Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If These Walls Could Talk!


This bathroom used to belong to our daughter Ashley, who left home at 18 to go to college and never moved back. It has not been touched since.

If these walls could talk!
All the sleepovers, all the prom nights with all her friends crammed in this bathroom, putting on makeup and straightening their hair. Gossiping....
When she went away to college seven years ago, I just closed the door.

Tomorrow, this bathroom will get a facelift, starting with these floors.

This bathroom got a lot of wear and tear, and it shows.

The previous owners also had daughters, hence the pink tile, circa 1993.
I can't wait to tear out the floors and put down 12 inch black squares. On the diagonal.

The tub surround will be replaced with...you guessed it! White subway tile.
New chrome faucets replace the shiny brass...

...and the shower door will be removed in favor of an old fashioned shower curtain.

I've already ordered this ticking stripe one from Pottery Barn.

The thermofoil cabinet will come out too. It still has some of Ashley's makeup in the drawers.

The counter with painted wood edge and surface mount sink. Out of here!

The walls will be clad in white tongue and groove paneling.

Which will cover up the bad sheetrock job.
The big ticket item?

This sink console from Pottery Barn. It comes with Carrara marble top and sinks. Done.

When Ashley comes home for her wedding in December, she will be pleasantly surprised by the change.
And, our house will love the new bathroom. It will definitely be an upgrade that will improve its value.

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25 comments:

Mary said...

Your plans sound wonderful and exciting! I just completed two bathroom remodels in the last two years so I know you are excited!

Looking forward to your pictures.

Mary

Lori E said...

Careful, she may want to move back!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

How exciting! Yes, she will be surprised! hugs ~lynne~

Gerry said...

Can't wait to see it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It all sounds like it will be fabulous. Can't wait to see it all redone. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very exciting Delores, I just love all your plans for this room! I was looking at that same vanity for my master bath. Martina

Anonymous said...

I love reading about your home! Beautiful choices!

May we see some more of your Windsor Ware!!

Designs By Pinky said...

I am in love with the sink console from PB!!!! This is going to look fabulous! XO, Pinky

xinex said...

I am already imagining it and it looks gorgeous!...Christine

Razmataz said...

Love that shower curtain. I must remember that for our Florida house bathroom.

Jeannine said...

The new sink/cabinet unit is fabulous! Can't wait to see it finished.

carolyn bradford said...

Unfortunately, as much as I loved this post!!! I am now crying! It sounds just like my daughter's bathroom!! and the door is still shut! I've been thinking lately that I need to get upstairs and re-do her bath as well as my oldest son's bathroom....he's now 27! Wow...talk about memory lane!
I can't wait to see the finished product!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Carolyn Bradford

Kathysue said...

Hi D!! You are on your way!!! It all sounds perfection to me. When I saw the ticking stripe I thought you were going to get rid of it until I read this will be the new choice, sigh of relief!!! That is the stripe I want in blue for my sofa, I know you already knew that, I think if I talk about it enough it will happen,lol. I am so looking forward to following along with your wonderful process!! Keep us posted. we love living through you vicariously, xo Kathysue

The enchanted home said...

Love your ideas and inspirations, such a fresh clean look! That ticking stripe with the crisp white and carerra will look amazing! Cannot wait to see it all unfold.

Lizabeth said...

Love the new plans! It's going to be so attractive!
Congrats on the upcoming marriage of your daughter! Big moments!

An Eye for Detail said...

Two "new" bathrooms: can't wait to see them! Love the subway tile idea, of course. Hope you get these done in time.... and you will show us as it progresses,right???

Victoria said...

All good choices, Delores. I cannot wait to see the final product.
Best...Victoria

Elizabeth said...

I love coming here to visit! I love your home and design sense and I absoultely love that you keep it real! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to all of the changes.

classic • casual • home said...

It is going to be beautiful!

Terri M said...

It looks like it's going to be FAB. Can't wait to see the finished product.
I also hope we'll get to see some of the fun surrounding Ashley's wedding. I'm sure you'll have lots of wonderful ideas for that as well.
Thanks so much for sharing your home.

designchic said...

It's going to look amazing. Love all of your choices!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Its going to be amazing. How exciting.

Sarah said...

It's going to be lovely. I do like that PB sink/counter.

Becca said...

I can already envision how fabulous this is going to look! Can't wait for the reveal!

Lisa said...

Love your blog!! Cannot wait to see the final project. Sadly I have two bathrooms just like this one upstairs. One of my three daughters is still at home and will be for three more years. I am so torn between updating now or waiting. I cannot wait to see the PB console turns out.

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