The time is here! The day is now! Ready to see the rainbow tile bathroom reveal?! It’s been a year and a half since we took a room down to the studs. So redoing this bathroom so throughly has felt momentous! Every inch of this room has been lovingly updated and I can’t wait to show off all the special touches.
Rainbow Tile Bathroom Reveal
This was the picture from the real estate listing of the bathroom- blah tile, tiny, and lacking any style.
I painted everything white and it was much better, but the room was still dark from a tiny window. There was mold behind the tile, the room was cold because it wasn’t insulated, and the style still wasn’t 100% mine.
Alice Tile / Rose Tile / Blush Tile / Flamingo Tile / Dijon Tile / Golden Coast Tile / Lima da Persia Tile / Aquamarine Tile / Monaco Tile / Auckland Tile / Serena Tile / Wonderland Tile / Iridescent wall tile / Bullnose tile / Laura Ashley Dove Floor Tile /
Our goal this summer was to redo the bathroom. Then I found this beautiful rainbow tile from The Tile Shop and it shot to the top of the to do list! I thought the rainbow tile would look so special and interesting as an accent wall. I haven’t done statement tile so I couldn’t resist the idea to use my signature look in a new medium! Plus fixing all the issues listed above was key in starting this big project.
We spent 6 weeks on the renovation from demo day to now. A lot of work went on behind the walls like new plumbing, insulation, and adding a time capsule. Mold was removed and studs that were damaged were sured up.
The room slowly took shape. My husband and I did all the work so it really was slow. To be honest, seeing this picture makes me so happy I’m not there. We did SO much work from the day we applied this red guard (a water proofing feature) to now.
The tile went up and it was so exciting seeing the rainbow tile wall take shape! On the rest of the walls we did an Iridescent wall tile. The more we installed, the more I fell in love. There’s lots of variations. Some are more matte and some are more iridescent. The variety and artisan quality feel so special and interesting. Each and every tile was lovingly laid by my husband and I.
Last week we installed the repurposed vanity. Then we finished the rest of the final details- caulking, cleaning, hole filling, accessories, and a shower curtain. I spent two long days on the finish work and now I can show you the results of the rainbow tile bathroom reveal!!!
After- Vanity wall
And here’s the finished space! In all it’s glory! I designed the vanity wall to be the show stopper in this space. I figured, since the toilet and vanity are on this wall, it should get the rainbow tile treatment. The color gradient on the wall is so pretty to me! It always feels like the sun is setting in here because of those gorgeous tiles.
Here’s a straight on view of the tiled wall. Above the vanity is a medicine cabinet for storage. The vanity also has plenty of storage as we kept the top drawer functioning. There’s not much counter space in here with the vessel sink, but since this is my husband’s bathroom, we don’t need much.
Because we don’t have much counter space, I bought a wall mounted soap dispenser holder that is glued to the tile. It came black, but I spray painted it gold to match everything else. Now the soap is handy next to the vessel faucet.
The art on the wall is made from wire words from Copper Blush. The words say “the lovers, the dreamers, and me.” Lyrics from my childhood favorite song- The Rainbow Connection. It felt like the perfect fit for this wall! Instead of putting the words directly in the tile and making 100 holes, I put them in a wood sign that I got from the store and painted white.
For all the bath accessories (hand towel holder, toilet paper holder, towel bar, etc) I bought them all in the same champagne finish so they’d coordinate through the room. The hard thing with using brass and gold finishes is that there’s always variation with using different companies. I’ve accepted the fact that all the finishes won’t be the same and think it adds interest.
We ended up getting a new toilet for this bathroom. The old one was barely functioning so we figured we might as well get one now. We opted for one with smooth lines since it’ll be easier to clean. I used faux plants to decorate in here since during this winter we’ll be renting this home out as an Air BNB while we’re in Florida.
When we first moved into this house, I selected new lighting for the whole house. I like modern lighting and this really helped to update all the spaces. Since the linear light was only a few years old and I still love it, I reused it.
I’ve never owned a vessel sink before, so it’ll be fun to try it out. Mostly, I love the idea of reusing a vintage piece of furniture as a vanity and a vessel sink is the easiest (and most cost effective) way to do so.
The number one question I got about this space is “are you going to use the vintage tub?” And yes, I always planned on it. All the tile selections were made so that the peach tub felt intentional. It’s old and I love the history it has plus the color is so fun! My sister also mentioned that it’s probably cast iron and will hold the heat better than new ones can.
I think the tub cleaned up nicely and works perfectly in here! I have zero regrets about keeping it and think it adds a nice retro feel.
You can see that the rainbow tile extends into the shower. The ceiling is slanted in here, so installing the tile was tricky. We used a shower faucet that coordinates with the rest of the hardware for a seamless look.
For the shower curtain, I did the double curtain look. I love it! I think it adds more softness to a room with lots of hard surfaces. Plus it adds symmetry which is beautiful to the eye. I’ll do a full blog post for how I sewed drapery panels to work as a shower curtain.
For the flooring I selected porcelain Laura Ashley Dove Floor Tile with a a soft geometric pattern. The background is beige so it will hide dirt nicely. I love using pattern in a space for more interest. This floor is one of my favorite elements of the space. So pretty, but still reads as a neutral.
After- door corner
On the opposite wall from the shower is a really nice neutral wall. And this room needs it to let the eye breath! We hung a towel bar for our towels that I had monogrammed. They were supposed to come differently- one was supposed to be an A for me and one a P for my husband Preston. But they’re super nice even if that detail is a bit of a fail.
When we bought the house, this little wicker piece was here. I’ve since spray painted it white and it works great for towel storage (for our Air BNB guests). On top, I have a vintage bow brass bowl with cotton balls, art, and some faux flowers.
During construction, we took the time and expense to switch the tiny window out for a much bigger one. Now the sun really shines through that window and it’s so light and bright in here! Plus it opens for better ventilation. This step was totally worth it!
When I painted the whole room for my phase 1 remodel, this door got a makeover with paint in the color Frosted Sage. I still love the color, so I gave it a fresh coat of paint. Never estimate the power of paint!
before and after
Alright, are you ready for the most satisfying part of a room reveal?! The before and afters!!! First up, the shower wall-
Next, the dark corner with paneling is now a beautifully light and bright!
And last, I had to include one more of the old wood door with the newly painted one. So much improved- right?!
I gathered all the sources for the room (unless they’re vintage). These take forever to pull together, but I sure hope they’re helpful! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.
Tile– Alice Tile / Rose Tile / Blush Tile / Flamingo Tile / Dijon Tile / Golden Coast Tile / Lima da Persia Tile / Aquamarine Tile / Monaco Tile / Auckland Tile / Serena Tile / Wonderland Tile / Iridescent wall tile / Bullnose tile / Laura Ashley Dove Floor Tile /
Accessories– Soap Dispenser Holder, Art (cut from a book), Picture Frame, Shower Curtain Rings, Leather Curtain Tie Backs, Medicine cabinet, Marble Tray, Flower Vases, Brass hook, Bath Mat, Shower Rod, Wire Word Art,
Lighting– Linear light
Alright- there you have it! The bathroom is ALL finished. We’ve really enjoyed using this room the past few days. It feels high end and we really tried to add details that work perfectly for us. I love it! What’s your favorite part?
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