September 8, 2014

Master Bath before

Just last week I announced that Tim and I were going to start on our next project. Since there is plenty to be done in our first home, we are going to give the master bath some love. Be sure to go back and check out my design if you missed that.

So this probably isn't the worst bathroom you've ever seen but the green was driving me crazy. You can see all of the "before pics" below and find me on instagram to keep up with our daily progress! Like I said before, I knew there would be some changes to the original plan. After analyzing the bathroom a little further, Tim and I agreed to replace the light fixture and take down the medicine cabinet. Let me just add those to our mile long list!

I headed to Lowes Saturday morning to get samples, put those on the wall, chose one and went back to Lowes to get a my supplies. (all before lunchtime) After lunch, Tim and I both managed to paint the bathroom at the same time. We got the first coat done and called it quits for the day.

We did the second coat on Sunday after church and lunch. But Day 2 turned out to be more complicated than just painting.

We ran into a few unexpected things already....

-there was no junction box behind the vanity light. It was basically hanging on by the wires and some screws in the drywall. Haven't figured out how we're gonna resolve that one yet.
-We decided to replace the existing outlet and switch since they were almond colored and the switch paints since they were painted green....easy right? wrong! The existing junction box was damaged and so the switch would not screw in properly.
Don't you just love the hollywood light? {Here} is the one we picked up from Lowes. And since it's a mix and match fixture we got these seeded glass shades for it!

See how far the medicine cabinet sticks out? And its not centered or lined up with ANYTHING!! Buh-bye! We won't really lose the storage because we are going to add a cabinet/shelves above the toilet. We will just have a huge drywall repair job. 

Don't let looks deceive you. This is NOT's vinyl tile. But it will be stone soon enough!!

I can't wait for a "brand new" vanity. Tim has been researching the best place to get new doors for it. Once those come in, it will get a fresh coat of grey paint!! I can't wait to pick up the Anthropologie knobs this week. And I'm thinking to add feet to give it a "furniture" look!

I've also been thinking about the art for the space (in the midst of all the chaos). It's so small so I don't want to over-do it but here are some idea's I'm considering: (all found on Pinterest)
1) Ombre painted canvas: If I don't end up finding a home for this in the bathroom, I will make one for the living room gallery wall!!
2) Baby pictures (in the bathtub): I LOVE this idea!! I think I would do black and white pictures in white frames for a classic look!!
3) Scrabble art: I love that this is so customizable!

Stay tuned for some progress pics!!

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  1. Ohhh I'm so excited to see it all come together! Sounds like you guys had a productive weekend :)

  2. Cannot wait to see the after - you aren't kidding - that green is awful! Yuck yuck so lime-y

  3. Cannot wait to see the after - you aren't kidding - that green is awful! Yuck yuck so lime-y

  4. I can't wait to see what you do with it. That green is AWFUL. Who ever thought THAT was a good idea?! ick. Also, I LOVE the Mrs & Mr picture ideas!

  5. Well, I am very excited to see what you do with this master bathroom. The color selection and the finishes are a little outdated and definitely will need some TLC. If you are looking for some additional bath accessories, check out my post with six modern and affordable pieces to spruce up a bathroom.

  6. Thanks girl! Me too :) Hopefully we will get it done soon!!

  7. Thanks :) I would have loved to have a shades of light one but it would have cost at least triple. There is an example of the feet in this post:

  8. :D Me too! I can't wait to see how yours turns out!!

  9. Same here! I hope we get it finished soon :) Then we will paint over the lime green in the bedroom!!

  10. I have no idea why they picked that green. There was only one room that I liked the color...the guest bath was painted a dark teal. Everything else=bad And I think I am going to do the Mr. and Mrs. pics!!

  11. Thank you! I will check that out. However, I have already made all of the selections! You can see the rest of the design here:


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