A change of plans.

I grabbed a paint brush to test out the paint stripes in our bathroom. To decide once and for all whether we would go with horizontal or vertical stripes.

The result:



First of all, the yellow color is absolutely horrid. It’s the same color that’s in our dining room, but it looked completely different in the tiny bathroom. It makes sense, because there’s no natural light going in there.

And it just looked like a kid’s bathroom. A circus-themed kid’s bathroom. We weren’t feeling the stripes at all. So… we started allll over again!

The color will be the same dark gray as in our dining room, Sherwin Williams’ Web Gray. It will look great (I hope) next to all the white marble in the bathroom and the white shower curtain (1). Do you know how HARD it is to find a decent-looking shower curtain? I bet if I go into the shower curtain design business, I’d be a millionaire. Hmm… And then a fun piece of art (2) that will help things get moving. For the floor, this fab rug (3) will add charm and a touch of yellow gold to the room. We’ll also paint the vanity black (we think) and add glass knobs (4).

We still need to find the perfect mirror (the black mirror we originally got for this bathroom will be used in the upstairs bathroom instead) and great lighting.

This room will be satisfying to do! We’ll order everything in a few days. Can’t wait to get started in there!


14 Responses

  1. I think it would be lovely! oxox

  2. I love the new direction!

  3. Love the rug and the artwork! Yeah stripes that bold can be very iffy you never know how they will look until you try them out. A few thoughts: I love gray walls but you might want to do a test spot first. With the lack of natural light and it being a small space you might want a lighter gray color. This might a little bolder than you were looking for but a navy vanity would fit well with that color scheme and add a pop of color.

    Can’t wait to see the finished room!

  4. Thanks for the tip! We just tested the paint color today and it looks great, whew… Sometimes in a room with little light it’s good to embrace it and go with dark paint. And I love your navy vanity idea! Something to think about!

  5. I know what you mean about shower curtains. Loud. Plastic. Tacky. I end up with plain solids all the time.

  6. Awesome! I think you should with horizontal lines since vertical lines make me think of prison, lol.

  7. I like where you’re headed with it! I just re-did our hall bathroom and I’m really happy with it. Still searching for the perfect shower curtain though. I think I’ll go with a basic white waffle-weave that will match anything!

  8. Just to elaborate more on painting behind the toilet – I was dreading it too at first, but I just taped some plastic sheet behind the tank, then jammed the paint brush as far between the tank and the wall as I could get it. So there’s a rectangle of the old paint behind there somewhere, but no one would ever know it unless they removed the toilet! So if that doesn’t bother you, then it’s definitely an easier option than removing the toilet to paint back there. 🙂

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  11. […] light gray paint is the same as our living room and the yellow paint is the one we tested out as stripes on our walls but hated. The light gray was MEH but the yellow was surprisingly looking […]

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  13. Why is it sooooo hard to find a shower curtain!? Why do we put up with the terrible selection? I back your plan to start a shower curtain company 😉

    xx Cristina

  14. Oh and I forgot to say, love the new ideas for the bathroom!

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