When my husband and I moved into our house a couple of years ago, we were lucky enough to find a home in our price range, in a nice neighborhood, close to both of our families. Good suff *thumbs up*. It’s a raised ranch. Not our dream home, but we are working with what we have and what we can afford. Just because we don’t have a ton of money, doesn’t mean we can’t have a nice home. Yes, I’d love a BHG kitchen. Yes, I’d love a walk in closet and a fireplace. Perhaps some day. When we moved in, I took one look at the main bathroom and knew I needed to get rid of the particle board contractor grade vanity. And peeled faucet. And peachy tan toilet. Ew. I did what I could with what I had. We put down beautiful slate tile because the old yellow linoleum was skeevy (why would anyone choose yellow linoleum on purpose?!). I added knobs to the ugly cabinet and hung a large glittery mosaic mirror (that I love!) to add interest
distract from our broken toilet handle and horrible wooden toilet seat.
This is the bathroom that our guests use. It is right off the kitchen and dining area. Since many other things needed immediate attention when we first moved in -like new flooring and furniture (we had no furniture when we got married and moved in to the house), the bathroom took a back seat. Until this week!
We redid our bathroom for under $1,000. Yup. New vanity, sink, faucet, paint, doorknob, accessories, decor, & toilet. I’d like to add hooks & shelving to the blank wall you’re staring at.
The vanity & sink were sold separately. I fell in love with this cabinet because of the aged wood finish and the feet! Those details make it feel more rich and unique. This photo captures the actual color of the vanity. For some reason, the other pictures don’t translate the actual color very well.
The vanity was displayed with a matte yellowish top with drop in sink. Our bathroom was already too yellowish. I love a clean crisp white. I also love sinks that are flush with the counter top. This one was surprisingly inexpensive. The clean likes make for a modern sleek feel. Check out the mason jar soap! So cute right? I gave it a little D-I-Y tweak by adding an ORB finish to coordinate with the faucet.
I chose this faucet fixture because of the shape of the handles and oil rubbed bronze finish. I think it gives the bathroom an old industrial vibe.
I was going for a modern/rustic/industrial feel. Is that even possible as a combo? Well, it is now 😉 hee hee!
As for the toilet, I placed a medium sized piece of framed artwork on top. I layered a potted plant and my favorite lotion in front of it. To anchor the plant and lotion (and to make them seem like they go together) I placed each on a dark square candle plate.
The mirror was an accidental score. I found this Restoration Hardware beauty at Home Goods!! It’s regularly priced at $650 and I snagged it for $129. Booyah!
I chose a white shower curtain with a thin black stripe on top and thick stripe along the bottom. I couldn’t get it all in a photo, so here’s the top view in the reflection. I’m rethinking my bronzer after seeing this pic…
Here’s a step back view. AKA the photo I had to stand in the shower to take.
Just for fun:
There are still a few things I plan to do in here, but so far I am pleased with the outcome. The house is always evolving, so changes are sure to come.