Hall Bath Hallelujah
Renovation Update! In my new place, the hall bath is one of the few spaces that is completely finished! These photos show how it went from 50's pink to clean and crisp.
The renovation continues! When I bought this house, I fell in love with the flow and clean lines. And while many people would love the original details of the hall bath, I couldn't live with the foil wall paper or pink tile from the 1950s.
Several details in the original bath served to make the limited space feel even smaller than it is. The tile fell short of the ceiling, a low slung shower rod and of course, pink everywhere that seemed to soak up the light.
To make the bathroom feel as light and open as possible, I chose a soft white tile for the walls and rub. Sharp black accents create contrast while natural wood accessories help to add warmth and texture. To take advantage of the full ceiling height, I placed the shower rod and light fixture extra high, creating a vertical line to make everything feel bigger.
Even though I measured several times, finding a shower curtain wasn't easy. Since the rod was so high, it took a few tries to get just the right length. Thankfully returns to Amazon are easy!
Because the window is close to the medicine cabinet, shades or curtains would have overwhelmed the small bathroom. Instead, for privacy, I used an inexpensive vinyl window film to create a frosted finish for just a few pennies.
Paint is my friend. Since I couldn't find a medicine cabinet that I liked, I got this one from @westelm and painted the trim black! Some more black paint on the window trim and you'd never know the bathroom wasn't like this from the start!
As always, budget is my priority, but every now and then I splurge on a key piece. I've had my eye on this vanity from @signaturehw for a couple years now, but it was more expensive than I can usually bring myself to pay. So, if I wanted it, the rest of the finishes had to offset the cost. So, I searched high and low to find budget-friendly, high quality finishes that look good without breaking the bank.
Whenever possible, I shop local and support small businesses. But for this bathroom, I hit the jackpot at the big box stores.
The faux-marble, porcelain wall tile is @daltile and the slate floor tile is Montauk Black - both from @homedepot. The black faucet is from @amazon. The light fixture is one of my favorite elements that I was excited to find @wayfair. All of the decorative accents including the rug, wooden bowls, soaps and plants are all #homegoodsfinds from @homegoods. Wall color is Simply White by @benjaminmoore from #HarrisonPaint.
And I can't believe I'm going to say this, but the toilet was on super sale @loweshomeimprovement. I mean, we all need one, right?