When we put new flooring in our main level we decided that we wanted to put tile in the bathroom instead of wood.  And since we would need to take out the vanity and toilet to tile, we figured now would be a good time for an upgrade.  If you remember, we purchased the cheapest vanity we could afford 9 years ago that had good shape.  Two years ago I gave it a makeover and spray painted the countertop to make it a crisp white and painted the vanity chimichurri green by Benjamin Moore.  This is what the bathroom looks like now. 

This is what it looked like when we bought it. 

And if you want to see how I transformed my countertop for $4 you can read the whole tutorial here!  

So this time around I wanted to change up the design a little bit (the fun part for me) and make this bathroom a little more dramatic and moody!  The first thing I chose was the tile.  I was so excited to work with Alexander James Tile Shop on this project!  They not only have amazing hand made tile, for amazing prices, but they have been super supportive of my platform and using it to shine a little Jesus as well:)  And knowing that this tile is made by artisans in fair trade businesses makes my heart happy to support them!  Alexander James Tile Shop gave me a coupon code with you all for 15% off your order with code ALLIE.  So here’s the floor tile I picked.  

I’m in love with the matte finish on this tile and how it has the slightest texture.  It’s so pretty and I think with the dark grout it will bring the dramatic and moody flare that I’m looking for! Here’s a picture of it from The identite Collective and it’s perfect!  This next tile is the one I picked to use as a focal wall in the bathroom.  

I love the glossy finish on it, but also the irregularities to the shape!  It’s such a monochromatic organic look I think it will be timeless!  You can find this tile here.  Also, look at this picture! It’s also from The Identite Collective and I love the look of it even more now! 

And I think the real focal point in this whole room is the rustic wood vanity with black counter! I was so excited when I found it and I was even more excited about the price! 

And because I love a little modern flare with rustic, I thought that this light would be perfect:)  

I had so much fun putting the rest of the look together and am hoping it turns out like I planned on paper, always the true test! All of the items should be coming in within a couple weeks and I’m hoping to be able to pull this whole look together after Christmas! 



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  1. Hi Allie,
    I would love to learn how to make a moodboard. If it’s not too much trouble could you direct me where to start please?

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