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dark grey downstairs bathroom

It might be the smallest room in the house but our downstairs loo is one of my favourite rooms in the house. I love sharing a good makeover, especially with before and after photos and I'm so pleased with how this turned out that I thought I'd share it with you guys. Everything I used is linked down below. I've called it a downstairs bathroom dark grey makeover but its not really a fully fledged bathroom, although it is super spacious thanks to it being a new build.

Thanks to it being so large and light I knew it could handle a dark colour much to my husbands horror. If you watched my Weekly Vlog back in August I painted the back wall with B&Q Colours paint in the shade Ashalt. Its a super dark grey but really lovely. I started by painting just the wall but in the end decided to paint the pipe boxing too. I coated the  boxing and shelf with an acrylic glaze just to protect the paint so I can pop plant pots on it and wipe it down if I need to.

Thanks to some Pinterest inspo I knew I wanted a couple of floating shelves and found these bargain ones that match our oak engineered wood floor really well. On them I've dotted some succulents, gold accents and some towels which Ben jokingly calls my display towels ha ha. I'm turning into Monica from Friends with all my towels. I just really love the look of rolled up towels like you get at the spa and mixed plain grey and one of my palm print towels.

Before

downstairs bathroom makeover before

after

Downstairs Bathroom dark Grey Makeover

I've tried to stick to gold hardware where I can but I haven#t been too strict and changed the taps or vanity cupboard handles. I did struggle to find a nice gold towel rail and happened upon a B&Q set which had everything in. I only used tow bits from it but for £17 for the lot it was worth it. We debated for ages about a light fitting and I actually had a cage fitting at one point but in the end we went for a simple gold fitting with an industrial black and white cord and a filament bulb.

 

before

downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with shelves

after

downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with shelves
Downstairs Bathroom dark Grey Makeover
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves

Lots of the bits I bought for the bathroom were bought so long ago now they have sold out. I snapped up things when I saw them even though we hadn't even moved in yet. The Palm print towel and storage boxes I spotted in Next and I'm so glad I bought them as they didn't hang around long. I love that they add some pattern and design to the room and when I want to switch up the style I can just buy new towels with a new pattern. 

I have a faux succulent buying habit so I had no problem populating the room with a bit of greenery and one of my faves is the big fake plant from Homesense which sits in a shiny gold plant pot from H&M.

My mirrors were a bit of a diy. I bought a set of three cheap plastic mirrors from B&M Bargains and painted them gold and decorated with Annie Sloan gold leaf to give a sort of distressed look and its made them look much more expensive. I love how they turned out.

downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves
fake plant in gold plant pot
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves

I really wanted a mirror above the sink but as the window is there I opted for putting my hexagon mirror propped up on the windowsill instead. This was a bargain buy which I painted gold. I've added gold and marble touches with my soap dispenser and reed diffuser. To keep privacy we have a really pretty blind which is semi sheer with a fern design on it. It lets in lots of light which is great as we do have it all the way down most of the time as the window is on the front of the house.

grey downstairs bathroom
downstairs bathroom dark grey and gold with floating shelves
palm print towels
marble reed diffuser
palm print towels

And thats it!! A little look at our Downstairs Bathroom dark Grey Makeover! Who thought a toilet would be so worthy of a blog post ha ha. I'm hoping to share more of the finished rooms on the blog over the next few weeks so do let me know which you'd like to see next?

ALL ITEMS

FEATURE WALL PAINT  - B&Q Colours in shade ASPHALT
SHELVES - In Oak colour
LIGHT FITTING eBay with filament bulb in
GREY TOWELS - Primark
SUCCULENT IN CONCRETE - Sainsbury's Home
SUCCULENT IN GLASS TEARDROP - Matalan last year
FAKE PLANT - Homesense
GOLD PLANT POT - H&M medium size
SUCCULENTS IN RECTANGLE - Primark
MIRRORS - B&M Bargains painted gold
GOLD BATHROOM ACCESSORIES -B&Q
HEXAGON MIRROR - The Range painted gold
LEAF PRINT TOWELS AND BOXES - Next (sold out)
REED DIFFUSER
MARBLE SOAP DISPENSER - Silver version
WHITE BLIND WITH FERN DESIGN

Debs

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21 Comments

  1. January 18, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Wow!!! An amazing transformation! You’ve inspired me to try Annie Sloan Gold Leaf.

  2. January 19, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    This is so blooming lovely! :)

  3. January 25, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Debs it looks fabulous!! I would never think to use a dark colour in such a small room but it works beautifully. Love the palm prints and the gold touches… no wonder you love it so much!

    Catherine x

  4. Susie
    January 31, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Love! Thank you for sharing! Can you please share the dimensions of this room?

  5. Jennybell
    February 17, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Oh dear, himself is all relaxed and chilled, when he heard the dreaded words, I REALLY LIKE THIS BATHROOM IDEA!!!!! He KNOWS me.
    You’ve done an amazing transformation in this little room. Loving the accessories
    I too am a faux succulent nut, you are not alone. Well done, I simply love it x

    • Bang on Style
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Thanks Jenny. I’m so glad to find another succulent addict!! xxx

  6. March 1, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Wow what a difference! I love seeing make overs and can’t get enough of the TV shows about doing houses up etc. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  7. Heidi
    March 4, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    What blew my mind is that I didn’t even realize that you had a radiator until I saw the ‘before’ picture!! The radiator simply disappears against the dark background! Lovely..

  8. Arielle
    March 10, 2018 / 10:49 am

    That is amazing you have a beautiful home

  9. Kimberley levesley
    March 17, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Hi i love what you have done with this room. What colour have you used for the lighter colour walls please

    • Bang on Style
      Author
      March 18, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Hi Kimberley,

      Glad you love it. The other walls are just standard white emulsion x

      Debs x

  10. Linda Curry
    March 22, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Inspiring! Have you thought of going professional? I would book you, to come here, tomorrow!!

  11. Alice Bettington
    May 11, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Hi Debs,

    This looks amazing. Weird question, but what toilet is this?

    Thanks, Alice.

    • Bang on Style
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Hi Alice

      Sadly I don’t know as this was the toilet that was already here, put in by the builder. So sorry I cant help more.

      Debs x

  12. May 14, 2018 / 7:31 am

    Wow how amazing transformation you did in your bathroom with dark grey. I am just impress on it. I can’t wait to see this on my bathroom as soon as possible. I am going to do this with in next month. Can you tell me how much cost you needed to complete this project? Thanks in advance for your answer and also for sharing your experience with all of us.

    • Bang on Style
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 10:20 pm

      Hi Howard,

      I probably spent around £150 on all the paint, shelves and accessories.

      Debs x

  13. May 18, 2018 / 2:00 am

    Just AMAZING!! I love it! It even looks wider with that color combination. 😊

  14. Jan
    May 18, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Hi the transformation is gorgeous but hoping you can tell me the brand of the toilet! We’re doing a bathroom remodel and I can’t find one I like!

    • Bang on Style
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Hi Jan

      Sadly I don’t know as this was the toilet that was already here, put in by the builder. So sorry I cant help more.

      Debs x

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