Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Acorn Cottage {Before and After: Large Bath}

There are two baths at the Acorn Cottage. Both baths were totally transformed, so today I'll share the larger of the two.

Here is the larger bath on May 11, 2018:

Dated much?

And here is the larger bath today, September 19, 2018.

I love the classic look of the black and white bath. White subway tiles and black trim replaced the dated tiles. The floor was replaced with the black and white penny tiles. I love how the installer carried the penny tiles into the shower niche.

I adore the chrome legs of the vintage-look sink. The open area is perfect for a basket of color-coordinated towels. The frameless mirror is a Pottery Barn find as well as the sconces. The custom shower curtain and Roman shade in coordinating black and white are both by Fairfax Fabric Company. There is nothing better than custom fabrics. The wallpaper is one of my favorite things in this remodel. I know a lot of folks are either pro-wallpaper or con-wallpaper, but I wanted something interesting in the bath. The graphic banana palms in charcoal with a hint of silvery-gray adds some oomph to the black and white. I am so very happy with the way it looks.

The contractor kept the storage cabinet/laundry drawer at my request. The blending of old and new is of interest to me.

And it would not be the Acorn Cottage without monogrammed towels by Pottery Barn.

It is hard to believe the bath even looked like the before photographs. I really do love how the bath turned out.

Large Bath, y'all!


  1. Good morning, Ron! That is quite the transformation in the large bathroom--it is so classy and timeless! I really love the black and white penny tile. The "before" one reminds me of the large one at my in-laws' house, except it is blue. The half bath has the pink! ;) Have a great day! xoxo

    1. Thanks. It was past time for that bath to get an update:)

  2. Wow what a difference. It is gorgeous. I love the black and white tiles and accessories. So classic.

  3. Fabulous restoration---if this bath was built in 1930, or now---it's hard to tell. You did a great job with materials and working within the space. Love it.

  4. Ron you took my breath away. This is stunning. What a great transformation. Beautiful.

  5. love the vintage cabinetry you elected to keep and love the wallpaper. always a fresh choice for visual interest! it is all fab. love the vibe of old, new, sleek and vintage.

  6. It looks beautiful! Did you make the Roman shade so that it can be opened? Just curious because I want to put one in my bath, but am wondering how to make it so that it can be raised up. Thanks!

  7. Wow, Ron! Love the details, including the monogram and the old storage.

  8. Excellence! There’s so much to admire here. The flooring tiles, the sink, the vintage storage linen area you preserved and the wallpaper! All of the personal details like the window dressing, shower curtain and towels put the icing on the cake!

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