Sunday, March 6, 2011

Coastal Bathroom

Back in July, I decided I needed to do something to my kids’ bathroom. The white on white just wasn’t working for me, and I needed something different. The only problem is that this was back in July…of 2008. Yes. That’s when this “remodel” began, and it is finally finished.

The before pictures are also before I had a good camera. It also helps emphasize how much better the afters are. You with me still? Ok. I give you the before.

painting bathroom cabinets

Don’t get me wrong—I LOVE white. It’s my favorite color. But with no window and well, no window, it just didn’t do it for me. You ready for the after? How ‘bout a during? Still with the crappy camera.

painting bathroom cabinets

Alright. No more messin’ around. Here’s the after…

nautical bathroom

Amazing what a new camera will do, eh? Well, that and some beadboard, crown molding, and a ton of absolutely perfect accessories. 

coastal bathroom

This angle gives you a much better idea of what the beadboard looks like. (Having no natural light in here proved to be VERY tricky when photographing.) I decided on the wider plank beadboard—I think it looks more beachy—and I would have gone even wider if I could have found it!

coastal bathroom

My favorite item in the room was also the least expensive. I found this little printer’s/stamp box for $5.00 at a flea market, and it now houses shells that we’ve collected on our family trips to the beach. L-o-v-e.

nautical bathroom

Needless to say, I am so glad this room is done! It took a lot of work (and some hard labor from my FIL), but I’m thinking it was totally worth it!

beach bathroom

Because I never know how to approach these “room reveals”, I guess I’ll just see if you have any questions. If you’re anything like me, you do! There are a few things I should probably share with you (painting the cabinets, making the mirror frame, baseboards, and shelf, blah, blah, blah), but for now I hope you enjoy!

coastal bathroom

138 comments:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Is is GORGEOUS!! I love how bright it is. And the beadboard is so pretty. Great transformation!!!!

xoxoxo
Jen

Ashlynn said...

beautiful!!

Ames said...

It looks gorgeous! Seriously. Worth the wait - you should be very proud of yourself!

Myra Hope said...

LOVE it Chris!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

Kristen said...

Oh wow Chris - your new camera takes amazing shots! ;) I really think this is so beautiful. Fantastic job friend! What kind of "bead board" is that? Or is it just planking - like 1x4's? Seriously - this is perfection. Just book yourself a ticket to SLC so you can start working on my house now, ok?!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

It's beautiful!!! I'm jealous of the box, my dad brought something similar back from India in the 60's and a few years ago my dang brother stole it for HIS house. Haha! ;) Seriously though, love the room -- love the wide beadboard too. Great job!

sydney85 said...

Love the bathroom. It looks amazing. What did you do to the cupboards and what products did you use.

thanks.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have a bathroom that looks very similar that needs a complete makeover. I love the black cabinets and have thought about doing mine the same. Would love some tips on how you did your cabinets. Love the white, black & blue color scheme. Well worth the wait. Gorgeous!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have a bathroom that looks very similar that needs a complete makeover. I love the black cabinets and have thought about doing mine the same. Would love some tips on how you did your cabinets. Love the white, black & blue color scheme. Well worth the wait. Gorgeous!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, I just love it. The colors are perfect. I am in love with the mirror and the art you made. Just darling.

Rachelle said...

Holy COW. That looks fantastic, I love it.

Can I come live in your bathroom? :-P Wait, no that's weird. Forget I said that.

xo

Nikki said...

Your hard work paid off! It is beautiful!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Chris!
It's amazing!!! I absolutely love it! So bright and cheery and down right gorgeous!
I know you are so glad to have it completed. :)
Kudos.
What kind of camera do you have? I'm sure you shared it on your blog already, but do it again! :)
I'm going to share this on my facebook page.
xoxo
traci

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Wow this is beautiful!! The beadboard is gorgeous and I love all the touches you did - the seashell crate especially. Nice job!!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

STUNNING! Love the cabinets, beadboard... well everything. Can't wait to hear more details :)

Emilie said...

Wow. Just wow.

