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.
We have come along way and I LOVE how it turned out! I shared the bathroom shelves last week. I also shared how I built the vanity from scratch awhile back. It is one of my favorite builds to date :)
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
Plant Stand: Bowl from Target, Legs from Amazon
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
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Love the wallpaper so checked it out...nearly passed out at the price though lol $160! wow
Love the shelves with the wallpaper and that darling plant stand! Love how it all comes together. Great job!
Don’t leave me hanging, what did you do with the hoodie gerbil?
Hahaha! I actually tried putting batteries in it and it did nothing. So not only did I get a toy, but it is broken! Maybe I could work it into my next makeover. We could play "spot the gerbil" :)
This is so awesome! And the " gerbil wearing a hoodie and headphones" had me laughing out loud and scaring my cats!!!
Everything is so beautiful and organized I really hope you have grown to love it too!!! You have worked so long and hard on this one you deserve the rich reward of satisfaction! I love this look so much! I wish I could hire you to redo my guest bathroom in something similar! Really well done, Stacy!!!
Thank you! If I were closer to where you are I would happily help your bathroom out :)
It’s wonderful! I hate a dingy bathroom and yours is so fresh and joyful. Love that blue and white wallpaper. Awesome redo!
I simply love the makeover! The bathroom looks marvelous, all the elements are very stilish and the combination of blue and white just makes it extra beautiful =)
You did an outstanding job. I love everything you did in the boys bathroom. I know they love it.
Cynthia Chilson Finger
Such a pretty room! My eyes go right to that gorgeous blue door. Did I miss the color? Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks so much!
The door is painted with True Navy by Glidden.
What a great makeover. It's so scary to tear your bathroom down to the studs, but I agree that it's worth it!
Sydney Jean Andrews
Hi Stacy. Love the bathroom makeover. You say what color the walls are, but you don't mention the Blue of the Door and the wood trims. I have a peach bathroom, that needs a make over. I like the Blue you used, and might just have to paint the inside of my Bathroom Door. I don't know why I think they always need to be white. lol I see I am not the only one who loved the door color.
Thanks. Love all your easy DIY stuff.
Thank you! The door color is True Navy by Glidden and the trim is the same as the walls.