A charming white cottage bathroom makeover. Inspiration for utilizing your space, thrifty design, and creating a home you love.
This post is sponsored by Joss and Main.
Words cannot express how delighted I am to share the reveal for our MASTER BATHROOM MAKEOVER!!
We worked pretty fast and hard on this project – mostly because it is ZERO fun to share a bathroom with your kids.
(All sources will be named throughout or at the end of the post).
The transformation has been unbelievable, both visually and functionally and I’m so pleased with the cottage bathroom look we achieved.
Before I jump into the juicy details and pictures – lets take a quick glance at the “before” again (for dramatical purposes).
First say, “Blaaaaaa”.
Then say “AHHHHHHHHH”!!!
Yes – that is seriously the same room.
We knew the first things that had to go were the large closet and corner shower. Without them, we could open up the space and create a light and airy bathroom. Big kuddos go to the hubs who did all the work himself (while I watched the kids). He gutted the whole room, re-did plumbing and electrical, planked the walls, added faux ceiling tile and a faux brick wall. Then he made our beautiful, white-washed and shiplapped pine wood floors. All that took most of the time and was no easy feat.
Then the fun really began.
I am so pleased to share this space with you as a collaborative effort with Joss and Main. When we began to add the main elements from their home decor site, it all came together so wonderfully.
Starting with this amazing pedestal soaker tub and faucet.
Real quick – I do want to give a shameless plug here for Joss and Main. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are a rotating deals site and stock home decor products all the way from larger furniture pieces to decorative accents. You can find amazing deals at Joss and Main and it helps to keep a close eye on what they stock. I really enjoy being subscribed to their email list so I can always be up-to-date with the products that go in and out.
Like this mirror . . .
Let’s talk about how amazingly beautiful and French it is! They have plenty more to choose from in their mirror department!
I was also excited to snag this vessel sink from Joss and Main, which looks lovely on top of our marble counter top. I bought the marble slab as a discounted remnant piece from a local store. If you like this sink, I think you’ll like the Joss and Main Bath department.
It’s really all the things I loved from my inspiration images and it was so exciting to tie them altogether in our space.
These lovely French sconces came from the Joss and Main lighting department, as well as the hanging glass pendant light you see in the images.
For a more detailed source list, visit my Master Bathroom Design Board Post.
It was so helpful to equip this space with those nice basic elements, which set the ground work for our DIY’s and my lucky finds at antique and thrift stores. I also enjoyed a few therapeutic shopping trips to some of my favorites like Target, Homegoods, IKEA, and Bed Bath and Beyond.
Let’s talk about the DIY’s first – which is mostly thanks to my good man.
I snagged a $30.00 door at a thrift store and he attached it to a sliding track system from Amazon. It used to have a swing door which took up a whole corner of the bathroom and made it useless.
Our challenge was then to figure out how to lock the door from the inside, so mommy could have her quiet time. He found this hook and loop closure and it really works perfectly.
Now lets talk about the charming blue and white storage cupboard.
Yep – he made that too. I wanted the charm of a custom piece vs. built-in storage. We also had to work with a unique small corner so a custom build was really ideal.
I’ve got a mixed variety of baskets from Michaels and Homegoods inside. I haven’t actually filled those baskets or moved into my bathroom yet. I was too anxious to get these pictures first – but I’ll have to do a small bathroom storage update and show you how I plan to fill those baskets with only the essentials that we need and actually use.
I actually plan to do my hair and make-up over at this cupboard so I bought a marble tray from Homegoods to set my hot curling irons down on it to protect the wood.
The blue paint color was completely made up, and I’m sorry if you would like to know the name. But I think I’ll just call it “a-little-blue-paint-here-and-a-little-white-paint-there”. You won’t find it at stores 😉
The mirror over here was rescued from my husbands work . . . from the dumpster. I slapped some Miss Mustard Seed Marzipan paint on it, and now she is a real beauty.
