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If you’ve been following along, you know we have slowly been updating and personalizing our home. When we bought our 1970s Cape Cod, the bathrooms had been updated and looked nice, but we knew we eventually wanted to put our touch on them. We do about one home related investment each year, and in 2021, we decided to work on our hall bath. It’s always a fine balance trying to choose items that will increase resell value, appeal to future buyers, make sense with the style and age of our home, stay in budget, and also make me happy since we do plan to be in this house for many more years. Check it out below!
The original bathroom felt dark and heavy. We love the giant vanity because of the counter space and extra storage, but we opted for a lighter version. We worked with Southern Craftsman to customize a white oak vanity with inset drawers and we absolutely love it!
We gave the walls a fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Alabaster white paint and added new thicker trim pieces. The trim was painted with a very light beige color that was custom mixed by The Burke Co. It really brightened everything up and made it feel airy while the warm tones kept things cozy.
Call me crazy, but I actually really like mixing metals. So we decided on using delta’s champagne bronze collection for the faucets and shower and added small touches of brass with a few matte black pieces like the mirror, curtain rod, and drawer knobs.
The shower tile was actually the hardest thing to find. We really wanted a finished look on the edge with bullnose or edge tile. We also wanted a color that would work with both the warm beige and the cool gray of the flooring. Lastly, I love when tile looks a little handmade with uneven texture or color variations. Turns out all the tile I found that I really love (eh hmm Fire Clay Tile) was a little out of our price range. We ended up getting lucky at Lowes and finding this greige textured subway tile. We did a vertical stack to mix the handmade look with a modern aesthetic.
Last but not least was the art! For Christmas, my brother had offered to build me a custom frame for any photo or art that I wanted. I sort of forgot about it until this project. This was a perfect opportunity to ask him for a white oak frame that would tie in closely with the vanity. The frame is honestly more beautiful than I even imagined and the Laurie Anne painting printed on canvas looks perfect in the frame. Let us know what you think!
Contractor – The Burke Co
Floor Tile – Floor and Decor
Shower Tile – Lowes
Vanity – Custom built by Southern Craftsmen
Countertops – Fantasy Brown leathered granite from Bella Stone
Toilet – American Standard
Vanity Hardware – My Knobs
White Oak Frame – Luke Schell
Wall Art Painting – Laurie Anne Art
Wall Paint – SW Alabaster
Trim Paint – SW Custom Mix
Plants – Forage
Sink Faucet – Delta Trinsic Collection
Shower Faucet – Delta Trinsic Collection
Lighting – Deco Creation Studio
Mirror – Target