The Ruff Reno: Plans for Our Guest Bathroom

We are 4 weeks into our renovation journey and the workers are really making incredible progress! This week the guys are installing the tile in the bathrooms, which means the bathrooms are almost ready to be operational, which means I need to finally make some decisions on our paint, hardware, and sconces. I think one of the hardest rooms to conceptualize during this renovation process has been the guest bath. It’s a brand new room to our house so I wasn’t certain how the lighting would look in the room. But I think I’ve finally narrowed it down to a few options, and they’re all under $100! Score!

My plan for the guest bath was to channel a little bit of art deco (hence the gold fixtures) meets mid-century modern. Since our home was built in the art deco time period (and we’re going art deco heavy in the half bath) I wanted to pull that same aesthetic to our guest bath. One of my goals in home ownership was to always have a guest area that feels like a world-class hotel. 

Who knows, maybe one day we’ll get custom branded soaps and shampoos to leave on the counter and maybe we’ll turn it into an AirBNB so one of you lucky folks can rent it out! 

Anyway, back to the dilemma at hand: ordering sconces. There are a lot of options and it seems like everything is either $500 or $1000. Personally, I don’t quite care if it was handcrafted or “inspired by XYZ famous architect” if it means that I’m spending my tile budget on lights. 

So I popped over to Amazon and found some AMAZING and affordable options. 

Now that I’ve built this entire board out featuring our white shaker style cabinets, white porcelain hexagon tile, gray quartz countertops, gold mirror, and gold finishes I am stuck on what to choose for sconces! 

Should we go with light bars: 

Left Light Bar || Right Light Bar 


Or light bulbs: 

Left Light Bulb (Similar) || Right Light Bulb

So now that you see my dilemma, which one would you chose? 

Also, thoughts on this paint color? It’s “Headspace” by Clare Paints. My friend Kevin used it in his Dining Room one room challenge and I have loved it ever since. I think it will be a good color to add to the otherwise white room but I think I would also love it if we did some board and batten on the wall and painted it this color. 

I can’t wait to share more with you as we go! Keep our fingers crossed we can move back home in 4 weeks. 

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Author: Cynthia

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