Bathroom Reveal

Bathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtI’m sooo excited to be sharing our bathroom reveal today! This was such a labor of love (mostly by my guy, who’s simply amazing with all he can do!). It feels so good to finally have this done; the picture overload is due in part to the relief and excitement of having this space finished and just wanting to show it off…’s.done!! We teamed up with The Home Depot and Anzzi to turn a closet into this bathroom!Bathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtFirst, a little background; our house is an old 1830’s farmhouse and had no bathroom upstairs. We have two downstairs, but none up. We’ve slowly been renovating and updating rooms in our home, and I’ve wanted to put a bathroom upstairs so that we can eventually move our bedroom up there. (I refuse to sleep too far away from a bathroom, small bladder = lots of getting up in the night, and there’s no way I wanted to be walking up & down the stairs! 😜). So this is what the space looked originally:Bathroom BeforeBathroom BeforeIt was a 6 foot by 6 foot closet, that opened up into the boys room. In the one photo you can see that it did originally have a door that opened into the hallway, where the current door is now, and so we thought this space would work best for putting in a bath. We have a sloped roof, so we also needed to put in a dormer so that we could have enough head space for the shower and add in a window. Here’s a photo of that process:Bathroom Renovation(It amazes me that Mike can just cut holes in our roof and have it turn out like this!) Adding the dormer gave the room a high ceiling and we also bumped out the space a few inches into the adjoining bedroom and hallway, so it’s now 6.5 feet by 6.4 feet. It actually feels bigger than I thought it would, a definite plus. Our house is also post & beam style, which made some parts of the renovation a little tricky, but also allowed us to keep some exposed beams in the space, which I love the look of!Bathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtI’ll be sharing my DIY shower curtain rings next week – an easy project – and I’m in love with this shower curtain made by Emily Ellingwood! She makes gorgeous shower curtains and I’m so happy to have collaborated with her and feature one of the beautiful curtains!Bathroom Reveal @themerrythought(Toilet’s aren’t too exciting to look at or share, but I adore the handle on this toilet and from now on will only get toilets with cute handles! It’s the little details that make me happy!) Bathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtWe wanted to maximize as much space as possible since we didn’t have a lot of room to begin with, so we decided to do a sliding door for the bathroom. This old door was actually just sitting in my parents garage, so I went and did my door shopping there, can’t beat that price! 😉 We also used the empty space next to the bathtub to add in shelves for storage, as well as building in a little niche in the shower for soap & shampoo. (Our mirror is a vintage, thrifted find that also has a built-in cabinet behind it, totally to forgot to take a picture of that opened, maybe I’ll add that in soon!)Bathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtBathroom Reveal @themerrythoughtSo there’s our sweet little new bathroom! Hope you enjoyed the reveal!  And expect to be seeing some more of this space as I’ve got a few DIYs from this project that I’ll be sharing over the next couple weeks!



shower head & faucet | vessel sink | sink faucet | shower curtain | bathtub | toilet | subway tile (we cut ours in half – they’re now 4″x8″) | floor tile | grout | hanging pendant light | vanity light | rug | hanging planter | cactus planter | bath towels | hand towel (similar – they changed the design) | shelf baskets (similar – mine are from Michaels but aren’t listed online) | toilet paper basket (similar – mine was from Michaels but isn’t listed online) | sliding door hardware

  • Ms. MeganWednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:29 pm

    this space is so dreamy!!! i adore it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy LynnWednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Love it! White bathrooms with subway tile and wood accents are my favorite! We’re about to buy a new fixer, and I’m hoping to do something like this in the bathroom 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • NeelamWednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:36 pm

    What a transformation! Your bathroom is so beautiful, I absolutely love it. While I’m sure living in a farmhouse from the 1800s has it’s challenges, restoring must be so much fun! Well done! Thanks for sharing.

  • IvoryFriday, October 7, 2016 - 11:32 am

    Fabulous job you did in the transformation of your bathroom. I am loving it!ReplyCancel

  • Tet | Drawn to DIYFriday, October 7, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    Looks good! Love the sliding door to save space. Pinned 🙂ReplyCancel

  • RacehlFriday, October 7, 2016 - 8:34 pm

    Wow, I absolutely adore your new bathroom! It’s gorgeous, adding it to my board of bathroom porn for my someday bathroom renovation.

    Here’s my question, though (which my husband can attest that I yell about every time I see it on a home improvement show): Doesn’t a sliding barn door on a bathroom let a lot of sound out? Without a door that really shuts into a frame, it seems like it could be potentially quite embarrassing. Is this a problem, or am I just imagining it?ReplyCancel

    • MandaSunday, October 9, 2016 - 1:38 pm

      Hi Rachel – thanks for the kind words on the bathroom! As for the sliding door, yes, you are correct (& completely justified for yelling at the home improvement shows about this 😉 ) – since the door does not shut into the frame, it’s not soundproof. This is not an issue for me, since it’s our upstairs bathroom and pretty much just the family uses it, and we have two other bathrooms in the house to use when someone would like more privacy ;). My main goal for this bathroom was to get a tub/shower upstairs and have a toilet upstairs for middle of the night bathroom trips. I think it would be kind of awkward to use a door like this where you have guests using the bathroom regularly or if it’s in more a heavily used part of the house. However, now you’ve got me trying to think of a way to eliminate this problem because even though for our situation it doesn’t really matter, I think it would be nice to have a way for people to use these kind of doors anywhere and have them be more soundproof because sliding doors are such a great space saver! So I just added a new project on our to-do list and we’ll see if we can come up with any solutions! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • RachelSunday, October 9, 2016 - 3:37 pm

    I totally feel you on needing a bathroom on the same floor as your bedroom–when we looked at houses, I nixed any that didn’t have that. And I look forward to the day when the bathtub/shower in our upstairs is usable, so I’m definitely envious of yours. Thank you for the inspiration of expanding a dormer, too.

    The bathrooms where barn doors kill me the most are in master suites, where the bed is a few feet away from the bathroom. You don’t want to wake your spouse up in the middle of the night with that. Ha, thanks for the confirmation!

    Pocket doors save space, and seem to block sound better, but don’t have quite the visual appeal of barn doors, so if you can figure out how to improve them, I’m sure the design world would be grateful!ReplyCancel

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