I finally finished our bathroom (for now!). I am so happy with the progress we have made!
First, a few pictures on what I had to work with. Our master bathroom really is pretty big, and has a huge closet and lots of under the sink storage!
The walls were a light green color, but I just didn’t like it. Maybe if I had picked it out I would like it, but it was inherited with the house. Plus, this was still on the ceiling from the last time it was painted (10 years ago?)
And there were all kinds of marks on the ceiling, where the person painting had missed, or made some mistakes, but they were never covered up. This is what first made me want to paint all of our ceilings, no matter how annoying it was!
One of the first things I did was tackle the closet. It was so disorganized, and there were so many things in there we never used! I got rid of so many towels, sheet sets that were missing key items, etc. Just folding all the towels so they were organized made it so much better! I also had 1/2 of our towels in our second bathroom, but I could never find what I was looking for. I just put everything in this closet. Sure, when I want a towel I will have to come to this bathroom, but that isn’t such a huge deal.
We also had a top shelf in the closet that is so tall it is kind of hard to reach. I decided to use it to store some of my large pots and pans that I don’t use all the time.
For a while, I was considering painting the bathroom the same color as our bedroom, but I finally decided to make it something different. When I was picking out colors, my husband kept saying “I wouldn’t go any darker than this ..” picking something pretty close to white.
From the first paint brush stroke I put on the walls, I LOVED it!
You may think a bathroom doesn’t matter, but to me it does. I love how everything turned out, and this room is such an improvement now! Here is what you see when you walk in the bathroom.
I replaced the shower curtain and rug (both from Target). And the towels were ones we already had and never had used! Not to mention they match the walls perfectly! Not sure how that happened, because it definitely was not planned, but kind of nice!
There is just one small window in the bathroom. I took the paint color with me to the fabric store, and found some fabric that I think matches pretty well! Making the curtain was the easiest thing I did in this room. I put a tension rod at the top of the window and just hemmed all the sides of the fabric, and made a little pocket to put the curtain rod through. One yard of fabric was perfect for this.
I like it because I can open the curtain to one side if I want, or just leave it closed. The window is only 13 inches wide, so it is pretty small.
I bought this soap dish for my homemade soap. (However, I got it cheaper than the price online!) I like it, and it keeps the sink area uncluttered. Before, I had a little plastic one, but it got a mess all over the sink. I like that this one is contained. If water gets in the dish, I just dump it out to keep it somewhat dry.
This is how long the counter in the bathroom is!
One thing I had been wanting for a while was a stand alone toilet paper holder. We did have the screwed-in-the-wall kind before, but I took it down and patched the holes in the wall when I was painting. I decided just to go with it! Doesn’t it look like a little person holding the tp? Plus it is a lot easier replacing rolls of tp, and you can move it wherever you want it.
This is my husbands dresser (actually the same dresser he used as a kid!) in the corner of the bathroom. On the top is the shampoo soap I make for him, ready for when he needs it! (And apparently I got some white paint on the dresser – ooops!)
The last part to complete the bathroom was this wall …
It just needs something, don’t you think? I mean, really, how do you decorate a bathroom? When we were in Illinois to visit my parents, we went to visit some relatives, and my aunt and uncle had some wall decals on their walls – one in the kitchen, and one in the bathroom. I always thought they were kind of cheesy, but my husband saw them and really liked them. I thought about it some more, and decided that would be perfect for this wall! Since it is a large space, a quote or something would fill up the space without being super expensive. So off I went to Etsy! This is the decal I ended up getting.
According to the directions, it is super easy. You use a credit card on the design to adhere it, then just peel it off on the wall!
It was so frustrating to put up!! I think because there were a lot of curvy letters, and unconnected parts. It probably took me close to 45 minutes to get it up! I had to kick my husband out while I was doing it, because him watching me was making me so nervous!
However, now that it is up, I love it! This is one of my favorite quotes, and really personally means a lot to me!
And finally, looking out to our bedroom.
I’m really so happy with how everything turned out. I don’t think I would change anything!
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