Doesn't it just say.... 'BLAH'. So, to start, we knew we needed a better paint color, the light green really isn't our style, and we had to get rid of the cruddy old medicine cabinet that was close to the end of its life. We stripped everything down, including some trim that went around the middle of the walls, and started patching and sanding the walls.
Then up went the paint! We used Behr Raging Sea since we wanted a mid-tone blue shade, you know, looks very bathroom-y. I don't have photos of the paint going up, it took about 3 coats to get it perfect since it was some fancy paint that can be exposed to moisture, it was pretty irritating to paint over and over, but it eventually stuck! Alex picked out some backsplash to match the paint color and give the room a little extra pattern. Here is a picture of him prepping for the backsplash.
Alex picked out the glass tile from Home Depot, we used three 1'x1' squares
Here is Alex putting up the grout to fill in between the tiles
Then tada! After we put up the new medicine cabinet it was a whole new bathroom! We got the medicine cabinet instead of a decorative mirror since our storage space is limited as it is in our old house, and it is a perfect space to put in extra storage for our little bathroom.
The sink/ cabinet was fairly new, so we didn't make any changes to it (even though I would have loved to do that too, maybe later?) But here is a close up of the backspash, just adds a nice updated look, and protects the wall from water getting on paint.
Here is another final look, I added two 5"x7" black and white photos and a 14"x14" old black and white photo from Alex's bachelor pad days. We got a tie up shade from Target to pull together a newer fresher look in the bathroom. We finished this one up pretty early on after moving in, it was basically paint, new medicine cabinet, and backsplash, pretty easy. We hope in a few months to update the tile floor and bathtub... which will be pretty tough, stay posted for that blog!