Nest Tour: Minty Fresh Bathroom
Here’s a little secret. Our favorite room in the house?
The hall bathroom.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch but we do really love it. Probably because ALL it took was a can of paint and some accessories. When you hear color can change a room, this is the perfect example of how.
See, before it was white. Which makes SENSE. I mean, there’s 4 walls and a floor of seafoam green tile. White is the go-to.
And even as is? It wasn’t that bad. At least, we saw WAY worse while house hunting. Pink. Gray and Burgundy. Heck, our master bathroom.
Seafoam green we kind of…liked.
And before we even bought the house we wanted to paint the walls gray.
So much so, that after 3 weeks of painting pretty much everything else in the house before floors were refinished/we moved in, Taylor and I ran out on Saturday night to get paint and he painted the bathroom gray while I painted the front hall closet white. (Previously, it was a lovely shade of terracotta).
The hook is from Pier 1 and the artwork is a piece that Taylor did while he was in San Diego. The colors went perfectly. The mirror also got a new life, from gold to white.
I love the contrast on the dark wall. The paint is Behr Ultra in Mined Coal.
Shoulda hit it with a little Windex before taking photos. Alas. Woulda coulda.
We lined the glass panels of the medicine cabinet with wrapping paper from Old Navy and I found the cute quatrefoil box at Homegoods for Q-tips (like Diet Coke, I only use the name brand).
The towel rings on the sides of the vanity would not have been my first choice, but with white towels on them, you really don’t notice them all that much.
This bathroom and the kitchen both have the garden windows. Not sure why our teeny tiny master does not, however the lack of space in there has caused me to become a RUTHLESS editor of my toiletries. I won’t even save an eyeliner I don’t use.
In this bathroom, however, it leaves room for some decorative accessories and is a nice ledge for guests to set their toiletry kits.
The kleenex box is Cynthia Rowley via Homegoods and the spa ducky was from the Le Merigot hotel in Santa Monica.
The M candle was a gift from a fellow M friend. The matchbook is from the bar at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, where we spent our honeymoon. And I’m obsessed with succulents and trying not to kill this little guy. For the record, when I brought him home from Lowe’s he looked a little peaked, so I’m copping only to accessory plant murder if he falls.
The final touch was a simple waffle weave shower curtain that we already owned and new porcelain-style shower curtain knobs.
So as much as I may drool over brand new bathrooms–especially for our bathroom–I actually kind of think this one works.
And most importantly? Good water pressure.
Have you ever had to deal with terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad tile or countertops? What did you do to disguise or embrace it?
Looking for other rooms in the nest? See the Nest Tour of the guest room here. Other room tours are coming soon!