This may be the longest I’ve made you all wait for a before and after in the history of the blog! I’m so excited to FINALLY share our coastal pool house bathroom. I think we first started framing this project last March? I wouldn’t totally call it a complete “after” as I plan on adding more art, window treatments, plants, etc.. over the next few months. However, I couldn’t wait any longer to share.
First, let’s take a look back at where we started…
Ahh yes, the picket fence bathroom stall complete with a pink toilet! The Mr. just found this photo we took the day we closed on the house.
We’ve made just a few changes…
COASTAL POOL HOUSE BATHROOM
It’s so exciting to have a real bathroom with walls and a door now! It will be even more exciting this summer when I have a pool full of kids, and no one has to run through the house to use the bathroom….or you know do the other alternative ;)
I started my bathroom design with this fun tile flooring from Mirth Studios. It’s meant to be used indoors or out, and has a nonslip coating on it – perfect for wet feet. Their tile comes in a zillion different colors and patterns. I’m so happy we used it in this space.
I really wanted to keep it light and bright in here so I stuck with my favorite white paint – Extra White by Sherwin Williams.
I added a few pops of color with these cute striped blue towels. The mix of pattern is fun with small-scale stripes vs. larger square tile flooring.
Also, I’ve had lots of questions on Instagram about these wall units. It’s called a mini-split unit, and it will heat and cool this space. There is a unit down here in the bathroom and upstairs in the bunk room as well.
They hook up to a unit on the outside kind of like an air conditioning unit. They are great for this space where we didn’t have the room for ductwork. I will say it’s not the most attractive thing but it works. Bonus – hanging the towels underneath allows them to dry lickety-split!
The white walls really allow this fun Etsy print to pop as well. Annnnnnnd now I can’t stop laughing looking at this because I totally hung it upside down hahaha! Let’s just pretend she is swimming upstream instead of diving? Oh my gosh, I’m losing my mind – I’ll have to swap that around. I may add some more art to this wall and make a little gallery down the road. I like to live with a space for a bit before finishing it completely.
If you remember back to this fall and the planning stage, I changed my mind about this vanity a million times. I finally settled on this wood-toned one so I could have a bit of fun with color out in the mudroom area. Sneak peek below…
I always think it’s fun to compare design boards with the finished product and this one is pretty close to what I envisioned!
I’m so happy I went with this wood vanity. It feels nice and light and airy in here. I still need to decide if I’m going to put a basket underneath it. As usual, I tried to stick with classic timeless choices as this is hopefully our forever home.
I liked the mix of the warm-aged brass fixtures with the cooler-toned counters and wood. I typically like to mix and match finishes. This is such a small space, and we already have the black door hardware in here, so I kept it all brass.
You all know how much I love my houseplants, but we are keeping this space at 60 degrees when not in use, to save energy. So I had to resort to this little faux plant for now.
The Mr. actually can control everything on his phone over here so he is able to bump the heat up if we know we are going to use the space on the weekend etc…
This summer I’m sure I will add a few real plants over here, that extra deep window sill is begging for a plant buddy or two.
There are still a lot of little touch-ups and things to fix over here, not to mention furniture and bedding needs to arrive, but it’s fun to look back and see how far we have come! Thanks for hanging in there with me on this project. It’s definitely not been the typical HGTV overnight makeover, but so worth the wait!
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Wall Color – Extra White by Sherwin Williams