AFTER: The $1,000. (or so) Bathroom Makeover

The master bathroom renovation has been done for a while—we've been intending on posting these after photos for some time! Plus, we're still adding some small finishing touches.

If you want the background story, you can read the Before Story as well as an In Progress Story that has much of the product and paint information. I've also posted the "before" photos here for an instant comparison.

Enjoy the tour!




















We'll be installing a glass tile backsplash to protect the wall behind the sink (sample shown below). We don't want something to contrast and stand out, and this provides a nice texture and light reflection without making too much of a statement.





Although it was “temporary”, I'm not sure how we lived with this:




We created the stepped storage unit by cutting 2 of the 3 MOLGER Shelving Units in Birch that we bought at IKEA (It reminds me of spa teak!). We decided on the stepped design so the shelving unit didn't appear so solid and dominating against that wall. We also chose "open" shelving for the same reason. It graduates nicely to just below sink height. Check out how Christopher created this clever "IKEA Hack" here.

Because of the weird configuration of pipes behind the sink, we were unable to accommodate what is supposed to be a second drawer on this GODMORGON sink cabinet. So, we removed the bottom drawer, cut a piece out of the bottom to accommodate the pipes, and simply used more of the storage bins to hold everything. 


I'm looking forward to getting some of these apothecary-style storage jars for the shelves:


(Image from Crate and Barrel)







Love the GRUNDTAL stainless steel hangers that come in packs of 2.

 Towel bar is the "Latitude" II Satin Nickel hardware from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Towels shown are the Organic Woodgrain Towel from West Elm







Print from All Posters—art by Rex Ray

Branch shower curtain from CB2 is no longer available, but these are cool alternatives:
Fan Coral from CB2
Tree from Urban Outfitters or BBB
Tuuli by Merimekko


We're very happy with it.
It's clean, uncluttered, looks refreshing, and it didn't cost a fortune.

On to the next project!