This is the downstairs bathroom in our rental house as it looked when we moved in. It was one of the rooms I pondered about most as there is obviously no changing almond bisque porcelain out for white or replacing a bath cabinet very easily .
So after I pondered and pondered and pondered some more, I came up with a plan.
Just embrace it.
I felt that the dark sink cabinet just weighed down the tiny room so I had Patricia Banner at Cottage by Design make a lovely skirt for it. She sent me swatches of various linen colors and I chose a light sage green. It makes an enormous difference and really softens the room. Thank you Patricia!
The other change is the faucet. The old one was peeling (that's the line I started with when I told Mike I wanted to replace it) and was of course, just plain unattractive. I found an affordable chrome one at Home Depot.
I opted to switch out the oak toilet seat for an almond bisque one (this is me embracing it). This immediately streamlined the loo area and made the almond bisque seem much more white than beige.
The dark cabinet on the wall was an easy removal. I replaced it with the old Louis Phillipe-style mirror that was over our guest house fireplace. I had higher hopes for this mirror as I absolutely love it but I couldn't deny that it made a huge improvement in this little room. So over the loo it went.
My mom arrives tomorrow so our house is giddy with excitement!
Enjoy your wonderful spring week!