Hi everyone! My mom, Angie, recently finished remodeling her bathroom and I can’t wait for you to see it! Below is a picture of the “before.” As you can see, it is a pretty typical 90’s house bathroom. It wasn’t terrible by any means but my mom loves the character that you only get in an old house and wanted to try to create some in her master bathroom.
Her very first thought was that she needed an old buffet or sideboard to use for her vanity instead of the cabinets you find in most hardware stores. In an absolute stroke of luck, one of our favorite customers called and said she wanted to sell us a piece of furniture that she had bought from us a few years ago. We knew the exact piece she was referring to because it was probably our favorite buffet ever. When we sold it to her, it looked like this:
When she sold it back to us, it looked like this. She had stripped it because the natural wood worked better with her style at the time.
My mom held her breath as she measured the space in her bathroom where she could fit her sinks. We were sure it wouldn’t fit. To our surprise, it was the PERFECT size. My dad painted it for her because she loves the painted look.
Even though my parents do a lot of DIY projects, they hired a contractor to install everything. They wanted it done right! Lots of dust and messes ensued and the dogs were very confused about why they were letting strangers come in every day!We also lucked into this pair of gold mirrors at an estate sale. It’s kind of difficult to find a pair of matching old mirrors, let alone ones that are the right size! She decided to use a gold chandelier from The White Rabbit to go between them. My dad picked out the sinks. He wanted the bowl kind more than anything and was excited that my mom agreed to something he liked. (She pretty much does all of the decorating, obviously!)
We went back and forth about paint colors for the wall but ended up going with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. It is one of those colors that really changes in the light but always looks neutral. We also picked some granite for the top so it would be waterproof.
The accessories are obviously from The White Rabbit. Also, people ask all the time if they can mix their metals and the answer is absolutely yes! Because she mixed gold and silver in various places throughout the room, it looks neutral. As long as you use both throughout, it looks perfectly fine.
Sorry about the lighting in these. A lot of light comes in through that window and I just couldn’t get a better photo! I love how she has a little hanging candle chandelier above the bathtub. It’s from The White Rabbit of course.
I hope you liked my mom’s bathroom makeover. She said there’s nothing she would change about it. It is so pretty and so “her!” It also shows that you can add vintage character to a newer house. Never be afraid to try it!