Welp, it only took us six months after ripping off the builder grade mirror in our guest/kids bathroom, but we finally finished this project! (And by “we”…I mean we called in an awesome handyman to finish the bulk. Raised the white flag and never looked back, ha! Usually, we opt for a good DIY…but then there are times when ya gotta just admit ya can’t do it ALL. 😉) We thought living with pockmarked sheet rock after the mirror came down would motivate us to buckle down, but alas…six months later, here we are! Meh. Better late than never, right….?!? 😉

What it looked like when we moved in.
What it looked like for 6 months post-mirror-removal.
What it looked like in progress this week.

For this guest bathroom refresh, we wanted to keep things relatively simple and budget-friendly, so we used leftover paint from other projects (SW Sea Salt on the cabinets and SW Alabaster on the shiplap, walls and ceilings), and instead of replacing the old cabinets, we simply added updated hardware and a coat of paint! The shelves, light fixtures and mirrors were all purchased on a budget, and we found the faucets on sale, too!

For the design, I wanted to mix my favorite blue/green color (SW Sea Salt) with whites, brass and black to create a modern farmhouse vibe with a little pop of color. The soft brass hardware and faucets [HERE] can also be found on the school house fixtures as well as the matte black. Loved the circular mirrors to add some soft edges to an otherwise sleek vibe, and the wood tones in the floating shelves help add back in some warmth to the space.

Moral of the story: when it comes to DIY projects, do as much as you can…and then ask for help. 😉 Since I have a home decor-focused social media platform, I felt kind of like I was failing to not have done all of this with my own two hands, but I’ll tell ya what: it was worth making room in the budget to ask for help in order to not feel as overwhelmed as I have in the past during projects. Maybe I didn’t get the new countertops I thought I wanted…but giving up control and a bit of the budget to a professional was well worth the trade off. Because…it is now actually FINISHED!! Ha! #worthit 🙂


*Affiliate links used below

share this post on



leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Brenda says:

    That bathroom looks so amazing!!

  2. Tisha says:

    I’m so glad you went with the round mirrors! It looks wonderful 👏

  3. Brandi Blikle says:

    It looks so good!! I love it!!!

  4. Hillary says:

    It looks so pretty!!
    Did y’all take down the mirror on your own? I really want to get rid of my huge mirrors but i am afraid of removing them.

  5. Donna says:

    Looks so good!! Love your lighting! (Didn’t see where you got them from)
    Amazing re-do!

  6. Angie says:

    Remind me about where that light was from!

  7. Christina says:

    It looks awesome! I love the color on the cabinets. I may have to steal that idea when I redo my half bath!

  8. Christy says:

    It looks AMAZING. Such a sweet, fun space for your girls ❤️

  9. Rachel Beal says:

    I absolutely love it and all the choices you made!

  10. TP says:

    Looks so great!
    Where are the lights from?

  11. Samantha Knapp says:

    Oh my goodness! It turned out SO nice. I love it.

  12. Shawn says:

    Wow! Looks amazing 😊 Love your style.

  13. Lynsey says:

    This turned out so so good. I am working on a six month project in our little fixer upper. Fingers crossed we can get it done. I love all of the details you put in this space:).

  14. Tracey Nottingham says:

    Love your bathroom redo…Cute bathroom sayings will be cute in the picture frames too…

  15. Elesha says:

    Looks soooo good!!!

  16. Cynthia says:

    Is this a special paint from SW for cabinets???

  17. Megan says:

    Oh my gosh! Gorgeous! The round mirrors look perfect!

  18. Laurie says:

    I’m dying for some shiplap in my house. Seems people are using lots of ways to create a “shiplap” look. What product did you use?

  19. I absolutely love it especially the round mirrors ! Job well done.

  20. Mae Wood says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented.

  21. Reagina Sanders says:

    Goes to show you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a big impact on a remodeling project. I’m so happy for the girls. They are going to love it!

  22. Ashley says:

    Not sure if I missed the link, but where are the light fixtures from? Love the bathroom, it looks fabulous!

  23. This looks so pretty and bright! I’m thankful for your real-ness — there’s so many DIY things on my list that get put off!

  24. Mary-Stewart says:

    I love everything about this refresh!!! My girl’s bathroom needs some major attention. Their huge mirror FELL OFF the wall last week just after they had gotten in bed. Glass everywhere! PTL it didn’t happen while they were in there brushing their teeth! So, now it looks like yours did 😛 Is it ok if I just copy you? 🙂 Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas with all of us!

  25. Marms says:

    Looks fantastic!!!!

  26. Kathleen O’Neil says:

    Can’t find the lighting source either?

  27. Kristin Adams says:

    Just perfect! Where are the light fixtures from? Thanks!

  28. Katherine says:

    Gorgeous!! Love it!
    Did you post a link to the new light fixtures??

  29. Melissa says:

    I absolutely love it!! Quick question, where did you get your step stool from?

  30. Jessica says:

    Love the shelves! Where are they from?

  31. Jenna says:

    Where are the shelves from? I did not see them in your sources and we just did our bathroom and are looking for ones similar. Thanks

  32. Stephanie says:

    I love what you did in your bathroom. We just painted our Master bedroom and bathroom in the Sea Salt, which I love. I am looking for floating shelves that you used and am thinking I would like those in my bathroom as well. What ones did you use from Target? Or where they from somewhere else?

  33. Erica says:

    Love this! What finish is the paint you used?

  34. Erin, you did an incredible job with this space!!

  35. Krista says:

    SO beautiful!! Seriously LOVE. I have been looking everywhere for floating shelves… and these are exactly what I’m looking for!! Can you please share where you got this? Or did you DIY them?

  36. I really appreciate you for publishing this blog here about small bright bathroom; it’s really a helpful and very useful for us. This is really appreciated that you have presented this data over here, I love all the information shared. Great article!

  37. sophia says:

    That’s what I was searching for thank you soo much for writing on this topic.

close menu



browse by topic


My home

learn how to make a DIY embroidery wreath

Erin's Guide 


vintage love




browse by topic



Baking with kids

Erin's Guide 


close menu



browse by topic

wardrobe capsules

style favorites

wardrobe capsules

Erin's Guide 

style try ons

close menu



browse by topic

beauty capsules


Beauty capsules

Erin's Guide 

close menu



browse by topic

on motherhood

kid projects

on finding rest in the midst of motherhood

Erin's Guide