Hello amazing Friends! My boys are starting back to school today in their new schools and it will be mighty quiet around the house, so I am grateful to have this happy place to retreat to!
Today I am revealing the first completed space in our new house! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I used.
I shared this sneak peek last week:
It is our downstairs guest bath! (Find that cute “Toilette” sign HERE.)
Our home was in pretty good condition when we moved in. If I had any complaints at all it would have been about this bathroom. I could see that there had been some sort of gate up at the doorway and I am guessing it was to contain a pup or two. The base mouldings were chewed and the grout was almost black.
I knew I wanted to tackle this space as soon as possible, especially since this is the bathroom guests would use.
Here is what it looked like when we first looked at the house:
And here is the same view now…
Huge difference, right??
I started by painting the vanity…
I couldn’t wait to say goodbye to the burgundy!
I painted it the exact same way as I did my kitchen cabinets in my last house. (Find that detailed tutorial HERE.)
What a difference that made!
I kept the original faucets since they were still in perfect condition and were nice quality:
And decided to ditch the simple brushed nickel knobs for prettier, shinier ones to match the faucets:
I had originally picked out the same glass pulls for all the drawers and cabinets, but Brennan was with me assisting in the selection, and he insisted we get handles, so we did a little of both:
I’m so glad he did, I love the mix!
I kept the décor in here really clean and simple since the walls add a lot of personality already. Remember this little caddy I redid a while back?
We found it in my Hubby’s Grandma’s shed. I had taken it to my shop and ended up going back and getting it.
I have a few soaps in it for now…
After painting the vanity, it was time to paint the walls. I loved the color of that little caddy so much, and I have painted several other things with the same color so I knew I wanted to use it in this space also. It is Sunken Pool by Behr. It is almost the same color as our pool!
Then I added the wainscoting. I have always been a huge fan of wainscoting. I added it to the bathroom and kitchen in my first house, to my kitchen island in our last house, and knew I wanted to add it here as well. I found this at Home Depot. It comes in 7″ wide, 8′ lengths that I cut in half to make 4′. You can find them HERE. They fit together in a tongue and groove application.
(If anyone is interested, I took pics as I installed it and would be happy to put together a tutorial for it. Just let me know in the comments.)
That door leads to the back deck and pool. It has been great being able to come right into the bath from the pool!
Above the toilet I hung this:
Only it looks more like this now:
You may remember I rescued that from my neighbor’s trash..no shame. I might need to get to know my new neighbors a little better before I dig things out of their trash in our new neighborhood though ha ha! You can see that transformation HERE. 🙂
I also have this little basket in here that I redid:
It was a thrift store find before my spray paint and I found it. See more of that makeover HERE.
To the right of the door, there is a nice sized linen closet…
And a shower/tub combo…
I searched several places for a pretty white shower curtain before I hopped on Amazon and found this one right away. (You can find it HERE.)
Since the boys’ bathroom will be boyish, and our master doesn’t need a shower curtain, I took it upon myself to go all out girly on this one.
And remember I said the grout was almost black?
I wasn’t even kidding…
I originally bought a grout cleaner at Home Depot but reading the label made me think twice about using it, so I searched online for a less toxic solution and found several recommendations for a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda…winner!!
I sprinkled the dry baking soda along my grout lines with a spoon. Then I put hydrogen peroxide in a pump sprayer and sprayed it right on top of the baking soda and let it sit for about 15 minutes. (I worked in about three foot sections at a time.)
Then I came back and scrubbed the grout lines with an old toothbrush, and rinsed them with a sponge and a bucket of warm water:
It worked fantastically… without me having to wear a hazmat suit, always a bonus.
I bought some grout sealer but still need to do that.
Overall I am so thrilled with how this bathroom came out!
I love the light airy feel it now has.
So that’s a wrap on my first completed space in our new house!
Before I go, I want to let ya’ll know about a new Facebook Group made just for thrifty makeover lovers like us! It’s free and it is seriously filled with nothing but thrifty makeovers and goodness. You can even share your own makeovers if you like! Visit it HERE to join. 🙂
If you missed any of my new house adventures so far, you can catch up here:
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how these chairs I bought from HomeGoods look now:
Goodbye gold paint!
UPDATE: See how these chairs turned out HERE now!
BONUS!! I created that wainscoting tutorial:
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If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!