Monday, February 4, 2013

Karli's Guest Bath Makeover Update

We sure have been busy around here. Two weeks ago it was new windows and last week it was the guest bath shower surround. If you remember from my previous post about the project, we had to re-tile once the new window was installed in that bathroom. What a perfect excuse to get the subway tile I love!

Here's the new room without a lick of decor before I moved anything back in. I really couldn't be happier with the crisp, white tile and the light gray grout. I really think having that darker grout will make this shower look fresh and clean longer than if I'd chosen white grout.

This was also the perfect time to upgrade the plumbing fixture to brushed nickel. The new bath spout actually pours into the tub and not out onto the lip--like it did before because the spout was too short.

In this photo you can see the little nook we had our tile guy build in. Already loving it!

So with a white bathroom, there are so many directions I could go with the decor. For now, the room is for guests so I want it to be a calm, peaceful, clean place. But, knowing how I love color, I couldn't just go plain. I chose this painting, by our real estate agent and friend, Cheryl Sartain, as my inspiration for the space. I'll keep it all fairly clean with white and tan, but there will be purposeful pops of black and orange. 

So here's where the bathroom stands now. It's usable, minus the lack of towel hooks. I took the old rods down and haven't found just the right thing. I know what I'm looking for, I just have to find it! I also need to paint. The current color is a little too pinky/peachy/yellowy for my taste.

These are just a few items I've gathered so far. I always love to put necessities in the bath for guests. The shower also holds some soap and shampoos.

I think I'm going to have to leave this room alone for a few months. It would be so easy for me to rip out the toilet, mirror, lights and medicine cabinet. But I'm hitting the pause button...for now. 

What do you think of the results?



  1. Tile job looks great! Subway tile is so fun and allows room for creative wall and decor colors! Look forward to seeing more projects!

    1. Thanks, Chantine! I'm really happy with it--I've even decided I might start showering in there :)