Tacony Bathroom – Before & Afters + Sources

We bought this little house sight unseen. We were out of state when the seller approached us about buying it, so we had a family member walk through it for us. We loved it, so we wrote an offer and closed all before we got back.

Walking through it for the first time was fun and full of surprises. All in all, we were very happy with our purchase.

This was the bathroom when we saw it for the first time:

Technically usable, but most wouldn’t want to.

The bathroom was really small, made even more so by a hall closet taking up a lot of the square footage.

There was a working sink when we bought it, but it had been removed by the time I took these pictures.

There was a lot of mold in this bathroom, no shower, the toilet raised on a small platform, and a door that opened the wrong way.

This is how the bathroom turned out after renovation, with tons of natural light, a shower, a door that opened the correct way, and the hall closet removed for more bathroom space. There was a decent-sized closet in the kitchen close by, so we felt like removing the closet was doable.

Reed added a beadboard wall with super functional pegs for extra storage for the small space. It really helped the bathroom feel more usuable and spacious, plus I loved how it looked.

He used pegs from Amazon (linked below), put on a 1×6 board, topped with a 1×4 board for a shelf. However you could easily use whatever sized boards you wanted, like using a 1×2 on the top for more of an art shelf look. We painted it all Ammonite by Farrow and Ball. We didn’t put pegs or the top shelf on the rest of the bathroom, but added the beadboard for visual interest.

To stay within budget for this bathroom, we bought a builder-grade vanity and customized it with a cute faucet, hardware, and by painting it the same color as the kitchen cabinets – Pigeon by Farrow and Ball. I loved how it turned out, and it was budget friendly.

I found this adorable arched, scalloped frameless mirror that fit perfectly over the small vanity. We finished the room with a schoolhouse sconce above it.

I had seen this tile on a blog and had wanted to put it in a bathroom ever since. I was really excited that it was back in stock at Lowes in time for us to start our project. We used Bright White grout with the tile.

Overall we loved how this bathroom turned out, and it ended up being pretty budget friendly as well.


Floor Tile: Sorrento Vintage, $4.78/sq ft from Lowes

Wall Tile: Montauk Gin from Tile Bar with Bright White Grout

Green Paint: Pigeon by Farrow and Ball

Shower Curtain: Honeycomb Waffle Weave Curtain

Faucet: Kingston Brass in Polished Chrome

Pegs: Screw on Pegs

Sconce: Astrid Schoolhouse Light

Mirror: Arched Scalloped Frameless Mirror

Bathrooms, Before & Afters, Tacony

May 5, 2022

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