When I wrote the post about the closet makeover in our upstairs bathroom, I realized that I never wrote a whole blog post about this room.
I knew I had taken more pictures of it but couldn’t find them.
Well, I found them! So here is a little more information about how I decorated our bigger bathroom. Yes, the room is small, but it’s still the “big” bathroom. We have a tiny powder room downstairs.
You’ll see that decorating a bathroom doesn’t have to cost $10,000.
Blue Cottage Bathroom
When you walk up the stairs in our home, you see the bathroom straight ahead.
The vanity is an inexpensive Project Source White Traditional Bathroom Vanity from Lowes ($330). There weren’t many choices for what would have fit in that spot, and I wanted a white vanity, since this room is so small.
I’m really happy with the vanity and love the Style Selections Dune Solid Surface Integral Single Sink countertop ($210). It’s made out of material that doesn’t scratch or show water stains. I’m not a fan of marble and wanted something really easy to take care of, knowing the three of us would be using this bathroom together.
I don’t mind that it doesn’t have two sinks, but we’ll see how it goes when L is a teenager.
These sand-colored Del Conca Roman Stone tiles ($2.30 each) coordinate perfectly with the sand-colored countertop, and Don installed them in both bathrooms. For the shower enclosure, we used inexpensive square white tiles.
So I mixed a lot of the white paint we had from painting all of the downstairs white into the rose paint, and painted the room again. I might repaint it the color of our bedroom at some point, which is a very light baby blue.
I chose old-fashioned looking sink and lamp fixtures for the whole house, in an oil-rubbed bronze finish. I really like this look and don’t mind that you have to open both levers to make warm water. That’s a small price to pay for a cute faucet that fits perfectly into our cottage.
The white mirror sat in a closet for years, and I honestly don’t remember where or when I bought it. It ended up in this room because it is white. I’m still on the lookout for just the perfect mirror, maybe something vintage and bigger, for this spot.
The little wooden table is a thrift store find. It adds a little bit of farmhouse, rustic decor to this room. And I picked up the vanity decor items from different tag sales.
I found the Threshold Home Grid shower curtain at Target ($20). I saw it and immediately liked the color and the design. The best feature? It’s made out of super-soft cotton instead of polyester. I paired it with a non-toxic plastic liner from Kohl’s so it doesn’t get wet.
That’s it: our upstairs Blue Cottage bathroom!
How did you decorate your bathroom?