This post was sponsored by American Standard.
There is a new bathroom in the house.
It couldn’t be ANY CUTER.
Can I just press pause for a second and tell you something amazing? The people that used to live in this house a long time ago stopped by today. They sold it to a family who sold it to my family. They were in the area and wondered if they could stop in for just a minute to see the house.
It was their house, too.
And I took them on a tour all the rooms and when we ended up at this bathroom they gave it a standing ovation.
Are you ready?
Are you set?
Do you want to see how we changed it and what we did and how my new toilet cleans up after itself now?
Oh, good. Me, too.
Just as a reminder, here’s where we started.
The tub was the reason for all the changes in the bathroom.
It had been refinished twice! The paint was peeling up, the tile was chipping off the walls and the caulk was peeling up all around the tub. It was a mess.
So when American Standard reached out to partner with me on the new bathroom, I literally almost sobbed for joy.
We partnered with a contractor who came out and pulled all the tile and tub off the walls.
Here’s what the behind the scenes of a 110-year-old house looks like when they take everything down to the studs.
Guess what was behind the tile?
And even better?
Shiplap with wallpaper.
Here’s a little bit of the wallpaper that was original to the bathroom.
There were actually two layers of it.
This yellow and green floral pattern.
And another layer of this geometric pattern.
We were able to save money by leaving the shiplap at the top of the bathroom.
The bathroom walls are over nine feet tall, so this was a big cost-saver.
The next step was to drop the tub in.
Isn’t it beautiful?
This bathtub pairs with the American Standard Passage Collection available at Home Depot. You can see the entire Passage collection here.
I LOVE IT.
No more peeling paint.
You can get a better view of the bathtub here.
We had to remove some of the tile to make sure it fit.
This tile is still at Home Depot, so I was able to get additional tile to match it.
Next, the contractor added greenboard around the tub.
Here it is on both sides of the tub.
For the walls, instead of tile, we chose the American Standard Passage bath walls in Platinum Marble.
Here they are being installed.
It was the perfect choice.
I love the subtle marble pattern with the rest of the bathroom.
And the clean-up was so easy.
Then the walls were textured and painted, the tub and walls were caulked, and the tile was replaced and re-grouted.
My tub looks like this.
ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?
Look how shiny and clean and wonderful it is.
My husband built in a cornice board at the top of the tub and I ordered an extra long shower curtain and liner.
I love how it finishes out the alcove.
You can see it above the tub here.
I’m doing another post on how we made it later.
I ordered the American Standard Chatfield tub and shower faucet.
It was such an upgrade from what we had in the shower before.
The spray that it puts out is perfection and the brushed nickel worked perfectly with the tub surround.
To help keep the bathroom organized, I chose these two Passage Shower Shelves.
They came in a brushed nickel.
And they are the perfect size to hold shampoo, conditioner and other bath stuff.
But as much as I love that tub, I love this toilet even more.
I literally cannot believe I just typed that sentence.
It has the cutest styling and handle.
AND IT CLEANS ITSELF.
It’s called the American Standard VorMax Plus.
There’s a Lysol cartridge that you replace every so often and every time the toilet flushes, it releases Lysol to clean the bowl.
We painted the vanity navy and replaced the hardware.
I love the pop of color with all the white.
Then we hung a series of blue and white prints on the wall.
Our bathroom is ready for company.
It’s clean, fresh, sparkling, and good-smelling.
I know the house was built in 1908.
But this bathroom?
It’s so 2019.
disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with American Standard.
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