Guys, I have felt like I am in a bit of a slump here lately- know what I mean? I haven’t truly been inspired or really excited by a design element in our house for awhile. Maybe since we did the library.
Don’t get me wrong- I’ve had so much fun doing Beau’s room! But I can’t say that, design-wise, it’s excited me- probably because I’ve really been executing his vision.
But that is over now! To say that I am excited about the bathroom design plans is a bit of an understatement.
Our house, Victorian farmhouse built in 1895, has one and a half baths. The half bath, which is also our laundry room, got a re-do in January and man is it cute if I do say so myself (I mean, #pinkpineapples!) But our full bath is another story.
I’ve never loved it. It has very low ceilings, no windows, is at the very end of our entry/library so it gets zero natural light plus as soon as you enter our home, if the door to the bathroom is open, you immediately see the toilet. Nice.
But probably the worse part is the miles of awful dark green tile. When we moved in, it covered the entire shower, plus the floors. With the low ceilings and lack of natural light, it felt like a cave. We immediately put down a faux marble vinyl floor, painted the walls, and hung a comically huge custom shower curtain that would cover the entire wall so you can’t see the tile.
Before we moved in, we actually had someone come out and give us an estimate for replacing the tile, and his response was something like, “you don’t want to know”.
So I numbly decorated that room as fast as I could, basically did a reset, but I’ve never really liked it.
Until…guys, I had an earth shattering moment of blog reading the other day! It was this article from one of my favs, Chris Loves Julia. It’s all about picking fine art for the bathroom. And I thought- why the heck not?
I have beautiful artwork in other parts of the house that I love. Why not in the bathroom?
And guys- that just got the entire ball rolling. I am just so stinking excited for this room now I just cannot even stand myself.
Here’s what I am thinking.
Bathroom design plans
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My entire inspiration was this beautiful piece that I fell in love with by Clare Elsaesser.
It definitely fits with the coastal farmhouse theme we have in the rest of the house, and the colors are just beautiful. And the quality of this piece- I just can’t say enough. It is just exquisite.
Also, a dirty little secret that we have is that we have some serious issues with towels in our house. Since we took down our shower doors, and then our bathroom door hook came down, we have nowhere in the bathroom to dry towels. So this is the current situation:
It’s pretty awful. So we also need to address this.
Finally, we are going to bite the bullet and paint the shower tiles. I’m equal parts excited and terrified.
Here is a design board that I made with the bathroom design plans- keep in mind this will likely change:
The dark vanity will stay, although I am contemplating painting it. I’d love to find new mirrors, although this will only happen if I find a great deal thrifting. I’ll spray paint the current wall lighting an aged brass and change out the covers. The overhead lighting will be updated. The beadboard is getting painted. And, I’m bringing in some beautiful new fixtures in the room!
I am so excited to get this room done! It should be a quick and easy makeover. Let me know what you think!
Shower curtain (in current bathroom)
In design board: