Updates to Refresh Guest Bath

In the past week, there’s been quite a few important tasks that I’ve crossed off in my “To-Do” list for our Spa-Inspired Guest Bath Makeover. After all, it’s Week 4 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and time is almost up for the big reveal!ORC Guest Participant
Catch up on previous updates: Week 1 (Bathroom Before)  // Week 2 (Gray and White theme) // Week 3 (New Wall Paint)

Here’s the “Before” photo to refresh your memory of our guest bathroom when we first started this challenge. Notice the color of the vanity and the bamboo shades. Both got a makeover this week!

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Guest Bath Before - Beauteeful Living

Whenever I start priming a piece of furniture, I get a little nervous. The first coat always looks uneven but after the second coat of primer, I feel a little better. Below photo is how our vanity looked after 2 coats of primer.

When you’re not sanding furniture, priming is especially important. It helps the new paint color adhere to the furniture!

Priming Bathroom Vanity

After the primer dried, I gave our vanity 2 coats of this tan-like paint color. My plan was to have it match the tile above our vanity top but the color didn’t quite go with what I had in mind.This is when you make the judgement call on whether you would sulk about it just deal or do something about it.

Matching Vanity color to tile

I decided to do something about it and repaint the vanity again. At the very beginning, I did think to repaint the vanity gray but decided against it because I thought it’d be too much gray.

Turns out there’s NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH GRAY! 🙂 You may have seen a sneak peek of this in my Instagram story.

Gray Painted Bathroom Vanity

I’m liking this gray much better than the tan-like color from the first 2 coats of paint.

Gray Painted Bathroom Vanity 1

With the vanity repainted gray, my bathroom looks a tad closer to my inspiration photo below:

Bathroom with White Mirror(Image courtesy of designer: Tracy Lynn Studio via Houzz // photographer: Zack Benson

After our vanity got refreshed from walnut brown to gray, our dark bamboo shades in the bathroom appeared out of place. I knew I had to lighten it too.

I decided to do a white-wash paint on the blinds! (Will share tutorial in a future blog post.)

How to white wash bamboo blinds

Here’s how the blinds look with my no-sew valance that I just did the other day!

DIY Fabric Valance

The white-washed bamboo blinds go nicely with this white and gray fabric.

Fabric Valance 

Small details can make a big difference in room makeovers. Sometimes it’s as simple as switching out vent covers.

This vent cover sits on the guest bath’s ceiling. It’s very visible so I had to give it the heave-ho 🙂

Old Return Register Cover

I replaced it with this vent cover I purchased recently.  You can pick this up at Lowe’s or order something similar online here. The design is so much more modern and pretty. Well, as pretty as a vent cover could look. 😉

Accord Wicker Vent Cover

Before I go, I’d like to also share this photo of the new wall unit that got delivered the other day. I opted for a cabinet that conceals all of its contents (details here). Exactly the storage that we need for a small guest bath!

By the way, I’ll be changing the pulls from bronze to chrome.

Prater White Wall Cabinet

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Refresh Guest Bath - Beauteeful Living

Big thanks to American Standard for being a sponsor of my spring 2018 guest participation in the One Room Challenge! Stay tuned for next week when I’ll be sharing all about our new toilet from American Standard and a surprise item that our guest bath never had before!

American Standard

Don’t forget to check out the projects from these 20 designers here and the guest participants here. Have a comment or suggestion for this makeover? Please leave in comments below.

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