Sylvia’s Makeover: A Quick Bathroom Refresh
Today we have a quick bathroom restyling post for you – one that is strangely satisfying. Not because it was Sylvia’s (that, too …) but because it really just took some paint and some styling to make it 1000 times better. Like I said before we were really just supposed to do one room in Sylvia’s but decided to try to stretch the budget to four, so the kitchen and the bathroom were neglected and didn’t make the cut. As we were at the house shooting, we decided that it wouldn’t take too much to vastly improve the bathroom. It was so cute and had some great vintage character and color, it simply needed some help and a few new items. We are pros, these kind of upgrades are our jam.
Besides, here’s how it looked before:
The wall color was a yellow-y beige that flattered no one.
They needed better storage and everything to be freshened up. But the tile and the arch were so cute, in a vintage bungalow way. We really didn’t have to do much to improve it so vastly.
We painted it white (Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace) and gave it a good cleaning (I’d like to give Peter a public thank you for handling that. I was filming in the other room and he totally cleaned this, someone else’s bathroom – surely not in his job description as project manager so thank you, Peter).
We replaced the knobs with that we picked up at, you guessed it, Target.
We added that that I have been eyeing for a while (I might put it in our downstairs bathroom – it’s VERY cute). We installed that to help engage the space between the toilet and the cabinet and provide another place to put bathroom necessities (or in other words art and flowers for us stylists).
We replaced all their textiles – , , and with those cute pink ones and added art (from Minted, left over from another project – that ended up working perfectly in the space. Those brass frames are too good).
That’s it. I can’t believe how much better it became with those slight changes. Granted that vintage tile is so cute, it’s not like we were dealing with bad 80’s linoleum or like our gross guest bathroom, but still I think considering where it was a few days before that its a pretty satisfying accomplishment with not a lot of work folks. Check out the difference side by side.
Good photography certainly doesn’t hurt. Thank you, Tessa.
Here’s what we used and how you can get that look:
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PHEW. That’s it for Sylvia’s makeover. I gave my big wrap up and thank you speech yesterday (as this was just a fun add-on) so if you didn’t catch that, please check that out. xx If you missed it all, check out The Living Room for the intro, her Master bedroom, Ricky’s room (their son) and the dining room (maybe my favorite). xx
***Photography by Tessa Neustadt, Project Management/Styling by .