FINALLY! That was the first thing that came to mind when I went to write this post. My bathroom has actually been done for awhile and I am not sure why I kept hesitating to do the photo shoot. Maybe I just wanted to live with it for a bit and make sure everything was how I wanted it to be. But whatever the reason, I am ready to share the full blue and white bathroom makeover with you!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a bit and recall where we started. Not horrible, but after almost 10 years with it this way, I was ready for a change.
The tile was rust, pink, and greyish blue and I loathed it since the day we moved in. After we had a leak in the tub and some water damage, we pretty much gutted the whole room.
This bathroom is such a tiny space and the white walls help to open it up a bit. Before it was tan and it always felt too dark. Speaking of lighting, I had my friend who is an electrician come and add some can lights in the ceiling. Bye, bye boob light! I cut a new hole to center the light above the sink and bought a new light fixture. It is the same kind that is in my kitchen.
The only thing about my bathroom I was torn about taking out, were the door knobs that acted as towel hooks. I loved them and they worked great. Ultimately I decided it was time for a change. I picked these hooks up at Target and I am obsessed with them!
I am sure the little place to put a card was meant for you to label what went on each hook like “backpack”, “purse”, “coat”, or maybe it was meant for the names of the people in your family. I decided to go a different route since they were all for towels and putting names on them would probably cause a fight among the boys. I can hear it now…”You put your towel on my hook!”
My hooks lovingly say “Hang up your dang towel”, because maybe if I spell it out I won’t have to say it so often. Maybe ;)
I try to have extra soap, q-tips, toothpaste, etc on hand for when we run out. These baskets and bins do a good job of hiding it.
This plant stand was part of the reason the reveal took so long. I had a heck of a time finding affordable legs. I thought I had found a killer deal but ended up getting duped. After waiting WEEKS and weeks for them to arrive, a gerbil wearing a hoodie and headphones showed up instead. True story. If something seems too good to be true, it is. Use this as your cautionary tale.
I had a vision of what I wanted and couldn’t find one exactly like the image in my head so I made one. I wanted it to have edges so the plant didn’t slide off. I bought this flat bottomed wood salad bowl and added hairpin legs.
If you read this blog regularly, you know we like the outdoors and we hike a lot. We found these neat leaves while hiking to a waterfall earlier this year and brought a few home to press. I thought they added the perfect final touch to the room.
I am looking forward to phase 2 of the bathroom so we can finally have baths again. My youngest said showers are not as fun. I think we will wait until after the holidays to tackle the tub area. Until then, we are just enjoying having a pretty new blue and white bathroom (without any leaks)!
Some links are affiliate
Light fixture: Amazon
Grey curtains: IKEA
Vanity: Tutorial on how to build it
Mirror: Sliding mirror tutorial
Towel Hooks: Target
White marble tile: Home Depot
Blue bins: The Container Store
Wallpaper: Milton & King
Paint color: Popped Corn by Behr