I’ve been tossing around ideas for redoing our guest bathroom which my husband also uses as his. I have a confession to make…it hasn’t been touched (redecorated) in about 8 years which is a record for me! It’s chocolate brown and while I loved it, and still do, it’s way past time for a change. I posted these pictures on Rate My Space years ago and got a lot of positive comments on it….but now it just looks out of date to me. I took these off my old RMS page:
The wall color is a much richer brown…this looks washed out
I have a vision of how I want the bathroom to turn out but I also know I have to work with what I have. In other words, no new tile, floor or vanity. The floor and wall tile are very neutral (off white) and the vanity is a dark brown free standing cabinet that looks like a piece of furniture with a pretty neutral top. Over the years the vanity has taken a beating and I’m debating on painting it or just trying to clean it up some by re-staining it to hide the dings and nicks.
While I’d love to have planked walls in there, I just don’t see that happening. So instead I’m probably going to do beadboard wallpaper below and painting above.
Here are some inspiration pictures that I like.
I like the idea of painted beadboard and love the mirror!
I like the wall color here
Although this is a curtain panel it would be an easy DIY to make. I’ve always made my own shower curtains since I like them to be longer than the ones you can buy. This is from Restoration Hardware and in order for me to get a pair (they are sold as individual panels) it would be over $150! I can make one for much, much less.
Love the towel combination
I love this whole image….painted beadboard….pretty monogrammed towels, and the shower curtain
I love these kinds of photos…I got lucky and recently found one at a local flea market which will be used in a collage in the bathroom
Here you see white painted beadboard with a dark gray paint above…I like this too!
These are a few things I’ve been collecting for the bathroom re-do. I’ve got an idea for using that flash card….will share about that later
Three paint samples I’m considering. The bathroom is an interior room and has no window but I’m not really worried about it being too dark with painting it gray because it’s a dark chocolate now and there is good overhead lighting and I have a lamp in there too
I will be replacing the light over the vanity and change out the gold towel bar for a silver one.
I’m pumped about getting started on this soon. Once I decide on a paint color I’ll have our painter come start on the room. In the meantime, I’d like to get the shower curtain made and towels monogrammed. I also need to figure out what to do with that vanity….paint or stain. Decisions, decisions!
Like most of the country, we are in the middle of unbearably cold weather. I don’t think anyone could get used to it for long, but here in the South it’s a real problem for us as we’re not used to temperatures plunging into the teens! We are keeping the fireplace going and trying to stay in and stay warm. Hope you all are doing the same!