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….?!? 😉
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 🙂
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