before and after

before & after: bathroom renovation

by Kate Pruitt

A majority of the bathroom projects we share lighten a space with lots of white, so it’s nice to see a dark bathroom makeover every once in a while. Lindsay added a lot of sophistication to this small bathroom with black walls, an eye-catching patterned curtain and a small pop of color with hot pink-framed artworks. The results are dramatic, especially for such a tiny space. Nice job, Lindsay! — Kate

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Time: 1 month

Cost: $4K

Basic Step: We did a mini renovation ourselves when we first moved into our house four years ago, giving the room a new coat of paint and a new sink and toilet. Later, when we decided we were ready to complete the project, we pulled the shower panels down and found a ton of mold – that’s when we decided to hire some professionals to take over. We had the old metal tub reglazed, re-tiled the bathroom walls and floor, and updated all the fixtures and lighting. They also walled in the exposed plumbing pipe, matching it on the other side of the sink for symmetry, which really brought everything together. Our advice is to DIY as much as you can (we saved about $1,000 by doing the painting ourselves), but don’t be afraid to hire some help if you need it. — Lindsay

Wall Color: Soot by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Mirror: Custom
Light Fixture: Mercer Double Horizontal Sconce, Chrome Finish, from Pottery Barn
Shower Curtain: Chevron Shower Curtain from West Elm (no longer available)
Rug: a wedding gift, from Anthropologie
Art: Charmaine Olivia
Frames: Re-Nest Target frames, spray painted with Rust-oleum “Berry”

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