Once upon a time there was a bathroom with ugly wallpaper, shelves and towel racks in all the wrong places, and not enough places for the little Ws to hang their towels.
Then I got rid of the wallpaper.
Then Tim took down towel hooks and racks.
Then Silas and Devon tore the shelves out.
Then Tim and I painted. I really wanted a fun, bold color in that bathroom, but the brown counter makes that a little tricky. So I decided to use some paint the previous owners had left. It's the color of the master bathroom, a light and neutral paint- not a color I like enough to have chosen myself, but one I could live with.
We started painting and immediately realized the cans labeled "front bath" and "bathroom" were both the same color - the same color of the walls we were trying to repaint. Grrrr. I was on a roll, ready to get this project finished, and had no desire to head to the store in search of a new paint color. I checked the leftover paint stash again and found extra of a color that's used on two walls in our dining area. I really don't like it on those walls. At all. However, I realized it would coordinate with the new bathroom decor and counter color. And it was free. And though I wouldn't have purchased it myself, it would probably work a lot better in a different room. So we took the plunge. It's still not a color I'd have picked out, but I don't dislike it. It's a darker, bolder color than the one in the master bathroom, which makes me happy.
Then Naomi and I put all the new stuff in.
Then I really loved the bathroom!
Want to see it?
Standing in the doorway, facing forward.
Turning right to face the sink.
Turning a little more to the right to see the corner by the door.
The best I can do at getting the whole bathroom in one shot.
It looks sooooo much better than before, doesn't it?! I'm not in love with silver, so I may eventually paint or replace the light fixture and swap out the drawer pulls, cabinet handles, and soap pump. Or not. We'll see. Otherwise, there are only two little touches I still need to add.
First, we need something to put our handtowel on. Tim suggested one of the stands you put on the counter. The counter space would be pretty maxed out that way, but it would work. Beep suggested hanging it under or to the right of the mirror, but the mirror isn't centered over the sink and I don't know if hanging a towel on or near it would just make that detail painfully obvious ... and, therefore, annoying.
Second, I want to put something above each towel hook. Maybe the numbers one through four. Maybe each kid's initial. Maybe in wood. Maybe in metal. Still thinking on that.
And I need to touch up the trim.
But I'm basically done with the first room I've ever been able to decorate. Checked that one off my "to do" list. Total satisfaction with the end result!