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We have lived in our home for over 14 years, and all of the bathrooms are just…ok.
Nothing special, however, when we bought them I thought they were fairly neutral considering they were remodeled in the 80’s. There could have been some awesome colored fixtures in them! I would really love all new tile in each of our bathrooms, but this tile work is in fairly good shape.
Most of my decorating and designing is very organic. I get a whim and just go for it! One day I had this thought to paint the walls and trim white. This is the only room in our house that has this dark red stained trim and I always thought it was odd! I am a firm believer of consistency throughout your home. This bathroom is in our basement and doesn’t have great light so my thought was if I painted the room white it would brighten the room up and by painting the trim the same color it would disguise that the trim does not match the rest of our home.
I have been loving this “mushroom” color lately throughout our house. It’s actually called “Toasty Grey” by Behr, but to me it looks like the light neutral color of the top of a mushroom. It’s a great neutral that goes nicely with our dark trim. It also pairs well with whites, greys and other wood tones! The bathroom vanity is just basic vanity from a home improvement store, but also had the same dark red stain as the trim. I knew that simply had to go and am loving this new color on the vanity in this space! I also had a glass front cabinet that I bought second hand, it was green and had glass shelves, but I removed the glass shelves years ago. So it also got a fresh coat of paint in the same color. I also added some teakwood shelves to the inside for more functional storage. Since I wanted the cabinet to have a very built-in look, I also added some teakwood shelves to the side!
With everything now painted all white and muted, I wanted to give a little warmth and character, so I did just that to the inside of our door! I did this with a combination of colored paints but keeping with some more muted colors and nothing too bright or drastic. I love how it turned out!! (If you want to see a tutorial on how I did this, let me know in the comments!)
I love to mix new and old, and I just happened to have an old church pew that was falling apart, so I took it apart, kept some of the pieces, and incorporated them into the corner by the glass front cabinet above my new teakwood shelves. Can you spot them?
I did this entire bathroom by myself over a few days, no husband needed!
If you have a space in your home that you’ve been dying to refresh, I hope this post inspires you to jump in and start those projects you’ve been meaning to get to. If you’d like to see more posts like this, or tutorials on how I did any of this, let me know in the comments below. And if you’d like some of my top tips on decorating your home, don’t forget to grab my free e-book HERE!