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
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
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.
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.
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
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!