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Beckett Street Bathroom Renovations

Well hi! It’s been awhile, ya know? I think some of you have been keeping up with the Miksch’s on social media following our home remodeling projects. Recently I thought it would be fun to have a simple, clean layout to document these projects. I really enjoy writing blog posts and it seems like some of you enjoy looking at my projects so a new blog template was in order. Speaking of blog templates, a HUGE shoutout to our dear friend Darin for helping me set this thing up! I’m not really close friends with technology, more like acquaintances, so if we’re ever in the same room together I need a wing man to help me through the conversation. Darin was my fantastic tech wing man so if you need some help with your blog, he’s your guy.

So do you remember when I posted about our bathroom quote that we received? Let me give you a brief summary of that evening. First of all, our bathroom is the only bathroom in the house and it’s really small…50 square feet small. The dude was already trying to tee us up for a large quote by saying how hard it would be to do this and he completely lost me when he told us white subway tile was a luxury upgrade.

Are you….no…get out.

Ok, I didn’t exactly tell him get out but are you kidding me right now? White subway tile? One of the most popular, inexpensive products sold everywhere, not a custom upgrade mister. So now I’m just entertained by his fear mongering, that’s going to cost you extra and let me get me special samples from the truck. Dustin and I had a silent pep talk in the kitchen when we both simultaneously had to “get water” aka your vibes are about to explode, we need to talk. I gave him the, “are you serious? this guy is a joke” look and he gave me the “be nice, this is his way of making a living” eyes. Ok, so after our time out we went back in with fake smiles until he finally dropped the bomb on us. So, how much is this going to cost us?

Salesman: Well….if you do this, and that and if you want this then…it’s going to be…(punches calculator)…$28,000.
Dustin: Wait, what? $28,000?? You need to break down each line item for me.
Salesman: Well IF you decide to buy this bathroom remodel from us today we will give you 20% off

Oh well in that case, still no.

We asked our brother-in-law to help us out even though he already works a full time job. David is very kind and conveniently works for a homebuilder so he was able to GC our bathroom on the weekends and after work. Dustin, David and my dad worked tirelessly on the demo and installations. All in all the remodel took about a month ish. Amazing! The beautiful after pictures were also from the help of a friend, Emily Rebar. She has an awesome new website, check it out!

So without further ado, here is the pretty place where we wash our bodies and go to the bathroom!






Sources: Mirrors // Industrial Lights // Subway Tile // Moroccan Tile // Wire Shelf // Floor Tile

Paint Colors:

Wall – Abalone, Benjamin Moore

Wood Accent Wall – Relic, Americana Decor Chalk Paint

Vanity – Simply White, Benjamin Moore

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  • Reply Angela Hines September 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Good job on blog site and bath remodel! Pictures look great too.

    • Reply Jennifer June 23, 2016 at 6:25 am

      I’m lovin all over it but my favorite is definitely the shiplap?What a beautiful transformation!!

      • Reply Meagan June 23, 2016 at 7:42 am

        Thank you!!

    • Reply Kim August 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Beautiful!! What co,or did ups paint the ship lap

      • Reply Meagan August 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

        Thank you! It is called Relic by Americana Decor. I bought this paint at Michael’s but I have seen it at other retailers.

  • Reply Rowan March 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I absolutely adore that vanity! Where did you get it???

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you! We had it custom built to fit our bathroom since we wanted to maximum the small space. I used a Pottery Barn style as inspiration.

  • Reply stacie March 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    What is on the wall behind the mirrors? And where did you get the mirrors? Thanks!

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      We nailed some tongue and groove wood into the walls and painted them with a chalk paint color. (Americana Decor – Relic bought at Michael’s). The mirrors are from World Market!

  • Reply Meghan Williams March 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    This looks great! Compared to your 28k estimate do you know how much you ended up spending roughly?

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      We ended up spending about $7,000 total. The custom vanity was our biggest expense since all of the other materials were on the less expensive side. Much better than $28k!

  • Reply Krista March 19, 2016 at 12:12 am

    It’s gorgeous. You did an amazing job. I love the lights. I have something similar. Can you tell me where you got the bulbs. I love them and would like to put them in my lights. Thanks.

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 19, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you, Krista! The bulbs actually came with the lights but the fixture is from Lighting Etc (

      • Reply J September 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm

        Do you still have the manufacturer or model number for the lights? Looks amazing BTW!

        • Reply Meagan October 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

          Thank you! Here is the link –

          • Amy Plungis October 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

            Curious do the lights give off a lot of light or do you have an overhead light too?

          • Meagan October 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm

            They give off enough light in my opinion! There is a small window in the bathroom but we almost always used the vanity lights.

