Thought I’d show you our bathroom today, since I took all the pictures for listing the condo. The bathroom actually went through two makeovers, I guess. But first… here’s the original:
Yeeeugh. Don’t worry. That pink vinyl baseboard was in the bathroom too.
And that stone-look laminate counter top and mirror/lightbox unit? They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.
Originally I tried a nautical scheme for the bathroom - bright white with a dark navy blue stripe around the room. I looked everywhere for a shower curtain with broad navy and white stripes, but none was found. And the room has no natural light, so instead of looking crisp and fresh, the ultra white looked stark and blah. So a few months back I changed things up, inspired by this picture from Martha Stewart Weddings:
I already had drapes (from my old office seen here and here) that were an aqua coloured paisley, and I had wanted to try Behr’s Fresh Day paint colour for some time. Here’s how it looks! (I tried my best to get true colours in the photographs, but in a windowless room, that’s always a challenge. I think you get the idea, though.)
We replaced the vanity with an Ikea cabinet/sink combo and used the matching storage tower and medicine cabinet as well. (I can’t remember what it was called, but they discontinued it the summer we bought it. Probably Klemtorpensopji. Or something like that.) I really love the wide sink, and the edge is wide enough to keep the basics that we need. It was really the most affordable option at the time. With the wide sink there’s no need to also buy a countertop, and the doors have grooves cut out for pulls, so there was no need to buy hardware.
The mirror is from Lowes. We previously put up a square mirror, but everything looked too boxy with the square-ish vanity and sink. I like the beaded detail.
The soap dish is a little milk glass dish I found at a thrift store.
I like having the woven baskets in there for some texture.
The shower curtains, as I mentioned, were once drapes in my office. I hemmed them and hung plastic liners behind each one. I love the look of two curtains - treating the shower like a window. It’s really pretty, and luxurious feeling. And symmetrical, which I’m a big fan of.
The pussy willows are courtesy of a sweet friend, Karri.
I added some punches of green (which is a little more emerald looking in real life.) with the green glass bottle, spray painting a bamboo tray and some cheap hooks, and with the gemstone art I’ve talked about here and here.
The flooring was a vinyl tile we bought for a good price - the thing with our place is we didn’t want to invest too much money, or we wouldn’t get a decent return when we sold. It’s durable, easy to clean, and I like the look.
I like taking all of those bathroom necessities and placing them in jars or baskets. They look pretty when grouped that way, and it’s nice that anyone can find them.
So there you go! It’s nothing too crazy amazing, but it’s pretty and I like it!