Our basement bathroom is probably the only room in our house that hasn't gotten any attention since we moved in. No, scratch that, it IS the only room. As of last week it looked exactly the same as it did the day we toured our house, minus the trash can, the paper towel holder, and the blue bath mat. Everything else was a completely blank slate.
Now I can no longer say that because this room finally got some love and is looking better than ever. I mentioned last week that I painted and tried my hand at a custom color. I mixed equal parts Behr Dolphin Fin with Behr Sterling and came up with my own color I affectionately called A Dolphin Named Sterling. It's a great blue gray that really helped brighten up the windowless room.
Here's where we're at now:
The stool is from Ikea and I would like to eventually paint it but decided to leave it as is until inspiration strikes
We don't have a mounted TP holder so this little stand, originally meant for hand towels, does the job just fine and even holds an extra roll
I replaced the old ugly pulls with these $2 shiny chrome beauties from Martha Stewart
The West Elm hand towels were one of my Christmas gifts and I love them so
The mat is also from West Elm but it was a little large for the space so I simply folded it a bit.
We don't ever shower in here but if we do we can simply move the mat over to the shower area.
Extra TP and a candle with matches sit on a 50¢ thrift store tray
And for fun, a little Before and After:
Now the room isn't technically "done" but it's definitely an improvement. I still need to add some art so hopefully I can take care of that real soon. I'd also like to replace the boring old ceiling fixture but for now it does the job. The best part of all is that this little makeover cost me very little money. The ceiling paint (BM White Dove) and wall paint were already owned so they were free. The only things I bought were the bath mat (on sale $25), the Ikea stool ($15), and the tray (50¢) for a grand total of $40.50. Not too shabby.