OMG...I have missed you all very much! My computer kicked out on my a few weeks ago, and I have been so extremely busy that I only replaced it this weekend. I have been so out of touch! Please, tell me everything that you've been up to since I've been lost in the land of real people. Seriously, tell. me. EVERYTHING.
In addition to working like a crazy woman, H and I have been working on a guest bathroom reno (if you follow me on Instagram, you maybe saw a few sneak peeks under #projectbathroom). I have had an idea of what I wanted to do to this bathroom for a long time, but it kept getting pushed to the back of the list since we rarely use it. When we found out we'd have several different guests staying with us over the holidays, however, we kicked this little redo into high gear.
Here's what the bathroom basically looked like when we moved in. In fact, this was the middle of an "after" reveal that was actually the second post ever written on this blog (I'll spare you the eyesore and not link it, but should you choose to slug through the years of posts, just beware...it's a DIY fail wasteland way back there).
We finally knocked out that original vanity and replaced it with one that we purchased at an auction for $70. I added a Nate Berkus shower curtain and a black picture frame and called it "done".
And now, I'm happy to say that you would barely recognize it! But since it's not completely finished, I wanted to share a design board that I created for this space. We utilized as many things as we could from the current bathroom to save on budget, and I think we'll come in at just under $600 for the whole shebang. Here's what I was working towards!
Here's what we've done so far:
- Built a floor-to-ceiling white built-in cabinet that will utilize the small space in a very big way.
-Replaced (horrible) old floors.
- Painted walls ("Baby Seal Black" by BM, talked about HERE)
-Painted vanity ("Stonington Gray" by BM)
-Taken down old mirror
-Replaced light fixture
-Caulked and primed bookshelf and paneling
And here's what we still need to do:
-Paint and hang vintage mirror
-Paint paneling and bookshelf white
-DIY shower curtain
-Find and purchase rug (I'm hoping a gorg Persian will fall in my lap, or land under my tree)
Unfortunately, for budget reasons, we had to work around the current granite vanity top, which is fine because there is nothing wrong with it...but I am just over the warm speckled look. So I chose a warm green-based gray for the vanity to try to cool down the tone of the top to better match the new floors. The walls above the paneling are painted black, but because of the sunlight and the shade of black that I chose, it has a really beautiful charcoal/ navy sheen to it. I'm really loving how it's all coming together, and I can't wait to share it with you!