The Girls Bathroom!

The girls upstairs bathroom is finished! I starting writing a MONSTER reveal post with the shiplap tutorial included, but I just couldn’t edit it down to less than, like, 70 photos, so I decided to make this reveal a two-parter! This post is still enormous, but I’m hoping it’s a little more bite-sized! :)

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As a reminder, here’s what the bathroom looked like when we moved in (and here’s the post where I talked all about the tile we considered for this space). 

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And here was my rough plan for the project:

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There was only one sink before and all the plumbing fixtures were almond color (not exactly contributing the the bright and fresh look I was after here!). We tore everything out, including the framing and drywall next to the sink so we could put in a 60″ double vanity. Just removing the little wall already made the space look and feel so much bigger!

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After we moved the plumbing, repaired the drywall and framed in two shampoo niches, we installed the tile I picked up from Floor & Decor. There are SO many affordable tile and flooring options at Floor & Decor! I used them a TON in my client work when we need to save some money but don’t want to sacrifice on look. The herringbone tile we put on the floors here is only $2.99/ft!

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I thought a lot about the white penny tile or the 2″ hex shown here, but I think I always knew in my heart that the herringbone would win in the end. :) It’s just too pretty (and too affordable!) to pass up! It cost less than $120 for all the floor tile in this bathroom!

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Their bright white ice subway tile really is a VERY bright shade of white and only costs 21 cents a piece! I wanted to run the tile up to chair rail height around the main perimeter of the bathroom and all the way up to the ceiling in the shower/tub surround.

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We used their bullnose trim pieces cut down to 1/2″ wide to act as a cap piece on top of 1/4″ backer board. I like how it has a more squared off, stepped out look than the standard cap pieces that have a much more pronounced, dramatic roll. It feels a little more modern and fresh to me!

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You can see here that the mirrors just sit right on top of the face of the tile. Since the step out is only about a 1/4″ after the shiplap was installed, there was no real issue with the mirrors sitting on top of both surfaces.

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I went back and forth on grout color quite a bit and was all over the map. Did I want black grout in here? Maybe white is a more classic choice? I ultimately decided to go the lazy route – right down the middle with a warm gray called Cobblestone that I knew would be durable and practical. I also love that the Cobblestone color didn’t feel too trendy but also gave a nice contrast to all the white tile.

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They have a MILLION shades of grout to choose from at Floor & Decor and you should always use unsanded grout for wall tile and sanded grout for floor tiles.
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I think the grout color I landed on is just right for this space! The warmth in the gray plays nicely with the bluey gray vanity color.

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I also love the bright white tile + grout color with the vintage kilim rug we have in front of the tub.

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I thought about having just one long shampoo niche that would run the whole length of the tub, but ultimately landed on two smaller niches, which cost a lot less money for framing out. And we used the same bullnose edge pieces to create the edging for the shampoo niches.

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I LOVE the tile and how absolutely FRESH the formerly dark and dingy bathroom feels now!

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(PS I’m writing another post now about the shiplap we installed here that will include more info on the plumbing and vanity, so stay tuned for that! Should be up tomorrow or the next day! In the meantime, if you’re looking for the sources for some of the items pictured here, check out the round up below!)

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LGN GIRL BATH

Vanity

(comes with or without stone – I bought mine without, though it may have been more cost effective in the end to buy it WITH!)

Kohler Purist Polished Nickel faucet

Satin Brass Drawer Pull

Air Plant

Rejuvenation Bentwood White Oak Mirror

Herringbone Tile

Subway Tile

Flatweave rug ( I use and recommend this one ALL the time, but the one in our bathroom is vintage)

Brass Sconce

Brass and Glass Pendant

Faux Plant

Concrete jar

Oilcan Soap Dispenser

Black Forest Candle (smells SO GOOD)

Acrylic Q-Tip Holder

Striped Turkish Towel

Kohler Purist Shower Set

Black Bordered Towel Set

Capri Blue Room Spray

Bergamot Black Candle (the container makes a pretty planter once the candle is done burning!)

Wooden Over-the-door Towel Rack (great for small bathrooms!)

Brass tray (perfect for coralling toiletries)

Pink Turkish Towel

Faux Cactus

Turkish Bath Towel

Jenny’s Print Shop CHAMOMILE

Kohler Bellwether alcove bathtub

Kohler Archer toilet

Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

**Also, this post was not sponsored, but I wanted to mention that Floor & Decor provided me with the tile for this project as a part of this post collaboration. As always, all opinions are genuine and my own! So, so happy with this tile! :)

  1. Angela

    Gorgeous!

