Main bath DIY remodel phase 1

Happy Father’s Day!  I hope you are spending time with your dad today – or at least don’t forget to text or call him!  Other than being Father’s Day, today is Operation Finish the Bathroom Remodel I Started 3 Months Ago.

I  began remodeling the 1970s main bathroom at my in-laws’ house- where we are currently staying – back in March.  I got a lot done at first but then needed to step back and take a break from it once it was functional; I tend to get overwhelmed with big projects, and this one is massive.

It was time for a total overhaul; the floors, the tub/shower, the toilet, the vanity, the mirror, the lighting and the linen closet.  Here are some shots I took with my phone just as we were starting the reno:


The back wall, closet doors, and the shower to the right


The is the soffit with fluorescent lighting that was above the sink


Good shot of the floor, vanity, counter and mirror



The floor

Its definitely a good-sized bath so I knew it would be beautiful once it was updated.  I decided to do the project in two phases;  phase 2 would be the closet and shower, and phase 1 everything else.

So far we have put in a new floor, installed bead board and new molding, installed crown molding, put in a new vanity and mirror, added an electrical outlet on the right side of the sink, added lighting next to the mirror, put in a new toilet, painted the walls and ceiling, put in a new door, and updated the fixtures.

Now I need to finish the trim and painting, repaint the closet doors to match the new trim, and then finish a small section of the floor that isn’t in yet.  After that, the fun stuff – the decor!  I have quite a few DIY projects planned, which of course I will share with you!


The accent color I chose is a seafoam green, which I am just in love with right now!


The very disorganized linen closet which will be part of Phase 2


New toilet and wall where I plan on installing some DIY floating shelves

Recognize this little table?  Its the one I painted in my chalk paint tutorial last week.


You can see the lovely gold tile that’s in the shower – also Phase 2 (we’ll see when that happens…)
DSC_0414 DSC_0413 DSC_0412So that’s what is going on here.  A lot of work left to do but I think its coming along nicely :)  Stay tuned this week for some more DIY Fourth of July projects and other great stuff!!



  1. Sherry Hanson says

    Really like the beadboard on the bath walls and the vanity/countertop and mirror look perfect in there!

  2. says

    Wow!! Phenomenal Job you have done @SHELYMRFY!! Lovely renovation..especially I like your choice ..You have choosen seafoam green color..i like it most..wonderfully done..fall in love with your renovation..great job well done!!!

  3. says

    Hey Shelymrfy!

    You have put up good stuff here.I like the way you have brought up with the idea of revamping your bathroom ,which have been done so amazingly.Thanks a ton for sharing this valuable experience.I love the tiles and broad mirror along with the beautiful sink.Superb job!

    Fred wingg

  4. says

    Hi Sir,

    I like you Bath remodels .
    Really these are so fabulous .
    The pattern of these remodels are so impressive and they “ll play a great role for others to choose right color for their interior as well as exterior designing.
    Thank you so much for such beautiful pictures of remodels and information.