I’m finally sharing this finished bathroom! When I gave this space a small, low budget makeover last Summer, I was over the moon with how it turned out, but I can tell you, with these few new updates that we added – a classic white vanity, new mirror and traditional style toilet, I am completely over the moon for real this time…I always new I wanted a knew vanity with storage to give our growing kids some more space in here. You can read about this new piece here and also see last Summer’s reveal here. Many of you know me well by now, and it’s not unusual for me to keep making changes to our home. I suppose I see this little makeover as a two-part series, and I honestly could not be happier with the results. In Part One, I spent less than $500 to give it some new life, and now, in Part Two, we spent around $1000 to complete the look. Not so bad for a brand new space. Keep reading below to see more of how this little space turned out – let me know what you think in the comments below! *Affiliate links are provided in this post for your shopping convenience – see my full disclosure policy here.
It’s incredible how much larger this space looks and feels. We were concerned at first, thinking it would feel smaller in here because the new vanity has storage and is closed underneath. In fact, we actually achieved the complete opposite effect. The white is crisp and clean and because it’s closed, it enlarges the bathroom visually.The only thing we haven’t done yet is attach the toilet paper holder to the vanity. I’m torn on this one. I really don’t want to make holes in this beautiful piece, so I may look for a standing one, even though they’re not my favorite. I’m on the fence right now, so I’ll wait and see what I can come up with. Let’s talk about this gorgeous faucet I found. I’m all about that vintage vibe with our faucets right now – you can see our master bathroom reveal with the same look in brass, here – I absolutely love having this look in this bathroom too.The chrome is clean and cool and reinforces that pretty coastal look I was after. The one thing I do find tricky, is getting the kids to make sure they’re wiping up the counter after using it. This is a marble counter, and for any of you who have the same, you know that water can etch a marble surface. The one good thing, is with the beautiful veining in this one, it doesn’t show much at all.Something to consider if you’re thinking of going with marble in the bathroom. Some people are perfectly fine with the patina a marble counter can take on, and other people hate it! Make sure you do your homework before you buy…
The new toilet, (also the same as the one in our master bathroom), is perfect in here as well. I love the traditional lines, and the price was unbeatable. It’s elegant, and clean lined, and adds subtle character to the space. Even toilets should be beautiful!
I couldn’t be happier with the choices we made and the wait to find the perfect vanity at the right price was well worth it. I’ve sourced a few different vanity and faucet options that you can shop at the bottom of this post. Just scroll down after the last image.The kids love their new update as well, and are so happy to have storage in here for their toiletries. They love that the top drawer pops open and holds their toothbrushes – something every bathroom vanity should have! I’m a stickler about keeping them off of the counter top and out of sight!
This is a small space, and thankfully I only have two kids that share it. It’s also the main bathroom for guests to use as well, so keeping it more grown up looking and something that compliments the rest of our home, is a key ingredient in the design of this space.
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