I would LOVE tips on painting cabinets. I thought you had purchased new ones.

Love the bead board.OH and the blue ceilings . Ceilings never get enough love.

Amanda Kuzak said...

What a difference, great job. I love the theme and the monograms.

Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair said...

Amazing WORK!!

Did you paint the ceiling blue?

Samantha

Stephanie said...

Chris you did a beautiful job! I love the ceiling being blue and the black cabinets anchoring the room. The beadboard just makes it. It just flows so nicely, not over done coastal at all! I love that little cubby too! So cute and fresh.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Fantastic Chris! Worth all of the labor, you did great!!

Christy Wheeler said...

We are just about to start our bathroom remodel and I am really interested in finding out how you painted the cabinets. Your bathroom looks great!

Rachel said...

holy crap. i absolutely love love love this bathroom! i tell ya, every time you put something on this blog i'm never truly prepared for just how awesome/gorgeous/amazing it's going to be. love love it. love.

Comeca Jones said...

One word three syllables Fab-U-lous!

Dear Lillie said...

Beautiful job!!!! It looks fabulous. And thanks so much for mentioning us on your facebook page. Someone just let me know and I am know your newest follower!

jacoal said...

Love it!! Great inspiration for my bath redo in my beachy gameroom. Is the shower tiled or is the beadboard carried in there too? I can't tell by the pic.

Mimi said...

It is gorgeous, I had to keep going back to the before photos. What a transformation. Inspirational! Mimi xx

Triplet Mami said...

LOve, Love,Love! SO cute! I am doing the same to my cabinets in the near future, so I'm kinda wondering the same as to what products you used and some step by steps if you don't mind.
Thanks!
Erica

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Wow, that looks great! Such a big difference!

Mel said...

It's perfection! Every detail is fabulous.

tracylaf said...

What a world of difference!!!!! I LOVE the beadboard...where did you get it???? Awesome job!!!!! :)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful! The colors are great but all of your accents are freaking amazing. Seriously Chris - it looks like something out of a magazine! I love it! Great job!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Just beautiful! What a light, bright space! Love the blue ceiling, too.

Stacey said...

It looks amazing! The black vanity with the blue and white is superb! This is a keeper - worth the wait!
Stacey of Embracing Change

modern jane said...

Amazing! It looks so so great! Do you mind me asking what kind of camera you have?

Dianne said...

Wow...it looks great..love the idea of the towels hanging on hooks..makes you think that they just might be able to make it back there.

Dana said...

Wow!! It is just beautiful!! Every little detail is just perfect!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Wow!

Kaye said...

Beautiful!!! Totally feels liks a cottage at the beach!!

You have amazing style!

Kaye

Designing Domesticity said...

Looks great! And I love that you darkened the cabinet. Everyone goes for white! Love the outcome. Can't wait to see the tutorials on everything!!!liz

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this! This is exactly what I want to do in my house. Great job!

Deneen said...

Wow this came out great! Love the look!

dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

Beautiful! Love the choice of accents and colors. I hope your kids appreciate their very cool bathroom! :)

Celeste said...

Looks wonderful! Every bit of it!

Irene Robertson said...

Are you kidding me? That looks amazing. Please be aware that I have saved one of the after photos so I may use it as inspiration. Amazingly beautiful!

To The Moon and Back said...

Chris, O M G ! Seriously! This is GORGEOUS! When I saw the first photo I thought it was one of those room presto chango shots Layla at TLC does, except your didn't change when I clicked on it, HA!

Love everything about it, what a transformation.

Mary said...

Gorgeous. You're giving me ideas for my kids' bathroom. Great job - thanks for sharing!

Rachael said...

I LOVE cabinets painted dark colors. LOVE!

Meredith said...

It is Beautiful, Chris! I love all the black elements (never would have thought to do that, but it 100% works!) and especially the printers box with your shells in it. Your kids will always remember fun trips to the beach when they see those shells.
Gorgeous photos, by the way. I'm in the process of a bath redo with zero natural light, and I can only HOPE mine turn out as light-filled as yours!
:) Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

Heather said...

