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Blue vanity bathroom ideas: Kids’ bath mini update

If you’re new here, we completed our kids bath about three years ago and since then I’ve changed a few things up.

The bathroom vanity received a fresh coat of paint and we also added new hardware. I sourced artwork, a rug, decor and towels that echoed the vanity color and finally, the barn door was painted, too.

To help you visualize what changed, here’s the before (you’ll see the way, way before if you keep scrolling)

And here’s what’s new:

close up shot of a blue vanity in a bathroo

The bathroom when we moved in

First, before we talk more about the new, let’s go way, way back to what this bathroom looked like when we moved in.

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Talk about a train wreck!! And that not-so-glorious teal was not just in this bathroom but in our kitchen, office and half bath!

The original bathroom update

I fell in love with this vanity with this beautiful marble top, but unfortunately it only came in navy blue, which is not the direction I wanted to go in for our girls’ bathroom.

Originally we painted the bathroom vanity a grayish green color, which I tried to get as close to the Farrow & Ball Pigeon color as possible. Needless to say, after it was painted, I realized the color match just didn’t turn out too well.

Life got in the way, with two kids under 3 and we kept the not-so-great vanity color for three years.

Now, it’s certainly not awful, but it just didn’t add to the room at all. The tile surrounding the bath is a gray bluish and I wanted to find a pretty light blue to complement it.

Mini bath update: Our blue bathroom vanity

I decided on Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, which is actually a blue-green color with just a hint of a gray undertone. While you can definitely see the green undertone, to me, this color reads more blue than green.

a bathroom vanity painted in a blue color called Benjamin Moore quiet moments
Pulls | Knobs | Mirror

If this blue vanity color is getting those creative juices flowing and you’d like to take a stab at painting your vanity, here are some of my most recommended bathroom vanity colors!

Quiet Moments worked perfectly with the blue undertone in the tile around the bathroom. I also wanted to repeat the color with decor choices. I was able to largely shop online to find elements that matched almost exactly to the paint color.

I love Quiet Moments so much I’ve also recommended it as one of the best colors to paint a small bathroom, so make sure to check out that list if you need inspo!

Here’s a close up of this beautiful rug that I spotted in a photo I found on Pinterest and tracked it down because I knew it would just work perfectly with the vanity color.

a blue rug and blue vanity in a small bathroom
Bathroom tile | Floor Tile | Vanity no longer sold (similar vanity)| Rug | Faucet | Pulls | Knobs | Stool

I was browsing target one day and found these towels that looked like they were just made to be in this bathroom. I really like the texture of the towels, too, as I feel like bath towels can quickly loose their fluffiness, and the raised texture of these towels keeps them looking fresh.

close up of a blue bath towel and a blue planter in a bathroom
Stool | towel | shower curtain

I also picked up some of these towels in white for our master bathroom.

I switched out the shower curtain for a more neutral look, and of course, fell in love with that waffle texture I love.

To add some color to the walls, I found this cute print that picked up the pretty blue green tones in the vanity.

I also added some rattan elements to add a little warmth to the room.

a blue painting and rattan accessories in a bathroom

I updated the hardware on the vanity. Now, I love, LOVE the vanity but the hardware before just looked cheap.

If there’s one thing that will quickly elevate your kitchen or bathroom, it’s changing out the hardware.

Pulls | Knobs

This hardware is sold on Amazon or speciality hardware stores and is amazing quality. It’s more than I have spent in the past for hardware, but once it came in and was installed, I realized how quickly it elevated the entire look of the vanity.

Finally, we painted the barn door. Now, I know many people are team “no barn doors ever in less you live in a barn,” and I feel that way too, to an extent.

a blue barn door to a bathroom
Door | Carpet

But here me out, this bathroom is all kinds of tiny, and it’s not just a bathroom, it’s our laundry room too!

We needed a solution that gave us way more space in here that was cost-effective and this barn door was the answer!

I know what you’re thinking, and yes, the door does lock! We had to search high and low for a locking mechanism for the door that still met my aesthetic requirements, but we found one!

All and all, I’m so much happier with this bathroom now than I was before.

If you like this bathroom but want to see more pictures of the before, here’s the original post about the reveal of our kids bathroom/laundry room combo.

Projects we did in this bathroom

if you’re thinking about putting shiplap in your bathroom here’s a tutorial on installing shiplap. As a clever way to cover up our popcorn ceiling, we added tongue and groove to the ceiling which worked perfectly to give the bathroom a much-needed facelift.

You might have noticed our laundry room is also in this bathroom. This is certainly not something I would have designed, but there really isn’t another place to store our washer and dryer, so here they stay.

a stacked washer and dryer in a small bathroom

In an effort to not despise the way they look in the bathroom, we stacked them on top of each other and added built in storage, which is a huge plus for us!

You can also find an entire post of our laundry room/bathroom combo plus other inspiration photos of this same set up.

Thanks for reading!

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