When I initially shared the design plan for the project, we planned on it being our quickest renovation yet! That was back in August. While we did flip all of the permanent fixtures in a week’s time it took me until the very last day of 2017 to put the finishing touches on. Now it’s here! Ready to check it out?
We started by taking out the old vanity and sink which was unbearably dated and actually ended up selling it for $50! Then we tore up the vinyl flooring and prepped the existing wall tile to be painted. Painting the tile made the room so much more bright and fresh and the entire project cost under $100.
After painting the tile we installed new tile floors which ended up being super affordable as well and super gorgeous! We painted the entire room a light blue to contrast with the fresh white tile and installed LED lights above the sink and in the shower as well as added in a new lighted bathroom fan. This room has zero windows so the LED lights made a giant difference in making the room brighter. The before photos aren’t yellowed because of my amateur photography – that is actually how the room looked.
No one ever wants to talk about the toilet but I’ll be the first! We bought this same toilet for both of our bathrooms. Both have been great buys for the price. Some people say a toilet is one of the things it is worth to spend a ton of money on, but I’ll stand behind this affordable purchase!
You can tell the different the tile paint made in the photo above. We didn’t paint the actual tub – just the tile. See the difference from the yellowed tile and the bright white tub basin? It matches almost perfectly now! JR was hesitant to go with brass fixtures but after he installed them he mentioned a few different times how snazzy they looked! And my favorite new brass fixture…
This girl! I have zero regrets on installing Esther the swan (named in memory of our now-deflated pink swan Palm Springs pool float!) as our new faucet! JR’s friends have differing opinions so I need some gal pals to come over and vouch for me! The new vanity matches the vanity we used in our Master Bathroom project and is seriously one of my favorite pieces. The drawers are super roomy and have tons of storage. We paired it with this sink – also from IKEA. I used the absolute cheapest brass pulls I could find. I am staying on the lookout for a fancy brass Anthropologie version to go on sale. We used the mirror that came with the house and if you checked out the design plan that is what we sort of based the design plan around.
The small details and decor were told the hardest to nail down. I was super indecisive as to where to hang art and if we should do shelves or not. We decided to DIY some white and gold shelves from IKEA and do some simple minimal decor on the shelves. We have plenty of storage but if we ever find ourselves needing more we could switch to some baskets on the shelving.
The little tray near the sink was a find from Hobby Lobby. It is nice to have a little place to keep everything without it being scattered across the counter. The bath salts were from a makers market I went to a while back, the lotion is from World Market, and the cleanser is my all time favorite and is from Glossier.
IKEA now sells multiple sizes of gold frames so I snagged one and then bought this grey frame in two different sizes (large one for the Motel art, small for the palm tree art) and then coordinated with different small pots and plants. The blue striped plant is actually a giant coffee mug from Urban Outfitters, the basket is vintage from Happy Camp Collective, and the while pot is from IKEA as well. The plants are all actually fake since I am a self-admitting plant killer and this room gets absolutely zero sunlight. I got them all from Hobby Lobby and think they look pretty convincing! All of the items in the basket are from my bridesmaid gift from my friend Julia. She ordered the sweetest box from a company called KikiConfetti – definitely check it out if you are a soon-to-be-bride!
The motel print is from Jenny’s print shop – which I am sort of obsessed with! You pay for the digital file and can print it in any size you choose. The small palm tree print was from a free stock photo site and the bike print is a photo of my sister that I took during our trip to Santa Monica. We look like twins so I like to pretend it’s me – HA!
We spent a whopping $80 in tile which was much more affordable than the $500+ we spent on the master bathroom. It is from Lowe’s and looks great. We paired it with white grout and the results are seriously so bright and fresh.
The rug was a vintage find from a few year’s back in Lincoln. It was actually not for sale at the estate sale and was hidden under like 10 stacks of books. I moved all the books and dug it out and offered them $10 – What. A. S.T.E.A.L.
And last but not least – the luscious velvet navy shower curtain. I actually got a single navy panel in the clearance section of West Elm, brought it home, and it was a bit to short width wise. Thankfully they had some on clearance online so I bought another one and sewed them together. We hung it extra, extra high and it makes the bathroom feel a million times bigger!
If you have any questions on where anything is from check out the source list below. Some of the DIYs and tips on painting the tile are also linked below! Do you have a bathroom that needs a little love? What would be the first thing you would want to change?
Also a huge, gigantic thank you to the unbelievable Ashley Crawford for helping me with these stellar photos in my sadly windowless room! We are working together on a super fun project that I cannot wait to share with you all!
On the Walls: Shelves: DIY | Small Basket | Basket Items | Small Gold Frame: Spray Painted | Large Gold Frame: Spray Painted | Striped Blue Planter | Motel Diving Ladies Print | Towels: Similar | Paint Color