Monday, December 17, 2012

The Master Bath

Note: I wrote this post last week before the tragedy happened in Newtown, Connecticut. My heart goes out to the families affected by this horrible event. 

Even though we're living in a mess I am enjoying the new house. We have almost 500 more square feet than in our last house so it feels spacious and open. Probably the worse room in the house is the master bathroom--there is no storage and it's the size of a phone booth! (Remember those?)

On the plus side, it's mostly in good shape and the yellow tile is a nice soft color. Most of our budget will be eaten up renovating the kitchen so gutting the bathroom is not an option.  I needed to make changes keeping the current surfaces to make the room more inviting.

Here is what I've got planned:
1. American Standard faucet
2. I'll be using the sink that's already there
3. Small bowls like these from West Elm will act as storage for small items
4. West Elm lacquered box
5. Stripe Citron Shower Curtain from West Elm
6. Pottery Barn Mercer Double Horizontal Scone
7. Nate Berkus Aztec Diamond Bath Rug from Target
8. Allen + Roth white wood shelf from Lowe's

Here's what I started out with...
On the left is how the bathroom looked when we moved in. There was a custom built cabinet that ran over the light fixture and above the toilet which provided much needed storage, but it just wasn't working for me. When we tore it out, part of the wall came out with it (opps).

Here is how it looks today...
The walls have been repaired and primed. I'll be hanging shelving to the right of the mirror. I always pick the paint color last, after all other materials have been chosen.

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