The first project that we wanted to complete in 2020 was to refresh our basic main bathroom. As mentioned previously, we did not design our home, so we are working with everything that was already picked prior to us owning. With that said, all the materials that were chosen, are good quality, modern and easy to work with.
To start any renovation or refresh, I create a mood board and use it as a guide to stay on track and complete the space. Below, is the mood board that I have created for this main bathroom redesign.
My goal is to create a more modern vibe mixed with vintage elements, while using the existing textures.
Bathroom Refresh To-Do’s:
- Paint Walls Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
- Paint Ceiling Oynx by Benjamin Moore
- Update Ceiling and Vanity Light Fixtures
- Update Towel Bar, Toilet Paper Holder and Towels Hooks
- Update Vanity Hardware to Schaub and Co.
- Add Wall Art & Decorate
To start the transformation, I painted the ceiling black. It only took two coats of paint to get a solid coverage. I wanted to add some drama to this space without replacing any tile or the vanity, so the black ceiling was the way to go. The black ceiling draws your eye up and makes the space feel and look larger while still feeling cozy.
Next up was to paint the walls. I used my go-to colour, Chantilly Lace and painted all the walls white. Once the walls were painted, the grey vanity and tile really started to pop.
Once all the paint touch ups were complete, Mike installed the new light fixtures. I wanted each light fixture to give off a lot of light, as the bathroom doesn’t have any windows. The new light fixtures look great and are super bright.
Next, I swapped out the chrome towel bar, toilet paper holder and hand towel loop for a modern brass style.
I also swapped out the vanity hardware for the most beautiful Schaub & Co satin brass drawer pulls from their Haniburton collection. Thank you, Schaub and Co for partnering with me! You can view the full Schaub and Co Haniburton collection here.
Next, it was time to decorate! I worked with Opposite Wall Media on a cool abstract piece that I knew would be perfect for our bathroom. The print is a 12in x 16in poster of a woman, with a 12in x 16in matte and a 16in x 20in black metal frame. I love how this piece turned out and thank you Opposite Wall for gifting me such a cool piece! You can shop the art here.
To go with the Opposite Wall framed art, I wanted to layer a few more items to fill the space behind the toilet. So, I added another framed art piece and a vintage letter that fit the space great.
Next, I placed a vintage canister with cotton balls and other toiletries to the back of the toilet, paired with a plant. I then re-hung my vintage vanity mirror, added some fresh white towels, and a vase of winter greenery to the vanity.
And lastly, I added a drum stool to go beside the bathtub. I usually add a stool to any tub, as it acts as a side to when enjoying a bath.
If there is anything that I have missed, please let me know and I will source it and or answer any questions! I hope this post inspires you to create your own design – while working with a current design. More sources below.
Wall Paint Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
Ceiling Paint Onyx By Benjamin Moore