Once upon a time (about 6 months ago!) we decided to give our bathroom a makeover. One project led to another to another…and yet there always seemed to be “something more” to do. I kept putting off the reveal until it could be really finished…and then wanted to wait until the light to was just perfect for the after pictures. But, for goodness sake, I’m tired of waiting already! So, come on in and I’ll give you a tour of our latest room re-do.
This itty bitty bathroom is the main one in our house ~ just down the hall and to the right of the front door. It’s obvious that square footage in a bathroom wasn’t much of a priority in 1967. But, honesty, I’m just glad we live post- outhouse stage!!
Here’s a peek of what it looked like soon after we moved in:
After ending up with one too many make-up brushes in the toilet, I moved my vanity area upstairs, and we put up a little cupboard for storage.
That’s how it stayed for years, until we decided to take the plunge and give it a little spiff up.
We wanted to incorporate every little trick we could think of to make the room feel larger, brighter, and function better for us. The old warp-topped vanity and avocado green and gold faux tile was definitely my least favourite feature.
After removing the tile and uncovering a few unfortunate discoveries, we ended up putting up a whole new wall and a (now safe) electrical outlet. Once the major problems were taken care of, we were able to install a sleek new vanity, and white tile backsplash.
We also removed the built in medicine cabinet, added a bigger mirror, and a shelf along the length of the wall.
That little shelf is like magic in making the room feel larger…
If I were actually giving you a tour of this room in person, here’s where things would get a bit awkward. Remember, this is a very small room! But, it’s ok, squeeze on in by the door and you can see the other side of the room. ( Directly in front of the toilet is the tub.) This is what it looked like before we started.
The tub had the same barker board (that looks like tile) action happenin’ that the vanity did. I painted the barker board and the walls (Seasalt color), too. They’re as happy as a couple of little sea-lovin’ clams now.
I’m hoping to get another decor project for that finished later this week…
I’ll be back to give a few more details on some sneaky storage ideas for you, and I can’t wait to tell you all about the curtain…
It just might be my craziest project yet!:)
P.S. I showed how I painted the “Enjoy the Little Things” sign here.
Sources: Mirror: Target
Vanity: Home Depot
Paint: Sherwin Williams Color Seasalt mixed in Benjamin Moore paint
Everything Else: Repurposed things we already had.