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Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom …I’m so excited to share with you the upstairs black and white bathroom ‘before and after’ from our 1888 fixer upper!

We had a little open house last weekend before we officially put it on the market and I have to say, I think everyone that walked upstairs said “I love the bathroom tile!” It is such a small space, that I knew the walls needed to be white, so it would feel more bright and open. I decided since everything else was white, we needed something bold and fun on the floors. I really love how it came out!

Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile Here is the before photo if you remember from my first post

Basically we did a complete gut, down to the studs. My husband did most the demo, and pretty much just went to town with the hammer. I really hated how the toilet was the first thing you saw when you walked into the room, so we had that moved to the back left. We also took out the tiny tub and expanded the bathroom about 4 ft. into the master, so that we could have a bigger shower put in.

By the time we were done, everything was completely transformed! It’s crazy to look back at the photos when we bought it. It took us a long time to get here, but it turned out better than I could have imagined!
Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile

I decided to go with a little more modern feel for the bathroom and go with the oil rubbed bronze finishes. I really wanted a darker grout with the subway tile, but the plumber had started doing the white grout and at that point I just went with it. We just needed to get it done. The white definitely really opens up the space.
Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile
I found these fun fixtures at Kohler and think they help tie in the “vintage” feel of the home.
Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile

I also found a few wood accents to help bring in a warmer tone. Definitely makes it feel a little more cozy. Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile

Here’s a little selfie reflection going on… this bathroom was so hard to photograph 😉

Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile

My husband added some white floating shelves last minute and it was nice to get some additional storage space.

Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile

And I’ll just leave with one last photo of the tile because it makes me smile every time I see it! Hope you enjoyed this little tour …let me know if you have any questions. More photos from the house to come!Black and white bathroom makeover on a 1888 fixer upper: white subway tile, oil rubbed bronze finishes + cement tile

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 Thank you to Kohler and Sherwin Williams for partnering with us on this post. This post does contain some affiliate links. 

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  1. Love love love your black bathroom!! I need to figure out mine and you gave me some great tips. you have some awesome talent! Thank you!!

  2. Ah!! It looks amazing! Great, great job! 

    We are currently adding a  master bath and I love everything you did here – where did you source your glass shower door?

      1. Is there any chance of finding out where the shower faucet and cross handle lever came from? Is it also Kohler? which is expensive LOL

        Thanks Mike

  3. Hi Jamielyn – we just bought the same tile for a bathroom redo and I’m having trouble choosing a grout color. What color grout did you guys use here?!  Love everything!!! <3

  4. Jamielyn

    Couple questions? Love your bathroom btw. 

    I’d like to get the exact same floor tiles. Can you tell me the name of the tile so I can get these?

    Can you send a pic of the shower faucet? I can just about see it. 

    Thank you Mike

    1. Hi Mike! I have provided links for the floor tiles at the bottom of the post. You can find them on Amazon or Overstock. Unfortunately I sold the home so I can’t send a close up picture of the shower faucet. I got it from Kohler!