It’s getting there

Thought I’d share a Monday update on our cottage bath renovation.  It certainly moves slowly when you are doing the work yourself and only have the weekends to work on it.  But we are getting to the end…..

In case you forgot here’s some before shots.  What you can’t see is the rotten floor and vanity from water leakage.


Just a little dated.

Here’s my mood board for this bathroom. I changed the light fixtures from my first board, the original ones were going to stick out too far.


Anyways, here’s a few peeks at what we’ve  my dear hubby has been up to.


This shows the subway shower tile, river rock floor, and the wood look tile floor.


This is the library table that is being converted into a vanity.  I used Fat paint on the legs in Benjamin Moore’s Van Courtland Blue and then a light coat of antique wax, followed by clear wax to protect the finish. For the top I sanded and then just used clear wax.  I have baskets that will be used for storage on the bottom shelf and hubby has just finished cutting out the top for the square sink that is to be installed.  The walls have been painted in Woodlawn Blue.

Now, everything is at a standstill as we wait for the glass shower edging to come in and some strong guys to help my hubby install them.

Once that is done there is just the shower and sink fixtures to be installed, trim to be finished and accessories added.  So excited to actually have this bathroom crossed off the list.




  1. Oh I love the mix of glossy subway tile and the mat look of the river stone floor. Beautiful job!

  2. Hurry up… I need to see the whole completed space!! 😉

  3. Love how the inspiration board reveals your thoughtful and beautiful design ideas that you and your hubby are transforming into reality! Can’t wait to see it completed! Kudos! 🙂

  4. looking good!

  5. Stunning! Love your style.

  6. Wow, what a gorgeous bathroom. Can’t wait to see the completed project!

  7. Hi Lisa

    Wow wow wow love those tile choices! And love the upcycled vanity – it is gorgeous!

    Having just tiled a bathroom myself, big respect to your hubby! We are also doing the work ourselves and when we can squeeze it in – it does drag on doesn’t it?!


  8. Oh I wish I had a shower like that, with river rocks on the bottom. It’s lookin’ good!

  9. I am liking the direction this is heading in. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  10. Your bathroom is looking beautiful!! I’m about to do the same with the pebble tile in my new bathroom – we have leftover tiles just like yours from our patio – do you like it so far? I was wondering how well it cleans up…. out on our patio I have to power wash the pebble tiles really good to get the grime out.

    • Such a good question Heather and I unfortunately do not have an answer for you..yet. As we won’t be able to actually use it until we get the glass doors back up. It is a guest bathroom so I don’t foresee it having heavy use.

      The river rock tiles I bought were from a speciality tile store and have flat tops (they were grinded down). They also have a matte finish on the surface and we sealed them before they were installed and we will be sealing them again before the shower is used. So hoping that will make they easy to clean but I guess time will tell.

  11. LOVE those floors and vanity legs! Can’t wait to see more

    • Those legs are the reason I bought that library table to convert to a vanity. I’m hoping they will be the showstopper in the bathroom.

  12. It’s going to be so amazing, Lisa, and I’m dying to see the library table turned vanity in place! Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

    • It’s looking pretty good Sheila. Just waiting for some help to get the glass shower doors in place, too heavy for me to help hubby with. Hope you had a great weekend.

  13. Very nice! What is the name of the tile on the floor? We just purchased Redwood Natural Ceramic wood-look tile to use in our bathroom. If it looks as good as yours, I can’t wait!

    • It is called Stage Point Grey. I love the wood look porcelain and ceramic tiles, they give warmth and texture but are practical and durable as well. Good luck with your bathroom.

      • Hi there. Love your reno. Especially the wood-look tile floor.
        Which company makes them?
        Our basement was flooded in July, and we are redoing the flooring. We want a practical solution to moisture issues with all the beauty of wood.
        Your colour choices are lovely.