y’all! i’m soooo excited for this post as it’s been a loooong time coming.
my pea brain has been swirling about this bathroom ever since we moved into our house last year.
i originally bought this dresser on Craigslist to use as a vanity for the boys’ bathroom. but the cowboy carpenter we used for our initial remodel work couldn’t seem to figure out how to make it work. but that didn’t stop me!
so i searched high and low and finally found a wonderful finish carpenter who handled the project with ease. the vintage dresser was from a woman who had inherited it from her grandmother. i painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint to give it a soft, pretty, feminine gustavian look. grays, blues, yumminess.
and i went against the grain a bit to find the perfect single-handle faucet that would match the dresser’s hardware. single-handle is my preference with boys. it’s tough enough getting them to wash their little hands, so i figured this trough would make it fun for them to wash wash wash!
and the walls. i mean, who hasn’t fallen in love with Joanna Gaines and her love of ship lap. right? we picked up wood from a deep discount supplier, and i did a quick whitewash of Gilbertson’s Chalk Paint in Seagull (no VOC, awesome for interior paint projects!).
some of the boards i painted twice, some just once. then i finished off with an Annie Sloan clear wax and rubbed it in. i wanted variation in the look and i definitely didn’t want a perfect polished job. i wanted this to feel rustic and country.
and this little frame is from the wood cut out of the dresser where we dropped the sink. i glued some perfectly pink coral i found on a recent beach walk.
and with little boys and their friends…there’s always laughter in the bathroom. i just couldn’t resist these Antrhopologie metal towel holders and figured they’d be perfect to hold TP. cuz don’t ya just get super embarrassed when you’re at a friend’s house and they’re out of TP. the worst.
we pulled the mirror from one my buddy was tossing out during his remodel. i painted some extra wood to look weathered. we hadn’t had a mirror in this bathroom for the entire year. and apologies in advance to our tall friends. you won’t be able to see your face..just your chest. we’re short. get over it.
and the light fixture. i wanted something industrial and had seen something very similar when visiting my cousins in waaaaay upstate NY earlier this summer. yes, we were way too close to where those escaped convicts were hiding…but i digress. the barns all had cool lighting. so i found this one. lovely.
i hope you enjoy this bathroom as much as i do. thanks for stopping by! 🙂