Our Guest Bath Before & Now

Guest Bath Facelift  (4)

I was really hoping to choose all new tile for the floors and shower of whatever house we purchased in Arizona, but our guest bath already had tile in perfect condition.  We just couldn’t justify ripping it all out.  Luckily it’s a neutral color pallet so I was able to bring to life with just a few minor changesSAM_0494Before…well worn oak cabinetry and dingy counter top.  In this photo, we had already painted the walls and ceiling.  It’s the only bathroom we could use since the master bath toilet had been partially ripped out (not by us).Guest Bath Facelift  (7)After cleaning (scrubbing) and painting the basics, I then painted the cabinets white.Guest Bath Facelift  (1)We lived with the dingy counter top until just a couple of weeks ago.  After pricing all our options, we decided to have them re-surfaced.  WOW, what a difference!!!  Bright white and looks so fresh and clean.  Love it!Guest Bath Facelift  (6)It’s great having the extra storage of a linen closet in our guest bath.  This not only holds extra towels, makeup, etc…, it also holds all rolls of paper towels & tissue from Costco we pick up.  I purchased a new picture to replace the one we currently have hanging above the towels but I ended up re-selling it to a client.  I have been giving her a hard time about it since it was the last one available at Home Goods.  (Another favorite store of mine that won’t be available to me when we move).  I think I’ll be making quite a few shopping trips to Seattle.  It’s about a 5 hour drive.  Anyone want to go with me?Before & After Guest BathThis bathroom makeover cost about $350 including the cost of accessories.  If I were to give any advise to someone who is re-painting a room in their home ~ don’t forget the closets.  A clothes closet, pantry or linen closet needs to be painted too.  Potential buyers will open the doors.   I also cleared out and packed away everything extra.  I only kept the bare necessities in every closet in the house so buyers can see the full amount of space available.

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  1. Calming, soothing guest bathroom that I would enjoy visiting if I were a guest in your home!
    The serene shade of cocoa on the walls is the shade I have been trying to find to go in my powder room.
    Please tell me what paint you used!

    Mary in Oregon

    • Hi Mary…thank you so much for the sweet compliment! I’m happy to share the colors used in this bathroom with you. The Walls: Behr ke6 Wise Owl Satin base 7400

      And the trim: Semi-Gloss Behr w-f-700 Moon Rise base 3050 Hope this helps you create a beautiful powder room!!! Blessings ~ Judy

  2. Looks great! Crazy what a counter top will do!

    • Thank you Bridget! It’s SO true! This something I’ve wanted to do since we purchased this house. So glad we got it done!

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