As our bedroom redo draws to a close (hopefully), we can’t help ourselves from jumping ship to the next project we have planned for the Little House.
It’s teeny. It’s tiny. It’s mean and green and most importantly, it’s outta here!
We’ve been saving for over a year and have almost reached our goal. Once we do, we plan on gutting everything to the studs. While we love the vibe of the vintage tile, it’s in really bad shape.
We’re keeping the large cast iron tub, but having it re-enameled. The tub is too wide to fit through any of our doors and we love how deep it is… perfect for a little Kitty Hide-And-Seek.
We’d like to keep the feel of the vintage bathroom tile by going with a 3″x6″ white subway tile, like this from The Tile Shop. We love the clean feeling white tile gives while being non-committal to color- because as much as we love the Little House, it isn’t our forever home. Someday we’ll need to sell it and the new owners might not jive with our color choices. Oh good grief. I’m tearing up. Moving on…
Instead of the gorgeous penny tile accent seen above, we’re planning on adding a touch of luxury to the LH bathroom. That’s right, folks, we’re talking marble: the tile of choice of Roman Emperors everywhere!
We’re planning on using Carrara marble. We’re in love with the sparkly white background shot with veins of smoky gray.
We’d like to do a double row of the Carrara subway as an accent with the standard white subway tile. We’d also like to use it on the floor in a 2″ hexagon pattern to echo the hexagon tile we have in the bathroom now.
For the upper walls, we’ll likely pull a gray out of the marble. We’re hoping, though, that the Dolphin Fin by Behr that we’ve used throughout the house will be a close match (since we have two gallons sitting in the garage collecting dust).
As we finalize plans for the remodel (!), we’ll be sure and share. In the mean time, expect a mood board (or five) to pop up soon. This project is still a few months out, but I was so excited about what we’ve been discussing I just had to share it with you.
Have you remodeled a bath in your home? What materials would you use if you were going to start one tomorrow? What’s one thing you couldn’t live without (in your dream bath)? For us, it’s double shower heads and a tankless water heater so we can spend a little extra time, um, showering.