Bathroom Makeover Reveal {I thought the day would never arrive!}

Well folks, I cannot say enough how HAPPY I am to announce that I’ve finally completed our bathroom makeover [the first part of my Project Studio Makeover!]

For those of you who checked out this site earlier, you’ll remember my photoshopped version of what I wanted my ‘after’ to look like before I started this makeover:

As you’ll soon see below, I wasn’t too far off from my digitalized plan. So move your screen up and down to see the minor differences between the photoshopped version and the real thing.

The goal of this bathroom makeover: To give it a clean, organized, beachy, spa-like ambiance by incorporating a more well-lit, de-cluttered space.

Here’s a recap of the original views to the bathroom:

Welcome to my ‘Beachy Coastal Spa’ infused Bathroom!

before and after

before and after vintage tub

before and after

before and after

Below is a snapshot of the items purchased for the makeover. There were many items I already had on hand such as: empty photo frames, mason jars, cubes for shelving (originally from bedroom,) trays, vases, shells, rocks, baskets, and water bottles (yup, I said water bottles…you’ll see why in the next post.)

the details

I love how the glass bulbs on the mirror’s stem match the glass knobs on the dresser. Totally awesome.

My 52 million mason jars are finally coming in handy (other than using them for drinking purposes.) They hold eyeliner makeup and foundation brushes.

The photos you see in the frames are some of my favorite photos taken from our trip to St. Maarten this past summer. They happen to fit perfectly in the spare frames I had lying around.

It’s really amazing what a fresh coat of paint, new towels, daylight bulbs and calming decor can do to the ambience of a room.

**Now you may have noticed several things missing such as the photo for the frame above the bathtub and the chandelier I was hoping to have installed above the tub. The photo has been selected for the empty frame (but is still currently in production, so you’ll just have to wait till the next post for the final reveal.) As for the chandelier, I have yet to find one that perfectly matches the look and feel of this room – and at an affordable price! Will update once found.

I tried searching for vintage mirrors and decor items in antique shops but you know how it goes; you start shopping for something specific and it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

We did happen to find a vintage inspired mirror at TJ Maxx and of course, had to give it a coat of white paint. Its decorative trim provided great edges for a distressed look.

That’s all folks..

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  1. Gina says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Rene says:

    It is gorgeous Sofia!!! Love those stripes.


  3. Stephanie says:

    Fabulous job!

  4. Barbara says:

    Absolutely transformatively Beautiful! you rock

  5. Sunny says:

    A chandy on a dimmer switch, soaking in that gaw-juss claw footed tub with a glass of wine and some soothing music ….ahh, take me away! That mirror is awesome too, love the whole beachy spa ambiance you’ve created Sofia.

  6. Shawna Reed says:

    Wow i finally got to see your bathroom project! It is such a master peice! I am amazed you did it all solo. It has a splendid and professional look to it. Thanks for sharing about it at corys show!

  7. Shawna Reed says:

    oh BTW i was telling Cory this and he told me i should pass it on that i think the pictures of the new room belong in a Home and Gardens magazine. I am that impressed at how amazing of a job you did!

  8. Gina says:

    I love the makeover! Thank you for the ideas on my future home :)

  9. ButterYum says:

    This is a remarkable transformation – really nice job with everything. It’s magazine worthy.


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