Chelsea Lipford Wolf pictured in her up to date hall bathroom (in advance of picture inset).

This summer season, DIYer Chelsea Lipford Wolf ( and her spouse Brandon have been active renovating their 1950s ranch-type fixer upper in Spring Hill. The first period of the challenge concentrated on the exterior makeover full with new paint, new doorways and windows and lush landscaping.

The moment the exterior transformation was full, the Wolfs shifted their concentrate indoors to the out-of-date hall toilet shared by their three small children. Unique blue tiles (plus a blue tub and toilet!) and a small single vanity produced this area visually unappealing and missing in operation. In this article, Chelsea walks us through the upgrades they made and how they ended up equipped to optimize room and fashion.

Custom-designed Vainness

The authentic vanity was situated also shut to the rest room door, building it tough to get in and out of the area. Plus, with only one sink, it wasn’t really practical for the Wolfs’ little ones. Developing up having to share a rest room with her very own sister, Chelsea recognized the worth of having two sinks for her two ladies.

With the assist of some ideas she located on the net, Chelsea was in a position to develop the self-importance herself—adding a quartz countertop from a neighborhood fabricator at Delta Stone. “There are so lots of totally free programs out there on-line these days,” suggests Chelsea. “I discovered just one that seemed like what I was going for but modified for my actual dimensions. There was however a ton of head-scratching included which manufactured my complete establish time fairly lengthy. But now that the vanity is mounted, I wouldn’t have experienced it any other way!”

Extending the Lavatory Wall

In get to make area for the new double vainness, Chelsea understood she would need to extend the current wall of her bathroom. Utilizing some more house from the hallway, Chelsea and her father, contractor Danny Lipford, had been able to give the rest room an added 12 sq. toes of area letting for a much larger vainness and an extension to the linen closet.  

Penny Ground Tiles

For the new floor, Chelsea selected retro design and style penny tiles. “I loved the penny tile as a nod to the age of our property. No one will feel it is primary, but I thought it was a pleasurable addition in its place of going total-on modern-day in a 1950s household,” she states. Greatest of all, the tiles came in sheets making the set up course of action that a great deal much easier.


For the walls, Chelsea chose to include extremely sturdy Wetwall panels in a all-natural stone pattern. “The wall panels are manufactured from the same business that will make laminate countertops. And what will get abused much more than a kitchen counter!”

Instead of that contains the seem to the shower, she decided to enclose the total bathroom with Wetwall as it is easy to clean and eliminated the have to have for paint.

Scaled-down Additions

A new (not blue) rest room and bathtub was an complete should. Chelsea opted for higher conclude plumbing fixtures to get the most bang for her buck. “Spending revenue on quality plumbing fixtures is really about top quality of lifetime,” she claims. “You can explain to the variance among a cheaper faucet and a increased end product when you are applying it several occasions a working day.”

To complete off the room, Chelsea additional modern mild fixtures to brighten up the home and painted the ceiling to match the new vanity.