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Blue House Tour: Guest Bathroom

April 26, 2013

Our guest bathroom is located between the two guest bedrooms in our split floor plan home.

BetweenWeekdays Floor Plan_GuestBath

Originally the guest bathroom looked something like this:

GuestQuarters_Before

Now it looks a little something like this:

BetweenWeekdays Guest Bathroom_After

There’s not much difference between the before and after, since all we’ve done is slap a coat of paint on the walls, change up the cabinet hardware and add some pretty things. In fact, we haven’t even painted the trim yet.

The linoleum floor isn’t my favorite thing ever, but it’s staying for the foreseeable future. As in, it may never change, and I’m learning to be alright with that. The off white sink, toilet and shower are also not my favorites, but they stay too. I’m coping.

Directly behind the vanity is a piece of art I love.

BetweenWeekdays Guest Bathroom Art
It reads:  “It’s a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” -W. Somerset Maugham

I just love that. The other piece of art in the room is a mirrored powder room sign you might remember from our last house. A barn star hangs from the sign on a ribbon.

Looking back toward the door, you can clearly see all of the items we leave out on the vanity for guests.

BetweenWeekdays Guest Bathroom Tower

A tiered serving piece from Walmart holds some pretty items along with items our guests might need while they’re here: lotion, mouthwash, toothpicks and a Tide to Go Pen. The top shelf holds bath salts, and the bottom holds a pumice stone, sea sponge and shower glove. I love how function meets pretty for our guests.

The shower curtain came from T.J. Maxx, and I’m in love with it. Here’s a closeup:

GuestBathShowerCurtain

The vanity in this bathroom boasts a ton of storage. It’s actually bigger than the one in our bathroom.

BetweenWeekdays VanityStorage_Rug

These drawers are huge! And Empty! It’s amazing.

There’s still plenty left to do in this room, but I’m going to break what’s left down into two lists:

The list of things that are feasible:

  • Paint the trim and doors
  • Organize the linen closet
  • Replace the vent light
  • Trim out the mirror
  • Add some more pretty

The dream list:

  • Replace the linoleum floor with tile
  • Replace the sink, toilet and shower stall with white fixtures
  • Replace the vanity top

It’s hard to believe that such a small room turned into such a long post (just under 450 words!). Next up on the tour are the rooms we use most in our new, blue house. Who’s excited? I am!

Update: This bathroom could be next on the renovation list!

Source List:

Mirrored Art: Yard Sale
Peacock Art: Framed Greeting Card
Quote Art: Etsy
Rug: Target
Shower Curtain: T.J. Maxx
Tiered Bowls: Walmart

Paint Color: Winter Flannel, Valspar

All comments are encouraged and appreciated!