I don't have "before" pictures (another project done before I started this blog) but picture this: a plain jane, builder grade, beige walled, white fixtured bathroom that has been used by a teenage boy for years. Yep, ugly and dirty... This was one of those many things that I promised myself to change once I moved into my house. Eleven years ago. I finally did it this summer. How's that for procrastination?
After a good scrubbing, I added some color. I was going for a "green, black and white" color scheme. I painted the walls "asparagus" green by Behr and framed out the builder grade mirror with molding (painted black). Just those two things made a HUGE impact!
I used a vinyl tree sticker on a white plate to use as wall decor. I have a slight addiction for vinyl stickers as I wrote about here.
And here's another one, a tree on the blank wall opposite from the toilet.
|right side view from the door|
|towel rack above toilet|
You can see the edge of the shower (white fiberglass unit) in the background. Leaning against the side is white quarter round molding that I added. I did it to hide a bad caulking job between the wall and shower.
In all of the above pictures, the wall color is actually the same. It looks different in the three pictures because of lighting problems.
What you don't see in the picture above is the clear, generic, vinyl shower curtain. I had plans for a black and white cotton shower curtain to "hide" the shower but.....the teenager refused to let me hang it in "his" bathroom. He just doesn't see that it would make the room look so much better. All he sees is the function of things, not design. Boys!
Another thing that you don't see is the vanity. It is a white marble top on an oak cabinet (one door). The white marble top (counter and sink are one unit) has yellowed from abuse from the teenager and the cabinet is just plain ugly. I wanted to rip the whole thing out and replace it with a pedestal sink but the hubby said "No, this one works fine". Boys...see what I mean? So, my plan is to paint the ugly oak cabinet black and try get the yellow stain out of the marble (any suggestions?). When I finally get that done then I'll post those pictures. It's just too embarrassing right now.
I've still got some of the "asparagus" green paint left so I'm thinking of using it to paint my laundry room. Another green, black and white room but more "girly" this time. As I've been told by all the boys in my house, it's a "mom room". How rude!