A Bathroom Renovation


Bathroom with Grey and White Tile


I am beyond excited to be able to say our downstairs bathroom renovation is finally finished! Honestly though, except for a few finishing touches, it’s been finished for a while. But for some reason ( that I couldn’t figure out until now ) I had been putting off writing about it. I had to think about why I wasn’t rushing to share with you guys our awesome new bathroom. Bathroom that I love. That I have waited for, for so long. Then it finally hit me. It’s because I wanted to be sure to find the right words to say. Not about our bathroom, but about these two guys. These two guys that made it happen.






And how truly awesome I know they are.

And how selfless they are. 

And that they have great big gigantic hearts. 

And that I don’t take for granted their skill, ability, or one single moment that they spent working on this bathroom. And they did work hard. 

And that they learned the power of hard work and getting things done from their Dad. 

And the power of pulling together for family from their Mom. 

And that together, there is nothing they can’t do. 

These guys are brothers in the truest sense of the word. 

I love them both to pieces and I’m thankful from the bottom of my heart. 

Not only did they do ALL the work but they are responsible for the design of the floor and shower too. 

Okay, I’m finished with all the sappy stuff. Let’s get to the Before & Afters!! This bathroom was in a sad, sad state. I mean, check out that super-fly, hunter green, faux marble vinyl. And yes, that is a hole RIGHT in front of the shower. A hole! Oh, and I’m pretty sure that toilet was the original from when the house was built in the 30s. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating…but not by much. 








Here she is now. Basically the whole thing was gutted and redone. New sink, new toilet and fresh paint. And my favorite thing about this bathroom? All the new tile! Gorgeous grey and white tile, all from Lowe’s. The shelf and the towel bar are DIYs. I’ll be back later with a resource guide but for now here are some photos of the finished product.  



Grey and White Tiled Shower

Grey and White Tiled Shower

Grey and White Tiled Shower

White Pedestal Sink with Grey and White Tile

DIY Rustic Shelf in Bathroom

DIY Rustic Shelf in Bathroom

DIY Rustic Shelf in Bathroom

 Grey and White Tiled Shower

Bathroom Painted in Polar Star

Grey and White Tile Floor

Grey and White Tile Floor

DIY Rustic Towel Bar

Bathroom with Grey and White Tile Floor

Bathroom After

Bathroom with Grey and White Tile

Bathroom with Grey and White Tile Floor

The concept behind this renovation was to go light and bright and definitely more modern. I didn’t want to lose the feel of the character though since this is an old home, so we kept the original, curvy mirror and I mixed in some texture with the worn wood shelf and towel bar. Lately I just can’t get enough of mixing shiny new things with raw rugged materials. I think it ended up having a little bit of an eclectic feel. I’m sure I will add some wall art at some point and the room will probably evolve over time. Most of the rooms in our home are that way, changing and growing and never really being totally finished. But that’s the fun in decorating, right?

Thanks so much for reading and following along. Big hugs and high fives!!

Here’s where you’ll find me linking up this week. Liz Marie Blog / My Repurposed Life /Remodelaholic / Finding Silver Pennies / It’s Overflowing / The DIY Dreamer / The Happy Housie / Tiny Sidekick / Life in Velvet / DIY Showoff


By stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

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  • Teresa Curvin

    April 20, 2014 at 11:35 am

    It looks amazing Stephanie! Great job!!

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks so much Teresa! I pretty much just love it.

  • Krista @ the happy housie

    April 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Love the classic vintage feel with fun modern hits of colour. The tile work is amazing Stephanie!

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Krista! Thanks so much! Yeah, my hubby and his brother did an AMAZING job on the tile.

  • Jenna

    April 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

    It’s beautiful, Stephanie! I love, love, love the new tile!

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you Jenna! The tile is definitely my favorite part.

  • David Carmody

    April 21, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Stephanie, The bathroom looks awesome!!! Everything is so well appointed. The Kent Brothers’ craftsmanship is only surpassed by their kindness and generosity!!! There are none better.

  • Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees}

    April 24, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Wow! Your bathroom looks fab! Love the new tile!!!!

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Hey Heather! Thanks so much. It is such a nice change from the hunter green.

  • Corey @ Tinysidekick

    April 26, 2014 at 3:44 am

    What a great transformation. The tile work looks fabulous and I bet it is nice and fresh! Thanks for linking up at The Makers this week!

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much Corey! Oh, it feels sooo clean and new. I’m loving it. Thanks for hosting the party!

  • Alexis @ Persia Lou

    April 26, 2014 at 6:46 am

    What a beautiful bathroom! That tile is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Makers.

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you Alexis! I think I’m in love with the tile :)
      Thanks for hosting the party!

  • Aimee – ItsOverflowing

    April 29, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Wow!!! What a HUGE difference!!! SO excited for your ‘new’ bathroom!!! XO, Aimee

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 30, 2014 at 1:54 am

      So sweet Aimee, thank you! We are pretty excited about it too.

  • Wendy

    April 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

    The change is amazing! I love the pop of colors you used. Everything came together beautifully!

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      April 30, 2014 at 1:53 am

      Thank you so much Wendy! I found those all those colorful touches at Tuesday Morning. I think I had Spring Fever.

  • the cape on the corner

    May 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    my goodness, that is some before and after! love the new floors and the color scheme.

    1. stephaniemkent@yahoo.com

      May 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much! The change was soooo needed.

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