Bathroom Reveal with The Cabinet Face

This bathroom started as one of the least inspiring rooms in the house, but like every room in our house—there was nothing wrong with it.

The original version felt cold. I’ve struggled with finding a good solution to add that traditional charm we love while fitting in with the things we didn’t want to change, like the subway tile in the shower and the floor tile.

My first small updates included adding peel & stick wallpaper and doing a quick budget friendly update to the vanity.
Then we went to the wild side with very bold wallpaper. Maybe a bit crazy, but I still love this version of the bathroom—just not in this house for us right now.

The big goal of this bathroom refresh was for the space to better reflect our style.

And add as much additional storage to the space as possible.

We converted our open shelves into a chic enclosed linen closet by using Ikea Sektion cabinet bases with The Cabinet Face fronts. We opted for reeded glass insets to keep the space feeling light and airy while keeping the option to store not so beautiful items behind the glass. We really did like having open shelves in the bathroom, but this enclosed unit is so much more functional and quite a bit more beautiful. Plus, The Cabinet Face cabinet fronts make it really easy to swap out the glass if our taste changes.

The real shining star in this project are the cabinet fronts from The Cabinet Face. We went with the Matte Acrylic Shaker in Pebble and it’s the perfect light creamy cool tone and the finish is as beautiful as it is durable.

I think I will eventually go back and fill the holes inside the cabinets to give an even more custom and high end feel, but it doesn’t bother me too much at this point.

Just past the linen closet is the new vanity. We went with the Ikea Godmorgan vanity and The Cabinet Face fronts in Cherry wood. We wanted to do two different finishes for the different pieces in the bathroom to add interest and help the flow from one room to another in our house. The Pebble fronts tie very nicely into our bedroom color and had we done wood for the linen closet it would have felt like a lot of wood cabinets in close proximity because of where our pantry cabinets in the kitchen are in relation to the bathroom.

We had The Cabinet Face make side slabs for our vanity and do you see that grain match?!?! Honestly it looks like an incredibly beautiful piece of furniture. We opted to float the vanity off the wall vs. setting it flush against the wall on the right side to give it a lighter look. This tiny detail helps the small room feel more spacious.

I love how the paint color (Sherwin Williams Roan Chestnut) pulls from the Cherry wood and some subtle moments in our tile flooring. I chose that vintage landscape artwork for the color palette to help tie it all together. The artwork is a free printable, which is a great choice for the bathroom because we don’t have to worry about the humidity from the shower messing with it over time.

It’s hard to capture on camera, but I lime washed the upper half of the room. It has a very subtle texture and movement that softens up the entire room against all of our super sleek cabinet fronts and modern finishes.

I couldn’t get through this reveal post without mentioning my love for all things Public Goods. The graphic designer and minimalist in me won’t likely move on to any other brand of toiletries any time soon.

And of course, much thanks to the team at The Cabinet Face for working with us on this project, and for their outstanding customer service and craftsmanship!


Walls: Beadboard, Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Roan Chestnut, Switch Plates, Lime Wash – Avorio White

Vanity: Ikea Godmorgan, Faucet, Cabinet Fronts, Hardware, Mirror (old, linked similar)

Linen Closet: Ikea Sektion, Cabinet Fronts, Glass, Pulls, Knobs, Cabinet Latch

Accessories: Public Goods toiletries, Body vase, Concrete Tray, Match Striker (old, linked similar), Candle, Artwork, Frame

This project was sponsored by The Cabinet Face. All opinions are my own.

This post was written for the  Collected Eclectic blog.

Collected Eclectic was a passion project focused on recording the process as Grace and Michael van Meurer transformed their builder grade home in to something special.

124 blog posts were published between 2018 and 2021. Explore the complete Collected Eclectic archive here

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