Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Budget Guest Bathroom Reveal

After a long wait and much hard work we have finally, and I mean FINALLY finished our guest bath.

a few before photos and mood board here

guestbathbefore-iphone tile installed without grout guestbathbeforeiphone-tiles

My guest bathroom is your typical bathroom that the builder installs across America.  It's plain and boring.  Before we moved in the house we painted using Benjamin Moore Feather Grey and that was it.  After 4 years of looking at it I thought now its the time to jazz it up a bit.

 Here's the after.... guestbath_acupofmai

We ripped out the yucky laminate flooring and installed hexagon tile with white grout.   To keep everything in the budget we decided to keep the wall color and vanity cabinet.  We then removed the fake marble vanity top.  We also replaced the mirror.  We didn't touch the bathtub and decided it was fine it was.

I had the oak cabinet painted black and added a wooden counter top that my husband built using two poplar board from Lowes.  I thought it would it give it a nice ZEN look.  Sanded, stained and sealed! I purchased the sink and faucet from Amazon.  The sconce is from Restoration Hardware and was purchased during their 15% Spring sale event.  The door knobs was from Anthropologie, originally we did not have any door knobs.

The mirror I got at Lowes it was a display item for only $30.  I decided not to center the sink to the cabinet, it was just a cramped feeling when you were in there all squished against the door washing your hands.  So instead, I put the faucet off center to visually fill the space of the centered sink.

This place is almost done, and I will have TONS of photos to show you.  This is all the hard part, lightning, painting, plumbing and flooring.  The only thing I need to do is build a bamboo towel ladder.  Overall, we're very happy with our DIY guest bathroom project.

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19 comments:

Wil Harris said...

Can someone say HGTV? This is fantastic, love it! Your bathroom is very similar to our guest bath; you gave us some ideas :)

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

Love it Mai! Love seeing your personal touches and artwork too - makes it special!
xoAmy

Tiffany Larkin said...

I agree!!! You really should have your own HGTV show. Great job as usual Mai.

Valentina C said...

You've done an amazing job, it looks so classy!! This is great inspiration for a guest bath, very peaceful. Fantastic job Mai!

Vicki Bensinger said...

Don't you just love it when you can Do-It-Yourself? Sure does save money and make you proud. Great work!

Ashley said...

It looks great, Mai! I know some may be over the "Keep Calm" poster, but I think it works really well in here! I have a "Keep Calm" in my kitchen and love it so much, naysayers be darned ;)

xo,
Ashley
anylovelything.com

Javelin Warrior said...

Bathrooms are a MAJOR undertaking so bravo again for taking the challenge. And the results are beautiful - I still think the tile floor is my favorite (I loved those tiles when you posted about them before), but the painted black cabinet is a close second. It really makes the bathroom pop. And I love how you managed to work in a little storage over the toilette - a very smart idea...

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Like! Like! Like!

B is building a house said...

Amazing. Perfect styling as always <3

B

cinzee said...

Oh WOW! I loveeeeeeee your newly transformed bathroom! The black and white scheme is sooo stylish and modern. I never would imagine black to be a color for a bathroom as it's so dark but clearly i am sooo wrong;)

It's amazing how the small details like the decor on the white shelves can make such a diff! That photo frame with the words "keep calm and carry on" is sooo lovely! Love it!

I gotta say, you really do super great room transformations. I've seen your past room transformations and they always blow my mind!

Have a great weekend Mai:D

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

simplyvonne said...

omg i love this! you make me want to go home and clean my bathroom now! haha it look so chic with the decor and the black white scheme! great job!

Courtney J said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad. It's great! Love all of photography and the great recipes. Also love the organization tips and ideas! :) Will definitely be coming back. Have a great weekend!

Alice said...

Your pedestal sink is so beautiful! Did you have to seal the area where it joins the vanity?

Jin said...

Omg Mai, I love it!!!! I like everything about it...the sink, the floor, the shelves....it is all breath taking. Good job!!!

Mimi said...

ohmygosh, it's so beautiful!!! you guys did an amazing job! :D

<3, Mimi
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@girlsguidecity said...

Wow! It looks AMAZING! We are moving into an apartment that lets you do some painting (as long as you leave them how you found them when you move) and this post gets me so excited to take on my own projects in the new place!!

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Jo said...

Great job with the bathroom!

L.A. in the bay said...

oh my gosh, so adorable!!! love it!!

PlumbArena said...

Having guests in your home is a wonderful tradition this time of year, but can also create some anxiety as you prepare your home to accommodate them. When loved ones are visiting, one certainty is that your guest bathroom will be put to the test. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, working on a bathroom may be the last thing on your mind, but you can make your guest bathroom more inviting for guests with a few simple organization and decor updates.

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