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    Posted August 13, 2013 by
    Greenville, SC, South Carolina
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    Country Rustic Bathroom

    My husband and I bought an old ranch as our first house. It had so much potential! We loved the original hardwood floors, the fireplace, and the updated kitchen. But the two bathrooms were another story. The master bathroom was pink. It had a pink tub, pink shower insert, pink vanity top, and pink sink. It was my husband's favorite room in the house! Okay, that's a joke...

    So fixing up this room was very high on our priority list. We tackled the renovation ourselves and hired out only the tiled shower. I wanted a cottage feel, so floor to ceiling bead board found its way onto the walls. The vanity is my favorite part of this room. We've had so many people ask us if it was custom made for the space, but it's actually an old dry sink that we found for $40 at Goodwill! We didn't even have to refinish it. The water pump style faucet hints at that rustic cottage style as well. The lights are outdoor lanterns from Lowe's that ran us about $30 each.

    For the tile, I really wanted the look of cobblestones or bricks. We chose travertine in this medium tan color. I love the look of the natural stone and because its natural stone, there is a lot of variation in the color of different tiles. We chose subway tile for the shower, which really reminds me of brick. The floor is tiled with six inch tiles so it looks a bit like cobblestones.

    And maybe my favorite part of the bathroom is the art hung over the toilet. I made this for my husband inspired by a collection of road signs from Pottery Barn. It's personalized for us with our two childhood streets and then the last sign is the street our first home was on. I think every room is better when you add that personal touch!
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