We’re calling this bathroom done! … For now. We still need to replace the faucet and eventually the tile floors, but those things will come. You can see lots of befores in this post, but here’s a before and after side by side (and lots of photos following with sources at the end):
The lines of the mirror I fell in love with. This thing is heavy with a metal frame that adds a nice industrial touch to a more feminine piece.
In the reflection, you can see how well it ties in with the fixture, but also the art on the opposite wall.
Things were feeling a little serious and fancy in here and we aren’t those people. We aren’t serious. We aren’t fancy and art is a really good way to inject personality and even humor into a room. So, while we definitely like nice things (all these shiny new accessories!), I think the art brings in the balance and tells more about who we are.
We ditched the previous vanity light and overhead fixture and installed this one which really illuminates the whole room at night.
When this area rug first arrived, I wasn’t 100% sold on it. I wasn’t sure the size was right, or the color. But after having it hang out in here for a week, it has really grown on me–especially with the darker wall color. And it is really really soft. A keeper.
We took off both doors of the cabinet and painted the frame and used the shelves open instead. It really opened up the room. These shelves now hold: my paint swatch basket, a couple photos, faux grass, a mirror and another basket with a lid that holds extra toilet paper inside. The bottom three shelves hold our towels. (Note: If I could give advice to newlyweds after 5 years of marriage, it would be go for white towels from the beginning. So much easier!) And a basket of other linens and hand towels.
So now that the bathroom is “done,” the rest of the house is looking sadder than ever. But, it gives us a lot of motivation to eventually make each room our own. Until then, party in the bathroom?
Mirror, Towel Ring, Cabinet Hardware, Toilet paper holder, Candle (amazzinnngg!!!), Wire basket: c/o Rejuvenation; Soap dispenser and wooden tray: Target; Fixture: c/o Shades of Light; Rug: Home Decorators; Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy; Cabinet and paneling: Benjamin Moore Simply White
To see how we installed the paneling, visit this post
To read about the prep and painting process, visit this post