    • Reply Robyn June 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Hello, I love the vanity. Which company custom made the vanity for you?

      • Reply Meagan June 23, 2016 at 11:10 pm

        Thanks, Robyn! The guy who made it is a carpenter in Austin, are you in the area? If so, send me an e-mail and I can get you in contact with his crew. He is just a one man operation but if you aren’t in Austin you could always hire a carpenter and show them pictures of what you want. That is what we did and it turned out great!

        • Reply Harmony July 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

          Can I ask u how much he charged. …trying to get idea

          • Meagan August 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

            I believe it was around $2200 for the vanity. It ended up being around the same price as a Pottery Barn vanity but this one was custom fit to our small bathroom so we felt like it was a good deal!

  • Reply Diane March 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Meagan, this is a truly beautiful & just the inspiration I was looking for! I plan to duplicate it exactly (or as close as I can). Love everything! Can’t wait to show my husband! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Diane! Good luck with your bathroom remodel!

  • Reply Krista March 21, 2016 at 2:46 am

    What type/width tongue and groove wood did you use for the wall? This is exactly the finished look for the wood on the wall that I want, I just haven’t found the right materials.

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

      These are 1 x 6 pine tongue and groove wood planks from Home Depot. We also used this on the ceiling in our back porch area and it looked awesome! Here is a link to something that is similar (minus the decorative stripe down the middle) –

      • Reply Ken Parlee June 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

        Great work on the bathroom! My 1980’s blue tile ‘Jacques Cousteau’ bathroom also badly needs updating and my wife and I both love your reno which is saying alot! 🙂
        Do you have a photo of your back porch ceiling? I have a 3 season porch that needs a make over as well and I like the idea.

  • Reply Sarah March 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful! We are currently starting the dreaming phase of re-doing our 1950’s bathroom that looks very similar to yours! What did you do with the built ins next to the shower?

    • Reply Meagan Miksch March 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      The dreaming phase is so fun! They were already there when we moved in so when the carpenter built the vanity, we asked him to add new door fronts to the current linen closet to update the look.

  • Reply Joanna March 23, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Beautiful bathroom! We are also getting ready to remodel our 1950s bathroom (pink!). Will you please tell me the type and where you got the vanity top you chose? Also, what did you use for flooring? And finally, what did you use for the background in your shower built-in nook? Lots of questions, but I’m a very visual person and am planning on using your bathroom for inspiration. Thank you for sharing!! ?

  • Reply Ashley April 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hi! I love your light fixtures but have searched the website you listed and cannot seem to find them. Do you by chance know the model number and brand they are? Thanks for sharing your beautiful bathroom!!

  • Reply Mary April 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Hi! Could you tell me where you got the sinks?

    • Reply Meagan April 10, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Mary – the sinks were bought and installed by our countertop guy. We just asked for under mount sinks and this is what arrived. Sorry I don’t have source for you!

  • Reply Laura April 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Love what you’ve done! Did you cut the tongue off the tongue and groove planks? I’m considering those but didn’t think they’d leave as well defined a .. Penny width … space between each plank.

    • Reply Meagan April 26, 2016 at 8:51 am

      No we didn’t cut them, they just turned out that way! When you are at the store, just combine two pieces together to make sure they give you that space. On another project, we used mdf boards and it was a lot more work so I would recommend the tongue and groove personally. That project is posted under Austin Home Remodel Part 3 – Upstairs. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Reply Elise May 2, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    What size is the vanity? Planning a bathroom with a similar taste in style.

    • Reply Meagan May 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

      The vanity is 80″ wide…we had it custom fit to our bathroom since it’s the only one in the house and we wanted to maximize the space!

  • Reply Dixie May 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Do you mind asking your brother-in-law which material y’all used for the sinks. I know you mentioned knock off carrera but there are a million options I’ve seen online and I love yalls the most. This would be a huge life saver as I’m about to redo my kitchen and bathrooms.

    • Reply Meagan May 15, 2016 at 11:58 am

      Hi Dixie! I’m so sorry but he can’t remember. =( I wish you the best of luck looking for the perfect match!

  • Reply Daniel Hicks May 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I notice the large drawer fronts are directly in front of the sinks. Are they faux fronts or is there some actual drawerspace still there? Realy like the look we have a 1960 long galley style bathroom we are planning a redo on also – Same square tile but powder blue tub and sinks with white tiles. We are near Austin in an old ranch style house in the middle of 100 acre parcel of land.

    • Reply Meagan May 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Yes, those are faux fronts! The 3 middle drawers are functional and we have a large cabinet on the other wall that holds a lot of towels and toiletries. I found a vanity on Pottery Barn’s website and the carpenter took it from there! Wow, 100 acres!! That sounds fantastic!

