Hey, my Decocrators!! I have something super special to share with you today. We all love a before and after right? Well, today I’m going to show you our bathroom remodel!

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Back in October 2021, we purchased our first home. Little did we know, we were getting ourselves into a pretty big project. The home is one story with three bedrooms and one bath. We had previously lived in a rental that was two beds and one bath so we knew what we were getting ourselves into with the one bathroom thing (family of four over here). We were so thankful to have an extra bedroom and a place that was OURS...one bathroom didn't phase us. However, we knew from the get-go that the bathroom would be our big project. The goal was to make the one bathroom of the house highly functional and to maximize the space to best fit our family's needs. Once we got started on the design/bathroom renovation plans we knew we were in for it. Today I wanted to take you through the before and afters. You ready? ;)

Demo Phase

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This house is a 1960’s home, and a fairly neglected one at that, so once we started the demo we noticed some major water damage. What started as a “bathroom update” became a “bathroom gut”. We took the bathroom all the way out…down to the foundation. We even had to remove some siding from the exterior of the house in order to eradicate the water damage. I’ll be honest, it was hard not to panic at this stage!

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Picking Finishes

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Once the yucky part was out of the way it was time to start the fun part, picking finishes! For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted black tile bathroom flooring. This was the perfect opportunity! We went with black hexagon tile (Floor & Decor), a white vanity (Home Depot), white subway tile in the shower/tub (Floor & Decor), and jetted soaker tub (American Standard), and champaign bronze finishes (by Delta via Home Depot)!

Adding Decocrated

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The decor details were so fun to pull together! We went with grey towels (Casaluna by Target) and a grey and white shower curtain (Khols) which I knew would make it easy to add additional decor without clashing. I decided on a neutral overall pallet so I snagged my more neutral Decocrated pieces: a cream table runner, wood pedestal, and winter floral tray. I also included the blue wood beads for a pop of color!

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I layered the winter floral tray and the pedestal. The tray made a perfect place for me to roll up a hand towel and add some greenery! I loved the way the beads added both a pop of color and some extra visual interest!

Lastly, I thought the cream table runner made such a cute addition draped over my stool. It’s not the traditional use for a table runner ;) but I love it there - what do you think?

It all came together after many months. I know these before and afters can make things look simple but this was almost five months of work!! I’m obsessed with how this project came together! Totally worth it!

Can you spot all the Decocrated pieces?

Thanks for following along!



About the Author

Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey and Harrison. Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, a hike with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter. You can find her on Instagram here: www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey or her blog: www.drivingmissmacey.