Minimal bathroom update.

Come on in — the bathroom is finally done!


This bathroom is off of our bonus room — our attic aka “the 3rd floor”  which we recently painted, added new lighting and a laminate floor.  I’ll share more about that space soon but for now wanted to share the updates we made to the bathroom.

This room is so light+bright, thanks to the natural light that floods the space almost all day long.  Still, it was a challenge for me to get a picture of the room.  For this shot, I crouched awkwardly on the tub and for others, had to straddle the toilet.  Like I said — awkward.  I don’t know how the pros do it!


We painted the whole room white and updated the vanity to this one which I love from the Home Depot. It has lots of storage behind the 2 doors and space below for the basket that I filled with towels.

We topped the vanity with this marble top.  It has a built-in sink basin which makes it super easy to keep clean — no cracks or crevices for dirt to hide.  Win, win!

The mirror is from Target and the light was a steal —  $29 from the Home Depot.  I picked this light because hello, the price! but also because it adds a rustic element to off set all the white in the room.   (The light is actually centered on the mirror but again, it was awkward snapping this shot.)


Here’s a better picture of the light from their website…

Hampton Bay 1-Light Zinc Outdoor Wall Lantern

I love this light so much I’m thinking of other places I might use it — maybe in my kitchen? My friend Melissa loves it too.  She installed this light in her kitchen to accent an old sign.  Maybe she’ll share a picture??  hint..hint.. (FYI: The light reads more blackish than silverish in person.)

Now to the floor …originally when we first bought our house 13 years ago, I hated the tile — I thought it was too funky, too 70’s, too brown…  But now I love it and I’ve been seeing tile just like it everywhere.  What goes around, comes around, right?

Here’s a picture I shared before that shows the detail better.


Another angle of the room…


I changed the hardware on the wall of cabinets to these brass pulls that I purchased from Amazon for about $2 per pull.

It was an easy update but really made the cabinets looks so much better!  (I wish I had a before picture — I need to get better about taking those!)

We needed to add a towel rack and used this piece that I found at Brimfield Flea Market.


Again, there’s a lot of white in this space so these wood accents — the towel rack, the mirror, the old ladder — all add character plus they’re totally functional!

Now for the elephant in the room…the tub!


This “beauty” (beast?) is located behind the door to the left.  We didn’t do any updates to it because it was way out of our budget to replace it.  Originally I wanted to remove the tub and add a walk in shower but that’s not happening for a long, long time.  I may look into resurfacing it white but for now, I’m embracing it.  (Fun fact — the original pedestal sink and toilet were this same mustard-y yellow!)

Let’s look back at the prettier side of the room…


That’s a wrap — my take on a minimal bathroom.

Now back to soaking up every last bit of summer.  In fact, I’m writing this outside in the beautiful breeze!  The humidity is gone today and I’m loving it.

I’ve got some more pictures to snap of the 3rd floor re-do and will have that post ready next week.  We are embarking on one last adventure before school starts that involves a LONG car trip.  Will we survive each other?? And, what are you trying to squeeze in before school starts?

love, Angie














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  1. It looks so clean and crisp!


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