My absolute favorite piece in the room is the marble topped vanity. I dreamed up the perfect antique vanity and to my sheer joy, I found it on a antique store hunt. My husband removed the wood top and replaced it with a marble slab. We bought the marble remnant for a great deal and my husband polished it and drilled the holes for the sink and faucet.
The wire baskets came from Target.
And I heart them.
I have an obsession with handmade soaps and bought some from a local store to stick in my IKEA glass jar.
I think I may need to start a new soap making hobby so I can always have them.
They make the space smell great too.
The next DIY’s I took over. You might guess they have to do with fabric.
The first DIY I can guarantee you can do – no tutorial needed.
Take an inexpensive flour sack from Walmart and clip it to a curtain rod with rings.
WALAA! A cafe curtain to die for! Let me know if you need that tutorial 😉
Next – I will be doing a quick little tutorial for the shower curtain soon.
Isn’t that light blue flow-y fabric just dreamy!? And that soft puddle at the bottom makes me want to soak for hours and feel like a princess at the same time.
Keep your eye out for how I took a pre-made curtain panel and made it work for a shower curtain. Super easy and no hemming required!
Now let’s talk about this amazing stool. It was the night before the photo shoot, and my husband asks why I didn’t find a stool like I had talked about.
I said, “I found one dear. It was charming. It was also $40.00 and I felt too cheap to buy it.”
So what does my good man do? Heads out to his wood shop at 10:00 at night, scrummages through his stash and whips out a better than $40.00 stool, in an hour flat. I woke to it the next morning and fell in love with him all over again. It will always mean so much to me. He’s worked so hard on this space and still turned this out for me last minute.
Another favorite feature of mine is the towel holder and built-in shelves.
I picked up these hooks from IKEA and asked him if he had any old wood to attach it to. He came back from his shop with this old board that had water damage, spider webs . . . and curves and diamonds – and I about died of delight. He cleaned it up and added the hooks. I guess his brother was about to throw the board and said it was too damaged. Luckily, he snagged it. I happen to really like damaged things.
I filled the shelves with some clearance candles from Homegoods and IKEA.
The blue soap dispenser from IKEA holds my face wash, and a fresh flower makes my face smile. Perfect way to start the day.
By the tub we added a floating shelf from Target and I bought some dispensers to hold our shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
Pert Plus has never looked so good.
The round doily rugs I found at my first visit to World Market.
It will not be the last, I’m sure.
Above the toilet we added some shelves, also from target. These are normally something I would ask my hubs to make – but you know when you have crossed that line of asking too much?
I just bought them instead.
The shelves are the perfect place to add some decorative and meaningful items. The Old Spice cup was my husbands grandfathers shaving cup. I’ve been saving it for our bathroom remodel for a long time.
Next, I want to show you our toilet paper holder. It’s a little quarky – but super handy.
It was my husbands invention, and we are going with it 😉
The organizer came from Target and he made some sort of toilet paper holder rod contraption.
Nothing like a good read on the toilet, am I right?
That pretty much sums up our bathroom.
This makeover has been wanted for a long time and I was so excited for picture day.
Which you might be able to tell from the cheesy expression above.
I’m going to leave you with a few more sources, but feel free to ask if I missed anything that you would like more information on.
I truly hope that by sharing this space transformation with you, you have been inspired to create a home you love and to look at each wall differently. This is really a tiny bathroom, but I’m convinced you don’t need a huge space to create a classic design. We just needed to look at things differently and maximize the function and style.
Don’t be afraid of open storage.
Get rid of anything that does not bring you joy to look at.
Let go of the clutter that consumes your home.
Bring each room back to the basics.
Be innovative and thrifty.
These are the theories that drive each room makeover I do, and they haven’t let me down yet.
I’m off to soak in my new tub, but I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, comments and opinions. They always bring me great joy.
Thanks for being here!
Paint color on walls: Super White by Benjamin Moore.
All Items from Joss and Main and Amazon listed in detail HERE.
Shower Curtain Tutorial – Coming soon!
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*This post was sponsored by Joss and Main. Visit them for all your affordable home decor needs!! Thank you!