Design, DIY

the one with the bathroom reveal

Today I have both of our bathrooms to reveal to you. It is not weird to me at all to feature just bathrooms in one post . . . two of them at that . . . because our bathrooms are where I have the biggest dreams for this house.


We’ve done a lot in our small time here, but barely touched the bathrooms. I have big dreams for what I want to happen in here . . . honestly the only other room that I would change would be the kitchen. And at that I would only update the kitchen cabinets . . . and I think I can tell you now, confess to you that I would put butcher-block counter-tops throughout. I love our laminate, and I’m so proud of us for going out of our comfort zone with them. We chose a medium we didn’t know about and we had no idea how to install, but we did it and they turned out well. I love them and I have no regrets. But I love the butcher-block more.

That’s it . . . the only major changes I would make other than the bathrooms. They’re wonderful, normal bathrooms the way they are now . . . but this is a spectacular house and it needs spectacular bathrooms so I have big plans. By the way there are no windows anywhere near these rooms hence the pictures . . .

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That is our guest bathroom. So you can see why I love it 🙂 It’s warm, inviting, and that lovely mirror from Target (where everything else is from also). We actually didn’t do anything in here except paint the poop brown walls – Eggshell by Valspar – and the chalkboard is a built in medicine cabinet. Ya know, the ones with the mirror on them. I just painted that mirror with some chalkboard paint because . . . pretty.

And here’s the master bathroom . . .

masterbath4 masterbath3 masterbath2 masterbath1In here we painted the walls Sweet Orchid by Valspar and painted the dark espresso mirrors ultra white. The closet door was cracked in places so we took it down and put up that curtain to give the room a nice soft feeling. I thought I could live with the door on the shower – I thought I might even enjoy it. I don’t. So we’re putting up a shower curtain as soon as I find one or make one I love and the splash guard needs recaulked, but that’s all to be done in here.

As you can see, like the rest of the house when we moved in, the rooms have good bones. They’re good sized and in good shape. But other than me adding some color to them they don’t have much style. My inspiration to update these rooms you can find below – they help me dream and remember that not having Starbucks everyday is worth it.

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Right now we’re in the process of finish up small things around the house and saving for the bathroom. It was nice to have the break of the holidays and now easing back into projects and renovations, but i’m aching to get some big stuff done 🙂

Any projects going on in your house? maybe other bathrooms?

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  • Reply Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven

    I love how you are taking your home and making it your own, Bex! I would have never thought to paint a medicine cabinet mirror with chalkboard paint–that’s brilliant!

    January 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Liz @ Baby Got B.A.

    You have such great house style! I love it.

    January 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thank you ma’am

      January 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Suz @ 2 cats & chloe

    I love the colors in your guest bath! That curtain is so pretty! And the artwork is so fun!

    January 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thank you!

      January 28, 2015 at 7:12 am

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