First House Reveal (and Makeover): Bathroom

The vibe: A soft mix of tropical, global, and breezy.

The palette: Both versions have my usual MO of whites, earth tones and mixed metallics, but the wall colors are quite different in temperature. While I loved the “neutral”  pink, the bathroom felt too warm overall. I prefer mixtures in all my rooms, so here I went back to a mix of cool and warm.

Bathroom 1.0: A brownish pink that reads as a neutral (Mocha Ice by Behr). It’s actually the same pink I used on my kitchen walls. It’s actually quite a flattering color for the skin.

Bathroom 2.0: A pale blue that’s a little aqua and a little blue-gray. It’s actually a 1:1 mix of Scandinavian Sky and Blue Smoke.

How this space is me:  Making over this room within months of initially decorating is certainly on par for me. Otherwise, this space complements the rest of my home and the feeling I strive for: calm, easy on the eyes, and natural.

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after

 

Before I moved into my house, I planned out all my palettes (#typeAtendencies). I wanted to step outside my comfort zone, so I experimented a little by painting the kitchen and bathroom a “neutral” pink. I really dig complex, unique paint colors, especially colors with different casts as the light changes through the day–that’s what made this shade perfect. It has a rosey hue that sometimes read as grayish or even brownish. Eventually though, I tired of this color.

Hence, the makeover. I was in the midst of testing colors for painting my exterior doors and mistakenly bought 2 quarts of flat paint. With this extra paint, a little free time, & a hankering to return to cool, watery blues I plunged forward with the makeover. Plus, it’s hard to pass up a makeover that only costs $5 (the cost of a gallon paint can to mix the 2 colors paint/store it properly).

OK, it maybe cost a little more than $5. Once I fell in love with my new blue bathroom, I had to get more blue goodness. I bought a new soap dispenser and some terra cotta planters I painted to match the new wall color. There was probably a new candle or two thrown in for good measure. Overall though, not too shabby considering the makeover cost less than $50 when it was all said and done. It was definitely worth the wonderful toilet aroma I endured while painting the wall next to it.

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after

Onto the decor that didn’t change…

Something I kept was this sweet gold shelf I stumbled upon at Target– in the kids decor aisle! I didn’t want the typical bathroom etagerie and had been searching for something different, so this fit perfectly. Its shelves aren’t very high, but it was just right for some small plants and accessories.

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after Target gold wire wall shelf houseplants pothos milk glass toilet decor

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style Target gold wire wall shelf houseplants pothos milk glass toilet decor golden pothos DIY handpainted planter

Originally, I planned on installing a brand new light fixture here, something more modern. Instead, I had a moment of clarity and simply revamped this fixture with spraypaint and new glass shades. The previous shades were horribly outdated, and these have a subtle cross-hatched pattern that’s mid-century modern-like.

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after vanity lights spraypaint makeover

This philodendron found a great home in this corner, right next to the window. When my parents lived here they had one in this corner as well and I recalled how well it flourished. It’s even bigger now!

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after philodendron hanging basket vanity trays DIY

My ZZ plant loves the humidity in the bathroom too, which means I have to water it even less than usual.

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style before and after ZZ houseplant vanity trays DIY

I loved these drawer pulls from the kitchen so much I had to use them here as well. They juxtapose nicely with the traditional style of the vanity.

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style vanity modern cabinet pulls knobs

First House Reveal The DIY Homegirl bathroom makeover Mocha Ice Scandinavian Sky Blue Smoke paint peaceful breezy eclectic boho neutral style vanity modern cabinet pulls knobs

Still loving the idea of using drapery rings for the shower curtain–it really helps this small room feel more unique and customized.

There really isn’t much more to say since it’s such a small space and one you (hopefully) don’t spend much time in. Stay posted for the rest of the home reveal!

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