Up first, a resounding round of applause for errrybahdy who took part in this challenge. Seriously, you deserve it. Who knew six weeks could be so terrifying and exciting all at once? I didn’t, but I do now. This Modern Boho Bathroom couldn’t take me down. I regret nothing. #noregratz
Anywhosits, it is with great pleasure I present my One Room Challenge Modern Boho Bathroom reveal!!! I’ve redecorated many times before, but this boho chic bathroom remodel came out so close to my inspiration board, I did a double take. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with a before & after, shall we?
Once a drab, sage green space with matte textured walls (srsly?!) and 6”x6” discount white tile, this boho style bathroom was transformed with new brass fixtures, a boatload of high gloss paint, a bit of stenciling, and a selection bright and eclectic finds, old and new.
How did we get here? A few leaps and a lotta bounds.
It started with the shower curtain – a Tommy Bahama swaying palm leaf fabric. I swooped her up right quick with that new-fashioned, one-click buying (thank you, Amazon). Once I secured this bold pattern, I made it a point to utilize color and the high ceiling in this windowless bathroom to my advantage.
Growing up, we often painted rooms a variety of different colors (I call this the Starbucks Syndrome). The last few years I’ve trended towards white and gray walls with the color focus in my collected pieces. To make this 8’ x 8’ bath appear bigger, I painted high gloss white on the walls and trim. White may very well be the best of bathroom colors. She’s so dang shiny, baby!! Easy to clean, too. 😏
The best happenstance was the hunter green ceiling. When we removed the cruddy ceiling fan, we discovered a gigantic (and useless) 1-foot square metal box fan. Since I now had to sheetrock a massive hole and paint the ceiling, I went with my gut (with lots of amazing encouragement!!) and painted my first moody ceiling EVER.
Guys, paint your ceilings! THEY LOOK AMAZING. Not only does the bathroom ceiling paint tie the room together color wise, it’s a great contrast to the brass flush mount light fixture as well (which I scored for $15 at the H4H ReStore. The vanity fixture was also $15 … C’moonnnn!!).
If you’re thinking of painting a ceiling: get on that. STAT.
The most eventful (and possibly fatal) was the faucet replacement. Major props 👊🏻 to my Daddio for getting the brass beast working. Long story short, we couldn’t get the pedestal sink off the wall without the threat of breakage because it was cemented together. Why? Who knows. He managed to replace the hardware working against the wall after a few days of fun. I love my family. They’re nothing short of badass.
Then there’s the floor. How I feel about painting ceilings is now how I feel about stenciling floors. Can you paint tile? Yes. Yes you can.
My long-term dream was to chuck the tile and replace it with wood floors (which is why I didn’t bother replacing the cheap floor trim to match the tall molding in my home). Well, after using this Contempo stencil, I won’t be changing up this tile floor for a looonggg time. One quart of white chalk paint, one 8-ounce jar of gold chalk paint, three coats of leftover exterior polyurethane, and five hours of time is what it took to create this encaustic-like masterpiece. Boy, put that sledgehamma away!!! She’s here to stay.
Finally, my favorite part: the finishing touches!!! Let’s talk about the highlight of my bathroom life: Pepe & Carols. Gorgeous to look at and a sturdy feel, the “classic” 8” solid brass hand towel bar and 3” rod robe hooks are the most beautiful brass beauties I’ve ever seen. They might tarnish, but pffft … this girl and patina are BFFLs. If they go too far, a polishing cloth will do just fine.
Neat-o fact: the cactus and pineapple laden pictures frames are actually medicine cabinets! The coolest addition of the previous bathroom design. You can find them over at The Concealed Cabinet.
The rest: trash was this girl’s treasure. The little brass soap dish is from my local hardware store. I found it laying on the ground two years ago with no price and my guy’s like, “Eh, just take it.” Score. My redheaded friend pointed out my redheaded pin-up in a thrift shop, so I’ve named her Cassie. 😉 I also spray-painted the old curtain rod and toilet bowl cleaner to save some bucks. Links to more resources below!
All in all, I’m deeee-lighted. It’s about 95% in here. There are a few vintage apothecary jars I’d like to bring in to slay with the gold accents, but not very much surface area to store. A cabinet between the toilet and sink or a shelf (or two) above the hand towel bar will be incorporating their convenient selves sometime soon. Also, brass interchangeable nameplates above the towel rods for our guests. Because hospitality, yo.
It’s been a heck of a time taking this journey alongside so many talented creators!!! Thanks for your kind words and support throughout this whole process. If you need me, I’ll be perusing reveals over on the One Room Challenge bloggity over heaaa! Cha-cha-check’m out.
So much love to Pepe & Carols for supplying the gorgeous solid brass hardware used in this makeover. All opinions and experience expressed here are my own.
Royal Design Studio
Contempo Trellis Stencil
Cactus & Pineapple Printable Wall Art
Bed Bath & Beyond
Hunter Green Towels
YO GIRL!! I'm Jessica; a chronic rearranger and a creative jack of all trades (which is a nice way of saying I have way too many hobbies and interests 😂). It's my goal to equip and empower creatively-inclined women to have a beautiful, magazine ready life on a budget! I'm obsessed with design, doing-it-myself, cooking, cocktails, thrifting and organization. My ultimate dream: to create an eclectic, modern, and glam world (that's my Italian side showing). Welcome, my sweets!!