Our Blue & Blush Paradise – Spotlight on the Guest Bath

Photo from the original listing for the house. There is a tiny glimpse of the flooring the last owners updated with. Notice the original tiled vanity with angled lower doors.

Photo from the original listing for the house. Notice the original tiled vanity with angled lower doors as well as the more recently updated flooring. (Which doesn’t match anything!)

With so much going on in the house I needed to just pick one room to share for now. Currently this is our only bathroom but will become the guest bath once the master bath is complete.

I love this bathroom! We were so delighted to see that everything but the toilet and flooring was original. The 60 year old tile, tub and sink are pristine. The wood paneling is different than much of the lighter hued knotty pine you typically see in mid century homes. This paneling has more of a spa/tropical vibe, which is the design direction for the entire bath.

There has been much to do about vintage pink bathrooms (check out Retro Renovation for some pretty magical ones), but I didn’t really know if ours even counted, since I couldn’t decide what to call the shade of our trim tile. Having drawn inspiration from this GarnerStyle blog post I decided the tile color is “blush”. (Although now I’m debating. Is it more pale peach?…) Continue reading


Committing to the reality of renovation.

Yesterday marked 2 months in our new home. It also marked the beginning of week 3 (out of 8, so they claim) of renovations. We have been trying to keep track but there have been so many changes every day! A more detailed timeline (with pics!) will be coming in the near future.

A peek into our only function bedroom and main living space.

A peek into our only functional bedroom and main living space.

These past couple of weeks we have been quickly squeezed out of most rooms as demo and framing have been happening all around us. We are sleeping in the smallest bedroom with our bed, a giant bookcase, a tall dresser, a short dresser (using as nightstand with a piece of plywood over the top) and 2 garment racks that get rolled out at night and rolled back in in the morning. This situation has greatly improved since I finally put the garment racks together, prior to that I was sleeping with half of my clothes and would wake up with hangers jabbing into my side.

With the construction, chaos, and clutter closing in around us and our commitment to the reality of this renovation, we finally broke down and had a POD delivered. It makes a great addition to the Honey Bucket in our driveway.

The view for our new neighbors.

The view for our new neighbors.