom…but I’m not that friendly!

25 comments:

Catherine said...

it's gorgeous, something from a boutique hotel! I live nearby, feel free to come do one of mine. They're newer but out-dated nonetheless.

Kareer Woman said...

I've posted my final blog entry. I wanted to thank-you for becoming one of my readers every now and again over the last few months, your comments have always been a highlight in my day. Cheers!

us 2 said...

Wow.....your bathroom is so cool....
it looks awesome....i love the tiles and the sink.....and the faucet....just love it.....you should be so proud.....what alot of work ...and it is all done.....congrats....take care k

PinkPiddyPaws said...

so, when am I invited to stay over? ;) Actually, I feel ya on the toilet height thing. the one in my new place is tall.. I mean TALL and my feet dangle off the end like a little kid in the "big chair" and it's.. well.. it's weird. Makes me want to get a little stool. ha..ha.ha..

patsy said...

I love it! It feels so much more spacious and open. Great job!

now to finish my bathroom grouting...

Liam said...

That looks pretty damn cool...

The most I could do is new steps to my porch...

WendyB said...

Nice! Come work on my house next.

Sornie said...

Nice work and a much-needed improvement!

R said...

I so want to come and see it!! COME ON!!!!!!!! :) I think you all rocked it. It looks absolutely AWESOME!! I LOVE IT!!

Stacie said...

it looks great, fresh and new!!! LOVE IT, good job!

Francesca said...

Darn! Just when I was gonna pack my bags and head to Denver for your loo! Ah well! The pics will have to do, then!....it's absolutely lovely...great job! xx

Gwen said...

C'mon! Let me pee in there! I really gotta go.

(Looks awesome - great job!)

Sauntering Soul said...

Awesome job! You and Suzel should go into business together.

John said...

Beautiful! Very tastefully done. : )

Keeper Of All Things said...

It looks great!!!

Moe Wanchuk said...

I wanna do that...but I keep dreaming that I'm gonna get fired. But, at least I have a backup plan. A lawn care company called....MoeJobs

Marcy "meg" said...

That is awesome! Wanna come here now???

the princess said...

that's a beautiful renovation. love the black and white!

Caution Flag said...

When you take your show on the road, maybe your first stop could be here? I could even write a really sad application letter, too!

Kelly O said...

Looking great!

Dr Zibbs said...

Pretty snazzy

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

That looks fan-freakin-tastic! I'm especially fond of the new sink and floor tiles.

Great job!!

From the Inside out.... said...

That looks great!!!! I would SO hire you to do mine!! ;)(Because I'm so sure you'd want to do it all over again so soon!)...

Kelly O said...

(By the way, email me for an invitation to zeaLOG!)

Renaissance Woman said...

Catherine - A boutique hotel...that is so sweet. Thank you! And hmmm...not sure that I'll be ready to do another bathroom anytime soon.

KW - I am sorry that your blog is closing. I will hope for changes in your life.

us2 - Thanks my friend, thanks for your kindness.

pink - I have considered the stool idea as well. Silly! Come on over any time.

Patsy - thanks...there is more room and I love it!

Liam - great! I need new stairs to my pourch. When will you be here?

Wendy - whatever it takes to get an invite to your house.

Sornie - you are tell me. And I forgot to mention to everybody - I ADDED HEATING IN THE FLOOR!

R - you are invited anytime my friend.

Stacie - Those were the exact words I was hoping to get. Thank you!

Francesca - Okay...because you called it a loo you are invited to stop by.

Gwen - bring one of your famous drinks and you can pee in the tall toilet.

SS - that was our plan. Hoping to get an HGTV show out of these posts.

John - Thank you!

Keeper - Very nice!

Moe - Go with the back up plan. My lawn needs to be cut.

Meg - I would love to come there and hang out and hold peanut. But do I have to remodel the bathroom?

Princess - Thank you. I love the black and white, it feels very vintage and modern all rolled together.

Caution flag - Okay...send the letter first.

Kelly - Thank you. Email sent.

Dr. zibbs - thanks.

Lady - I agree...the floors are the best part. thank you!

From inside - how did you know? LOL

Thank you everybody - it was a long project but so worth it in the end.