Welcome to this little Bathroom Before and After!
In getting ready for the contractor to start knocking out the wall in our den, we’re trying to finish the upstairs projects that I started months ago. I threw myself into our bedroom redo (posted HERE) but ran out of energy when I got to the master bath…
But now it’s done!
Here’s a “Before” shot…
This wasn’t a total renovation and as I always do, I kept the budget to a minimal! I used my favorite paint in all the world, Behr Ultra Paint with Primer in Hushed White on the bottom paneling and Behr Ultra Sandstone Cove on the top walls. I started with the two tones of white, neither of which are bright-white. And added a soothing soft tealish blue and a pop of pink inside the cabinets!
We kept the cabinet but replaced the vanity top. The Husband ordered the vanity top from The Home Depot and we got it within just a few days. He said it was easy to replace…but The Husband always says things are easy.I painted and distressed the cabinet with a custom Behr Ultra color I’ve used here and there all over the house! Some new hardware, and waaalaaa!
The Husband put in new faucets. (of course, from The Home Depot)
And added new lighting. (from the Martha Stewart line at The Home Depot)
He also built a shelf to hold towels! It’s the same simple design he used for Elliot’s adorable bookshelf (Instructions HERE)
Can you tell that when I have a room redo, The Husband is key to my projects? We are a perfect match I tell ya, I dream up ideas and he makes them happen!
Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room…I have a television in here. Please don’t judge…please. There’s a good story behind this, and someday I’ll tell you 🙂
I wanted a little shelf to hide my blow dryer and my iPod dock…so of course, The Husband made it happen! I can now leave the blow dryer plugged in all the time and hide it!(safely away from the water by the way!)
In one of my favorite places for inspiration, Pinterest, I saw a window with a sheer curtain and tiny white lights cascading behind the curtain…I did a little version of that in my bathroom, using a balloon shade from the Shabby Chic line at Target!
It’s like soft candlelight at night…so relaxing. And I love the Shabby Chic line of curtains by the way, they are airy and light and the fabrics are delicious! (and they’re budget friendly!)
And to eliminate one of my pet peeves, I got rid of the shampoo, conditioner and bath soap containers and replaced them with glass dispensers from Target-
Oh, and to cover my unattractive shower door, I use a vintage bedspread that hangs from a shower rod.
I couldn’t finish the bathroom without organizing the cabinets and drawers. I threw away a huge trash bag full of little sample cosmetics and hair products that I rarely use! I was brutal, keeping absolutely nothing that I don’t use regularly. It felt GREAT!
Then I added shelf paper I got a Michael’s last year…it’s the Shabby Chic line! I love it!
~I’m so happy with the bathroom before and after! It’s organized, bright and in keeping with my 2012 one-word, it brings a bit of simplicity to my life!
Will you be working on any projects this weekend or just snuggling in and relaxing?
~Whatever you do my friends, enjoy your moments~