Before & After: Dana’s Darling DIY Cottage Bathroom Update

published Mar 30, 2014
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(Image credit: Dana Reca)

Dana and her husband had a pretty standard bathroom with some pretty dated wallpaper. Together, they tackled a series of DIY projects that transformed an old and tired bathroom into a new bright space with a seriously darling DIY cottage feel.

(Image credit: Dana Reca)
(Image credit: Dana Reca)

From Dana:

We chose a cool white and aqua palette for our cottage style bathroom. My husband updated the floor with white ceramic hex tile. To complement, he installed beadboard around the room.

The best feature in the room is probably the vintage dresser turned vanity. In order to preserve drawer space, we opted for a trough sink rather than a drop in sink. Therefore, we kept access to storage space in all three drawers. A large antique mirror was mounted above the vanity which reflects all of the natural light pouring into the room making the space appear much larger than it is.

We finished off the space with another DIY project. For about $20, we strung together a custom shell chandelier anchored into the ceiling by way of a salvaged radiator cover which is also acting as a screen for the bathroom fan.

See more before and after photos on Dana’s blog.

Thank you Dana!