Here we go guys! Welcome to my new b + w bathroom! I can’t begin to tell you how much I am loving this space. When I first started I knew I wanted a white bathroom and I didn’t want to do an entire reno. My compromise was to paint, accessorize and to replace fixtures like lights and faucets with chrome to coordinate with existing chrome fixtures for a more cohesive feel.
This is my one and only bathroom, yikes! So I wanted it to be bright, welcoming and clean.
Because counter space is an issue I added a small side table to hold bits and pieces I don’t want falling down the drain.
I also added a basket to the back of my toilet for an additional resting spot for things like glasses, tissues, and usually a pile of hair-bands. I really don’t know why I didn’t add one of these sooner.
The faucet was replaced with one with a higher neck. We had to cram our hands into the wall of the sink to wash them, so it was a real no brainer when it came time to replace it.
I painted the vanity white instead of replacing it which, if I could do again, I’d replace it. I think the paint looks fabulous and overall it’s a great improvement, so it’s a keeper for now. I think a new one would have looked phenomenal, but you gotta draw the line somewhere right?
I did replace the medicine cabinet unexpectedly and i love the simple frameless look of the mirror. Not to mention all the mirrors on the inside and the glass shelving.
I debated long and hard on replacing the light fixture and in the end I decided to do it. The one we had up was not my taste and it was brushed nickel. By adding a light fixture with chrome completely unified the space. And I don’t have to look at that ugly off-center monstrosity anymore.
And just to remind you where I started, here’s a side by side before and after shot.
If you’ve been following along you know Jennifer from Brave New Home has her White Bathroom Reveal today too! I’m super excited to see how she wrapped everything up, so I hope you’ll join me and check out her bathroom here.
If you missed any posts along the way and want to catch up on my progress or just want to torture yourself with before photos you can find links here. I’ll have a source list up later on this week.
So what do you think?! I’m still spinning, the electrician literally just left. But I do believe I’m thrilled!
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Lets talk Medicine Cabinets today. I originally wanted to replace mine but was having trouble finding a suitable substitute. I needed something that could hang on the wall and not have to be recessed into it. It also needed to have ample storage because it’s nearly the only closed space we have for our toiletries. It also couldn’t cost a fortune. I didn’t think I was going to find anything so I actually started painting mine. Here’s a pic of the old guy incase you need a refresher.
I love the simple + classic look of these pivot mirrors here, but they don’t have storage. I was seconds away from pulling the trigger on this guy from pottery barn here. But as fate had it I found this one here at Lowes and the second I opened it up I was sold. I put it in my cart and never looked back.
So what drew me to this cabinet?? The Mirrors! I don’t consider myself a vein person but I absolutely love all the mirrors and hate opening the cabinet to get what I need, say some mascara, only to have to close it to apply said mascara.
This bad boy has a mirror behind the shelves and on the inside of the door. Talk about accommodating the heck out of this lazy girl! In my old cabinet I had a hand mirror propped up on the inside shelves behind my makeup, so I wouldn’t have to keep opening and closing the door. In theory it worked, until I moved a bottle. Then it would topple over, spilling the contents of the cabinet all over the sink. I’m still not sure how I managed to keep the mirror in one piece for 5 years.
I also upgraded my cabinet storage vessels to these clear acrylic containers from the Container Store here and here. I was using old gum boxes left over from college when my mom would buy me gum in bulk. Those needed to go a long time ago, it’s just one of those things I never thought about.
Much better right?! Do you have any tips or trick to keeping your cabinet organized?
After this past week of work, my bathroom feels like a new room. With the addition of accessories and textiles it’s already looking nearly complete.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m enjoying this black + white palette. It’s just so crisp and refreshing. Having a white shower curtain lets so much light into the bathroom. I especially love the bold black trim and how mimics the frame of the map hanging on the wall. They just belong together.
I’ve stayed away from using art in the bathroom because I’m afraid the steam from the shower will ruin anything we put up. Well, 5 years without art was starting to get to me, so I’m giving it a shot. At this point, I’d rather have something up and have to replace it now and again then have 5 more years of nothing.
I’ve also gone away from using a “bath mat” as a rug in this space. They were just too small and not durable enough. I’m not a big fan of the classic cut-pile bath-mats anyway.
I decided to go with an indoor/outdoor rug from Dash & Albert (here). I love their rugs and by going with an actual rug, it is larger than your run-of-the-mill mat and it will definitely stand up to some major foot traffic.
She’s also been installing shelving, so hop over to Brave New Home and check out her progress!
Next week is the big reveal and I’ve left the hardest things for last, like installing my faucet and lighting. BTW I still haven’t purchased anything, so fingers crossed that I can make this happen FAST!