At the end of last year, Mike and I had hardwoods put in throughout our upstairs. While we were at it, we did budget makeovers on all the rooms up there, including this bathroom.
When I start any room makeover or renovation the first thing I decide is the mood I want in that room. By mood I mean the feel of the room. Will it be modern? (Never in my own house, although I do appreciate modern style.) Will it be Country French, English cottage, Traditional?
Once I decide on the mood, every decision going forward is easier because each and every element I choose must be cohesive with that mood.
My entire house is decorated in a bit of a Rustic Chic style, so I wanted to bring that same mood into the guest bathroom.
(Combining opposites is fun in all areas of design from fashion to interior spaces! Think your favorite worn in jeans paired with a soft pink lacy top or 2 rubbed oil bronze lanterns hanging low over a marble kitchen island-)
Mike and I love getting creative when we’re trying to cut the budget on a project and this bathroom was particularly fun…
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Instead of buying a new (expensive) vanity, we found a Chic French-inspired dresser on Craig’s List and converted it.
This sink is perfect for using in a “dresser” vanity because it doesn’t sit up too far off of the vanity top like some above-counter sinks do and it’s a nice size for a smaller surface.
Since my goal for this room was rustic chic, the rubbed oil bronze lights …
and faucet helped add to the rustic vibe..
While the ornate mirror helped amp up the chic factor hanging on the more rustic “shiplap” wall. I started with an old frame and painted it a creamy white, then had a mirror cut to size at our local glass shop.
The great thing about this shiplap is that it was super cheap. Mike had Lowe’s rip some 1/8″ (4 x 8) sheets of plywood into 5 and 5/8″ wide planks. He lightly sanded them before installing them with a nail gun.
Like I said earlier, the vanity was a budget friendly dresser from Craig’s List that Mike made work with the plumbing by cutting out places for pipes in 2 of the drawers…
While the body of the dresser was in good shape, the top was cheap wood so Mike made a new top out of Mahogany…
and sealed it with this clear Satin Polyurethane.
In the water closet, we kept it simple by repainting, replacing the shower curtain with a linen ruffled curtain and adding a new light fixture…
We’ve done a big Master Bathroom Renovation HERE, but honestly, this budget friendly makeover was even more fun…
List of Sources-may contain affiliate links-
Vanity- Dresser-Craig’s List
Vanity Light – HERE
Rug – HERE
Towel Holder -(similar) HERE
Water Closet Mini Chandelier – HERE
Shower Curtain – (similar) HERE
Tobacco Baskets – Tuesday Morning
Mirror – Vintage Frame Painted & fit with a mirror
Walls – Behr Dolphin Fin
Stool – Mike made it