Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bathroom Redo...Part 1

I have been dying to redecorate our bathroom for about 6 months now. Thankfully, it is a bigger bathroom than in our previous home, and with the previous owners being the ones that built this house, it has a few more custom fixtures.

The light fixtures and mirrors are custom, but everything else is pretty much builder grade, and BORING.

The tile is white, the vanity is white, the cabinets are white, the tub is white, the shower surround is white, the toilet is white, the doors and trim are white, and the walls....are beige. UGH.

The hubs and I talked last weekend about making some changes to it, and once given the go-ahead, I was at Lowes picking out paint. We really need to do this on a budget...more importantly....MY budget, so it is going to take some time to get each step completed.

Here are the plans so far:
1. Paint the vanity cabinets
2. Add some curtains
3. New bathroom rugs
4. A few bathroom accessories
5. Make some hurricane vases to be filled with bar soaps
6. Tile shower surround

Step 1 was completed today. Here is the before...

And After...

$30 for this beautiful greyish brown color makes a HUGE difference. It just breaks up all the boring white and adds a little dimension and contrast. In love with the color....which incidentally is Valspar's Betsy Ross House Brown. now I have to admit something. Something that makes me smile. Something that has become a little, ok so A BIG design obsession. QUATREFOIL!!!! This is the most beautiful pattern. It is modern without being too cold, and decorative without being too fussy. It literally makes me swoon every time I see it on a pillow or rug! Here are some examples of quatrefoil designs...

And this leads me to step #2. I am soooooo excited. Next payday, I will be the proud owner of these fabulous quatrefoil curtains...

NOT the valance, just the panels. Of course, I am going to have to make some modifications to it, number 1 being to shorten them quite a bit. I am also going to remove the grommets and sew in just a rod pocket. I can't wait to get started on this.


  1. HOT! I love love love that pattern!

  2. Looks fabulous so far! I'd love it if you'd share this color at my Paint Color at my link party going on now!

  3. The console looks fantastic... perfect shade of brown. May have to swipe that paint swatch lady!

  4. I love, love your cabinet painted brown, Amber! You've already made a huge difference in this bathroom just by doing that. Great color, too.