A marble bathroom DIY makeover…
Time for a marble bathroom/DIY bathroom renovation story…
Q: How does the internet work?
WHO HAS THE ENERGY FOR IMAGINATION?! So I have a new strategy. Today, I’m drafting a bedtime story ahead of time so that tonight, I’m ready. I’m gonna run it by you guys, and ask for some constructive criticism and editorial commentary. Here it goes:
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away (actually a 1950’s cape cod in Maryland, but this is fiction, folks), lived a haggard housewife beautiful, fair, brilliant, accomplished but humble queen (work with me here). She had three lovely servants….er, children who vowed to be good little royal offspring by helping to keep the fair queen’s castle well groomed and respectable at all times (or at least once or twice a decade).
Because the queen loved her obedient, tidy children so very much (and because she wanted FIVE MINUTES to drink half of a cup of coffee in SILENCE), she renovated what had been a dark, decrepit, perilous dungeon (or basement) into a glorious playroom.
There, her children could enjoy hours upon hours of imaginative and enriching playtime, getting along harmoniously, whilst happily and equitably sharing in all the kingdom’s toys (I LOVE this part, so nobody rain on my tirade, er parade here).
But there was a problem…DUN DUN DUN. This was the dungeon lavatory.
Obviously, not at all appropriate for our royal heirs. I mean….that’s a plastic shower curtain…grody to the max.
Princess be lookin’ at me like:
MARBLE BATHROOM SOURCE LIST :
- marble subway tile (shower enclosure)
- marble, glass & steel mosaic tile (similar version, not exact)
- crown moulding
- marble chair rail
- marble pencil rail
- shower fixture
- light fixture
- console & sink (sold separately)
- Sink Faucet
- hexagonal floor tile
- heated/radiant floor kit
- medicine cabinet moroccan stencil
- paint (Nimbus by Ben Moore, “pearl” sheen)
- tilting chrome finish wall mirror
- PVC beadboard (for ceiling)
It is a marble bathroom, for sure.
The shower surround is a combination of several types of marble tile to include (mostly) white carerra marble subway tile, marble pencil moulding tile, marble chair moulding tile and a smaller accent area of a more expensive glass, steel and marble mosaic tile similar to THIS one (I’m not sure our exact style is sold anymore).
One of my favorite features of this bath is the rustic medicine cabinet. It is an upcycle from a vintage window.
The back got stenciled with a moroccan geometric pattern using the same paint color that is on the walls. It adds a vintage element to an otherwise very polished, shiny, metallic room.
And so, the good people of the kingdom could now rejoice! The dungeon bath had been banished, and now, the queen could (hypothetically) enjoy her coffee in peace while the princes and princess frolicked in their royal playroom. It was a very happily ever after for all, indeed.
Want to learn more about tile patterns? Or see other bathroom renovations? How about the latest bathroom renovation we tackled…our master bathroom? Click any of the highlighted links to head to those posts.
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