Operation Bathroom Remodel: THE REVEAL!!

Well, crazy as it may seem and after months and months (and months and months ad nauseam) of beavering away slowly on this room, the bathroom is finally completed.  Why did it take us so long? Oh there are loads of reasons but I won’t bore you with them. It boils down to mostly just working on it as and when we got the chance and as it’s the only bathroom in the house, throughout the work, we’ve never NOT had a working toilet or shower which will slow things considerably as the bathroom needed to be put back together again at the end of each day of work.

While the really messy stuff was completed last year, the hex tiles definitely was the one job that lasted far longer than it ever should have. C’est la vie, it’s done now and so I’m going to share it with you!


But first a reminder of the before… It just goes to show how long ago I took these pictures because you’ll see our cat Senna (RIP gorgeous girl) in the pictures – these were taken in June of last year, yes a whole year ago!!

There is not a single part of this bathroom that hasn’t been replaced or renewed. The entire bathroom was torn to shreds including ripping out that false ceiling and my home was in chaos for a couple months as well.

By the way… could this be the slowest of all makeovers per square foot in the history of all time?  Possibly. Do I get a tiara if so? Because I’d rock that tiara with my ‘mmHMM‘ girl face on.

But finally, we can get to the good stuff… I’m going to talk in more detail about my sources in another post so hang tight for all that but in the meantime, I thought you might just want to look at the pictures…

Welcome to my new bathroom…

The window in the bathtub which was causing us some bother ended up getting a little bit of detail by way of a steel corner bracket painted gold to match the shower rail.  I rather love it.

You can see better how it works in the room with the shower curtain pulled back.

I really need to show you how gorgeous this light is in the evening as well…

The bathroom has two types of lights – this one for when you just want to relax in the bath or early in the morning when a blaring light is just too much… plus the normal spot lights which operate on two different switches.

Raising the ceiling in here and tiling right up to the cornicing has made a world of difference to this little room. It’s really hard getting pictures in here but the space doesn’t feel small and cramped, it’s actually quite nice to be in!

Like I said, I will be sharing all my sources in an upcoming post but in the meantime, I hope it was worth the wait and you like what we’ve done in the smallest room in the house :)

Thanks for sticking around and being patient with me as I teased you endlessly with this room’s completion! Now you’ll have to excuse me as I’m off to check out my tiara in the bathroom mirror…

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  • Hilda McEvoyJune 15, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Love it! You'll feel like you're in a Swish Hotel every morning! Some really beautiful detail: the toilet roll holder, THAT pendant light, super glam and gorgeous shower curtain…I could go on!! Well done you & now, enjoy it (before you move on to the next project anyhow!!) xxReplyCancel

  • Ashley RebeccaJune 15, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    OH my goodness, this is so beautiful. And it makes perfect sense that it's taken this long – it's a complete and total transformation! Be so proud. It is absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Hook, Line and Sink HerJune 15, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    It looks STUNNING!! You are a makeover goddess and deserve a goddess-y crown to alternate with your tiara. You must be so pleased that it's finally over :) xxxReplyCancel

  • Mel WillsJune 15, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Woah those hex tiles look stunning! I really like what you&#39;ve done with the space and the theme throughout. Well done!<br /><br />Mel<br />β™₯<br />http://blog.meljwills.com<br />ReplyCancel

  • paulineJune 15, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    It looks beautiful, well worth the wait , you and W have done a good job xReplyCancel

  • LeahJune 15, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Wow! I am in love with the entire thing! Y&#39;all did an incredible job!ReplyCancel

  • Sammi @ every home is a castleJune 15, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Those tiles are incredible – can&#39;t wait for your source post. I&#39;d never have thought of using gold in a bathroom but it really works – such a pretty lamp.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Pretty DandyJune 15, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Really fabulous, well done on making it through, not going crazy and choosing such gorgeous pieces!ReplyCancel

  • Katja | Shift Ctrl ArtJune 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Wow! This is awesome. I love the sink and the artwork. So much greatness going on. Love the mood most of all!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne {backonfestiveroad}June 15, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Fabulous!! So glam, so you. Congrats, now draw a bath with bubbles and a glass of wine and relax! You deserve it.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline NolazcoJune 15, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    That moroccan mirror! What a gorgeous and unique bathroom- I love that its so different!ReplyCancel

  • Jess reyJune 15, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Wow! that looks great…honestly, it is hands down one of my favorite diy&#39;s. I love the morroccan flair you have going on and how you mixed black and white into the whole scheme. Looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Carole PoirotJune 15, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    This really was so worth the work and the wait! It looks absolutely stunning!!! The lights, the artwork, the tiles, the shower curtain, love it ALL!!! Time to crack open the champagne I&#39;d say – in the bathtub!!! :-) Well done both of you xoReplyCancel

  • ClaireJune 15, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Love the whole thing. Well done and enjoy your new beautifully finished room :-)ReplyCancel

