Today is an exciting day! My bathroom remodel is complete! If you remember, I shared the (very scary) before photos and plan here. As a refresher, here is what it looked like-
The big goal for this room was to modernize it while still keeping some of the vintage charm. Don’t worry, the claw foot tub stayed! But pretty much everything else changed. A big thank you to Overstock for partnering with me to fully update this sad, dark space.
The number one element that steals the show in this room is the wallpaper. It is peel and stick and has an abstract pink marble look. I love it! It was installed right over the textured walls and it worked like a charm.
I got a lot of questions on Instagram about if you can wallpaper over textured walls. If you want to wallpaper over texture, make sure to test it first to make sure it’ll stick. You can also sand the wall or give it a skim coat so that you can wallpaper over a smooth surface.
The pattern with the wallpaper is bold and a big statement- exactly what this bathroom needs! I’ve had no problems with the wallpaper coming off the wall with humidity from the bath.
I like all of the hardware in a room to match. For this house, I think brass makes sense- its on trend and it is appropriate for our 1905 historic home. I LOVE how the bath faucet elevated the tub. It is gorgeous and luxe. And man, that faucet is nice to bathe dogs and a little boy with!
If you are a bath lover, I 100% recommend getting a tub caddy! It is so nice having a place for a book or tablet while you’re bathing. This one is brass and matches nicely with the faucet.
One of my favorite pieces of furniture I like to add to a bathroom is a stool for next to the tub. This is perfect for sitting on while bathing a little one or for holding your towel or robe while you bathe. I love that this garden stool is neutral while still adding some nice texture to the space
One of the first big changes we made was to install a bigger window. It cost about $300 in labor and materials. The window is now twice as big and lets in lots more light! The scale on the window is so much better and it was worth the time to switch to the bigger window.
above the toilet
Above the toilet used to be a medicine cabinet, but I didn’t like how bulky it felt. So that came down and in its place, I put a floating shelf. It is big and chunky so it holds some art and flowers nicely. I love that this area is light and pretty now.
Did you know that it’s pretty easy to change out the handle on a toilet to match the finishes from the rest of the room? We switched our trip lever to a classic brass one. Isn’t a good room design all in the details?!
The first thing I decided on for this room was a new vanity. I love that it is taller than the last one. It also has more counter top space. But mostly, I selected this vanity for the gorgeous vintage styling. I like that it feels like it was always here! And the stone top is stunning!
Let’s talk about this mirror! The arch shape is on-trend and the brass coordinates with the rest of the room. I love how it is simple with good details.
towel bar and accessories
When we first moved in, there wasn’t a towel bar. So getting this up felt luxurious! I love that this set has a Victorian vibe with the white accents. The towel bar came in a set that includes a towel ring and toilet paper holder. I like coordinating these pieces to give a bathroom a cohesive feel.
The sink faucet is from the same line as the towel bar, bath faucet, and tub caddy. It can sometimes be tough to match brass finishes, so I like to get as many pieces from one line as possible. My favorite detail with this is the porcelain cross handle- its so good!
To make up for the storage I lost with the medicine cabinet, I brought in a pretty pink cabinet. I appreciate the storage, and also I love the pink it adds to the room! The peonies on top are faux, but look so realistic!
For the floor, I used a braided cable ivory rug that adds texture to the room. Again, I wanted the wallpaper to be the star pattern in the space while using other pieces to add interest without competing. The pattern in this rug is so fun! It reminds me of the popular knit throws in rug form.
get the look
Interested in any of the items from my bathroom makeover?! Here are links!
arch mirror / brass faucet / white vanity / rug / faux peony flowers / abstract wallpaper / stool / pink cabinet / brass towel rod set / white shelf / brass trip lever / claw foot tub faucet / tub caddy / Victorian accessory set / extension mirror /
before and after
I started this makeover at the beginning of September and then went on vacation and started the One Room Challenge so progress slowed in here. It is SO nice to have this room complete! I know I’ll be spending lots of hours soaking in this tub during the winter and now I have a pretty area to do that in.
Pretty much everything in this room is from Overstock. They have a ton of options in great price points so I was able to find exactly what I wanted to transform this space. I love one stop shopping, so this was super helpful! Plus, they also have free shipping over $45!
I couldn’t be happier with how this bathroom came together. I think the room definitely reflects my vision of a modern meets traditional space. My favorite part is how the claw foot tub looks with the marble wallpaper. What’s your favorite part?
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