Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guest Bathroom Renovation

Hi!  I hope everyone is hanging in there with all of this winter weather we've been having.  It is really cold here in central Mississippi!  There is a chance of snow tomorrow!  I feel bad saying this, since our friends up north have dealt with such tremendous amounts of snow this year, but we are so excited!!  We get completely giddy at just the mention of snow.  Since we've moved "up north" this year (all the way from Mobile, AL) we just KNEW we would see snow this year!!  Maybe we will after all!

Today I am sharing our guest bathroom.  Technically, it is our son's bathroom, but it also serves as the bathroom for our guests.   The trick is to decorate it in a manner that is appropriate for a twelve year old boy, but also be nice and pretty for guests.  Mothers of boys, I am sure you understand what I am talking about!  If it were up to me, it would be prissy, but.... a twelve year old boy is a little bit like a bull in a china shop, so simple is best!  

Now, let's look at the before picture.  It was a "tropicana peach" color.  It was just not our taste at all.  The lady who previously owned our home is a dear lady, but our tastes could not be more different.

We were so happy when this room was painted.  It is now bright and crisp.   I wanted a light, airy color because the room does not receive any natural light during the day. 

The walls are now painted Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.  All of the cabinets and trim throughout the house are Dover White, also by Sherwin Williams.  We also added crown molding to the room. 

The original counter top and sink were removed.  The new counter top is the same granite as our kitchen.  It is St. Cecilia.  There was enough left from one of the slabs used in our kitchen to make this counter top.  I was quite excited about that!!  It just makes the room!!

New fixtures in oil rubbed bronze add warmth to the room. 

A simple shower curtain was monogrammed to make it a bit more special!  
Who doesn't love a good monogram?

I have had these pictures for years and I still think they are terrific!  
These towels from Home Goods match perfectly!

We removed the mirror that was attached to the wall and replaced 
it with a simple framed mirror.  
McCarty birds blend perfectly with the colors of the room.  Another McCarty piece holds products that may be needed by a guest. 

We are so pleased with our new bathroom.  I think it is simple and quite pretty.  Keeping it that way, with a pre-teen son, now that is another story!!  

As always, thank you for visiting Buttercup Bliss!  


  1. Whenever we've had a house where the public bathroom was also my son's bathroom, it wasn't the decor I worried about. "FLUSH!" was the battle cry.

    It looks beautiful, and if I happen to be in Mississippi and need to make a quick stop, I hope your son will keep it this nice for me! Ha! (Especially love the shower curtain!).

    1. Too funny! And yes, with boys, also true!! You are welcome to visit us anytime!! I promise I will make sure it is nice and clean!

  2. I LOVE the color change! Your new color is SO PRETTY! <3

    1. Thank you so much for visiting!! Yes, the color when we bought the house was awful! We love it so much more now that is doesn't look like an orange smoothie!!

  3. Love it...it's much more bold.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Cottage Making Mommy

    1. Thank you for visiting Buttercup Bliss! We love the color much more too!!

  4. You are on a roll! I love the color choices you made for this bathroom. Your shower curtain is elegant too with the monogram on it.

    1. Kelly, thank you! We bought our home in July and renovated most of it before we moved in. We were able to stay with my father because he lives right across the street!

  5. Your little bathroom is fresh and pretty! We have a restroom that visitors use that is dark and it bothers me. I'd love to repaint like you have.

  6. Love, love! You've done such an amazing job, love the monogram! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. Wow! The bathroom looks awesome. It seems that every single aspect and component has been closely scrutinized and pieced together right. You chose the right carpentry and the right surfaces. Hopefully, you've chosen the best sinks and faucets with great drainage and and pipe functions to accompany them. Thanks for sharing that! All the best to your family!

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing

  8. Love your bathroom. I love Dover White. The granite on the counter looks amazing.

  9. I really like what you’ve done with the bathroom. The neutral colors make it a bit more inviting than before. And it’s nice that you did not have to spend much to make that new granite countertop. It really goes well with the rest of the new color scheme for the guest bathroom. Anyway, thanks for sharing this renovation project of yours. I hope you share more of these in the future with us. Cheers!

    Johnny Hernandez @ Ripple Systems

  10. This is a beautiful bathroom. My husband and I are in the process of renovating our bathroom and this gives me several good ideas. The countertop ties the whole room together. I will look into St. Cecilia's products. Bathroom renovations are daunting at the beginning, but seeing your finished product gives me hope. Thanks.

    Debra Newman @ Unique Stone Concepts


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