Bathroom Reveal

The Gold Hive Bathroom Reveal

Welcome to the renovated bathroom! It was gutted and rebuilt two years ago, but it continues to evolve. Shall we take a look at what she looked like before we demolished everything?

Before Bathroom
Before Bathroom
Before Bathroom
Before Bathroom

And for that satisfying side-by-side, I give you this.

before and after

This is our one and only bathroom in the house and it's been serving us so well after we did a number on it. As a refresher, here are all of the posts I've written about the bathroom so far:

  1. The inspiration
  2. The design plan and layout
  3. Gutting the whole room
  4. Installing a custom wood window in the shower
  5. Getting creative with storage
  6. Sourcing a console sink
  7. Tile layout and design
  8. Selecting artwork
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We gutted the whole room and the only elements that were worth saving were the door, and the medicine cabinet. They got a good cleaning and a fresh coat of white paint that was custom color matched to the white tiles.

The walls were coated in Behr's Antique Tin which is the perfect deep grey that's neither too blue nor too warm.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After
The Gold Hive After

The console sink sits front and center in the bathroom. We opted for a console-style sink that would keep things open and airy. I waffled between a few styles before picking this leggy chrome beauty.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After
The Gold Hive Bathroom After

Since it's clear that the sink can't be used for storage, we built a spiffy cabinet at the end of the tub. Baskets hold all of our toiletries, and then more storage is accessible from inside the shower for our shampoos.

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The Gold Hive Bathroom After

The plumbing fixtures on the sink and in the shower are all from the DXV by American Standard Randall line. They are good reminders that we're in an old house with their vintage-y vibes.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After
The Gold Hive Bathroom Reveal

The tile is the star of the show in this bathroom. We went for a simple subway tile and a bullnose edge detail on the walls. The dark grout was a must and I couldn't be happier with how crisp and clean it looks two years later. The marble hex flooring gives just a touch of sophistication without making the space feel too precious.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After

I'm definitely a fan of mixed metals. We did chrome throughout with black accents. The light fixtures are both vintage brass that have earned a dark patina after years of aging. The window hinges are brass and will continue to patina over time.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After
The Gold Hive Bathroom After

The bathroom previously didn't have an air vent, so when we decided to add one, I wanted an old vent with some pizzazz. I found this wall vent at a local architectural salvage shop covered in paint and rust. After a trip to the powder coater it came back with the most glossy black finish. 

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Notice on the side of the toilet that you don't see the curvy shape defining the route of all of your flushed items? We went with a skirted (or concealed trapway) toilet which makes such a visual difference.

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Can we talk about that window for a second? The previous bathroom had a lil' frosted glass one with an aluminum frame that was corroded and didn't open. This 45"x26" custom wood window brings in so much light and lets out all of the steam and moisture after a hot shower. The oversized window with a transom-style opening is one of my favorite features of the whole bathroom.

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The Gold Hive Bathroom After

We opted for a cast iron tub from Kohler (as opposed to acrylic) and I love how solid it feels. There's no flex underfoot, it keeps tub water warm longer, and it's the right material for our old home. This particular tub is a favorite because of the flat apron which was hard to come by within our budget.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After
The Gold Hive Bathroom After

How about that artwork? I feel like it was painted just for this bathroom.

The Gold Hive Bathroom After
The Gold Hive Bathroom After

I really could go on and on about this space! For all of the posts about the bathroom, click here. And to shop the room, click on the product images below!

Get The Look

Note that a few of the pieces in our bathroom are vintage, so I linked to similar ones.