Clean and Classic Bathroom Reveal

This post is in collaboration with Royal Building Products, Live Abode and Signature Hardware.  I received product in exchange for this post.  As always all opinions are 100% my own.

Today’s the day friends, and it feels like it’s been a loooong time coming, (A little over two months to be exact), but our second floor bathroom is complete, (well, for the most part-with the exception of a few minor details!)

Just in case you forgot where we started with this renovation, let me refresh your memory:

MLS Listing Photo-YIKES!

Click Here, for more before pics of this space, or to see my Design Plan, you can click here.


With our first floor bathroom being quite small, I knew I wanted to maximize the space in any way possible and truly make this space feel fresh, clean and timeless—-But first I needed to come up with a solution for the pink tile walls! When we decided to open up the wall between the bathroom and the hall closet we knew we were in for more debris/mess than we had originally planned, and not to mention the cost of discarding all the debris($$$). But one of the ways we were able to combat that was by covering up the wall tiles with Royal Building Products’ PVC Shiplap.


install shiplap over tile


This product is so amazing to work with, especially on walls that are less than perfect, or in our case slanted, crooked, angled AND curved! Ahhhhhh the charm of older homes!

You can read more about the installing shiplap over tiles on the Live Abode Blog.

Pepto Pink anyone?
cover old tile with pvc shiplap

I had originally planned on going DARK and MOODY in this space, but man, that little window does not provide as much light as it seems in these pics, and I am definitely someone who NEEDS bright interiors for my mood. Also, it’s a bathroom it should feel bright, fresh and clean!

My next decision was to decide on a vanity.

I partnered with Signature Hardware and chose the 48″ Stone Trough Console Sink.  This sink you guys!!!!  With its polished brass stand and Carrara marble top, the pictures don’t even begin to do it justice–it is truly a statement piece!  SO much so that all of my other accessories needed to be a bit understated so as not to compete with the beauty of the sink.   


 This is not your grandma’s 80’s polished brass!

I chose the Engle Single Faucets because the handles have a modern appearance, but the curve of the spout lends a nod to a more traditional styled faucet. The perfect combination!


I was most attracted to the console sink because of the space limitations in our small bathroom.  With a small space and small window, letting in very little natural light, the console sink takes up less visual space than a traditional vanity or pedestal sink, allowing the bathroom to appear larger.

We chose the trough style sink top because it gives the functionality of a double sink, without the visual clutter of a vessel sink.  It combines classic style with a sleek and modern look.  I couldn’t be happier.

While I carried brass accent pieces throughout the space, I tried to use items that were somewhat simple and tasteful. After trying several different mirrors in the space, I knew that I wanted a very large mirror but again needed something with clean lines, and not busy. After much deliberation, I chose a basic builder grade mirror, and framed the corners with brass corner brackets, to jazz it up just a bit.

 If you follow along on Instagram, you may recall how I was out on a thrift search for a vintage cabinet to use for my linen, however I had exactly 25″ to work with and had a tough time finding something that would work with the dimensions of the space.

I ended up choosing my favorite unfinished utility cabinet and customized it by adding some height with an additional DIY cabinet on top, along with some “faux” crown molding.  It was actually almost impossible for me to capture the top of the cabinet in this space.

This cabinet provides a great amount of storage space!  Toiletries and linen in the top cabinet, cleaning supplies on the bottom!


I decided on brass wrapped Lucite pulls, which feel light and airy and doesn’t compete with the adjacent console sink.


The light fixture too, coordinates with the console sink without competing, with it’s modern and clean lines.   Unfortunately, when the light fixture arrived, the filament inside of both of the bulbs were broken.  And when it was installed, one of them sparked and blew out-super strange, but I wasn’t able to get a replacement in time for this reveal—Boo!!!!


The tub/shower tile was re-glazed, however I will share more on that in a subsequent post, as I am still waiting on the faucet installation, and it’s a beauty, so be sure to check back.




Well that’s it folks, for now any way.  I’ll be back next week to share some deets on the tub/shower and the DIY Shower Curtain Cornice I built.  A HUGE thank you to Royal Building Products and Signature Hardware for partnering with me on this project and trusting my vision for this space!







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  1. Liah Anderson
    May 13, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    Carli this is beautiful! So magazine worthy, you did an amazing job!

  2. Nicole
    May 13, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    This is simply amazing Carli!!!!

    • Carli-Made by Carli
      May 16, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much Nicole! <3

  3. Fwmadebycarli
    May 13, 2019 / 11:13 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and comment Liah! This bathroom was a labor of love and I am so happy with the results ❤️

  4. Live pretty on a penny
    May 14, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    Carli this is AMAZING! I know the labor you put into and you guys rocked it. That sink! Oh my word!!

    • Carli-Made by Carli
      May 16, 2019 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you Erin!!!!!! Yes the sink is definitely a showstopper, I honestly can't believe I get to have a space like this in my home! lol

  5. Claudia
    May 14, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    I am amazed at the transformation. You knocked it out the park. Where did you find those brackets for the mirror?

    • Carli-Made by Carli
      May 16, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you Claudia! SO happy it's basically done! I actually found the brackets on an old piece of furniture, by luck, but almost purchased some that are very similar on amazon that were pretty inexpensive.

  6. Shavonda
    February 9, 2020 / 10:33 pm

    This is so stunning Carli! That sink is TO DIE FOR. The perfect choice for your space. Love all the thoughtful details you included here lady!

    • madebycarli
      February 14, 2020 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you Shavonda! I still can’t believe I have this gorgeous sink in my home! Love it so much!

  7. Grace
    July 2, 2020 / 10:04 am

    This is stunning! We have the same tile in our bathroom (the previous owners already turned them white) but I LOVE the idea of the shiplap to cover it. What did y’all end up doing with the radiator – completely removing it?

    • madebycarli
      July 2, 2020 / 10:10 am

      Thank you Grace! The radiator was removed at the time of the photos, we were going to install a smaller one, but ended up painting the original one and putting it back in.

  8. Leslie
    August 14, 2020 / 12:36 pm

    I am so glad I discovered you! I am moving into an apartment where I kind of hate the wall tiles (but there’s nothing technically wrong with them and it would cost a fortune to rip them out). This gives me so many possibilities. THANK YOU!

    • Leslie
      August 14, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      Also, can I ask what color paint you used on the cabinet? So pretty!

      • madebycarli
        August 15, 2020 / 2:56 pm

        Hello, the paint color is dovetail by Sherwin Williams 🙂

    • madebycarli
      August 15, 2020 / 2:57 pm

      Aww you’re the sweetest! Good luck in your new place!

  9. Kathleen
    October 3, 2020 / 8:18 am

    Sorry if I’ve missed this in the post, but what flooring did you put down? Thanks!

    • madebycarli
      April 19, 2021 / 11:08 am

      Hello, it was a wood look tile that we were lucky to find on clearance 🙂

  10. June 8, 2023 / 7:12 am

    OMG LOVE, Where did you find the sink basin and the gold stand?

    • madebycarli
      June 22, 2023 / 1:56 pm

      Hi, thank you! It was from Signature Hardware, unfortunately they no longer sell this item.

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