Hey all! Remember how Mother’s Day was 2 weeks ago? I had a brilliant plan to feature my brilliant mama’s brilliant bathroom renovation as a way to celebrate the holiday in blogland. Then, I got busy for a week, and then another week, and here we are. So let’s just pretend it’s still Mother’s Day (because really, shouldn’t we celebrate that more often than once a year?). Thanks for humoring me. 🙂
I’m very excited to feature this reno. I have to preface this by saying my mom and I are EXTREMELY alike. (Weird, right? It’s like we share genetic material or something.) She gave me my love of color, pattern, texture, etc. Another way we are similar is that we are both terrible at remembering to take “before” photos. I wish you guys could see where this bathroom started. In its first state, it was a very sad, very colorless 70s-era tract house bathroom. Unremarkable materials, textured walls, popcorn ceilings, you name it. Mom gave it new life with some colorful paint on the walls and cabinets, a cute Anthro shower curtain, and fun art, but it was still very dark, cramped, and in need of some love.
Enter Mom (and, to be fair, my stepdad Kent was a big help as well. They are a great design team! To be REALLY fair, I’ll add that they also had a bona fide interior designer.) They brightened the space by knocking down the wall that originally separated the sink area from the toilet/shower area. This allowed the natural light to fill the whole space. Recessed lighting and interior lighting in the tall cabinet help brighten the space as well.
I LOVE the rustic mirror on top of the cleany, shiny tile. Taking the tile to the ceiling makes a great statement. The unexpected orange creme wall color, pulled from the colorful rug, makes the space cheerful. It could be overwhelming, but the toned down colors in the cabinetry and rustic touches help ground the bright color.
The custom vanity has plenty of storage and is a substantial piece, but the open storage on the bottom shelf help it not seem too heavy. Below are some more small touches from the space. So clean and shiny and ready for me to come home and sclathe around in!
If I had to pick a favorite detail, it would probably have to be the awesome turquoise sliding barn door as you enter the room. Seriously. So cute! Love the bit of glass at the top of the door as well.
Looking forward to someday being able to own my own place and make *actual* *permanent* changes! Until then, I’m happy to live vicariously through my madre. She done good!