I think most of us have torn a photo of a gorgeous room from a magazine at some point in our lives…especially before Pinterest! You might have a file box where you put your favorites, a notebook, or maybe you even taped it to the wall of a room you were getting ready to redo. Here’s a dreamy bathroom from Veranda magazine that is definitely worthy of a tear out. It’s a bright, airy room with tons of storage, a gorgeous soaking tub, and elegant chandeliers.
Getting a bathroom exactly like this could require a major remodel (and major moolah!). On the other hand, you could figure out a way to achieve a similar look and feel in your own space with DIY projects. Once again, I’ve challenged myself to find as many tutorials as I can to replicate elements of this inspiration photo.
1. Trimmed Wood Tub Surround
Being clad in wood instead of typical tile really softens the look of this tub. There’s a fantastic tutorial at In My Own Style for adding decorative molding to a standard tub.
2. Bench Seating
There are a lot of furniture pieces out there that can be repurposed into benches, like this one. Featured at Roadkill Rescue, this bench used to be a media console.
3. Chandelier for Less
New chandeliers can be expensive. Dated brass chandliers at the thrift store are not. It’s Overflowing shares how a brass chandelier can get a new lease on life with a few coats of spray paint.
4. Storage Within Bathroom Walls
The space between wall studs has some seriously untapped potential. Check out a tutorial for maximizing wall storage space at Remodelaholic.
5. Update Cabinetry with Paint
My inspiration photo owes much of it’s light, airy feel to all the white, like the woodwork and cabinetry. The House of Smiths demonstrates how to paint a vanity.
What’s your favorite part of this room?