Friday, February 8, 2013

Bathroom Update

In my last post {a month ago} I mentioned we were starting the new year with a bathroom change up. A long over due change up. We decided to work on the guest bathroom (aka my bathroom). We have two full baths in our house, one in the "hallway" upstairs and one in the master bedroom. The master bedroom bathroom has a huge tub and a small standing shower, I hate the shower. I love the tub but I don't take a bath very often. So, the guest bathroom quickly became my personal bathroom when we moved it. I don't mind it being in the hallway and honestly I think separate bathrooms save my marriage :)

Here is the before:

The same yellow color we have slowly been painting over, builder grade mirror and light fixture (which you can't see) and a builder basic vanity. I hated this vanity. It had absolutely no storage, the bottom was just one big open section. No shelves, so it had a ton of wasted space. The drawers, if that is what you want to call them, were so tiny that my eye shadow would only fit sideways. They were as wide as a travel size container of q-tips. Plus, the middle section that looks like a drawer in the picture was a fake drawer since the sink bowl was in the middle of the vanity. Also, the curtain rod was an extension rod left by the previous owners which wasn't long enough to completely tighten. We had it resting on the lip of the shower surround. I had it fall off and hit me in the head many times over the last two years. It was time to go.

Doing this project while I was 25 weeks pregnant was a challenge in and of itself, so sadly I only have one before and one after picture. The "after" isn't complete yet, I still have a few things to add, so I am sure you will see more of it over time. But, enough of the chit chat and lets see some progress!!

Here is the current "after":

Can I just say I absolutely LOVE it!! I seriously feel like I am in a spa every time I use it, I thank the color mostly for that feel. This is the first room that isn't a neutral color. I was nervous at first but I think it was a perfect choice. I still think this is Phase 1 of the bathroom re-do, I still need to find a rug or two that I like and I am thinking of some type of art.

Check back as I will be posting a follow up with the price breakdown and where we got everything.


  1. I love the new colors in your bathroom. It's very bright and fresh and "spa looking". I really like the new vanity too. Great job!

    Thrifty Decor Mom

  2. What made green a good choice for your bathroom is that it creates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. You can accessorize your bathroom or change your shower curtain to make it a little livelier though. Also, lighting can add character to your bathroom too.