31 Days: The Bathroom
You. Guys. 31 Days is up, I honestly can’t believe I stuck with this series for the entire month. I’m not going to lie, this last project almost did me in. I thought about quitting last night at 1 a.m. when I was up painting my bathroom.
Our master bathroom has needed attention since the day we moved in.
The previous owners painted the cabinets a pale yellow, which I like. I don’t love the countertop, but I need to pick my battles. At this point in time, my battle is my unfinished kitchen. Redoing the bathroom is waaay down on Jeff’s list. When we moved in, I basically bought a shower curtain that had a squirrel! on it and called it a day.
I decided I could at least clean up the bathroom lights and it kinda evolved.
It took me three days, well, three nights actually, of prep work and painting. Jeff was super happy about taking a shower next to the five gallon bucket of paint and the step ladder in the middle of the bathroom.
I painted the trim Behr’s Ultra White in semi gloss and the walls are Behr’s Powdered Snow (white with a tiny bit of yellow) in eggshell. I did not paint the cabinets, I decided to embrace the pale yellow.
I found the $15 vanity tray at the antique mart this weekend and the soap dispenser and jar are from Target.
The window is bare for now, I ordered roman shades of the bamboo variety today because I’ll be damned if I’m hanging up those janky ill fitting curtains that were up before. I purchased hand and bath towels at Bed Bath & Beyond and I love the color. I rolled them up and stuck them in a woven basket that my grandmother made (seriously) to distract you from the fact that I don’t have a towel bar (yet).
The shower curtain is also from Target and while I wanted the ultra ruffle curtain, I thought that might be pushing it. I actually hung two of the same shower curtains on the rod because I think it looks better when it is more full. I think maybe my mom could sew them together, but let’s be honest, I’m pretty sure that might not happen and I’m okay with it. I found the white bathmat at Kohl’s, it’s Vera Wang. I bought it because she’s Asian and it was the only white bathmat I could find that had a rubber backing.
The shower curtain makes me ridiculously happy. I will let you know what Jeff says when he gets home tonight because this is a total chick’s bathroom.
I wanted floating shelves above the toilet and went as far to look up directions on Pinterest regarding how to build your own, but then I snapped out of it. I found this shelf at the antique mart for $21, sold. Also, I hung that shelf this morning by myself. I’m not sure it’s exactly centered, but I anchored it and CLOSE ENOUGH.
If you need me, I will be hanging out in the bathroom with a glass of wine and the kids Halloween candy admiring my work. I actually might sleep in here mostly because I am so flipping tired, you guys.
What did I learn this month? The hardest part of a project is just deciding to do it. I was the only one holding myself back, you know? There is a real feeling of accomplishment when I complete a project and turn the hot mess around. I also realized how much I still really love blogging (thank you).
And just like that, the dishes are done, man.