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Home Renovation Update #12 – The Bathroom Part 4

Come along with us as we renovate our 75 year old home! This home renovation update is part 4 of the bathroom.

Home Renovation Update

Your can see all of our home renovation projects here to catch up.

It’s been a hot minute since I shared our most recent home renovation update and I apologize for that.

When I last updated I was sharing the update to the bathroom and that was way back in May of last year. We got most of the bathroom complete before my husband’s saw quite working and ordering another one became a huge hassle. Covid restrictions were crazy so work had to stop for a little bit.

However, we did manage to keep going and start on the kitchen, which I’ll share later.

Our Home Renovation – The Bathroom Part 4

With the last update, we had gutted the entire bathroom, installed new plumbing, put up the new walls and started tiling. We were working on tiling the floor and the shower/tub area.

Since then, we’ve installed the bathtub and shower and finished tiling the walls. We have all new fixtures and added shelves to the corners to hold all of our stuff.

home renovation update - shower
shower shelves
new shower curtain

Also, we finished tiling the floor. I’m just in love with the pattern in these tiles!

tiled bathroom floor

We also installed a new toilet and a new pedestal sink, which I love!

new toilet and sink

We put in a brand new window. Don’t worry – we painted it white and removed the sticker. But for some reason I didn’t even take a picture of it painted! I guess I just got too excited to have it done.

bathroom window
new bathroom window
home renovation update - the bathroom

For the shelves and the bathroom mirror, we made our own!

We used wood boards and stained them a darker color. To hold the shelves in place we painted galvanized pipe fittings black and attached them to the shelf, then the wall.

There are two shelves over the toilet and one towel bar shelf.

over the toilet shelves
Shelves over the toilet
towel bar
bathroom shelves

Beside the toilet, we installed a handmade toilet paper roll holder with a little shelf.

We made it the same way we made the shelves over the toilet.

toilet paper roll holder

We also added new lights over the mirror, which I love.

bathroom mirror

Beside the bathtub, there was a little closet area. We took that out and made our own floating shelves. Underneath the shelves is a built-in area that will eventually have a drawer and a cabinet for more storage.

closet shelving

Here are some before and after pictures so you can compare. I have to admit – the before pictures are quite embarrassing! But I’m so thankful to have the after pictures!

home renovation update before and after #1
before and after #2
before and after #3

Now all we have left to do is add the trim along the top of the walls, add the doors to the built-in cabinet and install the drawer front. And our bathroom will finally be complete!

Have you been working on any home renovation projects lately?

Thank you for sharing!
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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. Wow! The new bathroom is amazing. I love so many things about it. You guys are so amazing to do all this work. And I love that you share it with us.

    1. Thank you!! It has taken forever, but at least it’s finally almost done. πŸ™‚

  2. You all are amazing to do all of the work. The new bath looks wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  3. Excellent and at the same time brilliant! I love especially the style which is not incredibly modern but classic beautiful.
    Have a cosy time. πŸ€—πŸ’–

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ€—

  4. What a lovely transformation Michele, it looks os much better and brighter!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  5. It looks lovely, Michelle. So light and fresh. I especially love those floor tiles.

    1. Thank you! I was surprised at how much it brightened up the whole room. It looks bigger now. πŸ™‚

  6. Love the colors and that bold floor pattern!

    1. Thank you!! I think the floor is my favorite. πŸ™‚

  7. What a nice change, the green I bet you’re happy to see that go, and the room looks bigger with the light paint

    1. Yes I am! The green made it so dark and depressing. I love how bigger it looks with lighter colors. Thank you!

  8. Awesome transformation!

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You’re welcome!

  9. Looks lovely ❀ Great transformation ❀

    1. Thank you!!

  10. Wow! looks amazing Michelle. Hard work but feels so rewarding when done.
    We are working on a backyard patio at the moment. It is taking time but so much more economical to do things on our own as much as possible.

    1. Thank you so much!
      Good luck on your patio. I agree! If you are capable of doing it on your own, then it’s much better. We’ve saved tons of money by not hiring people. Otherwise we’d never get anything done. LOL

  11. Oh wow!! It looks great!! …are you sure you’re going to want to move when it’s all finished?!!

    1. Thank you so much!
      That’s what I was thinking! haha! If we lived in a more peaceful area and had a little bit more space, maybe I’d stay. But I’ve been here almost 20 years so it’s time for a change. Then I’ll just redo my new house like this one! haha!!

