If These Walls Could Talk!

This bathroom used to belong to our daughter Ashley, who left home at 18 to go to college and never moved back. It has not been touched since.

If these walls could talk!
All the sleepovers, all the prom nights with all her friends crammed in this bathroom, putting on makeup and straightening their hair. Gossiping....
When she went away to college seven years ago, I just closed the door.

Tomorrow, this bathroom will get a facelift, starting with these floors.

This bathroom got a lot of wear and tear, and it shows.

The previous owners also had daughters, hence the pink tile, circa 1993.
I can't wait to tear out the floors and put down 12 inch black squares. On the diagonal.

The tub surround will be replaced with...you guessed it! White subway tile.
New chrome faucets replace the shiny brass...

...and the shower door will be removed in favor of an old fashioned shower curtain.

I've already ordered this ticking stripe one from Pottery Barn.

The thermofoil cabinet will come out too. It still has some of Ashley's makeup in the drawers.

The counter with painted wood edge and surface mount sink. Out of here!

The walls will be clad in white tongue and groove paneling.

Which will cover up the bad sheetrock job.
The big ticket item?

This sink console from Pottery Barn. It comes with Carrara marble top and sinks. Done.

When Ashley comes home for her wedding in December, she will be pleasantly surprised by the change.
And, our house will love the new bathroom. It will definitely be an upgrade that will improve its value.

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