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Navy and White Bathroom Renovation

Our guest bathroom renovation is complete.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

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This may not be a surprise to some of you, but do-it-yourself renovation projects take time. Sometimes, it feels like we are moving at a snail’s pace.

We started stripping wallpaper back in June of 2015 {yes… nearly a year ago}. The wallpaper wasn’t hung properly, which made it impossible to avoid damaging the drywall during removal. At this point, with horribly damaged walls, we were stuck.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

So, we decided to invest in hiring a contractor to fix the drywall. This lull in the project actually ended up being beneficial. Knocking out a project in a week or two is great, but sometimes you need to think through the end goals and design.

Creating a home can be a slow process, and that is okay.

After we had smooth, freshly-mudded drywall, we decided to tackle a new-to-us project: board and batten.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

The board and batten defines the space, it feels custom, and gives our home character.

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The trimwork provides an ideal spot for towel hooks; which was a much-needed storage requirement in this makeover. Plus, I’m really pleased with the look of hanging art just above the top rail.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

There is a vintage vibe in this space, both through the artwork and accessories. It’s truly a collected space.

Navy and White Small Bathroom Makeover by @CraftivityD

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

I didn’t hesitate to mix metals — using brass, oil-rubbed bronze, and silver — all in this small room.

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Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

If you choose pieces that you love, mixing metals won’t seem like a mistake — it will look intentional.

I’ve loved navy vanities for a long time, so I’m excited to have one in our home. It’s actually the same vanity that was here before, with a coat of paint and several structural updates.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

It’s really pretty incredible that this is the old, small, vanity that was here when we moved in.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

I can’t leave you without sharing a reminder of how far this space has come. The before and afters are what remind me to be thankful for what we’ve been able to accomplish in the 2.5 short years in this home.

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

Our navy and white bathroom is a huge transformation from that “before” shot, right? Don’t get stuck on the aesthetic choices in an old home… those things can always be changed, but it may require a little patience.

What’s the slowest project you’ve undertaken? How did it turn out in the end?


Navy and White Bathroom // Source List

Wall Paint – Aria by Porter Paint
Trim Paint – Custom Match to Baseboards
Vanity Paint – Ink Pad by Easycare
Board & Batten – Tutorial
Vanity Makeover – Tutorial
Floor Tile – Metro Wood Walnut Porcelain Tile from Lowes
Marble Vanity Top – Tutorial, Review and Cleaning Tips
Wall Hooks – Lowes
Ethiopian Stool – Souvenir
Bath Rug – Tutorial
Mirror – Thrift Stores
Faucet – Giangi Andante Vintage Bronze 1-Handle from Lowes
Hand Towel Holder – Home Goods
Toilet Paper Holder – Moen Danbury Paper Holder from Amazon {affiliate link}
Floral Artwork – Thrift Stores
Bird Artwork – Thrift Stores
Embroidery Hoop Art – Wild Plums
“It is Well with My Soul” Print – Gus and Lula
Kentucky Print – Gift from a Friend
Bath Towels – Ikea
Hand Towels – Ikea, also available on Amazon {affiliate link}
Candle – Home Goods
Vase, Tray, and Soap Dish – Thrift Stores

Navy and white bathroom renovation with vintage art, marble, board and batten. Ideas for a small bathroom or guest bath makeover. by @CraftivityD

Jenny

Saturday 1st of February 2020

I love how tour bathroom turned out. So fun. I love all the vintage touches!!

I know you shared where some of the items came from, but could you please share with me again, where you got your artwork?

Is Thrifted and Gifted websites,? I can’t seem find the artwork.

Lora Green

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Thank you, Jenny! Sorry it took me a few days to reply. "Thrifted and Gifted" just means that some were thrift store finds, and others were gifts. But I can see where it looks like a store name, so I'm going to edit that! My apologies for the confusion. I found the floral prints and bird prints from thrift stores. A few of the others were gifts. Let me know if there is a specific one you are interested in and I can take a look at it, I might be able to point you to an artist or resource. Hope that helps!!

TwoPlusCute

Sunday 19th of June 2016

Your vanity is gorgeous (pinned) and the bathroom didn't take long, not when counting all the personal touches and DIYs. It is a beautiful bathroom and I am in deep, deep love with the blue of your vanity.

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Monday 20th of June 2016

Thanks :) I'm always in deep, deep, love with navy, lol!

adriana

Sunday 12th of June 2016

This looks AMAZING!!! I love the after - what an amazing difference! I love the blue cabinets and the trays! So cute!

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Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Thanks, Adriana :)

LeighAnn

Saturday 4th of June 2016

Love these looks! I am needing to revamp my bathrooms!

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Sunday 5th of June 2016

Bathrooms can be big projects, but it's so nice when they are done!

Caroline

Saturday 4th of June 2016

So pretty! It looks beautiful!

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Sunday 5th of June 2016

Thanks, Caroline!