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Sophie! I don’t have any tutorials for arrangements like this, but I will add the idea to my posting calendar! :) Thanks for the thought! xo

  2. MelissaB

    OHHHH this is so lovely!! I am looking forward to the follow-up post and I hope that you source the little stool (I haven’t been able to find a short fat one like that) and the mirrors!

    • Allison

      I’d love a stool source, too!!

  3. Kathy

    LOVE! Can’t wait to hear about mixing metals!!

  4. Anna

    Could you tell me more about those mirrors? I am looking for a similar style for my own bathroom!

    • Jenny

      I just added sources to the post!! :) More coming tomorrow too!

  5. cd

    I love the tile, but what made you go with tile AND the wall boards? That’s a lot of lines/texture and it seems a bit jarring to transition from horizontal and vertical lines to just horizontal lines. Is this the new trend?

    • Jenny

      I did it to cover up our orange peel textured drywall, but I like the textural look! I think it might be a little too much if it weren’t white. :)

  6. Lisa

    I’d love to know your source for the sconces. I’ve been looking for white but haven’t been able to find them! Thanks!

  7. Jamie

    Beautiful Jenny!

  8. Emily

    So very pretty!

  9. paige

    So pretty! Where are the mirrors from?

  10. paige

    In the pictures, the bullnose tile looks like a different color than the subway tiles. Is that just the lighting, or are they different?

    • Jenny

      It must be the lighting in the photo! They’re the exact same. :)

  11. Emily

    I have a random question. When you paint a door black in a room, should all of the interior doors be black as well? Or did you only paint the inside of the bathroom door that color? Just curious because I love the look :)

    • Jenny

      All of our interior doors are black! I think it’s important for all interior doors to be the same color for consistency.

  12. linde

    oh my, so dreamy!!

  13. Jen

    Love it so much! Will all of your sources be listed in the next post? I need that over the door hook!

    • Jenny

      Just posted the sources!

  14. Denise Volante

    Love it all! Wonderful choices that look beautiful!

  15. Sarah

    So pretty! I would love the source for the brass pulls!

  16. Karen

    where did you get the mirrors and the faucets please?

  17. Celeste

    This turned out lovely! That vanity with the tile is so good and your textiles have warmed it up so nicely.

    I did have the same question as CD about the shiplap and tile combo. I think it looks nice in here, actually, but was surprised that you went for both! I’d love to hear more about your decisions.

    Also, will you install towel holders in here, or do you have a clever towel storage solution?

    • Jenny

      Thanks Celeste! I like it too. I wanted to cover up the orange peel texture on our drywall and I knew much of the walls would be covered in mirror and art. I like the textural white on white look a lot too, so we just went for it in here! :)

  18. Melinda

    Lovely. Little stool source?

    • Jenny

      Homegoods!! :) Made by Max Studio Home.

  19. Abbie

    Did you paint the vanity? Or is the picture on the website just not accurate? In your photos it looks blue-ish and the link photos look more true gray?! Thanks! :) also what type of stone did you get for it if you purchased without? Vanity shopping and struggling with this dilemma bc I don’t know a lot about stone but some of the pre-fab ones look so cheap or junky to me?!

    • Jenny

      I didn’t paint the vanity! It is definitely a bluey gray. I LOVE the color!! But I especially love it with the new brass hardware! It comes with a brushed nickel pull that fell a little flat to me.

      • Lindsey

        Love this so much Jenny! Is the provided link for the vanity the exact one you purchased? I love the color, and want to make sure that when I order it looks like the one you got.

  20. Donna

    Lovely redo! I noticed you said “we” about framing and tiling and moving plumbing and such. Did you and your family do all the work or did you use contractors?

    • Jenny

      Thanks for asking, Donna! I use “we” a lot I guess! :) My husband and sister helped a lot on this one. We did most of the demo and the drywall and shiplap and hired out the plumbing, tile and electrical. I haven’t ever attempted DIY plumbing or electrical (and never plan to!). Tile is not too hard, but I’m just really slow at it so we hired a tiler to help save on time!

  21. Monica

    This is a beautiful bathroom. I think the tile and shiplap look great together!

    I am curious though, are you going to add a glass door or curtain to the shower?

