Several readers have inquired as to when my girls’ bead board bathroom would be finished. I had shown several parts of the bathroom remodel process but never an entire post on the finished room. Well here it is, my Girls’ Bead Board Bathroom Reveal!
We started the remodel process last spring, took a very break during the summer, and finished it before the holidays. We worked on the bathroom when we had the extra time.
To find out how we installed the bead board wall and trim, feel free to read the post The Girls Bathroom – Adding Bead Board. After installing the bead board, it was painted white and the walls above the shelf that topped the bead board were painted in Sherwin Williams Urban Putty and the ceiling was painted in Sea Salt. The soft, watery colors of the beach and sea were the inspiration for the entire room.
The next step in the renovation was refinishing the builder-grade maple cabinets to a deep, rich espresso and adding new oil rubbed bronze hardware. I used a painting, distressing and glazing process that came in a kit. Find out how I refinished them by reading the tutorial Painted Cabinets. My husband is an “anti-paint-wood-kind-of-guy” and it took 3 years to
bribe talk him into letting me do this, but he is now sold on the process and loves the professional looking results!
The other main change to upgrading the bathroom was to add a custom frame to the large, bare mirror. Find out how to make a mirror like this one by reading the tutorial Painted Mirror – Using Paint and Glaze to Enhance Details.
All new oil rubbed bronze hardware replaced the ugly plastic and ceramic hardware and accessories were carefully chosen. I waited to decorate the bathroom until I found just the right items. Even those items needed tweaking, like this Garden Medallion that received a little makeover. Even the shower curtain has a medallion print. Circles are repeated all throughout the room, juxtaposing the linear bead board wall and creating a flow that keeps the eye moving.
A ceiling medallion became a piece of art with some paint and burlap. Read how to make Ceiling Medallion Wall Art.
Every room needs a final touch of fresh greenery and candlelight. Tiny succulents bring a touch of life to the room and need little maintenance, which is perfect for my teens! Behind the plant is a glass mosaic tea light lantern I found at a local garden center.
This adorable wire fish basket holds a glass hurricane and candle. It reminds me of the wire crab pots we have here along the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a new find from TJ Maxx and I filled the hurricane with seashells the girls collected while staying at the beach cottage on the Outer Banks of N.C.
When decorating a room, I like to use items that are meaningful and hold a memory from an experience the family has had. So along the top ledge of the bead board wall are all different accessories that either I or the girls have found or collected over the years. Using meaningful accessories helps to personalize your spaces.
I’m thrilled with the girls bead board bathroom makeover! I hope you enjoyed the tour!
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