Ready to hear my next big project I’ll be tackling?! It’s another bathroom! This time my husband’s bathroom! So, last year, I took his bathroom from a dark wood hole, and painted every surface to make it passable. I spent $215 and was really proud of the space. BUT, the tile in the shower is gross and we’re ready to give the room a full gut job. Here’s the plans for that.
There was SO much tile and wood paneling. It was brown and dark and depressing. I rarely went in there, because I have my own bathroom. But it was the last room that needed attention so I threw $215 at it for a lovely bandaid.
And yes, my husband and I have our own bathrooms and it’s the best thing that ever happened to our marriage. He can spend forever in his and I can spend forever in mine. And then we don’t argue or almost pee our pants waiting for the other person. I can leave my makeup everywhere and he won’t be bugged by me. It just works for us.
ANYWAY, after the budget update, here’s how the space looked for the budget bathroom reveal–
mirror / soap container / hand towel / shelf / frame / marble tray / toilet paper holder / gold candle holder / Wallpaper / Brass Backsplash / white bath towel / Shower Curtain / Rod / Hooks / Plant Stands / brass hooks / picture frame / art / bath mat / Door Paint / Spray Paint / Wall paint / primer / small splash print / light / marble planter / marble box / cabinet knobs
While the bathroom is cute and I’m SUPER proud of it. Because, I mean, it’s worlds better now! It’s not perfect. A few months ago, my husband brought up gutting the room. Here’s his reasons-
- He hates the brass backsplash. Any drop of water leaves a stain and it’s next to impossible to clean
- The shower tile is dated and dingy and kind of embarrassing. We rent our house out as an Air BNB in the winter and as this is the only shower, it needs to be better.
- This bathroom is cold for half the year. While we gut the bathroom, it’ll be insulated correctly.
- Thee flooring is gross and definitely not my style.
So my husband and I were talking about this update and I told him about the dream I dreamed. Want to hear about it? Well, it’s to tile a room with a rainbow colored tile. And HE SAID YES! In his bathroom! Am I the luckiest girl that he lets me do my thing?!
And yes, I know I just did a rainbow bathroom, but this will be totally different. The heart wants what the heart wants- ok?
The day he said yes to this project was the day I started searching the internet for the perfect rainbow tile. I needed a tile that came in lots of colors in pastel rainbow tones. Which is not the easiest thing to find. While I was furiously googling, I hit jackpot- the Color Market tiles from The Tile Shop. They’re beautiful. Let me show you-
SO many pretty colors- could you just cry?! I think it’s 37 varieties. And do you see all of those pastel colors nestled in there? I ordered a bunch of samples and here’s what I narrowed it down to-
Alice Tile / Rose Tile / Blush Tile / Flamingo Tile / Dijon Tile / Golden Coast Tile / Lima da Persia Tile / Aquamarine Tile / Monaco Tile / Auckland Tile / Serena Tile / Wonderland Tile / White Patagonia Subway tile / Bullnose tile / Laura Ashley Dove Floor Tile /
Just one wall will be tiled in the rainbow colors. The rest of the walls will be white subway tile and super classic. I’m envisioning that one wall with horizontal tile stripes with white between each color. Here’s the mood board I put together-
Alice Tile / Rose Tile / Blush Tile / Flamingo Tile / Dijon Tile / Golden Coast Tile / Lima da Persia Tile / Aquamarine Tile / Monaco Tile / Auckland Tile / Serena Tile / Wonderland Tile / White Patagonia Subway tile / Laura Ashley Dove Floor Tile / light
The patterned tile is for the floor. I’m also wondering about just going for the fun colors and not doing a stripe of white between each one. What’s your preference?
1. Rainbow stripe shower curtain / 2. Rainbow bath rug / 3. Brush your teeth cup / 4. Rainbow scallop wastebasket / 5. Rainbow baskets / 6. Pastel stripe soap dispenser / 7. Get Naked bath mat / 8. Shower curtain with rainbows / 9. Rainbow shaped mirror / 10. Towels rainbow stripes / 11. Rainbow planter
Eep! I am seriously SO excited for this project! It’ll be a TON of work, but I know it’ll be stunning when we’re done. Are you as pumped as I am?!
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