Guest bathroom reveal

Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I spent the better part of last week laid out with a serious case of the stomach flu. Not fun.

Any-hoo, I’m better now and pumped to show you my (almost) finished guest bathroom.

Here’s the before:

And now for the after (drum roll, please):

Remember when I mentioned last week that you would need to imagine beautiful molding around the mirror? Well, I meant that. I still have a bare naked mirror. I’m not sure if I want to purchase a frame for it that is already finished from MirrorMate (easy route, but more expensive) or if I should buy molding and create my own frame like I did in my downstairs half bath. Decisions, decisions … I do know I want the frame to have a bit of an old-world, rubbed bronze look with maybe a hint of gold. If I create the frame myself, I just might break out the crackle paint medium. Bwahahahaha. Stay tuned for more on that project.

Aside from the mirror frame, the room is D.O.N.E.

The white beadboard paneling and chair rail we added has definitely given the room some much needed architectural detail. My miter saw was an absolute godsend with this project, by the way. It cut the molding like buttah. I should add that the hubs trimmed the paneling using his circular saw. I’m still taking baby steps when it comes to using power tools, people. I enjoy having all my fingers.

We reduced the cost of this remodel by keeping the same flooring, shower/tub combo, sink, mirror and cabinetry. We did change out all the hardware and fixtures to oil-rubbed bronze (ORB) pieces, which was not exactly cheap. Tip: If you can keep your existing tub/shower fixtures and sink fixtures, you will save hundreds of dollars.

But isn’t this ORB faucet a beaut? Lurve.

The linens, artwork and basket were once in the main bath of our last house. I’m glad I found a home for them again. (Yes, I washed the towels. Sheesh.)

All the fixtures and hardware came from Lowes.

I am pleased with how the room came together. I’d love to hear what you think.

I’m linking this up to Thrifty Decor Chick.

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28 Responses

  1. Joani says:

    Gorgeous. I love the color of the walls. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jane H says:

    It looks like an entirely different room – and really beautiful!

  3. brittany says:

    wow you did such a great job its AMAZING!

  4. becky zannino says:

    shnazzy!, love it!

  5. Sharon Hines says:

    Beautiful! I love the colors and the addition of the beadboard made a huge impact in the space. This bath now looks like a model home! Thanks for sharing with us at Show & Tell.


  6. This looks amazing! i have a similar color half bath and am struggling to find something. This gives me some great ideas!

  7. Beth Allison says:

    Beautiful ! It all looks great ! I love the colors !

  8. Sarah says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this so much I may brave it myself on my own remodel!!! WHERE did you get the beautiful “Be Still and Know I am God” print?

  9. claire rose says:

    The colores look great together-I’m your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

  10. Jackie B says:

    OMG I am still laughing at the shower rod in the “before” picture! I love the color of your walls. Very chic. The beadboard is the “in” thing right now and I am thinking about some too. Are you going to paint the oak vanity?

    • Susan says:

      That shower rod was so wonky, wasn’t it? I think I might leave the vanity the way it is for now. It’s actually maple (although it does look a bit oak-y in the photo). Thanks for the feedback. You should try the beadboard. I think I’m officially addicted to it now. I’m planning a laundry room project that will have lots of it.

  11. Jo says:

    Nice bathroom. I have the same fixtures but my bathroom is much smaller. I like the paint color. What is the brand name and/or color. Thanks.

  12. Ms Jay says:

    Okay first of all I love the colors you used and I want to know what that top color is so I can steal it. LOL… My next project is going to be my laundry room and that color really would work. I also love that be still photo. OMG Beautiful!

    I am in the middle of renovating and my house is tore up from the floor up. It is so distressing but looking at your beautiful finished product is very inspiring.
    Thank you for the inspiration!!

    • Susan says:

      So glad you liked the bathroom. For a list of all the paint colors used in my home (so far), please visit my FAQs page. I love my “Be Still” print too. I got that online at Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Trisha says:

    Where is the rug from? Absolutely stunning bathroom!

  14. Ms Jay says:

    I came on here to ask you what size is your print…thanks…gotta have it

  15. Susan says:

    Love the room. Please advise is that molding between the ceiling and wall?
    If so where was it purchased and how was it installed. Thank you

    • Susan says:

      Thanks. Yes, that is crown molding between the ceiling and wall. I don’t know where it was purchased, though. It was there when we bought our house (although we had to repaint it). There is a portion of it that we will need to install when we finish our kitchen, so when we do that, I will be sure to share all the deets about the wheres and hows and all the in-betweens. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Susan says:

      I’m sorry. I meant to say re-stain, instead of re-paint. And this stuff is not categorized as crown molding. I was thinking about our dining room for some reason. I’m pretty sure you can find the stuff I used in this bathroom unfinished at Lowes or Home Depot. It has a sort of checkerboard pattern to it. I wish I had more info for you.

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