Oh friends, I’m so excited to finally share our new post-rain, post-construction, post-mess put back together bathroom with you!
We officially moved back into our bathroom the day before Thanksgiving, but we didn’t get the shutters installed until just last week…so, we had no light for me to take pics. That being said, we’re now 100% back in, and I’m soooooooo pleased with the outcome.
I feel like we need to back up just a minute in case anyone is new around here…
May 2020: We began an upstairs addition to our house to add on a second story to a portion of our house that, at the time, didn’t have a second story.
June 19, 2020: Our roof was off a portion of the house so they could add the second floor. We picked a nice rain-free few days to do this as to not flood out the house with rain. It wasn’t supposed to have rained on this day. It ended up pouring around 8:00 PM and then continued to rain until 6:00 AM the next morning. Our temporary roof collapsed, and it therefore rained (actual rain) inside our house for about 10 hours. In the process, it destroyed our entire ground floor which did not need to be renovated/updated/changed, buuuuuuut was gutted nonetheless in the days/months that followed.
Over the last 8 months, we’ve put the house back together (along with continuing the new addition), and slowly but surely, I have pics to share of completed areas.
You can see pics of this new bathroom post-rain right HERE.
The living room, kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, study and patio all got put back together mid-September. You can see that post HERE.
And then our bedroom, bathroom and closet were done the day before Thanksgiving…
They ripped everything back to the studs, so we had to start all over with our master bath. Literally everything was taken out including the windows and toilet. We started from scratch again (we just built our house in 2014!).
Soooooo…I would love to lie and say I had the best attitude about the whole thing, but really, it was hard for me. I like quiet, clean and peace in my house…so this through me all for a loop. My typical way of coping with stressful situations? Clean something! Ashby’s having an upcoming surgery? I’ll clean out a closet. I’ve had a stressful day at work (hello, COVID)? I’ll organize the cups and plastic containers in a kitchen cabinet. Cleaning is how I handle stress because it makes me feel in control of something when everything else is out of control (after 40 years, I’ve learned to accept this about myself), so needless to say, during these last 8 months, my car has been exceptionally clean 😉 .
For whatever reason, I never did a post on “this is our bathroom” in the six years that we’ve lived here, so I don’t have any great “before” pics to share. You guys have seen it a hundred times in snippets of us being in there, but I never really stopped to take pics. The day after the flood, my mom came through and photographed everything before they demoed it which ended up being a huge blessing for many reasons. These are obviously not fabulous pics and were never meant to be on the internet, but here is what our bathroom looked like before it was gutted…
Travertine, cream colors, gold and blue wallpaper…I really loved it all.
I mean, these pics do not do it justice, sigh, but you get the point.
So, all of a sudden, we had to completely put it back together. I told Andrew that I have been “training” for this moment for 10 years. Ha! I just opened my Pinterest boards, looked at what bathrooms I had been pinning over the last few years and decided to draw inspiration from that.
This time, I went all white 🙂 .
Here are the pics and then, I’ll share any sources I have at the bottom. Welcome to our new bathroom, friends!
Whew! A lot of pictures, but I wanted you to get the idea. Ha!
A few things to note:
1: This time around, we added heaters under the floor, and they’re amazing. We have timers set so that in the morning and at night, they automatically come on and warm up our feet.
2: I could not pick a wallpaper to save my life (I adore wallpaper), and as I kept going back to my Pinterest boards for inspo, it finally hit me that I actually liked paneling instead of paper in this all-white bathroom, so we did that this time instead.
3: You guys know that I struggled over paint BIG TIME over here. I love taupes and cream, but wanted to put the house back together with a “fresh” feel since it felt like a new beginning. You all helped me pick paint colors (seriously, remember that time I weirded out the person at Sherwin Williams talking about you and then when they asked who “you” were I was like, um, my friends on the internet. Ha!). The entire house is now painted Sherwin Williams Moderate White except I wanted even whiter-white in the bathroom, so in this room, everything from the walls to the door to the trim, all of it is painted Sherwin Williams Greek Villa. I can already tell you that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are my new best friend 😉 .
4: The floor and the shower are tile, but the countertops are a “matte” marble. It wasn’t treated with anything; the slab is just found more matte than your typical glossy marble. I love it.
5: The bathtub and light fixtures are from Restoration Hardware.
6: The cabinet hardware is from Schoohouse Hardware.
7: The ceiling fan is from Neiman-Marcus.
8: We had two doors leading into our bathroom before, but now, have a pocket door instead.
Did I miss anything???
One more room down! Next up, I’m waiting for a few little details, and then, I’m going to give you a tour of the new Mix and Match Travel Agency office.
I really can’t say enough about how much you guys encouraged and loved on me last year. It was crazy and not how we thought we’d spend our year, but I’m certainly more blessed because of the encouragement, love and support from you.