This dated hall bathroom got a stunning English cottage inspired makeover in just six short weeks. Everything was a DIY project!
It has been an absolutely INSANE week full of super late nights, long days and tons and tons of work. As I type this, my body is sore, my hands are covered in caulk and paint that won’t quite scrub off and every other room in my house is a wreck, but somehow we made it. The bathroom is D.O.N.E.
One week ago, the bathroom looked like this:
Gulp! Why yes, yes we were scared we wouldn’t finish!
But here she is today, friends.
I am thrilled! I can’t believe I get to have something so pretty in my house! I love how it all came together. It’s modern and fresh with an English cottage influence, just like I had hoped.
Let’s look at alllllll 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, hand towel holder and picture frames to balance out the cool colors in the wallpaper, tile and paint and I think it was essential to keep the room feeling balanced.
The wainscoting turned out so perfectly. It’s classic and luxe and adds so much charm to the room. This is the first time I’ve painted wall moulding 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 by Delta has that same feel. I can’t wait to stand under that massive shower head and wash my cares away. I am also a huge fan of handheld attachments for washing my hair and rinsing out the tub, so that was a necessary addition. It’s just the prettiest shower I ever did see.
I think I’ve earned a long, hot, relaxing bubble bath after all this, don’t you? Maybe a soak in the suds will help me get the caulk off my hands. LOL.
We debated different ways to finish off around the window. It would have been easier to use PVC molding painted white, but once we saw the marble crown trim, I couldn’t NOT use it. I mean, come on…
… just look at that miter! I’m drooling. Can you believe this luxury material is in-stock at Home Depot?!
I had a lot of fun gathering up items to style the space. I tried to marry old and new. Old art in a sleek, modern frame. A pretty house plant 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 one seems like something you’d find in the kitchens of Downton Abbey.
And let’s take a moment to appreciate these herringbone marble floors. Ooh la la! Aren’t they fab?
I feel like I have given birth and this bathroom is now my baby. It was exhausting and the labor was intense, but I forgot all the hard parts the minute I laid eyes on this beaut.
Now let’s do some side-by-side comparisons because that’s always my favorite part of a renovation.
From 80’s to ahhhhh! 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 stress! I’m so glad we went for it.
If you would like to see the entire six week journey, you can catch up with our plans and progress up to this point by reading the posts here:
Now I think I’m going to sleep for a week. Can you believe what we were able to accomplish in such a short time? Let me tell you, it is not a reasonable amount of time for a bathroom renovation. We busted our butts and pretty much neglected everything else in life to get it done and I am exhausted, so if you are planning a renovation, don’t try to do it in six weeks. LOL.
For a detailed budget breakdown of this project, click here.
- Jeffrey Court Carrara Marble 6×12 Tile (Shower)
- Jeffrey Court Carrara Marble 4×12 Tile (Floor)
- Jeffrey Court Carrara Marble Pencil Tile (Shower Edge)
- Jeffrey Court Carrara Marble Trim (Window)
- Wallpaper (I used two rolls)
- Faucets (in Champagne Bronze finish)
- Shower Column
- Shower Head
- Hand Shower
- Tub/Shower Valve
- Towel Rack
- Wainscoting Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams Acacia Haze
- Hand Towel Rack
- Picture Frames
- Shower Curtain – A flat full-sized sheet from Target. It’s no longer being sold but it was called Woodblock Floral by Threshold if that helps.
If you have questions, leave a comment and I’d be happy to help!
Comments & Reviews
Stacy Risenmay says
Stunning!!!!!! It’s mind blowingly good. You are amazing.
WoW !!!! Amazing ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Helen Cusack says
It is beyond Beautiful 🎯❤️ Well played❣️❣️
marijke mill says
She’s so gorgeous! You’ve really outdone yourself!!
Chris W. says
I am totally speechless at the beauty of this room. We’re in the process of installing a bathroom in our basement and we were able to find a vanity that included the carerra marble top so your use of all the marble is right in my wheelhouse. That window molding is over the top gorgeous. The entire room is so very pretty and functional. Please enjoy an extra long bubble bath and a really long nap!
Gail A Holcomb says
Awesome!!! WE just finished our vanity and now on to the tub and plumbing on that. Love the tile!
Michelle Beaton says
Jennifer this is so stunning. The wallpaper, the trim work and paint color. Don’t even get me started on the flooring and the window trim! I’ve loved watching every step of the renovation. Is it weird that I want to take a vacation in your bathroom….
Michele M. says
WOW!!!!!! That is incredible! Well done. You have had my votes all along! Well done, you guys! Well done, indeed. It is an AWESOME bathroom now. Bravo!!!
Jeanne Leonard says
What a lovely bathroom. It’s filled with inspiration for the rest of us. Did you purchase or make the shower curtain. What a lovely fabric. Where did you find it?
It turned out so incredibly gorgeous! Soon you’ll forget about all the hard work and stress… 🙂 You did amazing!
Kristel Quintana says
So nice to see the reveal! It looks lovely! Can you please tell me the name and color of your toilet paper holder? thanks!
It’s the Delta Cassidy Tissue Holder in Champagne Bronze. https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/product/79750-CZ.html
Beautiful! What color grout did you use for both the floor and shower?
The color name is Platinum.
Rock Stones says
Beautiful! For both the floor and the shower, what color grout did you use?
It’s called Platinum.
Kasey McCormick says
What a lovely bathroom! Would you mind sharing information for the shower curtain?
It’s a full sized flat bed sheet from Target! I fell in love with the pattern and just had to use it.
Beautiful!! Would love to know where the shower curtain is from?
It’s a flat sheet from Target!
Corrie Miller says
This is so great! What was your starting point when planning this design? Did you find inspiration from a magazine or just throw it together?
I definitely didn’t throw it together… I obsessed over every single detail. LOL. I started with the overall feel that I wanted (cozy English cottage) and then tried to make every design choice with that in mind. I also thought a lot about balancing the cold marble with warm brass and wood. I thought about scale, balance, mixing the large scale plaid pattern with the small floral of the shower curtain, adding details that felt antique without being shabby and there ya go. It was a labor of love and I actually love it more now a year later than I even did right after it was finished. It is the first space I’ve been able to design from scratch and now I know what my style is and what I want the rest of my home to feel like.
Where is the shower curtain from?
It’s a flat sheet from Target that is no longer sold. Womp womp. I’m so sorry!
Also, did you wallpaper over texture on the walls or skim coat the walls first?
Hey, I fixed the links, so you should be able to find the wallpaper now. I installed the wallpaper over textured walls but I have HUGE REGRETS about doing it that way. It looks bad. I would definitely recommend skim coating first.
This is beautiful! We are in the middle of a bathroom reno. It’s the pits!
Hi! It’s beautiful! What color paints did you use? I couldn’t find. Thank you!
Sherwin-Williams Acacia Haze