  • ClaireJune 15, 2014 - 8:09 pm

    It was worth the wait, it is beautiful I love it all.ReplyCancel

  • topchelseagirlJune 15, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    Wow, amazing! I love the floor and the mirror and the hooks and ……ReplyCancel

  • Lauren CarrollJune 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    So pretty! Neutral but still glam. I started reading your blog when you started the remodel so I have officially been a follower for a whole year! Yay!ReplyCancel

  • KristinaJune 16, 2014 - 12:22 am

    It turned out so pretty!! I love all of the lighting. Feels like a completely different room now!<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kristinadoestheinternets.com&quot; rel="nofollow">Kristina does the Internets</a>ReplyCancel

  • EtcetorizeJune 16, 2014 - 3:10 am

    Gorgeous! All of the tiling work really paid off and took it over the top. Love your mirror above the sink as well~ReplyCancel

  • Kelly @ View Along the WayJune 16, 2014 - 3:33 am

    Oh giiiiirrrl. WHY is it so fabulous, WHYYYY?!! You are a rockstar.ReplyCancel

  • The Pippa and Ike ShowJune 16, 2014 - 8:08 am

    well done, looks amazing, wish you many happy hours bathing in there!ReplyCancel

  • 1910housetohome.comJune 16, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Wow. I have no other words.ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJune 16, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Great work! Fab bathroomReplyCancel

  • Alex - Hydrangea GirlJune 16, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Hand on heart, I was whispering &quot;<i>ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod …</i> &quot; when I first clicked over this morning. There are no words, Kimberly. Everything. The black and white, beautiful brushed old details, THAT SINK. I can&#39;t even. More. MOAR. <br /><br /><b>GIRL, YOU GOT SKILLZ</b>.ReplyCancel

  • Julia KonyaJune 16, 2014 - 11:09 am

    Insanely gorgeous! I can&#39;t even say what my favorite part is. It all flows so well! LoveReplyCancel

  • emJune 16, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Oh wow. That is stunning. I&#39;d be having bathroom parties every day if that&#39;s what my space looked like. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • DunanDorasJune 16, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    wow. I have a &quot;cosy&quot; bathroom and thought white, white and more white would be the only way to go. I have completely changed my mind. roughly what size is your bathroom?ReplyCancel

  • DagmaraJune 16, 2014 - 11:50 am

    What a beautiful transformation. I love this maroccan inspired bathroom. You have added some nice brass details. I love the lamps that is adding a relaxing and and enchanting touch. Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Buckley InteriorsJune 16, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Looks fabulous! Well done xxReplyCancel

  • jennycakeJune 16, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Oooooh have been dying to see this! I love it all and the double light switch is genius!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth @ The Little Black DoorJune 16, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    A big fat bravo to you my dear!!! It could not look any better. You let yourself loose in this room and it shines because of that. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • KL eternaliconsJune 17, 2014 - 2:56 am

    Amazing transformation! So many brave and clever choices too. You deserve a crown!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy MeekJune 18, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    Those tiles are BEAUTIFUL! You&#39;ve done such a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Hollie @ I'm Busy ProcrastinatingJuly 5, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    Aww … Senna girl. I really do read all your posts when they hit my email box, if I hadn&#39;t already seen them on Bloglovin&#39;. But clearly I&#39;m a bit behind in commenting! So excited for you to check this room off your hit list. I know you have so many other projects in the works. I think my favorite parts of the room are the brass mirror and pendant. You did a great job of balancingReplyCancel

  • MiathewindowcleanerFebruary 10, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    You’ve done a fantastic job! Your bathroom looks fabulous.I am in love with the gold accents and the lighting. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • KayleighMarch 10, 2016 - 5:40 pm

    Wow what an end result! I am currently researching ideas to tackle my bathroom fiasco that never got finished despite being here now almost three years! I love the picture and the effect from the light in the evening is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • StellMarch 20, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Where did you get the steel corner bracket from and what did you use to paint it gold????ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly DuranMarch 20, 2016 - 8:36 pm

      Hi Stell, we got them at B&Q in a silver finish and Wayne painted them gold in his body shop. However (good news), they now actually sell them in a gold finish here:


      Hope that helps!


      • StellMarch 20, 2016 - 9:04 pm

        Thanks Kimberly, hoping my local B&Q’s will have some of these to look. I have found some online but so far each time I order something it’s too thick, not the right gold, it has a curve rather than a proper right angle etc…infuriating! P.S. I am so jealous of Waynes spray shop!ReplyCancel

        • Kimberly DuranMarch 21, 2016 - 7:06 am

          Oh no! Hope these work out for you!

          And yeah, he does come in handy at times ;) Ha! xxxReplyCancel

  • RyanApril 20, 2016 - 11:49 am

    That’s a pretty amazing transformation.

    I love that it’s about the size of my bathroom, pretty inspiring and gives me some ideas for what I want to do.

    Thanks, Ryan.ReplyCancel

  • AlishaSeptember 5, 2016 - 12:43 pm

    Looking around your blogs! Amazing..! About this blog the best part of the blog is your bathroom white wall tiles .. its looking stunning! Hard work pays off ..ReplyCancel

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