Last week, I shared the small bit of progress that we’ve made in our main floor bathroom. Today, I thought I would show y’all some of the bathroom inspiration photo’s I’ve been loving as well as a plan for what we want to accomplish in the space.
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miles and miles of trim is the next thing that I’ll tackle and it will be a beast. It amazes me how so much trim, not to mention four doors can be in such a tiny space. However, brightening up the trim will lighten and refresh the room just as much, if not more, than painting the walls. We’ve been using the off the shelf white paint and primer from Lowe’s in Valspar’s Duramax for the trim and it works beautifully.
Once the trim is finished, Micah and I have been talking about adding beadboard to the room to give it some visual interest and charm. I think it will be a simple and relatively inexpensive way to make a huge statement. I’d love to do the beadboard at 3/4 height and continue the wall color up onto the ceiling.
Right now, our tub is what I like to call 80’s almond. Yuck. Although the color is dingy, the tub itself is in good condition. Instead of splurging on a whole new one, I am planning on refinishing it with a special epoxy paint. The kit is around $30 and that price cannot be beat for a new looking tub! Whenever we do that, we are also going to replace the tub hardware with new and updated oil rubbed bronze fixtures.
We have one small window right beside the tub. I had toyed with making a roman shade for it, but its so close to the shower curtain that I think it would look awkward. Instead, I’ve decided to frost it like YHL did in one of their bathrooms. That way we get privacy without sacrificing any of our limited natural light.
Our bathroom is quite long and narrow. Right now, we only have a single sink in our vanity, but there is definitely room for a longer double vanity. We are debating between finding a cool old buffet to repurpose into a double vanity, or just updating our existing one with a new faucet and paint and refinishing the top either like this or this. I guess that will be one of those “we’ll cross that bridge when we get there” things.
Last, but certainly not least, we want to replace the roll out vinyl flooring with actual tile. Once again, Micah and I can’t seem to agree on the type of tile we want to use. I love black and white hex tile. He hates it.
He like large neutral (i.e. tan) tiles with smaller tiles inset into a pattern. I hate that.
The struggle is real, my friends. And Happy Sunday!!