    • Jenny

      We’re waiting for the curtain rod to come in! :)

  22. Liz

    The floor and wall tile look like they’re different shades of white. Is that the lighting, or are the tiles different shades of white? If they are different, did you consider using matching whites or did you intentional choose different ones to add another layer of dimension (after the subway tile and the shiplap)?

    • Jenny

      They are really similar but not exact matches (which I think I prefer to an exact match)! The lighting is REALLY exaggerating the differences though!

  23. Shannon

    I love every square inch of this space! Consider me in the pro-shiplap and tile-camp. :) They look cohesive because they’re both white, all the while adding so much interest to the space. All the bathroom details are on point! Thank you for sharing another inspiring space!!

    • Jenny

      Thank you, Shannon! I’m so glad you stopped by! :)

  24. JanTaylor

    Honestly, I think the shiplap fights with the tile. The multiple patterns are a little unsettling to me. I do love the all white, and the marble (sigh!) .

  25. Sterling

    Beautiful, Jenny! Can you tell me what stone you used for the countertop? I looked through the sources and didn’t see it included.
    Thanks!

    • Jenny

      It’s called Honed Mountain White. I use it all the time with clients! It’s cheaper than carrara and the veining is BEAUTIFUL! xo

  26. That herringbone tile is so beautiful and I love the fixtures for the vanity. They really pop with that blue! You did a great job — I have total bathroom envy right now. HAHA.

  27. jaap

    Cool blog .. Keep it up !

  28. Cait

    I LOVE this bathroom so much – might be my absolute favorite! Such a good overcall choice with tile, shiplap and vanity! You nailed it, my friend. xx

  29. C

    This is probably a very silly question but … will you actually keep that pretty rug in front of the shower? It looks way nicer than a bath mat but I’m curious about the logistics of preventing water damage.

  30. Katie

    You always crush every bathroom I’ve seen you do! Not that your other rooms are bad haha you just have a knack for tile and accessories!

  31. Kira

    I am re-creating the shiplap wall with bender board today and wanted to know if I am just not seeing the post about the bender board somewhere?? I would love to see how you did it!

  32. Erika

    Great work as always! The rug you linked to says to place it in a dry well-ventilated room. Any idea how this and similar rugs hold up in a frequently used bathroom?

  33. Megan

    Love everything you’ve done here! Can you share sourcing on the vanity baskets?

  34. Ivory

    I am so in love. You did a superior job. I need this bathroom to come home and relax in.

  35. Amy Juez

    Do you have tips on how to paint the vanity? I’m always worried about it chipping! Thanks!

    • Jenny

      I didn’t paint the vanity here, Amy! It came this color. But a good primer and several coats of paint should do the trick!

  36. Hannah

    Jenny, can you talk about how you mixed metals here? It works so well the way you did it, and as we redo our bathroom, my husband is not digging my desire for brass, nor is it cost efficient to do every single fixture (2 faucets, shower, pulls, lights) in brass. But here you’ve combined — any tips for how to best combine? Thank you!

    • Jenny

      Hi Hannah! I am planning to do a bigger post about this, but the short answer is I like the plumbing fixture on the vanity and in the bath to match, but the pulls can be different. I NEVER do more than three finishes, and if I do, one of them is matte black. But usually I try to keep it to two. And I also try to not do just one finish! It gets matchy-matchy and one-note very quickly that way. Even if you can just mix it up with the mirror finish, I find that helps to bring in some depth! Hope that helps!

  37. Aks

    This is beautiful. Hoping for a mixing metals post in the future. In the meantime, I didn’t notice a toilet paper roll holder? I know, weird question. But, I’m about to reno a powder room and wanted to mix metals as well. Would’ve like to see what metal you used for towel bars and toilet paper holders. Thanks!

    • Jenny

      We have a polished nickel one from Kohler as well that we’re mounting on the side of the vanity!

  38. Mynn

    Does it bother you that all of the whites are different? I mean tiles and shiplap, maybe it’s just the photo but the whites are so different it’s throwing off the look a bit, but I always wonder that because all white is so popular these days.

    Other than that I like it!

    • Jenny

      It would be VERY stark if all the whites were the same color! I like the subtle contrast. :)

  39. Turned out so fabulous! I love that you combined brass with nickel hardware! I always wondered if that was okay and now I know! Looks great! Thank you for all the sources! A gal can spend months trying to figure this stuff on her own!

  40. Brandi

    Hi,

    Is that shampoo and conditioner in the pink bottles? If so what is the brand?

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