Morning. Most of you know that we have lived in our home for over two years. We are still making our way through each room to add our own style. One room that we never really did much to is our son’s bathroom. The time has come to add some personality and interest and I have given myself a $1000 budget for the entire space. Excited to share the plan with you today.
When we moved in, we painted the walls Pale Oak and swapped out the hardware and that’s about it. In a perfect world I would replace the tile countertop with a solid surface and install under mount sinks. But that is not in the budget and a project we may tackle much later down the road. So I am working with what I have to add more color and charm. You can see this bathroom when we moved in this post.
How do you like that light?! Don’t even ask what is going on with that. I never wanted to replace it because I didn’t have a design plan yet. The time has come.
The floors are classic in my book. Planning to ditch the two smaller rugs and use one 3′ x 5′ washable rug to add more character and color. I think it will warm up the space, too.
mirrors | towel | sconce | faucet | rug
Here is the more masculine, pulled together design. The new dresser in our master bedroom inspired the look. We love the Hale Navy paint (by Benjamin Moore) so we’ve decided to carry it into our son’s bathroom. The cabinet doors are actual laminate so I am planning to use a special primer that will allow me to paint them. The walls will be painted white to allow for more contrast.
The rug I chose is a Ruggable. Have you heard of them? I hadn’t until a friend sent me a photo. Genius. The top comes off and is machine washable. Seems like the perfect choice for a young man’s bathroom.
*The faucet I chose is sold out but this is another fantastic option.
There are so many amazing lighting choices out there. I had so much fun shopping for the one we will use. I chose to go simple and classic. The gold will add warmth. The black faucets and mirrors will give the bathroom a more masculine vibe.
Here is where we stand with the budget. Not bad! That leaves me about $240 to buy paint, wood trim and accessories.
I’ve decided to take down the large mirror and replace it with two. Most likely I will add wood planks behind them. The mirrors I chose were on sale which definitely helped. I searched high and low. Boy, mirrors can be pricey! I almost bought these. Love the rounded corners. Here are a few more I had my eye on.
I almost ordered this black mirror (also comes in gold). The rounded corners are fantastic.
I am learning that I work best when I create a design plan like I used to make for clients. Having the visual picture of how things look together keep me on track and allow me to work much faster. It worked well for our master. Plus I have a much better idea of how the room will turn out. A few of the items will take a few weeks to arrive so I’ll post an update as soon as I can.
Do you all remember this bathroom? I think it’s one of my favorite transformations. The before is beyond rough!!! We did this ourselves and on a budget.
Wishing you a great Tuesday and week ahead. Headed to see sweet mama today.
I love what you have picked and can’t wait to see the final product! When the design board comes to life…that’s the most exciting part!
Hi, love your blog, thank you so much for sharing all your creativity! I am in process of redoing some areas of our home as well and my usual way of doing this is well I just wing it. Yes, I know this is not the right way and have made numerous costly mistakes so, this time I would like to take a cue from you and do a design plan instead of my usual wing it approach. However, I don’t have the first clue on how, what program/software to use, etc., etc to even begin to do a design plan. So, I thought I would reach out to you in hopes that you can tell me how you go about doing your design plans. Many thanks for any help you can offer!
Would love to know what primer and paint you plan to use as I have 2 cabinets I would love to paint ASAP! Coincidentally the colors you have picked are the same of my own own kids’ bathroom and your design is quite motivating! Just moved 7 months ago and the projects are endless, your style is so approachable and so inspiring!
Barbara M. says
Looks good, Courtney. I’ll be interested what you find when you take down the big mirror. I have a similar mirror in my second upstairs bathroom and I’d love to replace it with two mirrors but I’m afraid the wall behind the mirror might be an unfinished drywall.
I would say hooks because it is your sons bathroom. I think they would look great and be less traditional/formal. I love your progress!
Jane Flynn says
Great job!!! Looks so good. I am all about the hooks too – even for myself. So much easier.
Thank you! We are loving them so far.