It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted about our bathroom. In fact, my last update about it was back in September, when I shared our gorgeous tiled floor. We have been working steadily away on it since then, and I’m excited to share some photos with you all today!
To refresh your memories, our house didn’t come with a hall bath. We had two bathrooms- one of which was part of our master bedroom, the other was a jack-and-jill bathroom between the two other bedrooms. There was a hall entrance into our bathroom, but that also lead into our room, which we didn’t like. We felt like we’d prefer to have some privacy in our room, and have the other bathroom open for guests. That way when we have our parties we only have to clean one bathroom, you know?! 😛 😛 Kidding, kidding…kinda.
Anyways, after a lot of brainstorming I came up with an idea to rip through the hall closet and create a new entrance into the bathroom there, and seal off the jack-and-jill. This allowed us to create an entirely new floor plan and we only had to move one fixture- the tub. We stole the closet from one of the rooms to add the tub in, and we love it. If you see in the photo below, where the scary shower and shower door is, is the walkway into the room. The sink is in the same place, but obviously looks way cuter. The door directly in front of you is sealed up and is a wall now. The toilet is in the same place as well. 🙂
Since laying the floor and drywalling, we’ve been doing a lot of plumbing work to get the tub and sinks up and working. We converted a vintage thrifted dresser into a vanity- I’ll have a post on that soon with details!
We also planked our walls. I have loved the horizontal wall plank trend for a really long time, and am so thrilled to finally have somewhere in our house to showcase it! To make these we bought 5mm plywood boards and had Home Depot cut them into 6” strips. We decided to do half a wall, and starting from the top of our line we worked our way down, securing each strip with Power Grab glue.
There was also a lot of cutting measurements involved, the majority of which Scott tackled over Christmas break. He did a fantastic job cutting the angles and making sure everything was lined up perfectly. Once everything was on the wall, he went back with a nail gun and made sure everything was super secure.
This week I finally got to take my first bath in this house. It was BRILLIANT. I was so, so happy to be in there! A plumber we talked to made fun of me when we told him we wanted to install one. He said the industry nickname for them is “roach catchers” because no one uses them but roaches. First of all, gross. Second of all, lie. I WILL be taking baths in there at least once a week every week for the rest of my life in this house. Scott has loved taking showers there…it is so tall! We can literally reach with our hands all the way up and not touch the ceiling…AND we fit under the water sprout without crouching down! Yay for posture!
It all has been so fun! The other night, I went into the studio, picked a book out of our library, put some essential oils in my bathwater and got in and read for an hour. Literally an hour. So grateful. So, so happy. These little things may not seem like much, but after almost two years it’s starting to feel like home! 🙂
Obviously we have a few more things to tackle- painting the planks, adding light fixtures and a mirror, doing something about the ugly window, etc…but definitely getting close! 🙂