Friends, today is the day! I’m finally sharing our bathroom makeover reveal! It’s not because it took us forever to finish it, although it was nice not having any deadlines right on our heels. No we have been stuck in perpetual days of rain and clouds. I mean it is true what they say “April showers bring May flowers”, and we can’t wait for that. The sun finally broke through last week for a brief moment and I was able to get some pictures. If you caught my Insta stories than you got a little sneak peak. And for those who did catch my Insta stories and I couldn’t get details out fast enough on sources, everything is sourced and linked today. Enjoy!
In case you don’t remember what our bathroom looked like before, here is a photo for easy reference. I had recently painted the tan stripes gray, which you can read about HERE, and to go way back to see what the space looked like when we bought our house you can click HERE.
I had always wanted to add bead board to the walls like we did in our back hallway, but I wasn’t about to start this project until we could afford to do all the updates it needed at once. I will share more details on how we budgeted this project, and I think you will be surprised at how little it needed. Once we were ready to pull the trigger, I had enough bead board wall paper left over from this project, so that’s what we ended up going with. Yep, you read that right, it’s wallpaper!
We installed it to 3/4 of all the walls, excluding the tub area, and trimmed it out with 1×4 pine boards to match the rest of the trim in our house. I then painted it Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams and painted the top portion of the wall and trim White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
I picked up this cabinet back in the beginning of the year at TJ Maxx, because our current cabinet had seen better days. It was time for an upgrade. I ended up painting this piece with chalk paint I purchased from Lowes, and will share that little transformation with you tomorrow!
It’s the perfect size cabinet for the tiny portion of wall next to our toilet. The best part is it offers plenty of extra storage that it is all concealed behind those two doors. On top of the cabinet I corralled decor in a weathered tray. Faux tulips from HomeGoods pop nicely against the slate blue walls, and a white tooth brush holder from Target gives my kids each their own cubby to hold their tooth brushes and tooth paste. Because of course they have to have their own toothpaste!
What finally kick started this project was the need to replace our toilet. And if you are going to replace the toilet we might as well replace the tub and shower unit as well. I shared in a previous post it was never properly hooked up, and the old tub never filled, which meant the kids would always have to take a bath in our bathroom. Not any more my friends, not anymore!
We purchased the new tub and toilet from Lowes, along with the white subway tile we used for the surround. Since our old shower curtain was navy blue and clashed with the new wall color, I picked up this white and gray striped shower curtain at TJ Maxx as well for $14.99.
I knew I wanted to use a dark grout, but didn’t want to go black because I was afraid it was going to be too dark and clash a little with the paint color. I chose Pearl Gray for the grout color, which was a pretty charcoal gray and tied in beautifully with the rest of the colors in the space. We also replaced the shower fixtures, and went with brushed nickel to tie into the other lighter gray elements in the space and add to the monochromatic feel.
I wanted to keep the overall feel of the design to feel vintage yet classic. It was important to me to choose elements that not only complimented our style, but complimented our house too. Since we live in an old farmhouse, even though we were adding all brand new pieces I wanted them to feel like they matched the era of the house, and would feel like they always belonged. I found these fun towel hooks on Amazon, and thought they matched perfectly with the look and feel were were going with.
They have a vintage feel, which tied in nicely with the new vanity light we bought from Joss & Main. Playing along with those vintage vibes is the fun new mirror from Painted Fox. Since I don’t believe everything has to be matchy-matchy, I focused more on things having a cohesive feel.
This mirror definitely feels vintage with a slightly industrial vibe. It’s rounded edges and antiqued pewter finish were the perfect balance to the other newer, shiny finished we have in the space.
Not to mention this adorable built in shelf that is the perfect size for adding a touch of decor, or easy to reach storage.
To the left of our mirror I hung my favorite wall hanging from Vol. 25, the “Fern Study”. It’s perfect in this space, because it compliments the simple design plan I was going for, and the added bonus is it covers my white outlet and I can easily move the wall hanging when I need to plug a curling iron in or something.
Over all I wanted the bead board treatment to shine, and really act as the art in the space. I still have plans to add reclaimed barn wood to the ceiling, but with the snow just recently melting and all the rain we’ve had, I have to wait for pile to dry out before we can install it.
You can see all the progress that went into this reveal by going back and seeing our first bathroom progress post HERE, and the progress we made from there, HERE. To see where it all started, you can click HERE and see what our bathroom design plan looked like. I will also be sharing a complete budget break-down post so you can see how much money went towards certain items, and help give you an idea on how much a bathroom makeover like this will cost.
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