I partnered with Hayneedle on this bathroom project, however all opinions are 100% mine.
My grandparent’s bathroom never changed while I was growing up. It always sported the same blue and black wall tile, the wall-mounted sink from the 50’s and a once-white-yellowed with time laundry hamper.
The Bathroom Before
Above that laundry hamper was a picture of a ship on the ocean with big white sails. I looked at that picture when my Grannie gave me a bath as a kid. I looked at that picture every time I dried my hands at the sink. That picture always got my attention no matter how many times I saw it.
I don’t know whatever happened to that picture, but I’d sure like to see it again.
That picture, along with the blue and black tile of the old bathroom was part of the inspiration for that same bathroom’s new look.
Light Fixture / Mirror / Vanity / Faucet / Towels / Towel Ring
While I wish the bathroom could have stayed forever the way my childhood’s eye still sees it, most of it was beyond repair. The wall tile was falling off and cracking in multiple locations, the medicine cabinet had become a rusty mess, the sink was leaking and couldn’t be fixed and the floor had water damage. Here’s our easy fix for coving the damaged bathroom walls.
Shower Curtain / Roman Shade / Towel
But to channel a little bit of that bathroom from my memory, I set out to give the bathroom a bit of a nautical vibe reminiscent of that ship that once hung on the wall and also a traditional feel that would weather well over time and go with the rest of the house’s style.
We also added in wood tones with the doors, flooring and crown that can be seen throughout the rest of the house and also reminds me so much of my Pap.
You can see the full bathroom remodel on Hayneedle’s blog today and see all the products I used in the renovation here. Please hop over there and tell me what you think!
Sharon H says
very nice Jenna and I agree that your grandparents would love what you’ve done.
Thank you so much, Sharon!
Debbie Reynolds says
Love blue and white! Great job!
Beautiful! What a transformation!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
I like what you did here…but you never show an after picture of the wall with the heater on it…did you keep the heater, replace it or remove it entirely? One more room in the “done” column!!!
Lighting was against me the day I took these photos and I could not get a good, clear shot of that wall, Susan. 🙁 We did remove the heater completely. After we took off the tile, we went over the walls with luan panels. I’m going to try and do a tutorial on that soon.
Oh my – that “before” picture reminds me of the house that I grew up in, with all of it’s colorful tile & that medicine cabinet. What a beautiful transformation! I think you did your grandparents proud, with the color palette and nautical theme. After seeing your autumn printables, I have no doubt that you could do a beautiful watercolor of a ship on the ocean with big white sails, to hang on the wall in that bathroom!
Thanks so much, Lindy!!
Love it. Nice and clean. Like the sink base.
Thanks so much, Stephanie! I love that vanity too!
I love it! I think you really honored your grandparents by keeping with a similar look to the bathroom. Good job!
Thanks so much, Katherine!