October 23, 2013

State of the Home: Master Bathroom

Welcome to the first installment of State of the Home posts. So many projects have been forgotten, changed or just plain abandoned and I wanted to keep you guys up-to-date (as well as create a to-do list for us to work from).
Our plans for this house have shifted a bit - now that our daughter is here, the realization that she will one day go to kindergarten has set in and we are working on a 5-year plan for moving to a new house. To keep it short, the public schools in our district are atrocious and private schools are not an option for us. Since we know our time here is limited, the drive and motivation to work on the house has waned a bit and we are thinking through our ideas to make sure that we use our time, energy and money wisely. Boring disclaimer aside, I still want to make these next few years enjoyable and make the house beautiful...some projects may just take a littttttle more convincing to get Brian on board.
So, first let's start with our master bathroom: 
We last visited here and here. I vaguely mentioned that I wasn't exactly thrilled with the color choice...and Brian...well...hated it. I was expecting more gray and not so baby blue. In turn, the blue brings out the yellow in the tiles...and no one likes yellow-y tiles. Soooo, what do we propose to do? Repaint of course. I've already bought the paint (Benjamin Moore Indian River), but alas it has been sitting in the garage for months. Repainting this room is the next thing we have planned for the house, so look for that post soon. What else?

We bought a new light fixture (ignore the fact that its dangling from the wall). I would really love to frame out the builder-grade mirror, which in my opinion is a cheap upgrade with so much transformation potential.
To make life easy, we've decided to paint the wood all white and call it a day.

Brian toyed with the idea of hiding the hinges (also to practice for the kitchen, which has 5 times more doors)...but we're not sure the work is really worth the return. New hinges and hardware may just be all the updating this piece needs.

Then the fun stuff - decorating! This Pinterest bathroom has been one of my favorites for at least a year and I looooove the frames over the toilet and the towel shelf/rack.
Can you just picture some frames above the toilet? 
And a cute shelf with towel hooks?

So that's all I got for this bathroom. As I mentioned, repainting is first on the list (since we have the paint and tools handy), so I hope to show you a grand reveal (or at least a decent update) by next week!

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