I told you that I would show you the master bathroom this week, and I have finally finished with all the changes I can do – well, all except for one, and that one I’ll do tomorrow. I am calling this “tweaking” because they were mostly just small changes – no walls or plumbing or electrical items were harmed in this procedure. (Actually, I guess I did harm the walls when I hung new towel bars.)
I am going to go waaaay back and show you a few photos of the room from 8 years ago. As usual, these grainy pictures are from Christmas because it seems that was the only time I took photographs of the house.
There is quite an assortment of frames here, isn’t it?
Well, at least I had matching botanical prints in the other room.
Lots of red and green – and it wasn’t just for Christmas. The bathroom really did have the green plaid drapes year round, and I really did use red, green, and tan towels with it.
Now keep in mind that I take a long hot bath every single night, and I stare up at those drapes and the botanicals every single night. Sooooo…after several years of staring at them, I decided I wanted something different.
I went with blue plaid and changed out all the botanical prints for black and white photographs. This is not my current stage – this is the middle stage I am showing you. Again this is Christmas. It was changed probably 2 years after the previous pictures.
And one more look at the room then.
Now, some of you will probably like the blue better than my newest tweaking. That’s okay. I still have the green plaid drapes and the blue ones too so that I can change it back whenever I feel the desire to do so. Nothing was wrong with the blue. I was just tired of staring at them every night for 6 years, so I needed a change. (6 years may be a record for me!) Here is my latest version…
Have you figured out that the bathroom is really 2 rooms here? You come in the first door and see this.
Both rooms are actually painted the same color – just the lighting is making it look like it is different in each room. This cupboard is made of wormwood…there are very interesting patterns in the wood of the upper part. I didn’t change out the accessories much, mainly the top so that it is not so cluttered and the towels to keep them in a unified color.
Here is a closer look at it.
When you come in the door, the cabinet above is on your left. On your right is a closet and the sink. My husband added trim to the top of the beadboard here as he did in the half bath.
This is a better view of the shelf above the sink. And yes, I do want to change out the brass on that shelf for another finish.
If you look through the other door of the room, this is what you will see.
The bathtub is to the left, and there is a shower on the right.
Next to the bathtub is a piece of furniture.
This particular piece has gotten around in our house. At one time, it was in the dining area. Then it was used as the base for the cupboard in the other part of this bathroom. Don’t you love pieces of furniture that are so versatile they can be used in multiple rooms?
This little spot got re-accessorized in my tweaking. Gone are the clock radio, the CD’s, and the jar filled with towels. I tried to pare it down a little here, especially in light of the oversized floral in the fabric of the drapes. Going with a big red floral is a major change from the cool and calm small blue plaid. I wanted something that would warm up the space.
I’m thinking of adding a bamboo shade above the window, but it may look too cluttered…thinking on that one still. Any ideas from you all on that? My to-do for tomorrow is make a new shower curtain. I have a new khaki one up there right now, but it is looking too dark to me. (That’s why I did not show it to you.) I’m hoping a white one will take care of that.
My other to-do’s are for my husband. I am pondering the idea of doing the ceiling out of beadboard – painted white, or wood planks – painted or stained..nor sure which if we go with that. And finally, I would like to take down the 2 overhead lights and replace them with pendants and also replace the 2 sconces with ones out of a different finish.
But these ideas can wait. I am happy with the room as it is right now. I didn’t make a lot of changes, but the room does have a different feel to it than it did before – thanks mostly to the new drapes. Isn’t it amazing what pattern and color can do? (By the way, the bathtub is not painted yellow as it appears in the photo above. It’s just the shadow and the lighting making it look like it is. And the little black stool is for holding books – I love to read in the tub!)
Thanks for allowing me to share this space with you. I would love to hear your thoughts on adding a bamboo shade above the window.