But that's exactly what happened. I told you previously about buying the oops paint and starting on the main bathroom. Let me break down the rest of it for you.
I'll refresh your memory with a picture of the bathroom before we moved in. There was a whole lot of turquoise goin' on.
I tore out the medicine cabinet, the towel rack and the toilet paper holder, spackled, and got to painting.
Here is the first version.
I love the paint colour, I really do. But it just wasn't right. Part of it is because the room is small and has no window so it seems dark. Trust me, in this picture it looks far lighter than it really is. And part of it is the blue counter top. It looks kind of grey in this picture but it is very blue. Almost navy blue.
Last Friday night (please don't sing) I decided I wanted a light grey-blue wall instead. With white accents and the blue countertop it would be perfect, right?
I made Tom take everything down off the walls again and I got to painting again. I think I'm finally ready to show you the result. Remember that there is no natural light source so the pictures aren't terrific.
I had Tom build a new - bigger! better! woodener! (not a word) - medicine cabinet for me.
I put him through so much with this thing. I changed the size, I changed the bottom. And then when it was done he dropped it on the garage floor while he was drilling pilot holes for the wall screws. I'll admit I cried. He had to rebuild the doors and I had to repaint the handles. But it's all good now. I'll write a separate post showing how it was built and finished.
One thing I needed was a place to hang my "tools". I found these knobs at Home Depot and I love how matte they are. Originally the board was part of the cabinet, but I had Tom cut it off and hang it a couple of inches lower. It had sides before but I think this gives it a cleaner profile.
I've shown it with just the hair dryer hanging but this is what it really looks like day to day. So much better than piled up on the door handle!
I even painted the soap dispenser. Thanks to House of Hepworths for this idea. I don't have a Cricut or Silhouette so I tried painting on an S, but it didn't turn out. So I sprayed over it. I kind of like how you can still see the S ever so slightly.
Tom also built a frame for the mirror that is routed on both the inside and outside edges. I finished it to match the cabinet and it is a thing of beauty. Our first mirror frame was very plain compared to this one.
It makes the mirror look huge. And hopefully makes the room look bigger also. The best part is that it was made completely from scrap wood so it cost $0.00!
Some little touches -
extra towels and bath salts
one of my beach photo bottles
baskets for makeup and nail polish
The shower curtain is a twin flat sheet that I hemmed to floor length. I found a dark bronze shower curtain rod and matching ring clips. I love that with these clips you're no longer limited to traditional shower curtains.
I found a painting that has all of the colours of the shower curtain in it, but in circles instead of stripes. When there is more time I'm going to have Tom build a frame for it to give it more presence.
(Who messed up my towel?)
That's it for today's bathroom tour. How about a before and after?
Please tell me someone else has gone through this much hassle to get the room they wanted?
I'm linking up here this week!