I'm continuing the before and after series with our main floor bath! This room was fun to work on last spring, probably because it was such a HUGE transformation.
We had so many visitors who absolutely loved the flowered wallpaper in here. And I agree it was cute and cottagey. But it just wasn't me. First of all...red. Second, since it has such a great tub, it made more sense to me to make this room as tranquil as possible. And for me, that means cool tones, not warm.
What a difference, right?! I was so thankful the room already had neutral flooring and a white counter top. That made it easy to move forward. After removing the wallpaper (and the red blind!) I painted all the black trim white, using Behr Marquee Ultra White in semi-gloss.
If you look closely, you can see the wall underneath the chair rail has a faux brick design. I have no idea what that material actually is, but I love the texture. It was already white, but it needed to be freshened up, so I used Behr Marquee Ultra White in satin. I used the same on the brown wood vanity.
How fun is this old tub! It's not claw foot, but I love the shape and size. Eventually we'd like to attach a shower mount so guests can have the option of showering downstairs instead of upstairs. This bathroom is right next to the guest room, so it makes sense.
On the top half of the walls, I used Magnolia Rainy Days in satin. I bought a gallon of this paint before we even moved, because I wanted to try it out on something, but ended up saving it for the new house. I knew exactly where it needed to go here. Sometime I'll do a separate post with my thoughts on the Magnolia paint line.
The new wood blind is from Home Depot and it's a Driftwood color.
My Instagram friend, Melissa, runs a fantastic Etsy shop called My Trusted Treasures, and I had her custom make this sign for me. Because this house is almost 100 years old, the locks are rough, and we've had guests almost get stuck in here after locking the door. I asked Melissa to make me a double sided sign that says Vacant and Occupied, to help guests feel more comfortable not locking the door. Pretty fun, huh? She did a great job and if you love signs, I hope you'll check out her shop!
We added new black hardware, and a fun new faucet from Home Depot.
Since I was trying to save money where I could, I painted the chrome towel rack with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint. I did the same with the red toilet paper holder.
The original plan was to change these old lights out for oil-rubbed bronze farmhouse sconces, but when we moved in, and saw there's actually not a light switch in this bathroom, plans changed. I started scouring the internet for pull chain sconces. Let me tell ya, they're few and far between and I didn't like anything I found. Once we got the rest of the room finished, I found I actually don't mind these anymore. Lightening up the rest of the room made these much more doable than I originally thought.
The two white shelves made their way from our old living room into this new bathroom.
And my favorite change of all is definitely this mirror. We pulled out the medicine cabinet and I was originally going to use an old black round mirror that hung above our mantel years ago. But then I saw this mirror at Joann Fabric last summer. It was part of their coastal line and I fell head over heels. It was a had-to-have-it moment!
This cute sign came from another Etsy shop called Down Grace Lane, and ended up being the inspiration for the faucet we chose.
We're so happy with how this turned out and how much lightness it adds to the whole main floor hallway area. I tried to link as many products as I could. Thanks for following along on our house updates journey...it's so fun sharing with you!