Reviving Pine Drive - Main Bathroom
Guys, I have to admit that this may be my favorite room so far in this whole home refresh thing. For some paint and under $100 of pretty things, a whole new vibe has been born.
Here is when we bought the house a few years ago.
We really didn’t do anything except remove the shower door (can’t give babies bathes with that thing very easily). And it sat in that sad state for years. I disliked every part of it but really had no options for a “real” remodel.
But no more! With working with what I did have, instead of against it, I created a cozy cottage like bathroom. This started with painting the ceiling. I used Annie Sloan Chateau Grey. You should always paint a ceiling with a no shine/matte paint, so Annie Sloan was perfect for this. No wax or topcoat needed up there.
I knew this was the color I wanted to paint the vanity, and with the vanity being shoved against the corner, I needed to bring that color up. A quick two coats of that stuff and bam💥 instant character.
I painted the trim and door the same as the rest of the house. You can read more about the doors here.
The wall color is a beautiful hue from Magnolia called Locally Sown.
It’s white, grey, & cream all in one. I’m in love. So much so that the main area of the house will be painted in it. Although to be completely fair, you really can’t tell the difference between it and my other main color, Oyster White.
The shower curtain and bath mat are from Target and I am in deep love with this denim(ish) blue with the Chateau Grey. Plus the worn/woven style of it all lends itself well to the cottage feel.
The vanity color was the main inspiration for the room. I knew I wanted it painted in distressed Annie Sloan Chateau Grey, so everything else had to work around that. This is a quick an easy project and you can learn how to paint your cabinets in my YouTube video here.
I am a cup pull addict! You can find the hardware on my Amazon store, under the Cottage Bathroom list.
Oh and if you are scarred of drilling holes for hardware and getting it wrong, grab this tool here and watch this tutorial here. I have used this for a few years now and will never do it another way again. Worth every little penny!!
On to the most hideous thing, the dreaded medicine cabinet. I know people are taking these down all over the country, but we desperately need this type of storage to keep organized, so there was no way I was losing it. I just needed to make it less ugly.
To do that, I painted the mirrored light back like I did on our other medicine cabinet, you can find that tutorial here. I spray painted it matte black along with the hardware. I painted the golden oak in Annie Sloan graphite, then dry brushed it with Annie Sloan cream to give the appearance that the black was worn back to a raw white colored wood instead of to a golden oak. And then dark waxed the whole thing.
I have a great video on how to dark wax dark colors for an even sheen, if that gives you trouble check that video out here. This whole part took me less than an hour and just a little bit of leftover paint. Pretty big impact for such little effort.
The rest of the art and accessories were bought at Hobby Lobby and Gordman’s.
Now that the bathroom is done, it’s onto the main living areas! Wooo hoooo!
You can find the supplies & tools I use at my Amazon store and order Annie Sloan paint directly from me at this website. Also, check out the YouTube channel for tons of video tutorials!