Hi friends, today I am talking bathrooms. This has been a regular topic of conversation here at the Penny Drawer as I have worked away at our main floor bathroom the last few years. The most recent update was when I decided to paint the shower tile and tub. Unfortunately, this was not a successful DIY. You can read more about it in my original post here. The most disappointing thing has been that it did not hold up despite all the gruelling work that went into it. It is something we will eventually replace all together but for now we are dealing with it. Thankfully, the other DIYs completed to update this space were totally successful.l! Some of my favourite design elements of this room are the shiplap and the stencilled floor. Both are easy and affordable ways to add interest to a space. They were also chosen as a way to camouflage a dated, dingy floor and a wall with tons of holes in it. I also love the wood accents included with the DIY framed mirror and the industrial style shelves. My painted vanity is also a favourite which has been my most commented on and shared blog post on Pinterest to date. This was such an easy way to update my bathroom and given that lots of others have the same 80s/90s laminate cabinets, I get tons of questions and am always so thrilled to have so many people express interest in updating their cabinets using my tutorial!
Recently I was contacted by Wayfair to compete in a blogging campaign for dream bathrooms. Despite our shower mishap, I do love what we have done to update our bathroom and I especially love that it was done affordably and 100% ourselves. If I was going to invest in updating this space, I would definitely turn to Wayfair. They have a massive selection ranging in prices to fit any style and budget. And free shipping!! I have included some of my favourite bathroom items for you to browse as well;
I chose brushed nickel for our bathroom fixtures including the cabinet hardware, faucet and light but have always thought about switching them out for gold or brass. I love wood mirrors and feel that they fit so well in a bright and airy bathroom. This would look beautiful hung vertically above the grey vanity. I also chose natural looking wood shelving with the industrial bar for hanging towels. Similar to my own industrial style shelf for those that don’t want to DIY:) And who can resist some beautiful bathroom linens! With our upcoming wedding I’m pretty excited to upgrade our towels and bath linens. Unfortunately my bathroom would never fit this amazing free standing tub but a girl can dream (literally #dreamboard). So what type are you, DIY or buy? And what style do you gravitate towards?