Upstairs Bathroom: Before and After Reveal

The upstairs bathroom is the first completed room at Danascara Place! I am so proud of finishing this room in a year – it seems like a long time but it was squeezed in between simultaneously working on so many more projects in our home and our life – cleaning up the piles of wood from the trees we cleared outside and countless other cleanup projects in the yard during the summer, renovating the kitchen, organizing and doing other small projects to make our mostly unrenovated home function in the first year we moved in, lining the chimney and adding a wood furnace to the basement, working on the pool and patio area in the back (to be continued in 2021!), and becoming a part-time teacher to my kids as they switched to remote school in March 2020! Plus so much more I’m probably forgetting about.

So without further ado, here is the completed bathroom, with some side-by-side comparisons to see how far we’ve come.

Slide for before and after!
Slide for before and after!
Slide for before and after!
Slide for before and after!
Slide for before and after!


Paint Colors – Hopsack by Sherwin Williams on the walls and Pure White by Sherwin Williams on the trim, door, and ceiling.

Flooring – Marble and Granite from Lowes

Door towel hooks – House of Antique Hardware

Fleur de Lis towel hook – House of Antique Hardware

Hand towels – Ribbed Fringe Hand Towel from Bed Bath & Beyond

Faucet – Victorian Widespread Bathroom Faucet in Polished Nickel from Signature Hardware

Bath hardware – Kingston Brass Clawfoot Tub Shower Kit and Shower Rod Post Support

Fabric for shower curtain – Woodperry by Schumacher

Curtain – Made from an Alfred Shaheen remnant. SimilarSimilarSimilarSimilar

Toilet – Kohler Memoirs

Toilet paper holder – CB2

Curtain hardware – Cafe Rod and Cafe Pinch Ring

Push button switches and unlacquered brass switch plates – Kyle’s Switch Plates and House of Antique Hardware

Vent covers – Iron Ring Paintable Resin Vent Cover from Vent Covers Unlimited

Ceramic Pyramid Sconce

Glass Obelisk

Diana Bust – Vintage – Similar

Color Study Art – Paper & Pencil Co

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed this renovation – having you to share our triumphs with is priceless.

9 thoughts on “Upstairs Bathroom: Before and After Reveal

      1. This before and after on this bathroom is wild, amazing job!

        I really love seeing someone else who has a claw foot tub with no way to really brace it from the wall- the hardware you linked is really helpful. Do you have any tall members of the family? If so, have they found the shower head height sufficient? That’s my main concern with some I’ve looked at 😬

      2. My husband is only about 5’11 and, yes, I think if someone was over 6 feet it might be difficult to shower in the clawfoot with the shower system in comes with. That said, I’m sure you can buy extra brass piping from the company and extend the shower head higher. You could use one of the braces we used on the side to brace the shower head at the top if it needs it. Hope this helps!

  1. Oh goodness, this is a lovely, lovely room. And the ‘befores’ leave no doubt about your clarity of vision, range of imagination, and skill in execution. Can’t wait to see what is next (but, you know, no pressure: I was exhausted just reading your work list).

  2. Hello Jess! I was following your Instagram account from the time your family first purchased Danascara Place. I left all social media last year & just today, as I was deep cleaning, YOU popped into my mind & I knew I HAD to find your website online to see your progress thus far. WHAT A TREAT FOR MY EYES! The bathroom is STUNNING! I’m beside myself at the finished first room of in this historical beauty. Every angle, every view is a spark of beauty & special detailed touches that not only delight my sight but my soul too! The textures, the shimmer, the warmth, IS ALL SO MAGNIFICENT! I look forward to seeing what else you’ve done & are doing in the future. What a SPLENDID job you’ve done. Keep pressing on with the inspiring vision your family has to restore this treasure.

    1. Thank you SO much, Nat! It is so much fun to have others following along with our projects. I need to be better at documenting out process here on the blog as well as on my Instagram page! I have a few update posts planned for the blog coming up if you aren’t on Instagram anymore. Your words mean so much to me, thank you for taking the time out of your day and a break from your social media hiatus to check on our project!!

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