April 27, 2017

Upstairs Bathroom Reveal

We have a whole lotta catching up to do on the #staggreno, ya’ll.  A big backlog of projects and tips and finished spaces.  I’m slowly but surely working my way through them.  Let’s just dive right in, shall we?  Starting with the upstairs bathroom reveal!

Not really sure what possessed the original home builder at the #staggreno to create long, narrow bathrooms, but we had three of them.  The bizarre master bathroom we completely tore out, but the other two we kept the same size and location.  They each had a realllllllly long vanity.  So long, in fact, that even if I had wanted to replace them with an equally long vanity I couldn’t because these babies were custom made.  Someone actually wanted them that long.

For the upstairs bathroom (essentially the guest bathroom/powder room our visitors use), it didn’t really make sense to do a double sink.  Even if it did, that’s still a lot of space for a double sink.  Yep, it’s really that long.  The photos don’t do it justice.

Instead I came up with another idea– some built-in shelves in between the sink and the toilet.  In addition, I wanted to tear out that half wall that blocked virtually all sunlight streaming into the bathroom, as well as replace the tile and flooring.  Oh, and the light fixtures.  And the toilet.  And the curtains.  I know you’ll be sad those didn’t make the cut.

I drew up a simple design and Jon got to work building them.  They really came together pretty quickly.

The tile I wanted to keep clean and simple, so I opted for a white subway tile.  I wanted to keep the room bright and airy, so I did white grout on the tile.  Here’s the tile, pre-grout.

For the floor, I knew exactly what I wanted: limestone cut into a chevron pattern.  Boy, did the tile guy love me.  Each tile had to be individually cut to get the correct angle for a true chevron, rather than a herringbone.

But you guys, totalllllllly worth it!

Right?????? I was in love.

Next up was the vanity.  The home is midcentury modern, so I opted for a floating vanity.  It was beautiful!

That mirror came with the vanity, but I wanted to tile behind the sink all the way up the wall for the backsplash.  The rest of the styling came together almost effortlessly.

vanity | tilefaucet | pendants (similar) | mirror | shower curtain (similar) | artwork (similar) | stool (similar) | teak step stool | deer hook (similar) | hand towel (similar) | teak bowl (similar)

Sometimes I still can’t believe this is the same house.  Can you?



  1. Tom

    April 28th, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Nice Job! You are awesome!

  2. Jen

    April 30th, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you so much!

  3. Marilyn McDermott

    April 28th, 2017 at 8:16 am

    The guest bathroom transformation is spectacular. I love that you shortened the vanity to allow for some open shelving. I also love that it is all white with warm wood accents. The floor choice is perfect. I’m glad you chose a round mirror too. Nice job!!

  4. Jen

    April 30th, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you thank you!

  5. Felicity

    April 28th, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Looks great! Do you have a link for the rug in the fourth photo from the bottom of the post?

  6. Jen

    April 30th, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you so much! I found the rug at Homegoods!

  7. Paola Arletty

    April 28th, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Wow, really turned out amazing. Really love the extra storage, the vanity, mirror, floors…. oh, I love it all! Looks so good <3 Awesome job! By the way, I did notice those pendants hanging from the ceiling, too. Those are so cool and very different <3

  8. Jen

    April 30th, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you so much!!

  9. Celeste

    April 28th, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Do you have a source for the tile? It’s beautiful!

  10. Jen

    April 30th, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Hi there! I got it at Arizona Tile!

  11. Lydia

    April 29th, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Oh this is just gorgeous! So bright and airy — and I love the built-in shelves, great way to make use of the space! And the floor is just plain dreamy…

  12. Jen

    April 30th, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you so much!

  13. Kristen

    May 2nd, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Bathroom looks great! You did a wonderful job! 🙂

  14. Jen

    May 3rd, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you so much!

  15. Rose

    September 26th, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    ❤️ the floors!! did you know the size of the tile before of being cutting to the shape chevron pattern? or did you have the size of the chevron pattern- i really want to do this type floors too!! thank you for the inspiration!!

  16. Jen

    October 8th, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Rose! I believe they were 10×18 to start. Hope that helps!

  17. Mary

    January 27th, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Looks great! Do you know the color of tile you used?

  18. Jen

    February 15th, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Hello! It’s limestone from Arizona Tile Company.

  19. Meme

    September 12th, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    What are the dimensions of the cut chevron tiles? Thanks!

  20. Administrator

    October 14th, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hi there! I’m not sure the exact dimensions, but I would estimate around a foot long.

  21. Meme

    December 18th, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    So, you can’t measure them? Ok. Would be helpful to know side lengths and interior angles.

  22. Administrator

    January 2nd, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Hi, sorry not sure I understand your question. Can you clarify and I’ll see how I can help?

  23. Meme

    April 9th, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Was wanting to know the measurements of the chevron floor tile—you said you weren’t sure of exact dimensions, and I wondered why you couldn’t measure the tiles to get the exact dimensions (I.e., side length and interior angle of angled cut).

  24. Administrator

    June 4th, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Hi there! I believe this is the tile we used: http://bit.ly/2QKkigP

  25. Meme

    May 6th, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Wanted to know the dimensions of the chevron tiles on the floor, and you said you could only guess at the dimensions of the tiles. I wondered why they could not be measured, and therefore know the actual dimensions of sides. Thanks.

  26. Administrator

    June 4th, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Hello! I believe this is the tile we used: http://bit.ly/2QKkigP Thanks!

  27. Phaedra

    August 14th, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Hey – love your bathroom. I also have a long narrow room, similar to yours. Where did you place the lighting? I see lights next to the vanity mirror, which makes sense. Is there other lighting as well for the bath and toilet? Thanks!

  28. Administrator

    August 29th, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Hello! Yes, in addition to the pendants there are can lights.

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