Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Master Bath Makeover Begins

For many, Spring Break means vacations, relaxation, and fun.  For me, it means projects.  During the school year, especially now that I'm in the middle of Master's classes, I'm doing good to get dinner made and keep the house presentable.  But during Spring and Summer breaks, it's project time!  This week...the master bathroom. 

These are the before shots...

It definitely wasn't as bad as the Tiki-inspired guest bath, but I've never been in love with the striped shower curtain (especially after I accidentally dropped the toilet bowl cleaner last week and some splashed on it and bleached spots).  We registered for it when we registered for wedding gifts for lack of anything better.  I love the oiled bronze accessories, but I wasn't digging the curtain.  I found one I loved at Bed Bath and Beyond.  It wasn't quite the good deal that my Pottery Barn clearance curtain was, but a 20% off coupon sweetened the deal a little.
I found my paint color in the Restoration Hardware paint chip book.  I'm not above finding expensive paint colors and taking them to my local Porter paint store and getting the color copied.  In this case, it was R.H.'s Graphite.

The lighting in the bathroom isn't great...which is another issue we have to work on (and might have to enlist the help of my husband's bff, Dustin).

I've hung the new shower curtain, and brought the other accessories back in.  I plan on getting some frames for wall art tomorrow, and matching tp holder and towel bars at Target this weekend to finish it off.  Nick's encouraging me to paint the mirrors and vanity black.  I'd thought of doing that before I bought the shower curtain, and I think I still like that idea, so I'm thinking I'll be buying a bigger container of my cracked pepper paint this weekend as well.

I'm loving that I can reuse the accessories I already have.  I'm also loving what came out of my flower bed today...

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