This dated hall bathroom received a stunning English cottage-inspired makeover in just six short weeks. Everything was a DIY project!
It’s been an absolutely INSANE week full of super late nights, long days and tons of work. As I write this, my body is sore, my hands are covered in caulk and paint that won’t scrub off completely and every other room in my house is a wreck, but somehow we made it. The bathroom is FINISHED
A week ago, the bathroom looked like this:
Gulp! Why yes, yes we do our afraid we wouldn’t finish!
But here she is today, friends.
I’m thrilled! I can’t believe I get to have something so pretty in my house! I love how everything came together. It is modern and fresh with an English cottage influence, just as I had hoped.
Let’s have a look lllllll the details, then I’ll add all sources linked at the bottom and show before-and-after pictures.
The faucets and light fixture are a soft gold color called champagne bronze. It adds just the right amount of warmth to the cool tones of the marble.
I used wood accents on the mirror frames, towel rack, and picture frames to balance out the cool colors in the wallpaper, tile, and paint, and I think it was important to keep the room balanced.
The wainscoting turned out so perfect. It is classic and luxurious and adds so much charm to the room. This is the first time I’ve painted skirting in a color other than white, and now I can’t wait to do it again somewhere else in my house.
The shower fixture is a super cool feature. I fell in love with the look of an exposed pipe shower and this shower column from Delta has the same feel. I can’t wait to stand under the massive shower head and wash away my worries. I’m also a big fan of handheld attachments for washing hair and rinsing the tub, so it was a necessary addition. It’s just the most beautiful shower I’ve ever seen.
I think I deserve a long, hot, relaxing bubble bath after all this, don’t you? Maybe a suds in suds will help me get the clog off my hands. LOL.
We discussed different ways to finish around the window. It would have been easier to use PVC molding painted white, but when we saw the marble crown, I could NOT use it. i mean come on…
… just look at that fermentation! I’m drooling. Can you believe this luxury material is in stock at Home Depot?!
I had a lot of fun collecting items to style the space. I tried to marry old and new. Old art in an elegant, modern frame. A pretty houseplant in a weathered urn.
The towel rack needed to hold a lot of towels since our kids sometimes use this bathroom too, and I love how this looks like something you’d find in a Downton Abbey kitchen.
And let’s take a moment to appreciate these herringbone marble floors. Oh la la! Aren’t they gorgeous?
I feel like I’ve given birth and this bathroom is now my baby. It was exhausting and the contractions were intense, but I forgot all the hard parts the moment I saw this beauty.
Now let’s do some side-by-side comparisons, because that’s always my favorite part of a renovation.
From the 80s to ahhh! Can you even believe the difference?!
You can really see how much bigger and better the new window is in this next comparison.
The new window was worth the hassle! I’m so glad we went for it.
If you want to see the full six-week journey, you can follow our plans and get to this point by reading the posts here:
Now I think I will sleep for a week. Can you believe what we managed to achieve in such a short time? Let me tell you, it is not reasonable time for a bathroom renovation. We busted our butts and neglected pretty much everything else in life to get it done, and I’m exhausted, so if you’re planning a remodel, don’t try to do it in six weeks. LOL.
For a detailed budget breakdown of this project, click here.
If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to help!