Friday, January 15, 2010

Lower Bathroom

My dear friend over at Owl and the Phoenix is making a few updates to her house, so I thought I would share mine as well :D

 This is my lower bathroom which I use more often than the upper (counterspace)
I have a love-hate for the tile. I think if it wasnt covering the counters as well I wouldnt be that bothered by it, and I'm not exactly a fan of baby blue which covers the walls accenting the blue in the tiles.
  






As you can see I have tried to add some black and green to tone down the overwhelming blue and usually keep my black towels in this bathroom although its not shone.
Ok, so bare with me. This is my first "mood-board"

The Plan:
  • Paint the cabinets similar to the Barnworn kit from Caromal Colours
  • Rip out the shower door because it hits the toilet when you try to get out and replace with a shower curtian like this from Anthropologie
  • Replace the mirror/medicine cabinet
  • Rip out that odd overhaning box above the vanity and add new vanity lights
  • Install a little shelf over the toilet with a clock coz I am always running late ;)
  • Add new bathrugs
  • A bench to actually sit at.
  • Repaint the walls, maybe white?
  • Paint the trim white like the walls or the distressed like the cabinets?

3 comments:

*JustGlitter* said...

Weird - I don't think I've ever been in that downstairs bathroom! I actually like the light blue and I think it would tie the tiles in with the painted cabinets and trim. Love that idea for the cabinet painting. I'd probably paint the trim plain white (not distressed) because a. it's easier and b. you won't have to redo it when you sell. I love that shower curtain, but $118?! I'm sure you'll find a very similar one for much less - you're a good bargain shopper =)

Greg said...

Or you can make a shower curtain. Also, if you do those vanity lights, put one on either side of the mirror. It makes it so much nicer for applying makeup! ~Penny (not Greg - his name is just on the gmail account)

lil Me said...

Oh yes I love the idea of making my own shower curtain <3 and thanks Penny for the tip on the vanity lights! I am defiantly going to go that route.