This post has been months in the making…we started planning this bathroom in June and finally in August we’ve finished it! Our Nautical Bathroom for our son is complete and we are all in love and sighing a sigh of relief.
When we moved into our house, we had these plain, vanilla bathrooms in each room. We have 2 1/2 bathes total and to date we have one and a half finished now. Here’s our 1/2 bath makeover from a few months ago. Our master bath, the best of all, is last on the list. Our bathrooms lacked character and were outfitted with builders grade cabinets, lights, and fixtures. While the cabinets remain the same, we hit the whole room with a coat of paint and tons of updates…and we took our bathroom from THIS:
Light green, ugly cabinets, plain jane bathroom with NO character…and definitely NOT a kids bathroom…to this AFTER:
Doesn’t even look like the same bathroom anymore does it?! Let’s get a side by side look for comparison
I’ll have some more follow up posts this week with specifics, but here’s the what we did:
1. Painted the cabinets and trim in the room white.
2. Repainted the room from light green to light gray, yes, it’s gray, not light blue. Promise. It’s the same color we’ll be used for our son’s bedroom makeover (next up on the list and in progress). It’s a Benjamin Moore color.
3. Replaced the plain white shower curtain with a navy and white striped shower curtain from West Elm. It’s the same shower curtain that matches the duvet cover I got for my son’s room. Notice the awesome new curved, brushed nickel shower curtain rod from Moen that I am in love with.
4. Replaced all of the hardware in the bathroom with great new fixtures provided by Moen. Moen sent us brushed nickel bathroom fixtures to try out after I got to see them at SNAP in April. They really took the room from builder’s grade to a whole new level of customized. We used all new fixtures from their Ashville Collection that is meant to be spot resistant and microban protected. We LOVE the new fixtures and later this week I’ll show you some of the details of getting those items replaced! Thank goodness my dad is a contractor because we wouldn’t have been able to do that ourselves!
5. Replaced our UGLY builders grade light fixture with an awesome, custom navy blue Barn Light Electric light fixture…one of my FAVORITE parts of the bathroom and more to come on that this week! This light fixture makes me a happy happy girl Who else can say they have this in their house?! It’s so unique!
6. Added a MirrorMate frame to our plain, unframed mirror from before. The white frame really adds a gorgeous touch to the room and makes the mirror look custom for a great price and little effort. It takes NO time to install and I’d buy a MirrorMate frame any day over a new mirror.
7. Then, of course, we decorated. I recycled a lot of stuff I already had around the house and added a GORGEOUS handmade sign from Evie Ivy…I saw her first at SNAP and purchased a sign from her there and knew I had to have another one for this bathroom. HER STUFF IS ADORABLE and I LOVE IT. Seriously…go check it out. I want one of each (more to come on that later this week). Our previous bathroom was light green, so I used the same bath mat and striped green bath towels to go with the room.
I made the little frames over the toilet using scrapbook paper and wooden decorations I purchased from JoAnn’s. I painted a few of them to match my decor better, attached them to the paper, and put them back in the frames I already had. They work perfectly over the toilet and I already had them from the guest bedroom we’re converting.
Overall…I’m so happy with how this turned out. I’ll share more specific details on all the awesome vendors I used later this week.
Note: This is NOT a paid or sponsored post; however, I did receive free products from some vendors to collaborate with them for this makeover. All words and opinions are 100% my own and I personally recommend each and every one of the vendors I used for my makeover! I’ll give you more details on all the smaller pieces of this makeover as the week continues.
Special thanks to:
My dad…for helping us install all the “hard” stuff
And my hubby for putting up with a whiny, tired pregnant woman who just wanted to finish this project.