Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Small Guest Bathroom Reveal

Here is a room I have yet to post a photo of...the guest bathroom. This was the first room to be remodeled when we bought the home 3 years ago. But before I could post about it, paint started coming off the walls, the floor boards warped from an upstairs bathroom incident, and the kids took a pencil to the walls that I could never get off. The rest of the house became the priority after that and it wasn't until we were finished with every other room that we came back for round two on this one!

The tub is original to the house. The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore, Regal Select Pearl Finish "White Dove" (#OC-17).  

I got this gorgeous light fixture from Schoolhouse Electric! (Wish I could get a better pic of it). But it's perfect in here since I wanted to give just a slight modern touch to balance out all the antiques in this room. The mirror is also vintage but the straight lines and gold frame again give that contrast to the old, the chippy, and the feminine lines. 

I ordered the faucet off eBay...that's pretty much where I've gotten every faucet in our house. I found these gorgeous antique marble brackets in an architectural salvage shop and my husband cut a shelf from our left-over marble slabs to place on them. 

This sink! Ok it's not an antique. I found it on eBay as well and loved the shape and the raw outer surface. We used a vintage medical cabinet as the basin and it was not hard for my husband to cut the necessary holes to install the plumbing. 

I searched Etsy for "French hooks" and found these beauties! I mixed my metals a lot in this bathroom but I wanted that both modern and vintage look. 

My good friend, Maria, from Dreamy Whites Lifestyle sent me a few of her French soaps. I love love love them! 

So the toilet paper holder...well it's actually a vintage potty training seat and it's the most adorable thing I've ever seen! I did use it when I was potty training my first two and as I was trying to find a cute place to display it, I realized it is perfect for holding the toilet paper! 

Since this bathroom is small and has no natural light whatsoever, I decided to keep everything very white and light (light wood and satin nickel fixtures) and only added the tiniest bit of contrast with the French hooks and the black striped towels. I also needed an off-the-floor vanity and something very small to give this room more space. The vintage medical cabinet was perfect and I also loved that it was a unique idea for a vanity since it is metal instead of wood. 

I hope you find some helpful information here and maybe a tiny bit of inspiration. 


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  1. Your bathroom is beautiful! It is a great mixture of old and new. The soothing colors makes it very elegant!

  2. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love it! So many individual touches and original ideas.

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. My hubby and I are about to start renovation on a country home we own! I have ideas of what I think I like but seeing pictures helps put a stamp on how things can look! Love your color choice as well!

  5. I love your vintage style! I have loved your kitchen and now I see the style carried thru into the bath! What a way to make a small space seem larger!

  6. I loved your kitchen...beautiful! This bathroom is just a bit too stark for me. If not for the gorgeous sink with lovely faucet and handles, this kind of feels like a vintage public restroom to me.

  7. Simply a lovely collection Vanessa. That sink is simply beautiful, and I love the contrast with the old metal medicine cabinet. Great eye!

  8. Oh my goodness!!! That little toilet seat!! I love it. The whole room is so cute. This is my first visit, going to check out the rest!

  9. This design is steller! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

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  10. I Love blog! What a wonderful idea for coloring eggs! I am going now to read more of your post! I love vintage things and white!

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  12. I Love your blog! What a wonderful idea for coloring eggs! I am going now to read more of your post! I love vintage things and white!

  13. I Love your blog! What a wonderful idea for coloring eggs! I am going now to read more of your post! I love vintage things and white!

  14. Hello, such a lovely space. Truly. I was wondering if your faucet was vintage or modern with a vintage style. I'm always so curious about how people buy fixtures from Ebay. Would you mind sharing your search terms?