Base House Makeover: Guest Bathroom

Are you ready for the guest bathroom reveal?

If you’ve been with me for the past few months, then you know I’ve been slowly sharing with you the changes we have made to our base house. Thankfully, our housing office is pretty lenient on what you can do, as long as the house is put back the way it was when you moved in. So, that has opened up a lot of options for us, allowing us to really make our base house a home. I can’t wait for you to see our guest bathroom!

Call me weird, but bathrooms are on the list of my favorite spaces to decorate. I don’t know why. I think it’s because the options are almost limitless, and bathroom transformations can be almost drastic by simply changing a few things, something as simple as the interior doors!

Since you all know that I LOVE the rustic look, I completely went for the rustic cottage style in our guest bathroom, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!


There are so many elements to this bathroom that make me smile with delight.


One of my favorite things is the mirror. All of the bathrooms on base housing come with the generic, unframed mirrors. So, Evan carefully removed the mirror, and we put up this one that we got from Marshalls. It’s amazing how a framed mirror can transform a bathroom!

(If you plan to remove anything that was there, be sure to store it safely in the garage or elsewhere so that you have it to put back when you move.)


And I adore these sink accessories from Walmart!


I made this rustic shelf to go above the sink. (I will be doing a tutorial on how to make shelves like this, later on.) Since this was the bathroom that the kids would be using frequently, I wanted to make sure I had a shelf high up to put things that needed to be out of the kids’ reach. I used mason jars to store q-tips, flossers, and cotton balls. I also use this shelf to keep shampoo and other bath items out of reach. This shelf is nice because I can still cater to my guests without worrying about the kids getting into everything!


I use the above-the-toilet organizer shelf to hold the hand towel, extra toilet paper, and washcloths. The washcloths are kept rolled up in that little tin bucket. Above the organizer are framed pages from one of my absolute favorite Shakespeare plays, “Macbeth.” I have several old copies of the “Complete Works of Shakespeare,” so I thought it would be fun to put some on display!


This flower vase makes me SO happy! Evan and I found the vase at an antique store. It’s a pottery vase, is super heavy, and was clearly very old. When we bought it, it was a yucky, rusty brown color, so Evan spray-painted it white, and now it adds some gorgeous brightness to our rustic guest bathroom. I got the burlap roses from Hobby Lobby. Aren’t they so pretty?


If you turn around, this is what you’ll find on the other wall. Remember the pot/pan wall hangers from our old house? We didn’t have room for them in the kitchen this time, so we decided to re-purpose one of the sides and make it into a towel rack. It’s perfect for that bathroom! (You might remember seeing the other side being used as decor in the dining room.)


So, what do you think of our guest bathroom makeover?

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