Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Big Plans for the Bathroom

Have you ever done one project in a room and the next thing you know, you are re-doing the whole room?  Kind of a snowball effect?

Well, that's exactly what's happening in my girls' bathroom.  I started by tiling the mirror and planned on stopping there.  But, I don't love the way the tile looks with the sandy brown walls.  Take a look:

Here's what I have in store and I can hardly wait to get started.  Unfortunately, this week is crazy busy with my real work.  Maybe I'll get started on Sunday.

First up is painting the vanity a gray that will match the tile.  I'm loving the look of gray cabinets right now.

If only I could magically transform the Corian counter into white carrara marble.  Hmmm...probably not in the budget right now.

But, paintable bead board wallpaper is an affordable option to add some white interest into the room.  I've never used this before, but I think I can do it.  I think I can, I think I can....  Hubs is definitely not going to want to help with this project!

I'm planning on painting the beadboard and trim white and then a light gray above the beadboard.

My only concern is that the color of the tile in the tub-surround and floor is this:

I think it will be OK.  I can hide it behind a pretty white shower curtain and a fluffy white throw rug.

What do you think?  Have you ever used the beadboard wallpaper before?  I'm so excited that I want to run out and purchase all of the supplies right now!


Cassie Bustamante said...

painting our cabinets is on my list of to-dos.... eventually! and i loved michelle's vanity redo- we will be painting one of ours gray, too! can't wait to see where you go!

A room with a view said...

Paintable beadboard wallpaper sounds exciting - the "architectural" touch it will lend to the space can chane the look entirely. Yes, the "may as well" list is a constant - if you start one project in a room you may as well do another...

Unknown said...

This looks like a great plan, LOVE your mirror update and look forward to hearing how the beadboard wallpaper looks!


A Vintage Vine said...

I have used bead board wallpaper, I used it on my mantle wall and in the laundry room on the cabinets...Email me if you want and I'll give you my tips....Your bathroom is going to be wonderful! Look forward to seeing it unfold!