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Guest Bathroom Makeover {Before & After}

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Just after Thanksgiving, I started on a major home improvement project – remodeling the downstairs guest bathroom! While the handyman completed construction before Christmas, I hadn’t yet shared the final result because I wasn’t quite done decorating. But I am now and can’t wait to show you how it turned out! Warning: I like monochromatic and neutral color schemes!
The bathroom started out as a builder-grade creation straight out of the ’80s, complete with cultured marble countertops and shower walls, brass everything, fluorescent lighting, leaky faucet, leaky toilet, and a mismatched patched flooring.
The biggest improvement was the new lighting, which completely brightened the space and took it from a shadowy yellow glowing room to a bright white room. The vanity was replaced with a dresser that has been converted into a vanity with a drop-in sink. New flooring, paint, and wallpaper completed the transformation from builder-grade to beautiful!
Full details, photos, and sources are available in the blog post.
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There are those that will say this comparison photo shows as poorly taken Before photo and a good After, but I promise this is the *best* I could make the Before photo! I even brightened it a bit just so that the room was more visible, but the room was just dark! No special lighting or processing was done to the After photos.
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The bathroom is an interior room, so there are no windows in the space. To add interest, I decided to include a lot of architectural details like wainscoting, wallpaper, and beadboard.
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  • guest bathroom makeover before after, bathroom ideas, home improvement, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, small bathroom ideas
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This is a painted dresser that has been converted into a vanity.
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Only a small U-shape had to be cut from the two large drawers to accommodate the plumbing. They are still fully functioning and actually offer better storage than the original vanity since the new vanity is taller and slightly deeper than the old.
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A small vintage hand mirror and comb hang above the toilet with an old sewing drawer to hold spare toiletries.
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A decorative board hides the shower curtain rod and the shower liner is tucked behind a decorative, ruffled curtain.

To see more: http://tidbitsandtwine.com/guest-bathroom-makeover-reveal/

  • Jennifer Tucker
    Jennifer Tucker Piedmont, SC
    on Jan 29, 2015

    Beautiful!! Your details are absolute perfection!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 29, 2015

    OH MY WORD! This is stunning! <3

  • Karen D
    Karen D Carbondale, IL
    on Jan 29, 2015

    This does not look like the same room! love it!

  • Lori
    Lori Canada
    on Jan 29, 2015

    I have always loved monochromatic colour schemes and this is lovely. Lucky guests.

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX
    on Jan 29, 2015

    @Kim {Tidbits&Twine} the bathroom turned out gorgeous, I especially love the dresser turned vanity. The only thing I would not do is the wallpaper, it does look nice but I just hate wallpaper. That's just me though.

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