A few months ago, Becky Klaas showed us how she transformed her run down wardrobe into a fresh, romantic piece of furniture and then weeks later, she completed a French Flair Chair Before & After. And now, Becky is back with another makeover, but this one is an entire room: a bathroom that is so lovely in vintage romance and charm, you might just wanna stay in there long after your “business” is done. On that note, Ill let her take it away”¦
The following is a guest post by Becky Klaas of B-Real”¦Happy.
…When I moved in I left the bathroom as it was even the shower curtain was in the house when I moved in. I just didn’t see the point of putting money into it until I had the opportunity to redo the entire space. Well, I got my chance when I found out I had a major leak that caused me to hire a contractor to gut the bathroom. Luckily, I have connections in the construction world! They repaired all the damage from the leak and installed the tile. Jose and I did the rest ourselves. We painted, installed the base, I refinished the vanity, plumbing plus all other finishing details.
We did not kill each other but we did come close! The water also leaked into the hallway and closet behind the bath so there is still work to be done that we will attempt to do ourselves.
Here’s the before and during…
And here’s the after…
I really wanted a long rectangular mirror to expand across the entire space, but could not find one I liked or could afford. So in lieu of this I used an assortment of mirrors and painted this stripe that aligns with the tile mosaic in the shower. I do believe i like this option much better.
Check out my Tord Boontje light fixture! I just realized i don’t have a full shot of it in this post.
I used a porcelain 24×24 tile + a glass mosaic accent that aligns with the wall of the tub for the floor. On the wall I used the same porcelain cut to 12×24 and inlaid the glass mosaic as an accent to create a band around the space.
Get naked baby! I couldn’t resist…. Tasty Suite has some awesome decals!
The light is one of my favorite details in the space. I now can say I have a Tord Boontje piece! the flowers are delicately made out of metal. Not knowing when I order this thing, I would have to assemble myself. It came shipped flat and I had to twist and connect the piece to make the shape I wanted….it took me quite a few tries.
I’m not a huge fan of the seashell look because I live in florida and they are everywhere. But when I found these on the beach I was drawn to them because they were not perfect. I like the deteriorating look and the colors were to pretty not to display somewhere in my house.
The cute little round rug over there in the corner was handmade by my mom. I love it.
I got a pair of old white JCPenny curtains for less than a dollar. I liked the ruffles… They remind me of something you would have found in a little girl’s room in the 90’s. I tea stained them…. The color was exactly what I was hoping for! The tie back is from my shower curtain. The shower curtain was made from a set of drapes. To finish off the tie back I sewed a few shiny jewels on.
And the center piece of the bathroom….the vanity. Here is a before picture. I had a lot of fun with this piece. It took me quite a few months to find just the right piece of furniture. It fits great in the space and has plenty of storage. It was originally a gold color and it just so happens that color is an accent in the bathroom. So, when sanding down/distressing I allowed bits of the gold to shine through. I made sure to coat this baby several times to protect the wood top from water and wear. I went with a white porcelain vessel sink, a satin nickel faucet and white porcelain knobs to finish the piece off.
Thanks so much Becky for sharing your bathroom re-do with us. My mind is racing with diy inspiration after seeing it. Any girl who uses a mirror cluster in the bathroom, tea-stains her shower current, and makes her own vanity is cool in my book!