My Bathroom Makeover
The last space in my current apartment that needed to be redone was my bathroom! When I first moved in, I wasn’t in a super rush to redo it because it was pretty upgraded but definitely needed some TLC. From the curtains, to the vanities to the walls...the bathroom was VERY white and blah. There was no color and it felt very basic to me.
I always dreamed of having a moody bathroom and thought now was my chance to go full force. I added board and batten across the walls and painted it a dark green (Backwoods by Benjamin Moore). I left the top half of the walls white but repainted it my favorite white (Chantilly Lace By Benjamin Moore). I found some wooden pegs on Amazon and screwed them into the top of the board and batten, creating a row of hooks. It was perfect for towels and robes!
I wasn’t a huge fan of the flooring and using peel and stick tiles, I retiled the bathroom. I loved how the new flooring looked with the freshly painted walls! I felt like everything started to flow together. The curtains HAD to go!! I didn’t really like how curtains looked in the space and wanted to give a try at DIYing my own roman shades. I’m not much of a sewer but they turned out perfectly! I followed this tutorial here. The fabric I purchased for the shades tied in nicely to the green walls.
The last step was decorating, my favorite! Because the vanities had so much storage, I didn’t find a need to keep the medicine cabinets. I removed them and added these unique mirrors I found at Target. I was obsessed with the shape and the natural wood color. To dress up the vanities, I updated the knobs + handles with rattan ones I found. This tied in with the wooden mirrors and totally transformed both vanities. I also added some new rugs, a side table, a stunning vase, canisters, and wooden soap dispensers. All of these elements really pulled the bathroom together!
This makeover was a bittersweet moment for me because it was the last room in my apartment. I had so much fun making over all the rooms and having the creative freedom to do so.