A few weeks ago, I shared my potential plan for our hall bath renovation. After exploring a few different options, and having a few other household items come up unexpectedly, we decided to put the full renovation on hold. Technically, there’s nothing wrong with the bathroom – it’s just a little dated. Especially when you compare it to what has popped up since my planning post, including some really bad leaking on the screened porch (thanks El Nino!). This doesn’t mean that I still don’t have an update planned, but we will be waiting a few more years before a doing a gut job.
For the new bathroom makeover, I have the following on the to-do list:
- Repaint the vanity: it’s currently a glossy brown and is chipping in a few spots; I’m planning to paint it a light gray to try and brighten up this very small space
- New Hardware: Since it’s only two knobs, I’d like to find something more interesting and impactful for the vanity knobs
- New towels & rugs: I’m planning to go bright white for the textiles, again to bring a more airy feeling to the bathroom and cover up the dated tile with some new rugs
- Bead board: Since I’m not updating the tile, I still wanted to bring more white to the space so am planning to do a bead board wallpaper wall – my plan is to hang it vertically so that it jives more with the transitional feel of the house. I love this example from Our Fifth House.
- Update outlets: It’s the small things that matter, and I’m planning to swap out the dirty beige light switch and outlet to clean & classic white
- Touch up walls/paint: As you can see in the pictures, I did decide to take the 1970s era toothbrush holder off the wall, which means some wall patching and paint touch ups.
- Update shelving/refresh styling: I really like the white shelves for storage in the small bath and plan to keep them; they need a fresh coat of spray paint and they’ll be good as new! I also plan to paint the baskets I use for storage and swap out a few other items
- Update art: I found the below picture at the Ballard Designs outlet already and need to decide if I want to add anything else to the space
- New Shower Curtain: Hubby hung one of the curved curtain rods last year (our old one fell constantly) and I can’t wait to add the striped shower curtain from West Elm
- Hang medicine cabinet: Replace the round mirror with the leftover medicine cabinet from our master bath renovation. Any storage is good storage in a small bathroom!
My goal is to get this makeover done by the beginning of March – and participate in my first blog hop with HomeTalk for their Spring DIY blog hop.
I can’t wait to get started!