Our bathroom makeover is done!
And I have to say, it’s amazing what some paint & decorations can do. This may be my new favorite room in the house. (Until my next project.)
Here’s a reminder of what the bathroom looked like before. This is how the old owner had it decorated.
If you read my beach bathroom inspiration post, you know I was going for a beachy feel with our makeover. I wanted it to be fun, vibrant and sunny—a nice place to get ready in the morning. And mostly, a room I wasn’t embarrassed about, as it is the main guest bathroom!
Well I think I achieved all those things… Take a step onto the beach into my new bathroom:
For the paint colors, I went with a bright, teal-jade green that I’ve been obsessed with this year. The paint is from Sherwin Williams. The green is called “Larchmere” (SW6752). As soon as I started painting it on the wall, I knew it was perfect! I wanted to accent this with a neutral that still had a little modern touch, so I went with a light grey called “Eider White” (SW7014). I think together, the colors have a modern punch to them, but the grey helps tone the green down so it’s no overpowering.
For decorating accents, I wanted to go with neutral whites and tans (a la the sandy beach), and sunny yellows. Incorporating the tan really helped tie in the existing wood. I am not a huge fan of these medium woods, especially the medicine cabinet/sink vanity, but we don’t have a budget to overhaul those at the moment. Bringing in the tan family helped make those part of the design, rather than an unwanted afterthought that we’re kind of stuck with. And of course, the yellow brings in a little dose of sunshine & brightens the mood!
My favorite parts of the bathroom are all of the little details in the decorations. I had a lot of fun picking out everything, mixing & matching them to work together but create texture and interest.
Clockwise from top left: milk glass vase, $0.25 at a garage sale; clear vase and tea light holder from Hobby Lobby; wood & rope anchor, seashells & clear vase from Hobby Lobby; white shelf from Target; ceramic “rope” candle holder from Hobby Lobby; piece of coral, $2 at garage sale.
I found this shower curtain at Target a few months ago right after we bought the house. I bought it not knowing yet what the plan was for the bathroom, and it ended up fitting in seamlessly.
See that towel holder in the background? I love, love, love it versus the traditional boring towel bars…
Metal towel holder from Hobby Lobby.
All towels from Target.
And of course, my rope “Beach” kind of hits you over the head with the room’s theme.
“Beach” rope sign, distressed picture frame, starfish & glass bottle from Hobby Lobby. Shelf from Target.
I’m notorious for taking FOREVER to fill in picture frames with real pictures. I promise that’s on my to-do list this week. I also want to fill the corked bottle with sand from the beach.
Yellow chevron hand towels from Target; rope & glass jar from Hobby Lobby; rug from Marshalls.
I heart chevron patterns right now in a major way (who doesn’t?) so these hand towels seemed like the natural choice. I also loved the pattern and colors in the rug I put at the foot of the sink; this was another purchase I made a few months ago that I was able to incorporate with the design.
There you have it! A few coats of paint, new decorations & towels, and we have a whole new bathroom.
What do you think? Anything you would add or change?
The only big thing left to do is change out the ugly 90’s bulb lighting above the sink (which I tried to cut out of most pictures). I didn’t want to start messing with electrical by myself, but when the parents come visiting this Fall, that’s one thing that will be on their list. 😉