  • Reply Chelsea May 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    How long ago did you purchase the mirrors from World Market! I need them!! And can’t find them.

    • Reply Meagan May 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

      It was about a year ago. That stinks that they don’t have them any more! Did you go in the store or did you look online? Sometimes World Market has more variety when you’re in the store. Good luck!

  • Reply Bree June 6, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Hi! Sorry to pester and ask yet another question regarding at product you chose, but i love the shower curtain any link or idea where you got it? Thank you!

    • Reply Meagan June 6, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      I bought this shower curtain probably 5 years ago from Target…ha! So I’m afraid it’s not available anymore. =)

  • Reply Becky June 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Where did you get your old shower curtain? I love that one also.

    • Reply Meagan June 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      The old shower curtain belonged to the previous owner, this picture was taken from the MLS listing when we bought it. Sorry I couldn’t help you!

  • Reply Jenny June 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful. I am in the middle of a complete bathroom remodel and it is encouraging to see the finished product. What countertop did you use? I have selected similar tile and love how the countertop has some detail in it but not so much as to overwhelm the space.

    • Reply Meagan June 14, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      This was a carrera look alike but we can’t remember what it was called. My brother-in-law helped me find it. Sorry that’s not very helpful. Good luck with your remodel!

  • Reply Jenn June 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Your countertop look very similar to the one we just chose for our remodel: DuPont Zodiaq Quartz in Snowdrift. There’s a nearly identical Zodiaq color as well called Stratus White. You did a beautiful job!

    • Reply Meagan June 21, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you for that information! Yes, those both look very similar. I know some people have been asking about the countertops so I appreciate the help! =)

  • Reply Kelly June 26, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Just ordered a vanity similar to yours and am super pumped to get our remodel started after seeing how fabulously your’s turned out! Do you recall where you got the faucet? Its classic with just enough style to compliment the other elements in the room. Thanks!

  • Reply Lavon July 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Alhrgit alright alright that’s exactly what I needed!

  • Reply Shannon Hair July 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Hi! Job well done! Can you tell me about the floor in the bath redo? Color, style, where to fine it?

  • Reply Danielle Ludvig July 18, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Hi there! I love the circular hanging shelves ( not sure correct word) lol. But can you tell me where you got it? Thanks so much!

    • Reply Meagan July 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      I bought the shelves from World Market but I’m not sure they carry the exact same one anymore. I hope you find a good fit for what you are needing!

  • Reply Lori August 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Hi! So looking at the dates of other comments, I’m a little behind in finding you, but I am getting ready to finish our basement which will include a playroom for my son. It will have somewhat of a nautical/pirate them, and I love your circle shelf w/ the wire and rope. I went to a website that it looked like was the source – the tile guy – but didn’t seem that is where it would have come from. Any help would be appreciated it! Love the bathroom!!

    • Reply Meagan August 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Lori! The shelf was from World Market but I don’t think they carry that exact one anymore. I do think that they might have something similar, though. It’s worth a shot to check it out!

    • Reply Kim September 5, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      World Market does carry this one online right now (5 Sept 2016) that is similar:

  • Reply Mary October 6, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Hi! I am getting ready to take on our master bath and am considering the tongue and groove planks. I love the color you painted it and would have never thought to use chalk paint on a wall. My question is, did you seal the chalk paint or no? How is it holding up with the humidity of a bathroom?

    • Reply Meagan October 14, 2016 at 8:51 am

      I actually didn’t seal it because I like the flat / chalky finish. As long as you aren’t touching it, I think it’s fine. The humidity wasn’t an issue and I take really hot showers!

  • Reply Lisa November 25, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Hi Meagan. I read through all the questions and don’t think anyone asked about the paint color on the vanity. I have such a hard time picking paint colors and love this color. It looks like it is an off white shade but there are so many of those. Thanks for your help! Your bathroom looks amazing!

    • Reply Meagan November 26, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Thank you!! The color of the vanity is Benjamin Moore Simply White. We used that as our vanity / trim / door / kitchen cabinet color and really loved it. It’s a very clean white with no yellow tint to it. Good luck with your project!

  • Reply Kelly November 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Its not exactly the same but Target currently has a circular mesh shelf that reminds me of your shelf that many have asked about. Might be worth checking out!|pdpipadh2|viewed_bought|pdpipadh2|50075919|9

    • Reply Meagan November 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you, Kelly! =)

  • Reply Michael Ganann December 24, 2016 at 7:23 am

    My wife stumbled across your article on this bathroom makeover (she is a big fan of Fixer Upper), and asked me 6 months ago if I could do the same to our strikingly similar before looking bathroom. I just finished it yesterday. Yours is better, but I appreciate the inspiration and the 2016 project! Tell me how I can share my before and after photo with you.

