We bought our cottage almost 15 years ago, and the basics in this bathroom have not changed. I've changed my style, we no longer have 6 kids living here, we are down to three! What?! Time for an inexpensive update.
The following photos were taken at 2:00 pm on a mostly sunny day.
There is no natural light in this room. The wall color has changed a few times but other wise the shelves and the picket fencing have been up since we moved in.
Those towels make so much visual clutter that I took them down so you could see the space better. Just to the right of the light switches there used to be a door that went into what is now Rachel's bedroom, but was the master bedroom when this house was first built. The people we bought the house from added a huge master suite on to the house, so we removed the door for a better flow of space in the bedroom.
Here is the room with the vanity lights on.
With towels -
I am planning to paint the room a shade of white or cream, and to remove the picket fence and shelf. We no longer need to have a lot of towel space, but I'm not sure yet what I will do about hanging towels. Tim suggested that they could hang their towels in their own bedrooms, and that is a possibility. This is not a huge space, so I have to consider carefully what I do bring in. The vanity has storage space but we have a nice closet in this room, behind the door, and the vanity storage isn't really needed. I am thinking I'd like to find an inexpensive pedestal sink which would visually open up the room.
We will get a new toilet in here, and I'm not sure what I'll do about this rack on the wall. It's purely decorative, so it can go. I want to change the mirror out too.
This room will be done in stages, and until we can replace the vanity, I will be painting that 80's oak with chalk paint.
We have big plans for the master bath but that will be a bigger project and will have to wait until we have a bigger savings. We don't like to accrue debt, so we'll do these projects as we can.
I've been pinning a lot of inspiration. I like farmhouse style, cottage style, but I like a bit of elegance, too.
I like the mirror and the mix of elegance (sink top and fixtures) with the rustic.
I'm really drawn to this look of wood top and white vanity. I'm going to change out our kitchen countertops to this look this summer!
All images are from my pinterest board.
I like lots of things about this photo. Shiplap, interesting sink, great mirror - again rustic and elegant at the same time.
Pinterest is so great for inspiration! But has anyone else noticed that the 'pin' button now says 'save?' Why did they change it?
I'm excited about working on these projects to update our home. I may be opening a can of worms here but what do you think? Likes, dislikes, things you learned during an bathroom update? Let's talk!
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