  12. It looks wonderful! You have done a beautiful job!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  13. Very Nice! Looks ever so much roomier too.

    1. Thank you! I agree! The lighter color really did make it look bigger. πŸ™‚

  14. Wow, it looks fabulous Michelle! I especially love the shelves and tile on your floors. Congratulations on your brand-new bathroom!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad we decided to put the shelves in instead of cabinets. It makes it feel like there’s more space. πŸ™‚

  15. WOW!!! AMAZING!!! I love everything. xo

    1. Thank you so much! It was a lot of hard work, but I really love how it turned out! πŸ™‚

  16. Thank you so much Michelle. This post is so helpful, especially since we too are planning on some work in our home. You’re really talented.

    1. That’s great! I’m so glad you found it helpful. It’s a lot of hard work, but it really pays off. Good luck with your remodeling! πŸ™‚

  17. Amazing that you did it by yourselves!

    1. Thank you! We try to do everything we possibly can by ourselves. We just don’t have the extra money to pay anyone to do it. πŸ™‚

  18. I love that tile!

    1. Thank you! I think it’s my favorite part of the bathroom!

  19. Girl, I absolutely love this makeover!! You two have done amazing work ( oh how I know) working within a budget and yet creating a beautiful space!! Love those shelves and that floor ❀️❀️❀️!

    1. Thank you so much! It’s a lot of hard work, but it really does pay off. I’m sure you know what I mean! πŸ˜€

  20. Your bathroom is looking fantastic!! It really does help to have those before pictures to remind yourself how far you’ve come. We forget too easily, I know. We’ve lived here long enough that some things we’ve done to this house will need redone again– ugh. I’d rather just move to a new house and fix up a different house instead of re-fixing up this one. We’ll see….

    1. Thank you! We put all of our home renovation photos into a Google Album and it’s really neat to scroll through and see it all come together.
      Fingers crossed that you get to start house-hunting soon! πŸ˜€

  21. How fabulous! I love it all! Great work! Hard work but so worth it! The floor is amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! I think the floor is probably my favorite part. πŸ™‚ I’m just so glad it’s finally (almost) complete!

  22. What a transformation, oh my goodness! Continually amazed by the work you and your hubby are doing!

    1. Thank you! It’s been a lot of stressful work, but at least it’s almost done! πŸ˜€

  23. Updating the bathroom with new tile is such a hassle. Love the white tile walls and black/white tile floors

    1. I agree! It was really stressful, but I’m love how it turned out. Thank you!

  24. Amazing transformation! Someone at your house is very handy. (Construction material costs also went way up during the pandemic.)

    1. Thank you!
      They really did. And now it’s almost impossible for us to find interior doors without getting them custom made and shipped. That’s just way too expensive.

  25. aimsysantics says:

    Your bathroom looks amazing! Also those tiles…they are just stunning! Love all the other bits in it too, like the shelving. Great transformation!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    1. Thank you! I think the tiles are my favorite. I was so nervous to go with that pattern, but I’m so glad we did!

  26. Michelle, you two have done an incredible job. So classy and classic at the same time! Those tiles just add something special to that room. It was the perfect space to have that pattern! Thank you so much for sharing this whole process with all of us!

    I absolutely love those shelves y’all made too. Wow! What a phenomenal way to save money and feel a sense of creative accomplishment! It’s perfect, and the complement the bathroom beautifully.

    Brilliantly done, my friend. You should be very very proud! β™₯ (I am sorry to hear of the delays you guys experienced though. Covid has affected so much!)

    1. Thank you so much! I do love those tiles. My husband said that he liked them so much that he’d like to have them in our next house. But I don’t know. I love them, but I think they were just meant for this bathroom. We’ll see.

      Thank you! The shelves were so fun to make, too! And I love how they turned out. πŸ˜€ And yes, looking back after it’s all done, we are so so proud of what we’ve accomplished. But I don’t see an HGTV show in our future. haha!!

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