My dear readers…I promised you pictures of the bathroom reveal and I know I have been a little slow in getting the pictures posted. I am so pleased with the way the bathroom turned out…it definitely makes a statement compared to the rather mundane bathroom it used to be. I may be a bit goofy…but I smile each time I walk down the hall way and glance in at this small bathroom….whereas before I would just avoid looking in. See? I told you I am goofy or weird or whatever!
Oh, and one more disclaimer…these photos were taken with my IPhone so the quality and contrast and lightness are not the same as working in the ‘Lightroom’ for my photo editing…I have been having a few issues with Adobe, but I promised to show you pictures, so I am showing you, warts and all. Remember this room has no windows.
The 3 photos below are the BEFORE pictures. The first one is the way the room looked when we first bought the house. The wall color was golden-yellow and it had a brown shower curtain.
It is hard to see, but the countertop was also a pale yellow. You can see it better in the next two photos. The walls were a sage green at this time. We had changed the faucet and shower curtain and wall color.
There was also a mirror on the side wall (see above pic) that housed a medicine cabinet. I never really liked that, but managed to live with it for a few years.
So now let us talk make over. Below are the make over pics. The AFTER Pics.
I painted the walls a very pale gray and I really like the neutral color. I promise that I will provide better pictures when I get my lighting program fixed on my PC . There are still a few finishing touches such as more towels, etc to this tiny room.
A for sure addition will be replacing the knobs on the vanity with chrome to match the other fixtures… I have that on my “to do” list. One of the best things we did is add the glass partition on the tub. The room is so small that shower curtains just made the room appear even smaller. The shower head is a rain shower so it does not splatter or spray water…the water just falls straight down like rain. However, I do have to confess that no one uses this shower. This Hall/Guest bathroom is usually used by guests as a powder room only. Now, you may be asking how much money did we spend on this little make over.
I really wanted the faucet to be vintage….I found the next best thing. I just love love love this faucet! I think it goes perfectly with the small egg shaped vessel sink.
I am sure many of you have seen some of those makeovers on HGTV …at least enough to know that a complete bathroom make over can be very expensive…having said that, I feel our cost was very reasonable. The Captain and I had a budget, (don’t forget sweat equity)….but before I talk numbers of the cost of the make over, let me tell you a little of what we had to work with. We were able to use the existing tub, the tub tile surround, the toilet, the vanity light, the vanity base, and a mirror from another part of the house.
In addition to re-painting the whole bathroom. we added beadboard, a medicine cabinet above the toilet, marble vanity top, towel bar, TP holder and towel ring, a vessel sink and faucet. So drum roll please…we were able to keep the cost under $900.00! The most expensive items were the glass shower partition and the marble counter top, which we found locally. (I would love to put bamboo flooring like we have in the master bedroom, pool bath and office, but that was not in the budget at this time) 😉
Even though the room is very small, I felt it needed a little more character, so we added the wood medicine cabinet and I am very pleased with that. It allowed me to bring colors from the large flower painting (brown branches) over to the opposite wall, by adding a brownish toned picture that I had hanging in the hall way. The saying on the picture is the Serenity Prayer. I repainted the frame from an Oak to white and placed it on the top of the cabinet. (more on that later)
We bought the medicine cabinet at Lowe’s (on sale) and the beadboard at Home Depot. The sink, faucet and other hardware, I purchased on-line and managed to get free shipping. The great thing about on-line shopping is “choices”…I am able to find just the right faucet without running in and out of stores, which just wears me out these days. I let my fingers do the walking!
I have not set out a few things on the vanity yet…still “living” with it to get a feel of what I might add. I have a small white planting pot with fresh herbs that I have been “eying” out in the Secret Garden. Don’t be surprised if that little pot doesn’t end up in the corner behind the faucet. 🙂
The Captain added the shelves and towel rack at the end of the tub. I wanted the bathroom to have a Hotel feel with plush white towels.
The Serenity Prayer picture was a great shopping short-cut that I like to use. It is called Shopping your home!
Have you ever shopped your home? You might find something to re-finish and you have a brand new “something” and it doesn’t cost a dime. The Serenity Prayer picture and the oval mirror that used to be above my entry table in our other house, are good examples of shopping my home. It makes you feel like you have a brand new item and makes it fresh again.
You see, I repainted the mirror from the dark, espresso color with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Old White… that I had left over from a hutch I repainted for one of our Flip houses. I also repainted the existing vanity light fixture framework as I liked the scrolls surrounding the 3 lights. When painting the ceiling, I removed the yellowing vent cover and grabbed a can of white spray paint!! Easy peasy.
I partnered with Sherwin Williams paint for the walls, beadboard and ceiling and I used the Emerald, which is one of their top of the line paints. It goes on so easily and covers well. Just like “butta”….although, I did use two coats of paint.
Below is the source list for our Hall/Guest Bathroom Makeover.
- Upper wall paint: SW Agreeable Gray in Satin
- Ceiling: SW Extra white in flat
- Beadboard, door and baseboards: SW Eider White in Semi Gloss
- Beadboard: Home Depot
- vanity top: Marble with gray veining from local company
- vessel sink: 16″x13″ Egg Shape Ceramic Bathroom Vessel Sink Basin Faucet
- sink faucet: SaintMossi® Victorian Traditional Chrome Bathroom Cloakroom Basin Sink Mixer Faucet
- medicine cabinet (above toilet): Allen + Roth Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
- hardware: Moen Kingsley Collection’s Double Towel Bar, Towel Ring, and Paper Holder
- glass partition: custom item from a local shower door company
- shelves/brackets at end of tub: Home Depot in the shelving department
- Large Painting of Cherry Blossoms: Home Goods
- Gray & Cream Rug: Bed Bath & Beyond
I hope this helps you to see our make over and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Are you, my dear readers planning a make over or have you completed one recently? Please share!
Have a great and blessed day!