I am so happy to FINALLY be able to share this little bathroom of ours with you today. Since we’ve lived in our home (seven years and counting), I’d been searching for the right look to create in this space – and I’m beyond thrilled I finally went for the look I’ve wanted now for a few years. I knew it was going to be wallpaper, most likely blue, but I was torn between grasscloth and a bold, vibrant pattern. I decided on the grasscloth in the end for an upscale traditional feeling. Even though this is the kids’ bathroom, it’s the main bathroom in our home for guests, so I was very particular about creating just the right look. Bare with me, it’s not an easy room to photograph – there are no windows (not fun!) and it’s tiny in here! I did my best with these photos, which, unfortunately don’t do this bathroom as much justice as they should. In person, it’s quite something, and I have to say, its perfect…probably my favorite room in the house (I’m not joking!)…I come in here several times a day and close the door just to take it all in. Come on in and have a look at our small bathroom makeover reveal…
First, let’s start with the wallpaper. I ordered this one online thinking it was actual grasscloth (my mistake for not reading the fine print!) – I quickly realized when it arrived and took it out of the packaging, that it’s really a faux grasscloth, vinyl paper. At first I was so upset and discouraged that my project would be put on hold, I was so excited I was getting grasscloth that I’ve dreamed about for years…but after some serious consideration and feedback from many people – I decided to go with it in the end.I was a little turned off at the idea of a faux paper, however since this is the kids’ bathroom, and it’s a small space, there will be a lot of steam with the amount of time they spend in here (we have a preteen and teen, so you can imagine!). I figured I couldn’t go wrong with the vinyl and it’s such a good imitation – seriously, you have to put your nose right up to it and touch it to be able to tell. Win-win in my opinion.Here’s the before, and in case you missed this post a few weeks ago, you can read all about my plans and see more of it here.The difference is incredible. The beautiful blue and the textured look of the grasscloth add so much visual interest, and draw your eye straight upward to crown molding. The blue is rich and soothing, and almost has a chambray feel to it. I love it…I’m so happy I kept it.
Would you believe I wallpapered this all by myself? Yes I did. I’ve never done it in my life (on my own, that is), and last week I was so discouraged that we still hadn’t started this project, I just dove head first and went right for it. I looked it up online, watched a few videos on youtube (I literally just googled it), and by 11 pm that night it was complete! It wasn’t the easiest thing to tackle, and the corners and doorway gave me a lot of frustration – but I persevered and got through it – I could not be more proud of myself for doing it and I’m not only thrilled with the results, I’m so impressed with my handywork! It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it – trust me on this!!!Even though the pattern has a repeat, I purposely didn’t match it up to give it more of an authentic look – the seams are visible with real grasscloth, and I wanted to create the same thing here by intentionally making them show.
Onto our new light fixture that was provided to me by Wayfair…I am in love. With it’s three elegant shades and brass detailing, it lends a refined and sophisticated look, and because the shades sit above the electrical box, rather than below it, your eye is drawn upward to the ceiling once again. It really maximizes on the vertical space, which is key in a small room, creating the illusion of a larger space.The mirror is my same, fifteen, or maybe even twenty-year old mirror I’ve had forever and handpainted gold…which still needs to be finished (I never bought more paint when I ran out!). I do love it none the less!My blue and white dishes that I use to hold soaps and candles are the perfect touch with these cute striped hand towels.
Both of our kids told me independently, that they felt as tough they were in a beach house somewhere – that made my day, I can’t tell you! They love their new bathroom as much as I do, or maybe even more… Talk about gratification!Our new brass ceiling lantern, also provided to me by Wayfair, is chic and perfectly compliments all of the brass details in our space.
Lastly – our new shower curtain is the perfect compliment to everything in here. It has so many pluses – the vertical stripes and the eight foot length (I’ll never go shorter again!) also maximize on that vertical space I was referring to earlier – so important to play that up when you can in a small room. I wish I could have captured a better shot than this for the full effect…it’s showstopping!The blues truly could not be a better match, and I love the quality of this curtain. It’s a beautiful thick cotton and has a nice hefty weight to it. I love it so much, I may even buy another one and use it to recover our living room ottoman…again! If you’ve followed along with me for a while, then you know what I’m talking about..See how that piece has changed over time here and here!Thank you so much for taking this little makeover tour with me, leave a comment below and tell me what you think! I want to say a very big thank you to Wayfair for providing the lighting for our makeover, I’m so happy with the results, and how they perfectly they suit our bathroom. Below, you can shop everything I received and purchased for this space, by scrolling and clicking at the bottom of the thumbnails. I hope you enjoyed this reveal as much as I loved sharing it with you! xo
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