The other night on Instagram I was talking about how my projects ebb and flow. I’ve noticed a cycle of plan, create, and rest. Ever since the completion of the laundry room, I’ve been resting and planning. It’s a crucial part of the process, but it can sometimes frustrate me when it takes time to get on to the next project.
But I feel the winds are changing! Which means that things are about to get exciting!
So what’s my next project? To be honest, I’m in the middle of a few! Right now we’re redoing the exterior siding. Also, we’re building a potting bench for the She Shed and that should be done soon too. But I want to tell you about another fun project-
before- husband’s bathroom
In our house, we have 2 bathrooms. You’ve seen mine with the clawfoot tub, but my husband has a bathroom too that I rarely show! Since Don is still so little and needs help in the bathroom still, he shares a bathroom with me and my husband has his own. It works great for us! Want to see the before pictures of his room? It’s the only untouched room in our house!
This bathroom is small and needs a TON of work! For now, it’ll get a really pretty bandaid! Nothing structural is changing and I’m on a tight budget. Which means I’ll just have to get creative (and do a lot of painting). Sounds fun, right?!
The bathtub is a peach color so I’m going to try and work with it.
There’s lots of beige tile and wood paneling. It’s dark and heavy in here. The finishes are dated. How about we change that up?
budget bathroom makeover plan
Here’s what I’m thinking- the paneling and wall tile will be painted white. Side note, I’ve painted tile before without any scratches- and that was floor tile that get’s lots of traffic. The ceiling and trim will also go white- it’ll be so much lighter and brighter!
I’m thinking of using green, gray, and a tiny bit of peach (to bring in the tub color) as accent colors. Mostly the room will be white, but I like adding a bit of color to keep it interesting.
I needed one item in the bathroom that made me excited- something different and fun. Enter- the brass backsplash. I’ve seen this in a kitchen, but I think it’ll look really pretty in a bathroom too! Plus, you only need a small piece of brass which keeps it affordable!
Alright, I need your advice- on the wall with the vanity and mirror, I’m thinking about putting terrazzo wallpaper above the brass back splash. Or maybe beneath it? Or maybe not at all? What do you think? I’d do removable wallpaper so it’d be easy to take down when we do a bigger renovation down the road. Do you like the terrazzo idea?
The mood board shows the rest of the finishes and accessories I’m thinking. I also got a can of gold spray paint to paint the shelf and maybe the faucet. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Painting starts Saturday!