Can you believe it?! I’m sure if you’ve been keeping up with my stories you’re thinking, “Oh my lanta, Jordan… FINALLY!” Our MASTER BATHROOM IS COMPLETE! This project included a big first for us – painting a laminate vanity…. Twice. We love love love the way this turned out and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you all today!
We started this master bath “refresh” back in April. I call it a refresh because there was nothing wrong with it at all originally! Everything functioned just fine (it better after only being a year old!). However, when choosing between the options available for the vanity, flooring, and tile when we built this house, I made the big oopsie of not imaging the entire room as a whole. Instead I looked at each individual part and thought, “OH! I love that one!” *builder writes selection down* and moved on. My mistake resulted in a very gray room. Gray vanity, gray flooring, gray tile, and silver hardware. It lacked contrast and in general it just wasn’t our style so we decided to add a little bit of the “Tupta touch” to the room.
Here is the design board that I created prior to starting this room and purchasing anything. You can read all about our plans HERE.
We started this refresh by painting the entire bathroom Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (unlike what the design plan says) which you can read about HERE. I love how it brightened up the room! It already helped with the gray-ness.
To keep things budget-friendly while also adding character, we replaced the nickel faucets with black ones to add some contrast against the quartz countertops, replaced the vanity lights, and removed the one large mirror and replaced it with two of these fun ones (I know it says out of stock but check if you can order online and pick up in store! I’ve seen them at my local Target!). I love the little shelf on these! Not only does it add a modern touch but it’s also functional. I’m all about that.
I had been eyeing these scallop shelves for quite some time so when I had the chance to the visit The Silos, I picked them up for in here. I couldn’t resist them! I think they really tie in the modern with cottage/vintage feeling I was going for in here.
The most difficult part of this bathroom refresh was painting the vanity (Sherwin Williams – Caviar). The first round (yes, we painted it more than once…) didn’t go well but you can bet your bottom dollar the second go around did. You can find the entire tutorial for how we did it HERE! I know a lot of you have cabinets in mind that you’d like to paint. I hope this tutorial helps!
One of our (Stephen’s especially) biggest complaints about the bathroom was that there were no towel hooks near the shower so we had to hang our towels over the shower door. I found these hooks at Target and spray painted them black. Again, another little touch of vintage that I love so much.
I wanted to be able to have a “plant hospital” of sorts in here because this room gets a lot of light and is more humid because of the shower, of course. I found this cute vegetable holder at a local thrift shop and think it works perfectly! I’m hoping that it’s the perfect spot for my Lily plant to pull through.
We’re really thrilled with the way the vanity area turned out but I think Stephen and I both agree that our favorite part out of the entire room is this little corner with these beautiful paintings. Even though this is a bathroom, I wanted it to be special. After all, is the first place we see every morning! I met Hannah through my best friend Jess. I knew she was super talented so I asked if she would be able to paint what represents home for each of us – Pittsburgh for Stephen and Bull Run Creek surrounded by bluebells in the summertime for me. She exceeded my expectations! Stephen was blown away too. These paintings are something both of us will cherish for years and years to come and serve as perfect reminders for where we plan to end up someday. Thank you so much, Hannah!
I know that it’s just a ‘toilet room’ of the bathroom but it was so blah and dark and useless (other than the toilet itself) before I decided to do something about it. Stephen was not team “let’s make this tiny room a little bit cuter!” so we compromised and I kept it pretty simple and definitely budget-friendly!
I purchased THIS cabinet from Walmart and painted it at the same time I painted the vanity. I also used a combination of a few different Rub n Buff colors to make the hardware match as much as I possibly could. I will say… That part was not fun. The Rub n Buff didn’t want to adhere to the metal like it has during previous uses. I don’t know what the deal was. Anyway, the cabinet is useful to hold things like toilet paper and once a month essentials if you know what I mean…
I found that trashcan and lid at World Market on clearance. It was originally mint colored and super cute but I spray painted it black to match with the rest of the space. I did the same to the originally nickel toilet paper holder that we already had in here!
For the light we removed the boob light and used THIS lighting kit with THIS little light shade that I also spray painted black! It might only be a few simple changes but I think it made this space more exciting and much more functional. I might add some artwork or something eventually. I’m kind of digging the simplicity of it though for now.
The little table is also a thrift find! It adds a little bit more charm into the space and holds our DIY room spray and toilet bombs. All of the important things for a toilet room…
This project took us a while. I really can’t blame us. We had a lot of life happen in the middle of it and that’s okay. I think one thing I really want to stress though that I learned more and more every day is that progress exceeds perfection. I realized that if I continue to strive after perfection in the same manner, I’ll never get anything done. Ever. And you guys… My to do list is LONG. We only live in one area for about 2.5-3 years so I have to stop dwelling on the little things and move on to the next space.
I was really stressed out about what the upcoming potential buyers would think if something wasn’t perfect and then I realized that there are so few people out there that would notice the things I was harping on anyway. With the cabinet in the toilet room, for example. If I let my brain win that battle I would completely change it somehow because it’s still imperfect. I’m not going to though because it looks good and it does the job. Is it perfect? No. It’s not. The paint could be better and the hardware doesn’t match the vanity perfectly. Will the next people even mind? If they do, well, maybe God doesn’t want them in this house anyway!
If anything, I hope this room inspires you to do what makes YOU happy in your home! It doesn’t have to be perfect, just better. Stephen and I both agree that is the case for this room. We love it! That’s all that matters, right?! Let me know if you have any questions. As always, thank you for your support.
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