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.
- 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!