Then we had an unplanned renovation after we found out the toilet was leaking and had rotted the floor all the way down to the sub-floor (you can read all about that HERE). While it's not the gut job I had originally envisioned I'm quite happy with how it turned out and I am actually kind of glad we kept the retro charm of the blue and black tiles. It's obviously not going to be a shocking before and after because honestly it looks at though the new floor and sink have always been there but sometimes that's a good thing.
Despite my mistake of not cleaning up the black grout as quickly and as thoroughly as I should have, I'm still in love with my new floor. My Mom visited on the weekend and pointed out that it's the same floor my Grandma had in the pink and black bathroom in her house. A bathroom I always loved. I'm also glad we decided to go with a black border tile around the perimeter of the floor to tie into the black wall border. While we lost some storage space with a pedestal sink (Chad still doesn't want to talk about the installation and the extra work he still has to do to reinforce it) we still have plenty of room to store things in both the mirrored cabinet and the 'hobbit hole' and it visually opens up such a small space.
I'm also really happy to say that I think it's very hard to identify the tiles that we had to match and replace. Good thing we still have 80 left in case something else goes wrong.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what we hope is the last renovation for quite some time, at least until we can save up some more money to overhaul the basement. I'll have to show you some pictures just so you can appreciate the faux wood paneling, the outdoor carpet and the movable bar. I still have a few new reveals in store and Chad has some tech tips to share so stay tuned. I'm off to Chicago for the long weekend here in Canada but I will be sure to take lots of pictures and fill you in on the all the amazing architecture, food and shopping.