Six short weeks ago I set out to give my boring beige and neglected master bathroom a makeover as part of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. It’s hard to believe that the day is finally here where I get to show you how all of my hard work came together!
Before we jump into all of the “good stuff,” let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane and rehash how we got from a master bathroom that was practically falling apart to a light and bright space that my husband and I actually enjoy using now!
Week One: I shared the ugly truth about the most forgotten room in my house and showed you my plans for making it better.
Week Two: I scraped the peeling ceiling and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
Week Three: I took my dark and fussy vanity to bright and beautiful with special vanity paint and installed new light fixtures.
Week Four: I primed and painted the beige walls and dark trim and instantly updated the room.
Week Five: I hung new wall art, bought too many rugs, and filled you in on some shortcuts I was taking in the room.
No wonder I have dark circles under my eyes; that was a lot to cram into six weeks!
OK, I know you’re thinking “enough with the chit chat – show me the pictures.” So here we go!
The BEFORE Photos (Proceed with Caution)
Of course, no good makeover post would be complete without some BEFORE photos, so I have to show you those first . . . just in case you forgot how truly awful my master bathroom was at the beginning of this challenge. Dark trim, ugly vanity, dated light fixtures, too much beige . . . the list goes on and on.
If you enjoy being tortured, you can see more of this train wreck in Week One’s post.
The AFTER Photos (Hooray!)
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Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to hear what you think about this! I really worked so hard on this bathroom and I feel like the changes I made with paint, fabric, and textiles have made such a shocking difference.
Painting the vanity made a huge impact and is one of my favorite parts of this bathroom.
I really dislike this vanity and sink area (it’s too ornate for my style, it’s too small, and the huge vessel sink leaves us with no counter space whatsoever), but the gorgeous new color and hardware makes it much more tolerable!
A new vanity light fixture, new hand towels with pretty tassels and detailing, DIY cornice boards over the windows, and the bright white window trim and wall paint (that resists mildew, I might add!), also made this vanity area look so much nicer.
I’m proud to say that I made the cornice boards that are hanging here all by myself! Cut the wood, drilled the holes, screwed them together, and attached all the fabric all by my little old self! I followed this awesome tutorial for the construction of these guys and that part could not have gone easier. The hanging, however, was a huge pain in the you-know-what because we had to drill through tile and it took forever to get through it. My poor husband stood up there drilling for what seemed like an eternity! I promptly went and bought him three six-packs of beer to thank him for his help. 🙂
I even shined up the copper sink with a homemade mix of lemon juice and salt. It was crazy to watch it shine in no time!
This blue and gold rug is one of my favorite purchases for the bathroom. It is super soft (perfect for stepping out of the shower!), and I love that it’s not a traditional bath mat. After bringing home seven rugs to try in the space, I am happy I found the perfect one for in here!
The opposite side of the bathroom got a bold new look, too!
At the very last minute (less than 12 hours before I planned to photograph this space and call it quits), I decided to build some over the toilet storage. With some 1×2 lumber, stain, and pretty hanging baskets, I put this ladder storage unit together in less than an hour. I’m glad I did it – my toilet is a top flush so you can’t really put things on top of it. Problem solved!
I share this bathroom with a man, so some nicely fragranced spray is a must. 🙂
And can I just tell you how much I love having this giant painting covering the illegal utility panel now? With flecks of metallic gold in it, it’s absolutely beautiful!
The tub area got some attention, too. With fresh new towels and some pretty accessories, it actually seems like a nice spot to soak and relax. (Too bad I’m not a bath girl.)
Obviously my master bathroom is far from perfect. All of its flaws – like the terrible tile work, giant windows in a space where you’d like some privacy, and lack of counter space – remain. BUT it makes me so happy that it is now clean and bright and prettier than it ever has been!
This One Room Challenge was definitely a challenge, but it was so worth it to me! I couldn’t be happier to have an updated master bathroom that doesn’t make me cringe when I walk into it anymore. I also couldn’t be happier to be done with it. It’s time for a break! I’m going to put up my feet, watch some Real Housewives, and visit lots of the other One Room Challenge participants’ posts to see their final reveals, too!
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to see how this project turned out. I hope you feel inspired to freshen up a space in your own home! Isn’t it amazing how much impact paint, fabric, and some new accessories can have? If you enjoyed seeing my work, would you be so kind as to pin this post to share the love?
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