This bathroom on the main floor of our house was in desperate need of an upgrade. A couple of months ago I did a quick makeover on our other bathroom and that consisted of me painting the floor. This time, I wanted to do something a little different and paint the entire room, walls, ceiling, and trim all one color. Here’s my small bathroom makeover in 4 days.
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When we first moved into our home 6 years ago this is what the main floor bathroom looked like.
We painted it a neutral color and I painted the vanity white, added shiplap above the vanity and installed new faucet, light and mirror.
I was clearly influenced by the farmhouse trend 😅
For the next few years it remained this way until I finally stopped neglecting this area of our home and gave it the makeover it deserved. We also recently installed wallpaper in our dining room which I love sooo much and that inspired the color for the bathroom.
I didn’t really have a plan for the bathroom except I knew I wanted it painted a darker color for a moody vibe.
After having several samples painted on the walls I made the decision to go with Intrigue by Benjamin Moore and I’m so happy I did!
I painted the ceiling and walls eggshell and the trim and inside of the pocket door satin.
After painting the bathroom it instantly felt so different!
DIY Vanity doors
While the paint dried, I wanted to switch up the look of the bathroom vanity. After removing the doors, I applied Kwik Strip paint stripper and removed the white paint. Cleaned it with Mineral Spirits and sanded it smooth.
I then cut and added dowel rods I ordered on Amazon to the center of the doors.
I also added a little piece of trim around the dowels thanks to those who voted on my Instagram stories. The dowels were glued down using Titebond wood glue and clamped and left overnight. I also added heavy pavers on top to keep all the dowels down while the glue dried.
The entire door was stained English Chestnut by Minwax. I usually apply a wood conditioner before staining but honestly, I was too lazy to go grab a can at the store and just used what I had at home. I sealed the doors with Minwax Polycrylic in Semi Gloss.
And this is the final look. It looks like a completely different vanity now!
New Hardware & Accessories
To add the finishing touches, I purchased all new hardware and accessories. The new light fixture above the new mirror and faucet elevates this space so nicely!
And can you believe I did this small bathroom makeover in 4 days?! I started it on Monday and by Thursday we were already installing all the new hardware and wrapped this project up Thursday night.
It’s amazing the difference paint and changing hardware can make. Of course I leveled up it by completely transforming my vanity as well but just those simple changes made this bathroom feel and look so much better!
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