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Project Diary #19 Bathroom Before & After Makeover Reveal – DIY Show Off ™ 

The bathroom before and after is the biggest transformation of the #helloredreno series. A lot of hard work, sweat, (thanks, Steve!), tears and love went into this space. Ready for the bathroom before and after makeover reveal? Check it out! 

The before: A caving ceiling was the first project to receive some attention. There were paneled walls, boxed in pedestal sink and clawfoot tub (didn’t know that until we started the demo), blue industrial carpeting…the best plan of action was to gut it. 



DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff





After:


airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme







The floor – nothing is square or level but I insisted on installing tile. So, the floor was completely removed and a new level subfloor installed. You can see more about the gorgeous Shaw Floors tile I chose and installation here –> Bathroom Flooring

And the walls? That paneling. Gone! Down to the studs and very dirty ‘shiplap’. I just couldn’t cover up the beautiful back wall (Sealing a Wood Plank Wall) and the rest of the walls and ceiling was covered with drywall. I decided to leave the brick chimney exposed and sealed it (more on that with this post: Sealing Brick). I love that kind of original charm!

The tub. Oh man. I can’t believe it was boxed in! I did hire out refinishing the inside (David Gunn). Russ sanded the outside for me and I applied a couple of coats of primer and paint and gave those beautiful feet a fresh new look. Can you believe it was all originally hidden? it’s gorgeous!  

Before: 



DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff



 

bathroom makeover





blue bathroom vanity





bathroom towel wall storage





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme



Before:

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff



 

bathroom demo



Before:


DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff





 


airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme







Before:

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff





DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff



 Demo time: 

bathroom makeover in progress



 A work in progress: 


bathroom renovation







bathroom makeover





bathroom makeover



Pretty original wood plank wall becomes a feature:

Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad





Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad





Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad





Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad





Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad



 Time for new tile floor!!!

bathroom floor prep for tile





San Francisco hexagon tile floor wood plank wall





grouting tile floor





hexagon bathroom tile and wood plank wall







airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme







Before:

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff





DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff



 

airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





bathroom makeover





bathroom decor



Before:

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff





DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff





bathroomcloset



 Demo time: 

bathroom makeover





vintage bathroom charm





bathroom makeover



 A work in progress:

bathroom renovation





bathroom renovation





bathroom makeover



Keeping the brick exposed and sealed…

vintage brick





exposed brick



Beautiful new tile floor and vanity…

hexagon floor tile





blue vanity hexagon tile floor with shiplap wall





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme



Before:

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff



Time for demo:

clawfoot tub





DIY bathroom renovation





bathroom makeover



Cleaning up:


bathroom renovation







bathroom reno





sub floor



New hexagon tile flooring spills into the hardwood from bathroom to bedroom. LOVE the creative freedom to do something different so much! 


hexagon bathroom tile and wood plank wall







hexagon tile to hardwood transition





hexagon tiles meet hardwood





Shaw San Francisco tile Monterrey Grandview hardwood





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





anthropologie boho rise shower curtain clawfoot tub



Vintage clawfoot before:

bathroom makeover





bathroom makeover





clawfoot tub makeover





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme





anthropologie rissa shower curtain clawfoot tub



Whew! What a LONG hard job! But what a beautiful transformation! I have yet to soak in that tub but it’s on my list of things to do this weekend! 

Share your thoughts! 

What do you think? Quite a difference from before to after, right? Ready for a relaxing get-away?

Next up:

Things left to do: build a shed door for out back (I did create a beautiful small seating area … I’ll share a few pictures of that next). I also need to build a door for a sliding barn style door between the bedroom and kitchen/dining/livingroom area. But other than that, it’s pretty much done! All decorated and furnished from dishes to bed linens, great amenities and attention to detail. I’m so proud of how my vision came together and look forward to hosting LOTS of guests! Let the bookings begin! 

More about #helloredreno

You can book Suite Thyme if you’re traveling to the western PA area! I’d love to meet you! The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There’s an antique shop nearby. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, come and check it out in person!

Ready to book a stay away at a home-suite-home for a Suite Thyme? Book Suite Thyme! Mention DIYShowOff and we’ll include a special gift with your stay. 

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno and #suitethyme

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! 

The #helloredreno project diary:

Project Diary #12 – Christmas at the Studio

Project Diary #13 – Wallpaper Mural

Project Diary #14 – Entryway, Stairs & Landing Before & After

Project Diary #15 – Apartment Living Room Before & After Reveal

Project Diary #16 – Dining Nook & Coffee Bar

Project Diary #17 – Apartment Kitchen Reveal

Project Diary #18 – Boho AirBnB Bedroom

Project Diary #19 – Bathroom Before & After Makeover

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