a few updates to the bathroom.

this isn’t going to be a very exciting post, sorry in advance, but i have had a few requests for updates to the house, & one of the rooms that has received some attention in our first month as homeowners has been the bathroom.

here she was before (she being the bathroom of course) in all her beige glory. we have grand plans to do a total bathroom remodel (to include replacing the toilet, sink & bathtub) but for now, we are living with the space mostly how it was.

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{the blue tile on the walls of the shower & the floor are beau-ti-ful!}

a few things that had to go, however, were: the magnifying mirror next to the medicine cabinet (neither aaron nor myself have any desire to see ourselves – or our pores – on that large of a scale), the oval shower curtain rod, the metal grip bars in the shower, & the two glass shelves that flanked the entire wall on the right side of the medicine cabinet (not pictured).

so, here are the updates. {sidenote: when i took these pictures it really was bright, but i guess bright is a relative term, especially when you consider the grey-ness of seattle. i apologize for the dark photos. but at least i didn’t use the flash (apparently that is a big no-no in the photography community).}

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{former home of two glass shelves. aaron patched the wall & i painted. the two light rectangle patches are where we patched & painted. yep, paint finish fail. it is actually the same color, just a different finish & we didn’t realize until the paint was already on the wall as the paint can was incorrectly marked. so, we need to find some art or something to hang on that wall. any suggestions for bathroom art?}

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{the new shower curtain rod. the old one was oval & meant to be used with a clawfoot tub, so there was about 3/4 of the rod that was never used as it was inside the shower. aaron replaced it with this curved shower rod & it is awesome! at first i thought he was going a little overboard with the curved rod, i mean, it is a pretty small bathroom, but just those extra few inches make a world of difference. i highly recommend using a curved shower rod if you are replacing an old one.}

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{we, & by we i mean i, needed more storage space in the bathroom. i don’t feel like i have a lot of stuff, but the medicine cabinet was not going to cut it. so, i picked up this ikea cabinet. i liked that it had glass shelf space & hidden shelf space. plus, it was a great price! {sidenote: i originally put the little plastic legs on the bottom of the cabinet, but it was really unstable, & since we couldn’t attach the cabinet to the bathroom wall, because of the wainscoating & trim, we just opted not to have the legs.} until we are able to replace the sink with a vanity, this storage will work perfectly.}

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{also, i added this sign just so that we don’t end up having to replace our old sewer line sooner rather than later!}

other than hanging some art (& a clock!) & painting (our blue tiles are awesome, but do not look awesome with the yellow walls), we probably won’t be doing much to this bathroom for some time. we would love to update the fixtures (in white), add a vanity, & radiant heat in the floors {wishful thinking, i know. at least a heated towel bar?} but that will all come in time.

have you done any updates to your bathroom?

M

4 thoughts on “a few updates to the bathroom.

  1. LOVE the curved shower rod! You have no idea what a great difference it makes until you get one. We also opted for a clear shower curtain liner vs. our old beige one which allows a lot more light in for our visitors using our guest shower. It helps so much! Love what you’ve done so far, keep the pics coming! 🙂

  2. LOVE the curved shower rod! You have no idea what a great difference it makes until you get one. We also opted for a clear shower curtain liner vs. our old beige one which allows a lot more light in for our visitors using our guest shower. It helps so much! Love what you’ve done so far, keep the pics coming! 🙂 (PS hope you didn’t get my comment twice, wordpress was being silly)

  3. Pingback: old turned new {an update to our bathroom vanity}. | emerald city diaries

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