Guest Bathroom Tour

This bathroom has gone through three transformations in eight years. Can you tell I like to decorate just based on the first statement? It was your typical bland white walls and all white fixtures originally. Now it has a black and white Parisian theme. This bathroom has one long white vanity with one sink. I installed new light fixtures. Our handyman installed bead-board wainscoting, new faucets, and a new exhaust fan/light combo. My son installed a new toilet on a visit this past summer.  Yes, I ask him to do honey do's when he comes to see me. Now, would that be a bad Mom? Not, as long as I don't have him do too much and I even pay him for his services. A win win if you ask me!!

To jazz up the huge and frame-less mirror, I Velcro'd a white painted antique picture frame in the center over the sink. See first picture. That is a mirror reflecting the opposite wall.

We took out the glass shower doors since they were gold. (We took all the gold out of the house...new door knobs, drawer knobs, hinges, etc.)  In place of the doors, hubby installed a bowed shower rod and I picked up the shower curtain at TJ Maxx.

The floors are marble like other parts of the house, so that was fine and didn't need to be changed.

I put a black vinyl chandelier on the wall above the toilet and shelf.

On the opposite wall, I purchased a 1948 French magazine at a garage sale for $2 and picked out three ads and framed them as art.

I painted the ceiling to look like rolling storm clouds.

The upper walls are painted Practical Beige by Sherwin Williams. And I used vintage silverware handles as the hooks for the towels.  Much cheaper than purchasing towel hooks or rods.
BEFORE, See the gold knobs and shower doors? Yuck!
All inexpensive fixes and the room looks pretty, clean and functional. Terry

I am linking up to these parties:
Frugal Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Saturday Nite Special 
Sunday Showcase Party 
Met. Monday
Amaze Me Monday 
White Wednesday 
Boring To Better party
Transformation Thrusday
Feathered Nest Friday


  1. I have the yucky brass in my home, and I would love to be able to replace all of it....from door hinges, to faucets.....doorknobs to shower surrounds!!!
    Your bathroom looks great. I like the framed perfume bottles. Nice touch!

    Ricki Jill

  2. Betcha you find that your guests 'linger' in this bathroom! It's absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Looks good. I really like the ads you framed.

  4. Bathroom cabinets can be easily installed and fitted in a small size bathroom as make a space in the blocked quads of the corner.............
    Bathroom Wall Cabinet

  5. Beautiful improvement...LOVE the chandelier!! Nice touch

  6. Adorable bathroom. Love,love the bead board!

  7. mmmm love the chandy and that BEADBOARD yum!

  8. You are genius! I live in a rental and could not for the life of me figure out how to "dress up" the huge frameless mirrors! I am running to my bathrooms with a frame right now - genius!

  9. Terry, the room looks great! Love the transformation!! I love the framed magazine prints and of course your ceiling is gorgeous! Great idea with the frame on the mirror! Love it all!

  10. Very cute! I love how you put the smaller frame over the large mirror - very creative!


  11. What a great redo! I love your idea of using the vintage silverware for towel hooks! Genius! And I also think it's a terrific idea to frame the magazine pages, instant art! We have that same scary 1980's shower door, and I really would like to get rid of it!

  12. Very nice makeover. Love the bead board.Ginger

  13. Love the changes. (you can paint the brass, I think. check around to see who has done it.)

  14. Great update. everything looks fab...love the magazine add prints. Now enjoy!

  15. Your soft neutral colors are just gorgeous. I love the Frenchy theme....you are making me want to do the same thing to our guest bathroom! Linda

  16. Hi, I'm stopping by from Faded Charm, love the mirror with the frame, great idea! The chandy looks great, I've seen those at Target, I'll have to take a closer look next time:)


  17. Oh we sound too much alike :) I just did my bath about 2 years ago and over the weekend was looking at paint and wainscoting. I think my walls maybe close to your color, so maybe I just need to add the wainscoting? Glad I found your blog and am now a follower.

  18. Hi Terry~ What a sweet bathroom! I absolutely love the vintage silverware for your hooks- what a fantastic idea! Love the beadboard and frame on the mirror too- perfect! Hope you will stop by and share this at Feathered Nest Friday this week :)

  19. Loving the frame on the mirror!

  20. Outrageous designing. I just love this kind of work specially on shower doors and windows. Thanks. Bub bye.


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