When Totty sent us photos of her almost unbelievable bathroom makeover we just had to share the big transformation. Here’s her letter:
My husband and I are fellow Richmonders and have been following your blog for quite a while. I wanted to share some pics from our newly renovated bathroom. This poor room has had 2 makeovers in 4 years. It hadn’t been updated since the 60’s so it was in dire need of one and we unfortunately chose a bad tile guy who did a HORRIBLE job, hence the 2nd makeover this summer (I posted the full story on my blog). We were definitely budget conscious when planning this redo, but knew that re-tiling the shower & floor was beyond our skill level. We interviewed multiple contractors and felt confident in the one we chose. My husband and I did the remainder of the work- new paint, new woodwork around the window, lighting, electrical, etc. We chose CHEAP basic bone tile from Home Depot for the shower room walls and floor and then got the shower floor tile on clearance at Mosaic Tile. The wall color is Valspar from Lowe’s in Natural WV37001 and the wallpaper is a commercial brand called Wolf Gordon- Wave, Champagne. The storage boxes are from Ikea and originally came with a white terry cloth covers. I just picked up a half yard of fabric from a local shop (Williams and Sherrill) and used my staple gun to create a new look. I think they might be my favorite part of the makeover! Hope you love it! -Totty
Here’s the dated looking before shot:
And the amazing after pics:
Is that not a fantastic bathroom makeover? They definitely made that room like like a million bucks with surprisingly affordable items like cheap tile and even a staple gun! You can read more about their process on their blog, and of course feel free to tell them your favorite part of their big bathroom redo right here. We can’t decide between the reupholstered storage bins or the amazingly subtle wallpaper behind the sink. Lovely!
Holy Cow, when I scrolled down and saw the after pics, my eyeballs bugged out…!! So awesome.
Can Totty tell us where the fabric came from on the top of the stools under the sink please?!?
If you need me, I’ll be at her blog!
She actually linked to the local store where she got the fabric in her letter (it’s also one of our favorite fabric haunts: http://www.williamsandsherrill.com/). Hope it helps!
Love the wallpaper!! So fantastic!
Whoa! That’s an INCREDIBLE renovation! Awesome job!
I just want this whole thing.
Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog says
What a transformation! I especially love that wallpaper.
Uh oh. I think we crashed the server for Totty’s blog.
Oh man! We didn’t mean to crash your server Totty! Here’s hoping things slow down a bit and you’re up and running again in no time. And thanks again for an amazingly inspiring makeover!
Love the Buddha! That is my favorite accessory. Looks like they moved the toilet… how hard was that? we’re thinking of doing that when we take on our master bath.
Getting a toilet moved is a pretty major investment (both time and money) but if you’re redoing the floor and it’ll make a lot more sense of your layout it can definitely be worth it. Feel free to get more than one estimate if you’re hiring it out (and be sure that it’s something you can handle if you’re DIYing it). Hope it helps!
WOW–how is that even the same room? BY FAR my favorite Reader Redesign. I just can’t get over it! Way to go!
This is so gorgeous! I love how she has Buddha holding the vase of flowers to give the room an extra pop of color. Did she mention where she found the statue?
Hey everyone. So glad you’re loving Totty’s fabulous bathroom redo. Hre’s hoping she stops in to answer any and all questions soon!
W.O.W!!!! How can I even pick a favorite element? The wallpaper! The vessel sinks! The faucets! The great baskets/stools! Incredible!
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Wow! This is a great transformation. I agree that the stools/storage bins are super-cute. One more reason I need to buy a staple gun. :)
I am in shock. Is that really even the same room?!?! WOW! What a bathroom getaway :O) I love everything about it!
I am blown away! The wallpaper is gorgeous and the recovered benches make such a statement! Thanks for sharing!
That does not look like the same bathroom at all!! Love the wallpaper, the sinks, the stools… amazing!
Wow this is aaawesome!! I want it.
Amy @ Renovation Innovation says
What a stunning makeover!! I love the vessel sinks and the cream colored wall paper. Amazing job!!
This is a beautiful makeover – but the bathroom is not a proper place for a Buddha statue. Please consider moving it to a more respectful place in your home.
For those that like the fabric – I looked at the same one at Calico Corners – it was called ‘Dahlia’ in the Slate colorweave. I didn’t pick it for my curtains but those stools made me wish I had!
The wallpaper is simply gorgeous! Makes me want to rethink wallpaper…
love it – the wallpaper is amazing. Any idea where it came from? i know the letter mentions the brand, but can’t find any retail store or website that carries it.
We’re hoping Totty drops in with that info soon. Of course you can also click over to her site to ask her over there (or see if it’s listed anywhere). Hope it helps!
That is a truly amazing transformation! They should be so proud!
Sherry and John- I LOVE your kitchen rug- can you tell me where you got it/where you think we can get something like it?? Thanks! You guys are the best!
