Guest Bathroom Reveal :: 1980’s to 2013

Guest Bath Renovation Reveal

Almost a year ago we began renovations on our guest bathroom and finally the project is complete.  I’m excited to share this room with you and also excited to host overnight guests.

Our guest bathroom had been updated by the previous owner in the 1980’s with new wall tile and a new vinyl floor.   Both were in good condition, but we wanted a different look, so we gutted the room and started over.



The wall mount sink was a space saver but offered no storage.  The toilet work very well but was replaced with a more modern one.



The tile was in almost new condition but wasn’t the style we prefer.



We live in a 1950’s Cape Cod and the guest bathroom is located at the top of the steps on the second floor.  This is what you see when you get to the top of the steps.

Guest Bath Renovation - After - From the Hall


Come on in to see our updates.

Guest Bath Renovation - After - From the Hall2


We love the subway tile and old fashioned style floor that we selected.   A larger sink with a vanity makes getting ready in this room much easier and the vanity offers much needed storage.  The toilet is water saving and also powerful.

Guest Bath Renovation - Vanity and Toilet


Guest Bath Renovation - Vanity


A towel bar and a hook are on the back of the door.

Guest Bath Renovation - Vanity-Door Closed


The shower got a new showerhead and a new faucet.

Guest Bath Renovation - Faucet


A towel bar in the shower offers a handy spot for hanging wash clothes.

Guest Bath Renovation - Shower


A curved shower curtain rod makes this shower feel more spacious.

Guest Bath Renovation - Shower Curtain


Guest Bath Renovation - Shower Curtain2


Mr. SP did the majority of the work on this project.  My contributions were sewing the shower curtain and making the curtain and shade for the window.

Guest Bath Renovation - Curtain

Guest Bath Renovation - ShadeGuest Bath Renovation - Shade Down


If you’d like to read about our renovation from the beginning, here are the links where our progress was shared:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

Part Seven


This bathroom renovation was our biggest interior project for 2012.  We are so pleased with the outcome!



Floor Tile – Merola Metro Hex – Home Depot

Wall Tile – Lowes

Cadet 3 Toilet – Lowes

Tub and Shower Faucet and Showerhead – Moen – Lowes

Shower Curtain Rod and Toilet Paper Holder – Lowes

Vanity: Ferguson


Curtain Pattern:  Pate Meadows

Sink Faucet:  Rohl


Sharing With:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Tutorials and Tidbits at Stone Gable
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now


  1. I remember when you showed the various fabric swatches you were considering. You made a good decision. The framed map of Virginia has just the right colors to coordinate with the curtains. Love the valance and shade.

  2. Beautiful job, love the subway tile and all the updates. Ibaslonlove the pop of colors in shower curtain and curtains!

  3. Looks wonderful! I have the same exact light fixture you have above the sink….only mine is about the kitchen sink. I don’t know why I never thought about putting a hook behind the bathroom door! Duh! Perfect for hanging up your robe while you shower. It looks great! Love the valance and shade fabrics.

  4. Hi! I found yoyr blog through “Wow Us Wednesday”! The first thing I noticed in your newly remodeled bathroom was the picture of Virginia! I live in Virginia too! I really like the finishes and fixtures you used for your project and love the fabrics and how you made the curtains! Isn’t it nice to have a beautiful, brand new bath? Thankis for sharing! I’ll be following, looking forward to reading more posts! Hugs, Leena
    PS Feel free to visit me at!

  5. Paula, this room turned out so well! I know you must be proud of it–I sure would be! Thank you for providing the links to all the posts about the room’s progress–it’s fun to look back and see the steps along the way.

    Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home–I’m featuring you!

    1. Thanks, Brittany! It took us many months to complete, but we had fun doing this project and it’s nice to have a pretty bathroom.

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