Never in this life would anyone have expected me to have dog wallpaper in my house.
I’m just not a dog person. I never really have been. I was never the kid who wanted to cuddle with a dog. I hate when dogs jump on me. A dog lick disgusts me. I can’t stand the feeling.
That being said, I did come to love Grunt’s dogs that came with him as part of the “package” and got attached. After Zoe died though, I decided that was it for me. We have another dog, but as both my husband and daughter will tell you – it’s their dog, not mine.
So, when my child came out of the womb and subsequently fell in love with just about every dog that came her way and laid on the dog’s bed right there in the middle of them, you can imagine how many times I cringed.
The Circus loves dogs. Loves all animals really. And it’s all good, I think that’s great – she won’t get the side eye like the lot of ya’ll are all probably giving me right now since I’ve now said I’m not a dog person.
Needless to say when she picked out the fancy pug dog wallpaper for her bathroom, it was most definitely not the direction I would have went in. But alas, here we are.
While photographing the bathroom on Monday, this non-dog lover even decided if the Circus didn’t like her new bathroom, then I would happily take it – pug dogs and all.
She liked it though. 🙂
If you haven’t been following this whole bathroom makeover series, here’s what we started with…
Total 180, right? Here’s everything we did…
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Moldings + Wallpaper
Curvy Wall Moldings / Pug Dog Wallpaper / Tile Flooring
The lower 2/3s or so of the bathroom walls got beautiful new moldings all around. I didn’t want to cover all the wall space with the wallpaper as this isn’t a huge bathroom so I didn’t want it to take over the space. Installing the moldings and painting it all white really opened up the space and added some gorgeous architectural interest. I used these prefab moldings all along the walls, then installed a chair rail and thicker baseboard.
After the trim, I hung the pug dog wallpaper. It’s traditional pre-pasted wallpaper, which I find much easier to hang than the temporary sticker-type wallpaper. The only snag I ran into here was realizing I was going to run out about halfway through and then discovering the wallpaper was out of stock when I went to order a new roll. #leaveittome Luckily though, I was able to piece together some strips in a couple of inconspicuous spots.
The tile didn’t change. We had just replaced that a few years back and it worked well with everything in the space.
The old vanity got replaced with a slightly smaller one from Signature Hardware with both good hidden storage and good open storage on the bottom.
The vanity is the Everett Console Vanity in Elderberry from Signature Hardware and it gave this space so much more of an open feel. It’s extremely well made and even comes with soft close doors and drawers. We went with the solid white quartz countertop for the vanity. It was the safe bet for not clashing with the floors and other elements of the space. And isn’t that purple color fun? I love the extra color it brought into the space.
The white and yellow oversized vase is a thrift store find! I hauled it back from my thrifting adventures while we were at the beach. $7 for it and I love how perfectly it fit in here. I filled it with some faux tropical leaves and birds of paradise flowers for an extra punch of color and texture.
Brass Faucet + Fixtures
Devonshire Single Handle Faucet
Throughout the bathroom, we went with brass in terms of the faucet and fixtures. This was the Circus’ choice, although I am very glad she wanted gold. She is her mama’s child in some ways. 🙂 We used the Kohler Devonshire line from Build.com for the faucet, towel hooks, toilet paper holder, toothbrush holder, etc.
Hand Towel Ring / Monogrammed Hand Towel (similar)
The fixtures have classic curves that work well with the trim throughout the space.
Since she is a southern girl and loves a good monogram just as much as I do, I had a monogrammed hand towel made for the space as well. Isn’t it pretty?
Mirror + Lighting
Continuing with the feminine curves in this space, we went with a curvy mirror and pendant lights.
Hands down, this mirror from Build.com is one of the best mirrors I’ve ever had. Obviously, it’s a beauty, but y’all, this mirror came with a paper hanging template that makes hanging the mirror a breeze. And if that isn’t enough, the hardware that it comes with for hanging is easily adjustable in case you need to level out the mirror any once it’s up!
The pendant lights have an “I Dream of Jeannie” kind of feel to me. They let plenty of light through without being completely clear, which I like b because then you can’t really tell when the globes have fingerprints all over them! ha!
They are also real beauties when they’re all lit up.
Toilet / Toilet Lever / Toilet Paper Holder
When we first started talking about this makeover, I hadn’t planned on switching out the toilet in here, but the more the design came together, I realized just how great a curvy, pretty toilet would look in here. This toilet is also from the Devonshire collection by Kohler at Build.com and we absolutely love it. It was also pretty simple to install. We topped it off with the coordinating brass toilet lever.
Did you catch the vertical toilet paper holder? When I went to install it, it wasn’t going to fit very well over the wall moldings, so I tried it vertically and it worked perfect. I love the different look it gives too.
Shower Curtain, Rod and Hooks
Shower Curtain / Gold Tassel Trim (similar) / Brass Shower Curtain Rod
I’m sure you already spied this beauty in the mirror reflection. I can’t tell you how much in love both myself and the Circus are with this shower curtain! It’s the Gingko shower curtain from Signature Hardware and the colors in it are gorgeous. To really bring out the yellows in the curtain and throughout the room, I had a gold tassel trim sewn around the edges.
We also seriously upped our shower rod game with this brass beauty and coordinating brass shower curtain rings from Signature Hardware.
