You may have caught our closet-to-bathroom conversion on The Home Depot Apron blog last week. Today, I thought I’d follow up with some source information and tips for creating a similar look.
This project was part of the renovations we did a few months ago. It started out as our much used (and abused) upstairs toy closet:
Even before it was a bath, we had a shower curtain up for their “shows.”
We were able to put the boys’ bathroom entirely in the existing closet, with a new closet built out on each side of the doorway, creating a little hall:
Vanity: The Home Depot
Vanity Paint: “Wintergreen” by Martha Stewart Living (The Home Depot)
Sebring Indoor/Outdoor Wall Lanterns: Joss & Main
Woven Basket: Target
Wall Color: Shoji White by Sherwin Williams
Towel Hooks: Nadeau
Letter: Hobby Lobby (& sprayed in Valspar’s Indigo Cloth Blue)
Tribeca Console Table: Joss & Main
Poster: Alexander Creative on Etsy
Toilet: The Home Depot
Wire Baskets: Thrift Store
Globe: My Parents’ Attic :)
Mix and match finishes. Mix old with new, painted with natural, shiny with distressed—it all balances out in the end and makes for a more interesting finished space. The vanity we chose also had a coordinating mirror, but I love the look of pairing it with something completely different.
Put color on the vanity instead of the walls. In this case, the bathroom was so small (and windowless) that using a bold color on the walls could’ve been a little overwhelming. I had my mind set on a minty shade of green and put it on the vanity. Painting a vanity is one of the easiest ways to get a custom look. I wrote more about how I painted ours here.
Shop outdoor lighting first. I came across so many cute and affordable outdoor lighting options when looking for our bathroom sconces. They give a great industrial feel to the room, and seemed a little less formal than most bathroom lighting.
Add storage with a a piece of furniture. We had originally thought about adding cabinetry to the side wall by the toilet, but the idea of open shelving stayed on my mind. I was able to find a console table–almost the exact measurement of the wall–that could always do double duty somewhere else in the house if we change the look of the bathroom later.
Shop anywhere but the bathroom section for accessories. I knew my flea market and thrift store shopping/hoarding would eventually pay off. I had most of the smaller accessories around the house already. I think it’s always more interesting to put your toilet paper in a wire basket than in an actual toilet paper holder. . .
*Thanks to The Home Depot for providing me with a gift card to purchase some of the items for our closet-to-bathroom project.