Flip House, Master Bath Reno, and 34 Weeks Pregnant…

We’ve got so much going on right now. Sometimes I think we’re a little bit wacko to tackle so much at one time…but alas, here we are! 

First off we’re elbow deep into our current flip house. It’s been 3 weeks since demo day and we’ve had stuff going on almost each day. We had the new HVAC system with a gas furnace installed last week. This week the new rooms started being framed, we had a new roof put on, and the painting started. I’ve pretty much finished all of the designing and shopping for this house already. All of the bathroom fixtures, lighting, tile, and paint has been purchased. I am SO stoked for this house to start taking shape. I decided to go with a creamy White for the walls (exact color is Sherwin William’s Drift of Mist) and a medium gray (Sherwin William’s Dorian Gray) for all of the trim and interior doors. This house had fabulous, thick old trim and I wanted it to be a highlighted feature in the design of this house. Here’s a sneak peek of these colors.

As soon as the kitchen cabinets are finished being painted (in Sherwin William’s Alabaster), we will select the granite so it can be installed. 

Once the bathrooms start coming together I’ll share details of those rooms. Here’s a hint, we’re creating an enormous master suite by turning the old den into the master bath!! Whoo, I can hardly wait! It’s going to be incredible! 

My goal is to have most of my design work completed for this house before our baby makes his appearance in the next several weeks. This will allow me to have some necessary time off from this project after he is born. 

The next project that we have going on is at our house. At this very moment our master bathroom is fully gutted and is about to receive a complete makeover. We’re also hoping to have this done before the baby comes, hopefully even in this next week. We’re rearranging the layout of the room, we’ve removed 2 closets and are adding a new walk in closet, adding all new tile, a new vanity, new shower, fresh paint, lighting, fixtures, etc. I’m SO excited! 

My vision for this bathroom was for it to be a good mixture of several styles and not feel too “trendy”. I want it to be classy enough to last for a long, long time. The goal of the design is for it to feel clean and fresh with a hint of a historical, Charleston feel, a hint of farmhouse, and a hint of industrial. But not too much of any of those. I want it to feel fresh and airy. I’ll share a few individual pictures of some of the items going into this bathroom. 

This gorgeous, classy tile is perfect! I knew it was the right one the moment I found it!! We will use it to cover the floor and the large soap box in the shower will be in this tile too!

This 72″ vanity is handmade from reclaimed wood and will have two above mount white, rectangle sinks on it.

These lights that we decided to use for above the vanity were the perfect mixture of industrial and farmhouse. We have three of these lights that will be to the left, middle, and right of the round, brass rimmed mirrors.

The tub/shower will be tiled in a large white subway tile with charcoal colored grout. The wall behind the toilet will also be tiled in this same subway tile. The rest of the walls are going to be painted in a bright, fresh…wait for it…green!! Yes, green! Imagine a creamy sage green, but a bit brighter. I’m so excited! Another feature I’m pretty excited about are these built in shelves next to the shower. They will look kinda like this.

One of the design staples that inspired this room came from a purchase we made during our recent trip to Charleston, SC. We love it there so much and wanted to incorporate some pieces from there into our new bathroom. I purchased two old prints (one of a painting of the battery and downtown area and one old map).  I framed them in antique brass frames and they will be hung above the toilet on the tile wall. Can you get a sense yet of the feeling I’m trying to achieve in here?! Ahh, I can feel it and can’t wait to see it all come together! 

Stay tuned for the before and after pictures as soon as this room is finished! I promise I’ll do a blog post. 




Flip Update: Bathroom Renovation

Our flip house is almost ready to go on the market. We are nearly completely done with the inside with only a few minor things to wrap up. We have some outdoor and landscaping things left to do, but then it will be ready to be listed for sale! Whoo Hoo!! 

I decided to do a small blog post with before and after pictures of individual rooms/areas of this house rather than one long post. So this is post #1: the main bathroom. 

Let’s take a walk down memory lane…this bathroom was hideous! Like, super hideous. It had dark brown tile surrounding the tub and pink tile on the walls. The flooring was a coordinating brown/tan color vinyl. The fixtures, vanity, etc were very, very old and ugly too. Here are the before pictures. 

My plan for this space was a serene, spa like retreat. My color palette was neutral grays and greens with white accents. We kept the original layout the same, and just changed all of the contents. I picked Sherwin William’s Sea Salt for the walls and it was an excellent choice. It’s almost like a gray/green/blue color, but light enough that it still looks like a neutral. The flooring I picked is this beautiful, hard wood looking gray tile. The shower is surrounded in white subway tiles with a stripe and soapbox done in gray marble. I definitely wanted to have a double vanity and after searching for awhile I found the perfect one. It’s a dark gray with a tan/white/gray granite top. It’s stunning. The fixtures are all oil rubbed bronze and they all have a slightly industrial feel to them. As the final “cherry on top” we did some open shelving too. You’ll see similar shelving throughout the whole house and I love the custom feel it gives this home. And lastly, but definitely not least, I found the green, rustic towel hooks at an antique shop at the beach. I’m not for sure if they were originally towel hooks, but that’s what they are now. I certainly think they add some spunk and personality to the space! 

Alright, enough talking… here are the after pictures!


Hopefully potential buyers will think it turned out as good as I think it did! What do you guys think about it?!

XOXO, Megan