You guys! I’m so excited that I finally get to show you my finished hath bathroom. I’ve been working on this space for over a month. If I didn’t have a 14 month old, I’m pretty sure I could’ve done everything in just a weekend. But…since I don’t get consistent sleep at night and do get a ton of interruptions…I move slower. Let’s take a look back at the original bathroom from when we moved in, shall we. It will make the finished look oh, so more dramatic.
First of all, who left the set up? 😉 Probably my son. Let’s look past that detail and notice the drab, boring beige walls and the outdated vanity. Here’s a view from the other side of the room…
Bad lighting and wood hardware were on my long list of changes. So now that you’ve taken a good look at the before…it’s time to see the new bathroom design.
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This bathroom has come a long ways. First thing I changed in here was the wall color. A few coats of Sherwin Williams Reflection and I was already loving the new look of this bathroom. Next I replaced the sink and installed a brand new faucet. Installing the sink was a first for this DIYer…but it was actually pretty easy to do. You can read my step by step tutorial on replacing a bathroom sink HERE. I wanted to replace the whole counter top but my hubby was like…whoa Laura…don’t get crazy. 🙁 So I’m hoping by the time I get around to remodeling our master bath, he will have warmed up to the idea. (fingers crossed)
After the sink was installed it was time to tackle that builder grade bathroom cabinet. I would’ve loved to replace the whole cabinet, but I knew a simple color change would make a big difference. So black it was…Sherwin Williams Tricorn to be exact. Even though it looked way better painted…I had to add some sparkle to those drawers with some new hardware. See what I mean…
It’s all in the details, no matter how small. 😉 Oh…and can I just say how much I adore that oil can glass soap dispenser? Washing your hands was never so much fun. 😉
Now that my vanity was looking good I needed to get the builder grade mirror up to speed. The lovely people at MirrorMate offered me a mirror frame. I chose the Pemaquid Black frame and I think it looks fantastic. It was exactly what this bathroom need to go from builder grade to custom made! And it was the easiest DIY I have ever done. I simply picked out my frame style and included my mirrors measurements. When the frame arrived it was already pre-taped and all I had to do was assemble and press on to my frame.
This one change gave my whole bathroom a more custom look. I can’t wait to add these frames to all of the mirrors in this house.
The last major – but oh so necessary – change in this half bathroom was the lighting. I loathe this type of lighting…
I had this same style of lighting in all my bathrooms at our last house and I was blessed to find them here too. So one by one these babies are going down. Lamp Plus sent me this Feiss Maddison polished nickel bathroom light and I love it!
Now that’s how you do bathroom lighting. I even installed a dimmer so that those early morning bathroom visits aren’t so blinding. Have I mentioned how much I love dimmers? I am a huge fan. Eventually….I am going to have them installed in every room of the house. 😉
The last place to address was the wall over the toilet. I debated for a long time and finally decided to hang a shelf and put up a picture from our trip to Maine a few years ago. You may remember it from my Spa-like Guest Bathroom Makeover at our last house. I just love looking at this trail in the Arcadia National Park. So every time I pass by it on my way to the laundry room…I get to go back there. It does my soul some good and it’s a nice black and white photo.
I am so pleased with this makeover. It went from blah…
So what do you think of the remodel? Do you like the changes I made? One bathroom down, three more to go!