Well, a few days ago I started working on my bathroom. About two years ago I totally redid the room, but I’ve become bored with the wallpaper. I know it’s silly to change my mind so soon, but it wasn’t really sticking to the texture on the wall. So! I’m making changes. And I’ve been stumped on the design, but I think I’ve figured it out. Let’s walk through my bathroom plans!
Here’s how the bathroom looked when we moved in. There’s been a bunch of changes! The biggest one is we removed the old window and put in a bigger one. The vanity and toilet are new. I’ve put down peel and stick flooring down. New chair rail. So now the bones are really good.
Right outside the bathroom is a hall with linen and cleaning supplies storage. It’s a bit of a weird layout, but since our house was build in 1905 and didn’t originally have plumbing, the bathrooms are an add on at the back of the house.
This is my bathroom, so I get to make it as girly as I want! My husband has the other bathroom and guys, I know it’s weird to not share a bathroom with my spouse. But if weird means really great and lots of privacy than I’m all for it- lol!
This bathroom with the claw foot was one of the number one spaces I missed when we were in Florida. You can really soak in the tub! And I like the extra space for getting ready in the morning and at night.
So here’s the bathroom as it was a few weeks ago. Here’s the things that bugged me (though it looked great and SO much better than before).
-The hallway and the bathroom are decorated differently. I wanted to unify the floor and paint.
The first thing I did was clean these floors really well. Then I used some peel and stick tiles that I had on hand from the bathroom. The whole project took a few hours and was very satisfying!
I have a tutorial on how to install them here. It’s super easy and can be done with scissors!
I also painted over the stripes below the chair rail so this space is all white. It’s actually really nice to have it more neutral!
Whomp, whomp. I uncovered some massive issue. First of all, I didn’t prime before I wallpapered and the walls looked horrible. Now I always prime before wallpapering and this is why! You reveal a terrible looking wall.
The second issue is that I found some bad water damage. The drywall was soft and it was obvious that there had been a leak under the wallpaper. My husband cut out the rotted section and replaced the drywall.
So although I wanted to reveal a finished space, I am now waiting for drywall mud to dry. Fun (🙄). But it is good to deal with the mold. In the meantime though, I had the time to figure out the design for the space.
my bathroom plans
As you can see from the art leaning on the bathtub above, I’ve become determined to add rainbow stripes to the space! After thinking about this for days, I’ve decided to paint the bathtub with colorful stripes! Here’s the inspiration (though I’ll do thinner stripes to paint on the whole rainbow).
For around the window, I’m planning on painting on scalloped trim! It should be pretty easy but will be super cute. I love the scalloped trend and want to add this detail. I think I’ll do it around the door too!
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Around the tub, I’ve always wanted to add drapes like Sarah Richardson. I don’t actually have space for drapes to hang well on either side of the tub. But I sure love this look!
Then I came across the PRETTIEST Roman shades I’ve ever seen. They have the cutest bow detail! But would that be too much with the scalloped detail? I probably have to choose one or another. Which one do you like? Here’s the window covering I’m considering-
Bow Home Decor Roundup
Lately I’ve been seeing lots of bow home decor items. I love this girly detail! It feels feminine and fresh and a nice nod to a vintage look. If you’re lucky, you can find cute bow decor thrifting! I thought I’d round up my favorite bow decor items in one spot in case you’re in love with this look too-
1 pink sconce / 2 kate spade sconce / 3 rattan chair / 4 scallop mirror / 5 roman shade / 6 curtains / 7 sheet set / 8 claire v bows wallpaper / 9 bows & blossoms wallpaper / 10 sconce candlesticks / 11 brass sconce / 12 francie bed / 13 mirror / 14 table lamp / 15 drawer pulls / 16 throw pillow / 17 hook / 18 gold chair / 19 accent bow
So there you have it, the plan for my bathroom plus some bow home decor. What do you think I should do with the window? Go for the bow Roman shades or paint on the scallop? I think both, together, are too much. Also, as an FYI the window has privacy glass so a window covering isn’t really needed, just would be a cute way to soften things up. I can’t wait to hear what you think about my bathroom plans!