Your bathroom looks great! My favorite touches are the framed intials of the kids.

Dana said...

Love it! But I need to know - RIGHT NOW - how you framed the mirror. My hub and I are in the middle of a remodel and need advice ASAP!

Colleen said...

gorgeous!! love the touches of blue in there.

AGohl said...

Gorgeous!!! Absolutely love the redo!

Valerie said...

So lovely!! I am amazed! I just wonder if the towels actually dry like that? I wanted to do something similar, but I worried out the air.

IT IS PERFECTION!! Great job!

Colette said...

so beautiful, and well worth the wait! I love it!

Debra said...

Wow!! That turned out fabulous. You may have inspired me to finish our guest bath!! Thanks. :)

Bossy Betty said...

This is wonderful!!!! You did great things to this space!

Leah said...

The bathroom turned out perfect! I love every single feature. The colors and the decorations are so adorable...I just want to 'cut' and 'paste' it in my house :) hahahaha

Gracious Spaces said...

I just love this bathroom! It's fabulous!! Nothing better than a beach inspired bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

DeAnna said...

Love Love Love it!!! Great job, colors look awesome, well worth the wait! Nice!

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

This looks fabulous! I love the printer's box. What a great find.

Connie said...

Wonderful! I absolutely must know all about the framed initials!

Mindy said...

Wow! great job! You just blew me away with this! This is such a great improvement. Come on over and start mine! :)

Olga @ Suddenly OG said...

Beautiful make over!! I'm working in my bathroom too and the thought of painting the cabinets crossed my mind, but went away quickly as it seemed impossible... I would love it if you shared some tip and maybe some motivation to do it :) The mirror frame looks great too!

rachel said...

LOVE your black cabinets...do share how you did it.

The Household Goddess said...

Thank you! I'm just starting turning my 6x8 windowless bathroom in a beachy spa retreat. Your pictures have given me tons of ideas!

Niki said...
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Bird-in-Hand, Laurie said...

You have supremely inspired me! The size and shape of this bathroom is IDENTICAL to one of mine~ are you my next-door neighbor?;) Fabulous! Just a warning, I may be copying!

TinyWalletStyle said...

I could not love this more! Absolutely gorgeous and it will be so versatile in the future if you want to change it! Love love love!

Ally

La-Dee-da crafter said...

All I can say is, Wow! I am in love with that bathroom. Wow!
ladeedacreations.com

Pogue Fam said...

AMAZING! My goodness, I'm not typically SUPER impressed by before and after pictures, but yours is SERIOUSLY catalogue worthy! I LOVE it!

Shaunna said...

Oh my goodness, girl, it is GORGEOUS. Right up my alley....you did SUCH a beautiful job! Congrats to you!
:-)
shaunna

Lorrie said...

It's gorgeous. I love the art you've hung on the wall - which I presume you made???

Courtana said...

Love it, so clean and bright and fresh. Where did you get the towel hanger/hooks?

Anonymous said...

Wow - awesome as always! Can you please share your paint colors and finishes for the sink cabinet and walls? Also, did you paint the walls once the beadboard was up? And any tips on the beadboard would be great too :) Cheryl B.

Clydia said...

Ah-mazing! I absolutely LOVE it! XOXO

Marianne@Songbird said...

Wow that was such an amazing makeover (both the project and the difference in photo quality) that for a moment there I thought I was looking at one of Layla's fantastic virtual makeovers. But no, this is the real deal. It looks amazing. Who cares that it took you two years, if you hadn't told us we wouldn't know. You did it and it is gorgeous. Just stunning.

Candace said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! You are inspiring! Thank you for sharing it with us. You did a fabulous job.

sabriena said...

Oh wow, I want to live in your bathroom it is so gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Wow what a difference! I am now a follower!
Jessica @ www.hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com

Oonafey said...

They look like pictures from a magazine. For realz. You should be so full of yourself right now! lol

I love the pops of blue against the white, but I think it's the black details that really "make" the room for me. Beautiful.