We got it at The Company Store although we’re not sure they have the exact type anymore (it comes and goes so if it’s not there you might try back again in a month or two). You also could try dashandalbert.com or even ebay.com, nextag.com, or overstock.com for something similar. Just look for something made with natural fibers (like jute) with stripes for a similar look. Hope it helps!
Jessie (Vegan-minded) says
Wow, this is one of the most amazing makeovers I have seen on your blog. They did a fabulous job, I can’t believe how good it looks!
Totty vB says
I’m so excited that you love our bathroom as much as we do!!
Here are a few answers to your questions:
1. I think someone already answered this one, but the fabric I used for the stools is Dahlia. I got mine at Williams and Sherrill in Richmond VA, but Calico Corners sells it as well. It comes in several color ways and I most recently saw it on some armless chairs Target was selling.
2. We did relocate the toilet during the 1st renovation. I will ask Mr. vB more about the details and get back to you!
3. The Buddha is from Target and can be found on the aisle with the candles. We got it a few years ago, but I think they still stock it.
4. The wall covering is by a commercial company called Wolf-Gordon. My good friend is a local rep for the company. Williams and Sherrill in Richmond VA carries some of their line, but feel free to email me and I will just get you in touch with my friend.
Shew- that was easier than I thought. Please let me know if I can answer anything else. For the full bathroom before and after, make sure to click the link to my blog. http://www.bootsandtotty.com
Thanks so much for dropping in with that info. Gorgeous job again!
For some, religious statues/icons are merely decorative. The only people who have to respect religious symbols are those who are practicing that religion. If Totty is a buddhist and is displaying the statue in her bathroom, then she is perhaps not being a very good buddhist. But if she isn’t a buddhist, then she doesn’t have to adhere to buddhism’s rules/tenets.
Thanks for sharing this post! -Gwen
Anne W says
Totty and her hubby are our neighbors, so I have seen this fabulous transformation firsthand, and let me tell you, it’s even better in person! They are two very talented people and have done some amazing things throughout their home. I’m so glad to see their work featured here!
The bathroom fantabulous. I got to experience first hand recently, and it was like going to a spa. Totty and the hubby did an excellent job!
Wow – I absolutely love the little stools. So simple, functional, and lovely. The fabric really makes them special :)
I love Reader Redesigns! Totty, your bathroom looks like it belongs in a high-end hotel. AMAZING. Such vision, and so well executed. I love your storage boxes (with the new fabric!), the tile, the lighting, your Buddha, all of it. Beautiful, beautiful.
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tiling disasters are no fun. i once walked into a bathroom of mine that was supposed to be being tiled, only to find my contractor’s employee doing a line of coke on my new tub. so that was, um, interesting. (this was a picture of how it was left when he went skedaddling: http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-bag-of-mail.html)
anyway, i like the simplicity of the sinks and counter. nice!
jaw STILL hanging open! amazing transformation…simply amazing!!!
erin pearce says
gorgeous makeover! love that thomas paul fabric!!!
I love this!! I’m super-excited about it because this new layout is pretty much exactly the same as our master bath! How difficult is it to switch to the wall faucets? We currently only have one sink & it would be very helpful to have 2!
It usually involves a little extra plumbing and hiring an expert, but converting over to two wall faucets can add tons of function and form to your bathroom. We definitely recommend getting a few different estimates to snag the best deal. Hope it helps!
Wow. What a beautiful peaceful bathroom! Amazing transformation! The fabric is gorgeous. I can’t believe it’s the same place! Thanks for sharing. Great job Totty!
Mr. vB says
Hey all, I am glad you like the bathroom! Totty and I take a lot of pride in our renovation, and love showing it off to inspire others. To answer the last question about wall faucets, it’s really not too difficult. I did these myself. When we rebuilt this house, we did all the water lines in copper, so you’d have to check what your lines are run in. Some newer houses use Pex, or even rubber. Copper requires a bit of “sweating” and “soldering”, however, pretty easy to extend the lines up the wall. All we had to do was to take off the old valves, extend the lines up to where you need them, an voila. The faucet kits I used, came with the new valves, so i just soldered those on, dry-walled around them, and screwed in the new faucet. If you were to do a retro fit to your existing plumbing system, you’d definitely have to get in to the wall, so be ready to drywall.
That bathroom is gorgeous!!! Wow. I absolutely LOVE the storage bins! Fantastic job and how inspiring!
That is one serious makeover. Amazing and inspiring!
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Great post, keep on sharing more posts like this and keep up your good work. Thanks for sharing, eagerly waiting for your next post.
love your makeover, i commented on you blog as well, I was wondering if you stained those ikea storage bins? they look darker than what’s on the ikea website, I’d email you but I couldnt find it on your blog!
Totty vB says
Jen- sorry I thought I had replied back to you. I did not stain the bins, that is how they came. I wonder if Ikea has tweaked their finish a bit since I bought mine? totty