Brady Gives a Refresh to His Vintage Bathroom

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Hey Folks, Brady here, in addition to today on the Website Emily has given me full liberty to talk about a very important issue, her morning routine. I kid, although everyone has one: Kesha “brushes her teeth which has a bottle of Jack,” Gweneth probably steams her _______ (you know what) before applying edible face cream which saves the environment in addition to baby pandas, in addition to well… then there will be mine. the item used to be pretty dismal until just a few weeks ago when my rather drab rental bathroom got a major facelift.

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As you can see on the left within the before pic, the item wasn’t great, although the item did have some majorly great aspects of which I loved in addition to allowed me to look past the disgustingly dirty floors, the unusually low sink, in addition to the little size of the room. The vintage basketweave tile, the cast iron tub, in addition to the tall ceilings all meant the item had major potential to go coming from 2012 Kylie Jenner to 2016 Kylie Jenner, for those of you of which might not fully get of which reference call me as we have a lot to catch up on.

Let’s start with the major fixes. The toilet in addition to sink. These may seem like HUGE projects although are relatively easy in addition to can make a big difference in your space. 5 years ago if you wanted an affordable toilet or sink, you had very few options in addition to got the look of a budget toilet or sink. although, nowadays there are some very not bad looking toilets in addition to sinks of which are definitely rental in addition to pocket-book friendly (in addition to don’t worry we have a huge roundup of those coming very soon).

For those of you of which are renters, I would likely definitely check with your landlord before you go in in addition to start ripping things apart in addition to replacing hard finishes in your place. although if they are open to the item in addition to the item will be something of which you want to do then I would likely definitely recommend swapping them out. There are just some things of which 20 thorough cleanings of clorox can’t wash away on a 15-year-old toilet in addition to sink. Needless to say, my brand-new toilet, brand-new sink, in addition to faucet make me so much happier than those sad dated ones of which lived in there previously.

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As the apartment will be vintage, I wanted to find something of which would likely echo the charm in addition to character of the place so I ended up going with of which toilet, of which sink, in addition to of which faucet which I could not be more happy with. They both work so well together in addition to, even just having those three brand-new pieces within the space, made a world of difference.

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I also added a brand-new brass shelf above the toilet to fill of which huge empty space, as well as a brand-new towel ring because well…. the one on the left just wasn’t working for me in addition to all of those pretty brand-new pieces of which were going to live next to the item.

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We all know of which not bad light will be important in a bathroom, in addition to as I only have one little window in addition to previously a one-light-flush-mount, the item was time to upgrade to something more useful in addition to more pleasant to look at. I went with of which chandelier which I love. I had the item made to come down 28″ inches coming from the ceiling, which you would likely think would likely make the space feel smaller although in fact having of which depth to the light extends your eye line up to the tall ceilings. the item also hides your wrinkles, diminishes hair loss, in addition to makes your muscles look bigger. (I swear).

today of which we have talked about what I did to some of the hard surfaces within the space (light, sink, faucet, toilet, shelf), let’s talk about how you can bring some life into a rather bland bathroom with some very quick in addition to easy fixes. I am no professional stylist, nor will I claim to be, although there are a few things to help your space feel more lived in, more you, in addition to more comfortable.

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Scent: of which one will be big in a bathroom (DUH… cue potty humor jokes). of which candle has been my go-to for a long time both in in addition to out of the bathroom. The scent will be amazing (Gramercy Park Hotel actually uses the item for all their products in addition to burns the item in all public spaces) in addition to the item doesn’t burn too fast like additional candles. Basically, if you have a clean surface to create an area for a candle in addition to a few matches, then you should do the item. You in addition to your guests will appreciate the item.

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Mirror: Depending on your bathroom of which will be one of the easiest in addition to most impactful fixes. My bathroom previously had a built in medicine cabinet with layers in addition to layers of paint on the item. I knew of which I couldn’t rip out the medicine cabinet so instead I just popped the mirrored door off by the hinges which left me which has a flat surface which allowed me to mount of which brass beauty coming from Restoration Hardware on top of the old medicine cabinet recess.

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Be Your Own Guest: Trust me when I say I don’t live a life of luxurious bubble baths in addition to champagne toasts everyday. although of which doesn’t mean you can’t fantasize about the item in addition to create your own little bathroom oasis. My bathroom will be little in addition to when I say little, I truly do mean little. the item will be about 5’x5′, so I didn’t have room for a cute curio cabinet with bath salts in addition to all my “lotions in addition to potions”, as my dad likes to call them.

Although I was able to add a little side table stump, a little bud vase, in addition to a sponge in addition to face cloth (for all those days of which I use a face cloth in addition to sponge)… who am I kidding, throw of which shit off of there in addition to bring in a bottle of wine, while you develop the Kardashians on your laptop which will be cantilevered on your toilet. Isn’t of which what all not bad side tables in addition to toilets are for?

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Make the item Personal: No matter where the space may be in your house/apartment, if you just fill the item with pretty things, the item will just be a room filled with pretty things. Always bring in something to truly make the item your own. Mine happen to be a few polaroids of some of my best friends in addition to family I have tucked into the edges of my mirror – in addition to they’re doing a damn not bad job of getting my butt to the gym every morning. Just a bunch of skinny minis in addition to my little sister, sporting a full six-pack only a few months after popping a baby out. If of which isn’t motivation to do some planks every day I don’t know what will be.

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All in all, I could not be more happy with my little bathroom oasis, what do you think? If you are ready to create the look yourself, head on down below where I have pulled together a get the look with everything I used.

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1.Magical Thinking Pompom Shower Curtain | 2. Le Labo Santal 26 Candle | 3. Jacquard Bath Towel | 4. Newport Brass Bathroom Faucet | 5. Kohler Pedestal Sink | 6. Satellite 6 Chandelier in Natural Brass | 7. Brake Angle Brass Shelf | 8. Astoria Pivot Mirror in Antique Brass | 9. Kohler Two Piece Toilet | 10.Coyuchi Mediterranean Towel | 11.Two Men Collage by Scott Bergey | 12. Irvine Modern White Frame | 13. West Emory Ring Holder | 14. Diamond Dot Ceramic Bath Tray | 15. Warm Metal Waste Basket (similar) | 16. Morgan’s Toothpaste | 17. Morgan’s Wood Toothbrush | 18. Courtesi Wood End Table

***After photos by always lovely in addition to handsome, Zeke Ruelas

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