Joanna Taylor said...

Super duper nice. Love it. What I'd like to know is what you did to your cabinets? I totally need to do something similar in one of my baths.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Girl - this is crazy good lookin'!!!! I love the color on the ceiling and the wide plank bead board! Every detail is just perfect!

Christina said...

I know someone else has already asked, but I would also like to know the color of the cabinets. Were they wood or mdf? I have some horrid cabinets that I want to redo but I'm pretty sure they are not real wood! Awesome job! I am totally jealous...

Barb said...

You need a big hug!!! That was alot of work, and just look how awsome it turned out. I spent 1/2 hr. just looking at all the accessories. What a treat! Love the fish on a stick, the J & O frame, the shell box....well I love the whole thing. Especially, I like the black cabinets. Your a genious. Congratulations. Love Mom

thehammondfamily said...

i LOVE it! it is so crisp and beautiful! you mentioned a new camera...what kind do you use? the pictures are perfect! thanks!

Jess @ House Sweet Home said...

I love, love, love this bathroom! It is so gorgeous on so many levels! That ceiling? The art? Swoon. I love it. Great job- you have be seriously thinking about redoing my bathroom (again)!

Andrea said...

So Im sure your gonna give us the 411 and there are a lot of questions. So I will wait and this is my favorite bathroom redo ever. So come on let us in how did you do it all.

Mimi from Peachy Papaya said...

Oh my, this is beautiful. Your picture looks like it came out of a magazine... I love it...You did a great job.

Jocelyn said...

It looks amazing! Will you do mine next? :)

Playing It Cooley

cbmbowen said...

Love, love, love it! Yes, please share how you painted the cabinets. I've been wanting to paint my kitchen island black and have been a little chicken to do it myself!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

*SWOON*

Leone said...

Seriously gorgeous! It is perfection!

Decorchick! said...

Just beautiful Chris!! It was definitely worth the wait! Great job girl. :)

Sherry said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! That is amazing, classy and beautiful!! Makes me want to re-do mine, I love the black!! You did a wonderful job!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Wow, I love everything, everything (in italics) about this room. Walls. Ceiling colour. Accessories. Rug. And on and on and on...... :)

You did an amazing job!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the details, colours, accessories. Such a beautiful change.

Shannon said...

Once again I'm blown away! Love, love the beadboard, I wish I had the patience to do that myself...

Jodi said...

Beautiful! I love it; so cool, much better than all white! :)

Jodi

Penny of This-N-That said...

This is beautiful, I have been wanting to paint my bathroom cabinets but my husband doesn't think this is a good idea. I hope you will do a follow up post about what type of paint you used and any pointers.

Penny

Deann said...

Hi, I have a question about your towels. How do you keep them hanging? I just put some glass knobs in my bathroom to hang towles & they keep slipping off. I thought about sewing a loop of ribbon to hang them.

Dream Mom said...

It looks fantastic! Love the colors. Love the shell box. Love everything. The rug just makes it too. Some rooms just take a while to come together but I think your bathroom was well worth it. What I like most is that I can see how a boy or a girl would really like the room. What do your kids think?

Erin J. said...

So pretty! What a nice and relaxing look for a bathroom!

Debbi Beverage said...

Looks great! I completely understand about the camera thing! I need a new one too!
Debbi @ the beach

Robyn said...

Gobsmacked!! It's looks Ah-MAZING! Normally from dark cabinets to white and you went against that! I've saved your pics in my inspiration file for my own house ;)

SellWoWAccount said...

I love the color combination. Great job! Very well decorated.

Sell WoW Account

Meghan said...

Freaking Fantabulous! Will you come do my bathroom?

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Wow!!! It looks incrediable!

The Martys said...

Awesome!!

Lettered Cottage said...

Bravo! And AMAZING photos, too. LOVE EM!

:-D

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

Oh I am head over heals for your bathroom!!! I love coastal. I just finished my master bedroom all coastal. I'd love for you to take a peak at it (www.onenuttgirl.com). Your bathroom would be the perfect addition off my master!!! I love those pictures you did too. I might have to copy those!!! Your pictures are great too. I just got a new camera and still learning how to use it.

