I am so excited to finally show you the guest bathroom re-fresh remodel we have been working so hard on for the last 3 months!
This bathroom has always been one of those rooms in our home that we just threw together and never spent our time while designing it. Except for the vanity, that girl is my pride and joy!
It wasn’t that we didn’t want to take our time in designing the bathroom; it was that we had time restrictions. When we first bought our home we only had a few months to get the house in livable condition. Believe me when I tell you this bathroom was not in good shape! Think rat’s nests, broken cabinet doors, and dogs sleeping in the linen closet (don’t worry ~ it was the previous owner’s dogs and they didn’t stay). So we had to do a bit of a rush job if we wanted a place to shower, brush our teeth, (eh-hum) and you know, go to the bathroom.
It has never been exactly what I wanted and far from decorated the way I envisioned it.
So after living here for almost three years, it is time (long overdue) for a little bathroom remodel.
There is my girl in all her glory! The vanity of my dreams. She is a custom design that I worked with my contractor to come up with.
Because the length of the bathroom was so long, I had to build custom cabinets and have a marble slab cut to fit. Honestly one of the best custom builds we put in our home!
Not to mention the storage this sexy lady can hold. We only have one little guy currently, but with storage like this I could have four, heck five kids in the bathroom no problem. We only use one of the drawers in this whole vanity; maybe I need more bathroom stuff? Or maybe this is where I should start storing/hiding my extra décor…don’t tell the hubby!
When we first designed the bathroom I went with simple silver hardware, faucets, light fixtures and mirror. I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go in and at the time it felt safe and classic.As my style has evolved, I have learned that I am not the kind of person that is okay with simple.So when deciding on what to do with the stainless steel silver, I decided black would be a much bolder option.
We didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg for new hardware and faucets. Let’s be real -we have only had them for a little over two years and they are still great for this space.
So what did we do you ask? Got out the black spray paint and went to town on anything and everything!
For the hardware we used Rust-Oleum Satin Paint & Primer In One. This spray paint is the best for things that get some wear, because it doesn’t rub off! I am so happy with how it turned out; the hardware really gives a dramatic pop against the all white vanity and cabinets.
The faucets were also a newer purchase, so wanting to save some money and do this bathroom remodel on a budget, we decided to spray paint them as well. I thought about leaving them silver and going for the mixed metal look, but in the end ultimately decided I wanted them to match the hardware. This is a bit of a DIY experiment, as we have never spray painted a faucet before. So here goes nothing!
We used the same product that we used for the hardware because it has the primer and paint all in one. Hopefully it sticks as well as it has for us in the past and doesn’t rub off. I will have to give you all a full update in a few months. But for now I think it is looking amazing! *Faucet update- this was one of the first things we did in the remodel and it is still holding strong after 3 months!*
My favorite feature of the bathroom remodel has to be the Plank and Mill reclaimed peel-and-stick accent wall! We went with the whitewash 5 inch barnwood and “oh baby” does it look amazing with the white vanity and the contrast of the wood look tile floor. It was a breeze to install! You literally peel off the backing and stick it right to your wall with their pre-applied adhesive. It was also so easy to cut! The wood is very thin, making it much more manageable for my mom and I to make the cuts, yep my mom and I did it all by ourselves! We were pretty proud of ourselves. Such a great product, I want to put it in every room of our house!!
Originally, in wanting to save money, I was also going to paint the light fixtures and existing mirror as well. But as the remodel progressed that went right out the window! I dropped money on new mirrors and light fixtures and actually hired an electrician to move the original electrical boxes for the lights so I could have two mirrors with lights over each of them. Honestly the best decision we made in this whole project!
The two round mirrors over the sinks and that perfect farmhouse light on an adjustable arm…straight up perfection!!! So happy with the look!
We added three floating shelves above the toilet. I love the look this gives. It adds character, height and is so much fun to style.
The Turkish towels on hooks add a great look that is not only functional but beautiful as well. Give me all the Turkish towels! I will never decorate another bathroom without them!
Thank you for taking your time to go on a little tour and hear all that went into our guest bathroom re-fresh.
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