    • Reply Meagan December 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Oh this made my day! I’m so glad you were able to use our bathroom as inspiration. I would love to see the before / after –

  • Reply Lana February 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I would love to know if the unsealed chalk paint walls are still holding up. Streaking? Hair spray spots? When I tell them the unsealed chalk paint is what I want, I am met with a bit of skepticism. I am using your beautiful bathroom as my (in progress) bathroom reno inspiration. Our “before” was pretty similar to yours, only every surface was covered in big yellow tiles. Even the vanity top! So happy to see those things gone! 🙂

    • Reply Meagan February 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      We recently sold the house but we lived with the bathroom for a year and I never saw any spots or problems. The only time I saw something was a little tooth paste (ha!) but I just got a damp rag and wiped the spot off and it was fine. I would only be concerned if you have little kids that might be up on the vanity touching the wall a lot. We literally never touched it so it worked for us really well. You could always do a matte polyurethane coat to keep it looking flat? I hope this helps!

  • Reply Amy Dunbar March 9, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Do you know what color the other walls are? (not the shiplap wall)

    • Reply Meagan March 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Yes, it is called Abalone by Benjamin Moore. In a room without natural light it’s perfect but I would do a test sample first. I have tried it in different spaces and sometimes it’s great but sometimes it can look a little purple. Good luck!

  • Reply anne June 16, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Function wise what did you think of your lights? They are beautiful but did they glare right in your face?

    • Reply Meagan June 18, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      I never noticed a glare in my face, they are very functional!

  • Reply bibiana July 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    does anyone know where the vanity is from <3

    • Reply Meagan July 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      The vanity was custom built from a local carpenter but I used a Pottery Barn vanity as inspiration. I hope that helps!

  • Reply Jessica July 18, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Megan- have you had any trouble with the chalk paint in the bathroom, like with splatter from handwashing or brushing teeth? Does it clean up well or do you have to constantly re-paint it? Thanks in advance!

    • Reply Meagan July 18, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      We only lived there for a year with the renovated bathroom but I never once had to re-paint. We didn’t have children, though. As long as you aren’t touching it, it will be fine. Occasionally I would just get a damp rag and wipe it if there were toothpaste spots or something. I hope that helps!

    • Reply Meagan August 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      That’s a great find!

      • Reply Kylie Emory November 22, 2017 at 10:49 am

        I found this at Ross for $29.99 and passed it up because I wasn’t quite ready for my remodel. We are also using this for inspiration. Currently kicking myself now lol. What color were your ceilings in this photo?

        • Reply Meagan November 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

          The ceiling and trim are all simply white by Benjamin Moore (flat finish just for the ceiling).

  • Reply Ashley Beck August 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I am obsessed with the light fixtures you used but the link doesnt seem to be working.
    Do you mind sharing where you got them?

  • Reply Kristi August 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Hi Meagan – I painted a sample of the Relic chalk paint on a poster board and it looks almost black. Nothing like the color in the pic. Did you put a wax over it and did it lighten up doing so?

    • Reply Meagan August 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Kristi! It looked like a charcoal / blue color when I painted it but I didn’t put anything on top of it. I’m not sure why it looks black but the color is a darker shade.

  • Reply Amy September 9, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Meagan! Your vanity is EXCATLY what I’m looking for… I know you had it custom made and I know you mentioned it was like a pottery barn one? Would you be willing to send me more photos? I’d like to find someone to make me a custome version of yours ?

  • Reply Mary Ann October 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Meagan,

    Do you remember what brand drawer/cabinet pulls you used? I really like them but am having trouble finding them.

  • Reply Jason Mello November 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    How difficult is the chalk paint? Did you prime it prior? We want to try to do the same color, etc.

    • Reply Meagan November 29, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      It was very easy to apply because the wood was raw so we didn’t have to prime. Chalk paint is very easy to apply because it is so adhesive to most materials. Good luck!

  • Reply Jason B. Mello December 29, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Did you seal the chalk paint with wax?

    • Reply Meagan January 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      No, I didn’t seal it because we didn’t have anyone touching the wall and I perferred the matte look. If you have kids, I would recommend sealing it!

      • Reply Melanie Simeone January 14, 2018 at 7:09 am

        What type of sealer would you recommend? Would still want a matte look.

        • Reply Meagan January 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

          You can buy a matte / flat Polyurethane from either a craft store or a home improvement store.

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