Thursday, June 17, 2010

Please meet my ugly bathroom

Hi Friends! I hope you are all having a great week out there.  What I'm about to show you is the source of our home's embarassment.  But since you're friends, and not here to judge...

I present to you..... (drumroll please)

This is the one room in our house that we were too afraid / too tired / too worn down to tackle when we renovated our home a few years ago.  Once we moved to Houston, it was a non-issue.  But now that we are home for the next few months, I just can't let her look and feel so dated.

This radiator is my first project.  Anyone ever painted a steam radiator out there?  I hear it's quite a fun process. And by fun, I mean messy & stinky.

Next up... a new bathtub and surround.  We're going completely classic and doing white glossy subway tiles.  The flooring will be 1" white & black hex tiles.  Let me tell you.....  finding 1" white AND black hex tiles has proved to be like finding the elusive Bigfoot.  But I've got 118 square feet on order, and I'm 100% thrilled.

This is a minimal makeover.  A mini-makeover if you will, because I promised my husband that we wouldn't get carried away.  So, no fancy chandelier, no taking the ceiling up to its original vaulted position, no new vanity.  This is a freshen up (ie: keep the budget-low) makeover.

I can't wait to show you the results!


  1. Sounds like my kind of bathroom! Please, oh, please tell me you are leaving the radiator... I LOVE radiators!

  2. we are leaving the radiator. Our house is full of them and boy... do they know how to heat! It's just getting a little makeover too :) I can't decide between white or black paint on it though....

  3. What about building a radiator box? You could use it for storage too. I love B/W tiles too. Can't wait to see it.

  4. your bath rooom is hundred times better than ours nice bathrrom

  5. Oh I'm so excited for you!! It's going to look fantastic! You have such great taste, Happy bathroom redo!!

  6. I love Seattle and I cannot WAIT to see what you do with your bathroom. (so homesick for the puget sound right now) sigh

  7. Does the radiator have to be black or white? Why not keep it metalic, as a feature in the bathroom. But hey you have better ideas than me when it comes to interiors. I think your ideas and the rest of your house are all gorgeous!

    I'm making a come this space!

  8. Ohh, I can't wait to see the floor when its done! The tiles will be amazing.
    We did amost everything in our bathroom and left the floor alone. Not a good idea, I hate it! Live and learn.