Before & After Transformation: Our Main Bedroom Suite Bathroom Vanity Reveal

This renovation is the epitome of making lemonade out of lemons
Before & After Transformation: Our Main Bedroom Suite Bathroom Vanity Reveal

You’re probably like, wait.. I thought she already showed us the main bedroom suite bathroom transformation?? And you wouldn’t be wrong. But here’s the thing: our cabin was built in the 80s, which means that there are some very specific quirks, design-wise. More specifically, the bathroom vanity is actually located in our bedroom instead of in the bathroom. Just like a hotel, ha! We’ll eventually resolve this oddity once we can afford to fully renovate, but until then we’ve decided to simply embrace it. So today I’m sharing the full reveal of our main bedroom suite bathroom vanity!

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite

Before photos

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!

This photo is from when we toured the cabin for the first time ever. I immediately thought it was weird to see a vanity in a bedroom. But once I saw that the house was built in the 1980s, I totally understood. Apparently this was a trend back then!

While I still think it’s weird to see my bathroom sink while I’m in bed, for now we are keeping the footprint of the space as is.

We also needed this project to be as budget-friendly as possible. While most of my home transformations are fully sponsored, this one was not. So we had to be cognizant of our budget and where we could save vs. invest.

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!

After Photos & The Reveal

Now that the bedroom flooring is installed, we could focus on all the finishing touches of our bedroom suite — including our bathroom vanity in our bedroom! So let’s breakdown all the elements of this nook and why I made my design choices.

Removable wallpaper

The most impactful change is our new wallpaper that Chasing Paper gifted to us (you may remember that I’m a big fan of their peel and stick floor)! The print is called Cowboy Toile and it’s designed by the ever-talented Max Humphrey. I knew I wanted to have some fun with this area, especially since it would be fully revamped eventually. So why not incorporate a cool novelty print??

I knew I wanted a wallpaper print that is a nod to mountain life and cabin decor. Originally, I wanted to go with an oversized gingham from the same collection. But Sean was really into the Cowboy Toile and I decided to let him take the lead on this design choice! And I’m so glad I did. I love the print and what it brings to our bedroom suite.

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!

Wood Vanity with Marble Countertop

The other important design element (and most expensive addition) was a new bathroom vanity. Our bedroom suite is the only room in the entire cabin that doesn’t have a single bit of cedar wood or any of the super-cool beams showing. So it’s never actually felt very cabin-y to me. I knew I wanted a bathroom vanity that was wood in order to bring some of that warmth to the space.

Another factor in our design consideration is that eventually this vanity will be the one that goes into the current bathroom, but in the spot where the shower is currently located. Because of this, we had to shop within a specific width in order to make it work for us in the future. While we had the room and desire for a double sink, it just wasn’t in the cards for us unfortunately!

I’m so happy with this gorgeous vanity though. I love the marble top so much, as well as the undermount sink. It did not come with a faucet, which I was ok with. We ended up investing in this bathroom faucet from Delta because we know and trust their quality when we had their products in our previous home. It works well with the drawer pulls that the vanity came with (I will most likely swap those out in the future. They are a bit too rustic for my taste).

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!

Decor Details: Round Mirror and Rattan Lighting

When it came time to decide on decor details, I opted to keep things affordable and basic. With the exception of one item: the rattan sconce! This lighting selection helps to bring a bit of texture and metallic accents to the overall look. I love that the rattan is a bit rustic, but without skewing too far into the farmhouse/kitschy cabin aesthetic.

Because this was a quick, budget makeover for us, we opted not to move the location of the light fixture. It’s still a bit high for my personal taste, but will do for now! Moral of the story: choose your design battles, my friends.

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!

As for the mirror, I chose to keep things simple with this super affordable round mirror. The skinny black frame is exactly what we needed and coordinates nicely with the hand towel holders. Eventually I want to get some cute plaid hand towels for a bit of fun pattern mixing, but for now these hand towels I pulled from our guest bathroom work!

Get the look:

Here you can see a better view of the space and just how close the vanity in our bedroom is to the actual bed! While this isn’t exactly my ideal design, for now it works for us while we continue to save up to do a full renovation.

PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!
PNW Cabin Makeover Reveal: The Bathroom Vanity in our Bedroom Suite. Check out this transformation featuring the bathroom vanity in our bedroom suite including removable wallpaper, new lighting, wood vanity with marble top & more!

So that is the final transformation reveal from our primary bedroom suite’s bathroom area! What do you think?? I know it’s such a weird space, but I hope that this post inspires you to make do with your home’s quirks. It’s totally possible to embrace something odd like this and make lemonade out of lemons, so to speak. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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3 Comments

  1. 5.26.22
    Amber said:

    I think a sink in the bathroom makes sense, but I actually kind of like the idea of the full vanity being outside the toilet room! Then you can get ready while your partner uses the toilet!

    • 5.30.22
      Joanna said:

      I’ve definitely thought about that… but we do have a second bathroom which Sean could use, too. The currently bathroom with just the shower and toilet is SO tiny. I wish it had room to house the entire bathroom in just that one spot! I think our best move is to meet with an architect and/or interior designer to get an outside perspective on what we should do! I’m definitely open to moving walls as long as they aren’t load-bearing.

  2. 5.21.22
    Lesley said:

    Such a smart little makeover! Making the most of the space while still planning ahead. My house in FL had a bedroom vanity situation, although it was farther away from the bed than yours– kind of in an alcove/hallway opposite the closet. I didn’t totally hate it but never quite understood it and like you’ve done, tried to make it as least intrusive/weird feeling as possible. ha!