Day 2: Guest Bathroom

Before
The guest bathroom was luckily the only place in the house that had any type of wallpaper.  It had a border that perfectly matched the lovely shower curtain you see here.  We thought “no big deal”, but we were wrong.  They must have super-glued the stuff up there to get it to stay up in a bathroom with constant humidity.  It was tough getting it to come down, but we finally did.  The funniest part of the bathroom was that they had actually found a switch plate cover to match this awful decor!  We promptly removed it and replaced it with a standard white cover.

My mom painted the bathroom the same khaki color (Toasty Grey by Glidden) that we used in the 1/2 bath downstairs and the laundry room.  We had the burgundy shower curtain from a wedding gift.  I like it, but it had never been exactly what I wanted in the master bathroom, so once I found one I liked better, I held on to this one for the new house.  I think it works better in here, because even though it is dark and doesn’t let much light in from the vanity lights, the window on the back wall brightens it up nicely.

After

We also took down the large towel rack above the toilet in favor of a picture that picks up the colors of the curtain and walls.  I changed out the towel bar in favor of a ring that fits the wall by the sink better.  I found a floor mat that matched the walls and didn’t compete with anything else.  You can’t see it in the pics, but directly in front of the toilet is a towel bar, above which I added a 3 panel collage frame to hold a series of our wedding photos.

My most recent project was updating the cabinets.  It was an experiment on my part, because I wanted to re-stain them darker, but the side of the cabinet is not solid wood.  So I ended up painting the side a mahogany colored paint and sanding and re-staining the cabinet front.  I am very pleased with the way it turned out.  I replaced the hinges with satin nickel and added satin nickel knobs for a more polished look. I also replaced the floor register with a new white one that blends into the floor more and also because the old one was rusty.

Wish List: Replace toilet seat cover, add molding around mirror, update light fixture, change vanity top and include undermounted sink and new faucet

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