The Circus has been a little jealous of my palm step stool I made for our master closet ever since I made it. In fact, she’s tried to jack it a time or two. I told her I would make her a custom step stool for her bathroom and so she picked out the paper for this step stool – she’s having a moment with pineapples. This is a super simple DIY project and completely transforms basic step stools into gorgeous and still useful decorative items. Here’s how to makeover your own step stool.
The colorful rug brought together every single color (and then some!) in the space and also added some much needed color to the floor. 🙂
Y’all know I’m a big fan of adding a more personal piece of art to a space when I can. The Circus loves music from Mamma Mia (therefore she loves ABBA – winning!) and Super Trouper is one of her favorite songs, so I whipped up this little piece of art for her bathroom.
I had another piece of art to go in here too, but once the wallpaper was up and all the fixtures in place, there really wasn’t a place for it. I don’t think this bathroom is lacking though.
Neither does the kid. 🙂
What do you think?
Now go see what all the other Primp and Pamper gals did with their bathrooms! Y’all are going to be filled with loads of bathroom makeover inspiration after you see all this!
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It’s OK! I’m not a dog person either. I’ve been a cat person since the day I was born. I understand your feelings completely.
I also think this was a great makeover!!
Yay! At least one person isn’t giving me the side eye for not being a dog person! haha!! Thanks, girl!
Karen Jerread says
Outrageously beautiful and oh, so fun! You simply amaze me.–MWB
Thank you, MWB! I surprised myself on this one!
Love how her bathroom turned out. Gorgeous and I adore all the colors. Your fixtures are such great choices too, I love that brass shower rod and rings especially.
Thank you, Marty! I adore that brass shower curtain rod and rings to – its a small touch, but adds so much to that space!
Loved the “before” bathroom much better. Less is more and a little color goes a long way.
To each his own! Thanks for your thoughts!
This is all kinds of awesome! I LOVE the lights! And the trim work! And how you installed the toiled paper holder vertically! Genius!
Thanks, Haneen! Aren’t those lights fun – I call them the I Dream of Jeannie lights. haha!
What a great makeover! That’s a bathroom she can grow with also! Enjoy Circus girl!
Thanks, Regina! I feel the same way – I think this will “fit” her for quite a while!
I’m in the process of putting a bath in our basement and was thinking basic plain white, beige or gray. Boring but functional. Seeing your makeover makes me want to go bold. Builder grade less is more… nope, maybe more is more. BTW, advice from an older Mom: don’t let the Circus try pony rides or horseback riding. It’s a fast spiral to “I wanna pony”
Have fun with it, Amy! Why not?! I definitely get the “less is more” concept in some spaces, but yep, sometimes “more is just more!” And too late on the horseback riding – we’re already there! haha!
LOL! Veterinary School tuition is around $50K per year. 😳
Yep. I’m probably screwed. 😬
It didn’t work for me, but an intervention with an Equine Vet doing a pregnancy check might be gross enough to short circuit that idea 😹(hint: involves poop and arm length gloves)
Beautiful bathroom, definitely fit for a circus! I think it’s funny how being a dog or cat person is basically ingrained from birth. My husband is more of a dog person, and I’m more of a cat person, so we’ve always had both. Three of our children have always preferred cats and have their own now that they’re adults. One always preferred dogs, and you guessed it, he has a dog now. My theory is that dog people just need a little more attention, and that’s ok. I’m perfectly fine not getting licked or followed around all the time, lol! That said, love the pug wallpaper!
Isn’t that funny how it works out? The Circus is both a dog and cat person, heck just really an all around animal person – which isn’t me at all! It’s funny she’s like that, but whatever she loves, she loves and I’m cool with that!
Very nice. 👍
Thank you, Lynda Sue!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Reading about your gorgeous new bathroom with my little pup tucked beside me in my recliner! I love all animals – wanted to be a vet but allergies defeated me!! Circus is sure to be happy primping away in her bathroom for years to come!!
I hope so, Susan! I think this space should definitely grow with her!
Stephanie S. says
I really love it. It is so awesome. The sink is fantastic. So unique. As always a great room.
Thanks, Stephanie!! That vanity/sink just adds the perfect punch of color to the space!
Wow! The “before” was pretty good too but the “after” is spectacular! And I’m not a dog person either! Another thing we have in common! 🙂
Thanks, Olga!! Happy to not be the only dog person around!
BINGO!!!!! You nailed it again. It’s fun that Circus is getting her 2 cents in …. and it is all smashing!
Thank you, Pam!!! It was fun to get her input on everything – she did a great job!
I’m totally giving you the side eye for not being a dog person. Sacrilege! 🙂
I LOVE the bathroom, Jenna. It’s gorgeous! I think those cute pendant lights are my favorite. Yes, I’m putting them in my shopping cart this second for my soon to be remodeled hallway bath. So beautifully mid-century!
Where did you get that tile again? Is that the same as the master bathroom? We are shopping tile for our kitchen and baths, but I just can’t decide what I want!
Girl, we LOVE those pendants too! They definitely have a mid-century vibe and just an overall “fun” feel!! The tile is from Home Depot: http://bit.ly/2V3IJdK – Sorry, I think I forgot to link to it in this post! It’s not the same tile as what’s in our master bath, but it’s pretty similar.
So glad you took a picture with Circus to put it all in perspective. The bathroom didn’t look small at all. Circus and the bathroom are adorns.
Thanks so much! Going with a smaller vanity really helped to open it up!
Wow! So much fun! I’m so glad that she lives it!!!! I adore the shower curtain, faucet, and vanity!!!! Nice work!!
Thanks so much, Jewel! I just adore how your space turned out!