We had fun with the boys' bathroom makeover. We did our best to be "green" as possible (I do admit it was not so much for the environment as for our pocketbook...the more you can salvage the cheaper the renovation!) In here, we saved the cabinetry and the good ol' cast iron tub.
This picture can give you a little perspective of our home. It is your typical ranch home seen all around the south, and specifically a lot in the Atlanta suburbs. Chris and I both grew up in a ranch home, so this is probably one reason why we loved this layout so. We do kind of live on top of each other, but we love that. I don't want my boys in another wing...yes, we do wake each other a lot, but I love that we are near in proximity.
Bath to bath...
I knew I wanted to keep the home as neutral as possible. Mostly we thought that neutrals are timeless, and as frequently as my tastes change, keeping the paint, tiles and finishes more classic means that we can play with the accessories. We both wanted to choose something that we are likely to still like in 20 years.
This is the only bathroom where we used the oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. They are a little more masculine, no?
The tiles are old world black dot hexagon....we got it from special order from Home Depot. We love this tile! We used the medium gray grout in here (which is really almost black) for obvious reasons; this is the boys' bathroom!
We used subway tiles for the tub & shower.....and went all the way up! I recommend going all the way to the ceiling. When we were in our former home and we were redoing our baths, I remember watching a ton of design shows. One day I saw that Jeff guy on "Flipping Out" and he told his tile guy to go all the way up. I thought, "of course!"....so we had to do the same thing. The light bounces off the tile, so it leaves a pretty glow on the ceiling. It is also practical to have more tiling in the bath. Don't you remember how that old wallpaper above the tile would peel after a while? I sure do.
At first our contractor said this light box above the mirror had to stay. "Are you kidding me?" I asked. This was a dealbreaker. This instantly dates the bathroom, but not in a good way (for us).
We did remove it, as well as the wallpaper, light fixtures, mirror, and countertop.
We added limestone counters in here (like the kitchen), barnwood mirrors from the West Elm outlet, and oil-rubbed bronze lights from Lowes. Surprise, we painted it Navajo White by Ben Moore in here as well.
It is a fairly simple bath in here, but it works.
Some silhouettes of the boys.
black & white hook from Anthropologie
Raccoon Hollow by Ben Moore paint (a great green/gray/brown) and pulls from RH
some IKEA frames on the opposite wall
And those little toothbrush holders on the mirror are from Urban Outfitters. They are great to (somewhat) keep the toothbrushes clean.