Friday, October 11, 2013

{guest bath} in need

So THIS is my blogging come-back post and it has not a dang thing to do with vintage! But given the fact that I am way prone to changing my thought process every few minutes, it works for me.

If you have read my intro, you already know that I'm a mom of 7 kids, with 5 of them still under the age of 18 and living at home. With this in mind, you can probably understand why there is always some sort of project going on around here. We recently moved into a super great house that is just perfect for us - enough bedrooms, large yard with pool, etc. BUT there's just a ton of stuff that needs to get done or that I want to get done in our new digs (the 'wants list' is much longer).

The first place I knew I had to make a major change was the hideous guest bathroom. It almost killed the deal when I saw it - black bathtub, black toilet, with a black pedestal sink and black mirror - egads!!!! (I grabbed a pic of it off of the MLS just to show how truly rough it was before I got started.)
The Before Pic

Of course we could have spent money to have those things replaced, but surprisingly enough they all looked fairly new and we def didn't have any 'extra' money lying around. So I searched my favorite source of inspiration, Pinterest, and found tons of fab ideas to work with. I still wasn't sure about a color scheme though, what could possible off-set or tone down the black?

I decided the best course of action was to use bright whites and varied silver tones following a trip to HomeGoods, where I found this awesome Lion's Head towel holder. I also found the shower curtain rod and shower curtain there too.
Lion's Head Towel Holder
Once I had some of the accessories in place, replaced the black mirror with a silver one I already had, and began to feel better about the bathroom as a whole - I had to figure out what to do with the white walls.
White Walls

I came across this pin on Pinterest that sealed the deal. This darling nursery wall was created by the owners of the Making Our Dream blog - love it. I followed her instructions almost verbatim, with the exception that I created 6" circles, didn't measure out placement, and smoothed out the air bubbles after cutting the circles. And here is the finished product...

...well ALMOST finished. I have the area over the toilet that I was going to hang baskets, like this, but once I nailed the first one up I realized that this bathroom might be too small to pull that off. So, the one is still hanging, waiting for The Boss to come home and provide his opinion. We'll see where it goes from there. Once it is all officially finished, I will post another pic.

I'm always thrilled to answer questions or receive comments, so please post away! Take care. {quirks}


  1. Fun project Annie. In regard to the baskets, I don't think that it would be a bad idea. When dealing with a small bathroom, using vertical space can be one of your best bets. I understand your concern for adding too much clutter but I don't think it will hurt in this situation. Great come back post! =)

    1. Thanks, Cheryl. And believe it or not the baskets are still sitting outside of the bathroom waiting. I will take your advice and add all 3 baskets and see what that does for the space. I totally appreciate your input and will let you know what happens. :)


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