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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Guest Bathroom Reveal

When we first looked at this house while house-hunting, the very first thing that I noticed that HAD TO GO was this awful laminate flooring in the guest bathroom.  I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – with no apologies – laminate flooring in a bathroom is a BAD idea.  I don’t know how old this flooring was, but it was already buckling around the toilet.  Not to mention, I do have three little boys, and laminate has a way of absorbing odors, if you know what I mean.

So this picture was taken the day that we first stepped foot into this house.  Even while taking the picture I can remember thinking, ‘Dang.’
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The toilet quickly needed to be replaced, so we figured that we might as well do the floor while we’re at it.  We went ahead and paid our favorite tile guys to do it because it was so worth it.  They finished it in a half a day when it would have flipped my life upside down for an entire weekend and probably cost the same in supplies and mistakes.
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After the tile was in I had to decide on a color.  I thought I really wanted a blue or teal color, but when I tested it I just wasn’t feeling it.  So I went with an orangey clay color and wasn’t sure at first.  But then I sealed the tile, bringing out the color in the travertine a little better…
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(it dried and wasn’t shiny anymore)"Guest bathroom reveal", "guest bathroom before", "guest bathroom remodel", "travertine floor in bathroom", "orange walls in bathroom", "laminate floor in bathroom"
…and added pictures, a standing cabinet, and curtains, and now I LOVE it!  For me that’s one of the really exciting things about decorating.  You don’t really know if it’s all going to work out, but you take risks that sometimes work and sometimes don’t.  Or sometimes you just have to make them work by trial and error.  (Remember that Laugh sign?) 
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But if I never took risks, I’d never be fully satisfied with my house. "Guest bathroom reveal", "guest bathroom before", "guest bathroom remodel", "travertine floor in bathroom", "orange walls in bathroom", "laminate floor in bathroom"
The next thing I need to do to this bathroom is get rid of the gold doorknob and gold shower stuff.  I feel a spray paint project coming on. 


17 comments :

  1. Love the new tile!! The wall color looks great with it, good job to you all!

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    1. Thanks, Carmella! That wall paint almost didn't happen. I forgot how much I hate painting. :-P

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  2. Your favorite tile guys are rebuilding my shower this week! Love Luis and his crew!

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    1. Awesome! I always love to recommend them. Great prices, great service.

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  3. WOW!! This looks fantastic.
    You are an inspiration to all the would be decorators out there, including me :0), who are afraid to take the risks.

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    1. Go for it! What've you got to lose. ;)

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  4. It looks good. When I first saw the bathroom the first thing I noticed was the gold trim and faucets in the shower. Now that the floor and walls have color and the curtain is up, I honestly did not notice the gold trim. Just shows to go you what some color will do for a room. Good job. Ann

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    1. You know, you're right! I don't notice the gold as much anymore, either, but I wasn't sure if it was just because I was getting use to it. I'll get to it as some point in time.

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  5. PS. Thanks to both of you for hosting the July 4th family get together. I REALLY enjoy getting together, seeing all of you adults and the magnificent seven grandchildren.. It was fun, I always feel so welcome in your home. Love you both. Mom/Ann

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    1. Thanks, Ann! We really enjoy hosting those little get-togethers. They're so much fun and laid back. We hope to continue the tradition!

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