Home Decor, Beachy Spa Bath

Welcome to Part 4 of the Beach House tour.  If you want to view the previous parts of the tour please click on the names below:

Beach House tour part 1, Master Suite & Mermaids

Beach House tour part 2, Guest Bedrooms and Painted switchplates

Beach House tour part 3, Great Room & Kitchen, before and after

Our beach house has only 2 bathrooms which means the guest bathroom has to be really functional.   The challenge has been the size, but I think we have come up with a wonderful solution~

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The narrow bath with separate vanity and walled off tub/shower, toilet area was common when this house was built back in the 1980s

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The before pictures you see today are after the first redo, over 12 years ago.  We covered over the original floral wallpaper with sheet rock mud and painted it in several shades of blue.  Sheet rock mud is a great way to eliminate wall paper if you like texture, it hides a multitude of sins

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The floor was tiled with blue tiles and yellow accents, and the counter top was finished with imported yellow tiles.  It wasn’t fancy, but lots of color in a beachy atmosphere and it looks funky and cute

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But it was VERY claustrophobic

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When the shower head started moving around in the sheet rock and DD’s beach wedding was fast approaching, we decided it was time for an upgrade  You can see a peak at the original floral wallpaper by the broom handle on the left.

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The wall came down between the vanity and tub areas to open up the space, and a walk in shower was built to replace the prefab tub.

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Come on in, I can’t wait to show you how it turned out…

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It has a “spa” like feeling now~

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The old cabinets were taken out and a new vanity was built

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The vanity has a granite top and a vessel sink.  The backsplash tile is the same glass tiles used in the shower accent border

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Under the vanity is one closed storage cabinet, which conceals the plumbing, and 2 open shelves for towels and supplies.  Guests can easily help themselves to a new bar of soap or a fresh towel.  Oops, I see we need some more toilet paper!

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The vanity top is higher than standard counters {my family is tall} so a pull out step stool is easily slid out from underneath if necessary

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A tall custom open shelf unit holds matching baskets which slide out to hold personal toiletries.  Whether this bathroom is shared by 1 or 6, family or friends, everyone can grab their own basket and stash their stuff so the bath stays clean and organized.

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It stays clean and neat on the busiest of days!

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HHjr insisted on this very cool light switch that controls the lighting and the fan.  He designed and built the whole room with the help of his very talented crew.  It’s so handy when your son is a licensed contractor,  specializing in remodeling, not to mention a creative genius!  Sigh….if only I didn’t have to pay him, it would be perfect!

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This is the shower right before the glass was installed

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Removing the wall and old tub and replacing it with this larger open shower makes the bathroom feel twice as big

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There is a granite topped seat in the shower

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and some flip flop hooks stand by to grab wet suits~

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Thanks for viewing our before and after photos, everyone loves the new “spa” bathroom!

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The bathroom was designed and built by Magic City Tile, Birmingham Al

The painting is from JMdesigns Gallery

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I’m joining some of these great parties this week:

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY and OH, THE PLACES I’VE BEEN!

Between Naps on the Porch for METAMORPHIS MONDAY & TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY

A Stroll Thru Life for INSPIRE ME TUESDAY

The Gunny Sack for TIME TO SPARKLE

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Worthing Court for HOME{WORK} WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY and ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

the Answer is Chocolate for BFF OPEN HOUSE

The Busy Bee’s for THURSDAY BLOG HOP

Crafts ala mode for WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS

The Country Cook for WEEKEND POTLUCK

check out these amazing blogs!

Comments
16 Responses to “Home Decor, Beachy Spa Bath”
  1. Fabulous makeover, Jenna. I love how your guest bath looks.

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  2. Just love what you have done with this bathroom…the baskets are adorable.

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  3. I absolutely love this remodeling of the guest bath!! Opened everything up and is very beautiful!
    Kenley

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  4. lulu says:

    Talk about an improvement, simple with special touches. If you all did the work, I am even more impressed. Above counter sinks are so popular now and are a great way to update a countertop. I can’t believe how many there are to choose from and the choices keep getting better.

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  5. What a cool bathroom transformation! Love your sink!
    Restoration Beauty

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  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, You have the most gorgeous tile work! Too bad I’m not closer so I can enlist the services of your son! LOVE the basket system for organizing family members or guests toiletries~ genius!

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  7. Dee says:

    Wow, what an amazing makeover! The shower is beautiful and I love the small touches that add so much charm. I am going to share on my Fb page and hope you will link up to my blog this week. The challenge is “Life at the Beach.” Anything beach inspired goes!!!
    http://www.thecsiproject.com
    The link up begins Wednesday night.
    Come on over!!!
    So stunning!!!!

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  8. jarrahjungle says:

    What a fantastic redo. I love the glass basin too, I have these in my bathroom and they really are the feature of the room. Gorgeous!

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  9. This is amazing. I love this bathroom. Beautiful job. I love the Flip Flop hanging things. Where did you find those? I would love to get some.
    Debi

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    • I got the flip flop hangers a long time ago~BUT! If you’re crafty, they are just a painted wood shape that has rope glued around the edges and a simple hook screwed in, you could easily make your own! Thanks for visiting,
      Jenna

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  10. anuradha Varma says:

    What a lovely makeover. I am so glad I saw this. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

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  11. Sharon says:

    Hi! Visiting from the Pinterest party at Debbiedoo’s. I love your bathroom renovation. It’s beautiful..your son is very talented.

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  12. Love the colors. It’s well over a hundred degrees here today. Your beachy hideaway would be a haven.

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  13. You did an amazing job transforming this bathroom. It is definitely a retreat. Thanks for sharing at our Home{work} Wednesday party.

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! Thanks for linking to the Open House party and check out this weeks party to see your bath featured.
    xx,
    Sherry

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