One of the spaces that changed the most at our Evergreen House project was the en suite bedroom in the upstairs addition!
To give you a little more context, I want to show you what this room looked like from the exterior view first. The en suite bedroom takes up the whole upstairs area. At one point, a balcony with a door in the bedroom going out over the back porch had been added and then fell into disrepair over the years. When we started the renovation, we knew that it made the most sense to demo the falling down porch, close off that upstairs door and reconfigure the window placement in a way that looked balanced on the exterior and minimized harsh southern exposure light on the right side of the house.
Here’s where we landed! We came so far!
The long skinny window is in the master bathroom and the back door leads into the mudroom and on into the hallway before the kitchen.
Here are a few photos of the inside of the bedroom, which was a pretty decent size. The old layout required you to walk through a large closet to get into the tiny bathroom. We reworked the floor plan a little and made separate doors to the walk-in closet and to the now-larger bathroom.
And here’s how the room turned out! We painted the walls Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and the trim is Seapearl. We styled this room as a teen girl’s room – a little more grown up, but still youthful. I love it!
The bed was an amazing Amazon find. I can’t not mention though that it was a beast to put together with all of those spindles! :) That said, it was really sturdy when we got it assembled and the price is pretty unbeatable! I definitely recommend it!
I love that even though we took out quite a few windows, this room still feels amazingly light and bright!
I chose a 5×5″ square honed marble tile for the walls and shower surround in the bathroom. I wanted something classic in a brick lay pattern, but I didn’t want to do subway tile in here. I was hoping for something with a little more movement and this marble tile did just the trick! I love this line of vanities because they come with a marble top and a sink for a VERY decent price! Once we had this vanity installed though, I knew I wanted to paint it blue and change the hardware! The white and chrome was feeling a little too cold in here.
Before painting, I quickly cleaned the whole vanity with TSP, which is sort of like a liquid sander – it helps to degloss and prime the old paint. I went with a milk paint, which is a lot like a chalk or mineral paint in that it covers beautifully and has super smooth finish! I love this affordable line on Amazon and the pre-mixed colors are amazing! I chose a color called Persian Blue because I thought it would be pretty with the tones in the penny tile and marble!
The old hardware had two holes, so I overfilled one side with wood filler, and sanded that down after it had fully dried and before painting. For a more traditional look and for a little wink to the hardware in kitchen, I chose a painted wood knob for the drawers. I’m still so obsessed with this look!
I love how this painted vanity looks with the veining in the marble! The blue-green color and painted wood knobs were such an easy change but really helped to add a custom feel.
And isn’t this rattan mirror amazing?! It’s so sculptural and adds so much personality to this space!
I hope you love this bedroom as much as we do! We will link to all the products we used here below, but as always, please let us know if you have any questions in the comments! And be sure to check out all the behind the scenes video footage in my instagram highlight!
Paint Colors: Chantilly Lace and Seapearl
Wood floors: Grand Pacific engineered wood in color Sea Lion