Weekend Update: Quick Fixes for the Guest Bath

by Melanie, November 21, 2014
Got guests coming next week (or month)?  Worried about the state of your outdated guest bath?  Check out this bathroom with “quick fix” ideas that can be done in a weekend.

In this vacation retreat, the upper level guest rooms have side-by-side baths with a shared shower between them.  The original vanity mirrors date the bathroom and provide little light.  The builder grade overhead fixtures are a little….well, boring.  And there is nothing that unites the spaces when all the doors are open.

Here is one side:

And here is the other end, in process.  We started by removing those dated “Hollywood” lighted mirrors….
For a unifying element we added textural overhead lighting in both baths and painted the walls the same pale blue (Sherwin Williams Timid Blue).
Ballard Drum Pendant
Then each side got its own flair with painted vanity cabinets, new mirrors and new sconces.
Vanity paint color:  Benjamin Moore Avalon Teal
Contour Double Sconce
West Elm
Montara Mirror
Serena & Lily
Vanity Paint Color:  Sherwin Williams Regatta
Havana Double Wall Sconce
Jonathan Adler

The mirror is West Elm and is wrapped in raffia for more texture — but that particular mirror is no longer available.  Here is a great substitute:

Parsons Mirror in Natural Finish
West Elm

With new lighting, new mirrors and a little paint, the entire space is refreshed in a flash.  Don’t let an outdated guest bathroom bring down your holiday hosting spirit — freshen up with these quick fixes.   You could have a new guest bath by Thanksgiving!

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