Rustic Bathroom Reveal

If you’ve followed me on Instagram or saw my last blog post you know we’ve been making some cosmetic changes to our bathroom! Isn’t it funny how once you put effort into changing one room, you want to do another?  Maybe funny isn’t the word…I guess that depends on who you ask. I get excited and inspired when I am able to make small changes and see big results! However, a lot of the work falls on my beloved hubby, who is actually the more creative one! I say open shelves or wooden towel rack and he thinks up his own design. And as you may know from our kitchen makeover, we LOVE open shelves. I want them everywhere. I knew they would be great for our bathroom because it is a long room and I wanted to utilize wall space and vertical storage. There are a lot of simple [and inexpensive!] DIY projects in here. All sources are listed at the bottom! Here are some before and after pictures.

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AFTER

The first thing we did was paint the walls BM Newburyport Blue. I’ve been eyeing all sorts of navy blues but I landed on this one. My neighbor made me the adorable magnolia wreath on the door and it ties right in with all my other plants!! I love the life and fresh air these plants bring to the bathroom.

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I moved the light up from the basement and hung the “let go and let God” sign conveniently at the entrance. I originally planned for this sign to be with the rest of the gallery wall but I love seeing this reminder each time I leave the bathroom!

A must have for me was a bath caddy! These things go for like $80 and my husband made this one in 15 minutes! It ties in well with the shelves because it is the same wood. It is treated wood, up cycled from our old deck, so it can get wet without a problem. I love having an easy place to put my coffee or tea and my bath salts!



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I added a hanging ivy, a mirror which adds texture and light, and a basket on the floor! I intended to put a larger plant on the floor in the basket but currently the basket is holding bath toys and I haven’t found the right plant (or rather the right deal). As you read from the first post, I wanted to incorporate as much wood as possible since our bathroom already has a lot of white. I changed out the curtain rod for a dowel rod, and also used a dowel rod for our toilet paper holder.

This was so easy to make! I love the combination of wood, leather, and metal. See my DIY Toilet Paper Holder post to make your own! And now… the open shelves!!

BEFORE

Ahhh, the inspiration! Sounds strange to be inspired by this picture, but my original idea for updating the bathroom was adding open shelves to this bare wall! And oh boy, am I glad we did!

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These shelves host my lavender sugar scrubs, peppermint oil rub, lavender oil rub, epsom salts, bubble bath, soap and more! I wanted this bathroom to feel like a spa and all of these cost me next to nothing but add a luxurious feel! Dylan made the shelves from our old deck wood. I love the thickness, depth, and unfinished wood. The wood carries throughout with the hand towel holder, towel rack and gallery wall. See below!

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The hand towel was made from a strip of leather, embroidery hoop and a nail! Dylan made this beautiful towel rod and we hung it with some simple brackets! I love the rounded edges and the unfinished wood. I bought some of these prints, found some free printables, and made the “Wash your hands” sign! I’ve put it up on the blog in my Freebies section for you to download your own. Also see my DIY post on how I made it for $3!

I am still on the hunt at thrift stores for a stool and a chandelier but you can’t rush thrifting!! I am so happy with how this bathroom turned out! And a big shout out to my creative, knowledgeable and good looking husband who helped make my dreams reality!

SOURCES

Walls: BM Newburyport Blue // White Runner: World Market // Lamp: Pottery Barn Outlet // Let Go & Let God: Hobby Lobby // Bath Caddy: DIY // Mirror: Southeastern Salvage // Plants: Lowes // Basket Planters: Southeastern Salvage // Wooden Balls: Southeastern Salvage // White Metal Basket: thrifted // Sugar Scrub: DIY // Peppermint Oil Rub: DIY // Toilet Paper Holder: DIY // Hand Towel Holder: DIY // Towel Rod: DIY // Waste Basket: Target // Toothbrush Holder: Target // Letter H: Southeastern Salvage // Relax Sign: Hobby Lobby // Trio Art Print: Free Printable by Jen B Peters // Wash your Hands Sign: Myself // You are my Sunshine Sign: Southeastern Salvage // Watercolor Cactus: I googled cactus image and found it but now I can’t seem to locate it! Hand Towel: Home Goods // Towels: Target

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