… a little less ugly! There is no hope for this bathroom, unless we want to add on or totally redo it. It’s off our master bedroom, but far from being a master bath. Where’s my double vanity? Where’s my clawfoot tub? And the gorgeous stone shower? You won’t find them here.
Eventually we would like to replace the floor tile with a black and white retro tile and replace the wall tile with white beadboard. That’s not in the budget at the moment, so after hemming and hawing over what to do to make it more livable, I reached some viable solutions. I found some affordable stainless steel shelving at IKEA that fit the wall above the toilet perfectly. I also selected a paint color, “Whale Gray” from Benjamin Moore. (However, I should add that I had Sherwin Williams color match it since they had a huge 40 percent off paint sale last weekend!).
I painted the bathroom Monday while the kids were at school- no taping required as I was careful with my angled brush. My husband and I hung the shelving today, and I added a little striped tray from IKEA, some galvanized buckets I had on hand from IKEA (3 of them, perfect fro sorting my light, medium, and heavy days- you ladies know what I am referring to!), some canvas totes from Bed Bath & Beyond, some glass canisters from IKEA, and some cute numbered jars my mom gave me a couple years ago. I also added a fabulous print from Kantan Designs, painted the horrible old and worn chrome base to the light fixture, and added 2 gray Donna Karan hand towels I found at Marshall’s. Oh, and I added an old wooden soap box under the sink to hold my cosmetics. And here is the result, like I said, it’s just a little less ugly.
And now, I will leave you with this image to scar you…. our ugly floor, close up…. Believe it or not, I just cleaned it. It never looks clean, it’s that old and icky.