Tickled Red said...

I love the transformation!! Brilliant coastal bathroom with just a few simple changes :) You have me thinking darlin'.

Cindy M. said...

I love it! this is great! I am thinking about re-doing my guest bathroom and love the blue you used! we are working on our kitchen right now and will get to the bathroom next! thanks for the inspiration

Shari said...

Great minds think alike-can you share where you bought the towels and curtain, please? I am in the middle of doing the same thing in my bathroom and wanted to add some color that was not too much. It is beautiful!!!!!

KellyH said...

o wow! Gorgeous!

Swerens said...

How will you clean (or keep clean) the box with all of the shells? That would be one thing that I would consider before putting anything in a room that gets damp. I love the look of everything, but always consider the cleaning time required. LOL

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Looks great and the photos are so crisp. Details on the cabinet transformation would be delightful!! Thanks for sharing!
Maureen

Centsational Girl said...

Just gorgeous Just A Girl! Beautiful and beachy, what a relaxing space Chris, I heart that paneling, LOVE it all so much!
xo
Kate

katy said...

Beautiful! You did a great job!

Jess said...

gorgeous!!!i love all the details, esp. the shells in the printers box!!! i might have to steal that idea...we come home with bags of shells i have no idea what to do with them! maybe a turtorial on how to get such great pictures with out any natural light!!! great job!!!

Lynn said...

It's gorgeous, so crisp! I am trying to replicate the initials in frames...for my boy's bath..love that. Cabinets are beautiful..yes, would love to know how you did them..are they black? Found you through Thrifty Decor Chick.

hometown girl said...

looks really great! i love all the finishing touches you did a fantastic job! i'm sure they love it! and a new camera isn't that the best? have a super week! susan

Anonymous said...

love love love. i don't blog, don't own a home but love to look at other peoples blogs. this bathroom is peaceful looking and spotless i might add. it is perfect. debbie

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Love it. I hope you answer all the "where I got it questions" and tell me where you got the rug and tell me more about the prints above the toilet!

Stacey Gray said...

Wow, looks amazing! Just one question from me. So I can see the wall paint is white, did you paint the ceiling blue? In the 1st picture it kind of looks blue, and I really like it but wasn't sure. Thanks for sharing, you are so talented!

The Cherry Family said...

I LOVE IT! I love how the ceiling is the touch of color! I am so stealing that idea!!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Decor Chicks said...

I love the black vanity. It really makes a statement and grounds the space. Beautiful job!!

Jess @ House Sweet Home said...

I've already commented on your last bathroom post, but I just really love it! I can't wait until you find out the ceiling color. Could you also please pass on where you bought the towels and the shower curtain, since they look so beautiful with that paint? Thank you!

Loretta Valenta said...

What a beautiful transformation! I would love to know tips for painting the vanity and also about how you framed the mirror! We have that kind of mirror in 2 of our bathrooms and would love to frame it like you did!

Vintage-Paints said...

Great job! I want to take a bath in there. :) I've never looked at Hobby Lobby for knobs! I will have to check it out.

Days Like These by Tanyetta said...

GORGEOUS! Did the kids have any input in the transformation? How did they like the before and after?

Dawn Garlow said...

HI ...Love the re-do. Where on your blog does it tell how to do this? Like the mirror , the cabinets, etc... ? I would really love to know. My bathroom needs a makeover and I just love this! Thanks!
Garlow in NC

Kimberly said...

Love love love!

Alicia said...

I would love to know how you did the prints! Is there a little word underneath them?

Katie said...

Tip Junkie sent me!

This is exactly the theme of our master bath, and I've been having trouble finishing it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Halo Hill said...

Love, LOVE it! Hurray for you!

Hugs,
Sheila

Hedi said...

Hi,

Such a beautiful makeover! Love it!

I hope you don´t mind, I linked back to you from my blog, DesignChic.org.

regards,
Hedi

Nicole said...

I want this bathroom!!!

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