We're DIYing it up 'round here: Bathroom Style...

Thursday, January 24, 2013
I am no Young House Love but I do love me some good DIY and now that I am getting quality sleep again, my daily productivity has improved - yay!  Scott is not so sure because my dad in me starts making lists.  My dad always has a list, if it is not on the list, it ain't gonna get done.  My lists are LONG!  But you know what I put every little thing on like vacuum bedroom, vacuum stairs - you feel more accomplished when you can cross more things off - can I get an amen?  Since I have not been prego in 16 months with no urges of nesting I have let the whole deep cleaning thing go but I am back on the wagon.  I have dusted fans, blinds, walls, baseboards and wiped my fair share of tushes.  And man it feels good...no dust bunnies here for about 15 minutes - oh wait there is already a smushed cracker on the floor...but on to our remodeled lavatories...

We have hated our bathroom since I painted it but it is our bathroom, no one really sees it except us so it went to the bottom of the list.  We had extra kitchen paint - a nice light grey and figured I would use it to paint our bathroom and the kiddos.  A nice neutral -- I could then play off of with whatever I wanted.  I just kept the same shower curtain and decor in the kiddo bathroom.  A unisex kid bathroom that also serves as a guest bath...and you know me not to into themes...my mom is the one to thank for the made with love art...
We did take down those annoying builder grade towel rods and put in the circle kind on the other side of the sink - take up less room, more usable and better for kiddos.  We got them in brushed nickel at the h-to the depot for $10...we got one for both bathrooms.  We use towel hooks behind the door for the large, wrap your body up in kind.

 And now on to our, nice try Erin, but epic fail bathroom before...I am ashamed....
....and the in progress...gone you nasty, ugly puke stripe and annoying towel bar...the only thing that room had going for it (which you cannot really see) is Scott's amazing subway tiling job above the shower - still in love with it...I have a thing for subway tile - don't ask me! (when I read this in 20 years, I will say huh?)
...and on to the finished pinterest inspired finish...I am so in love with these bold prints and our bedroom has hints of that blue.  My sister has the same curtain in green (and yes Ellen I was envious from the moment I saw it).  Enter Christmas gift cards burning a whole in my pocket and voila...
The shelves are from Target and I got the mason jars for cheap at a flea market (I REALLY miss that good ol' lake side market - tear!)  The print is from St. Thomas.  Funny story - I always get art on trips but that cruise I didn't, I picked up a local artist print - get this - at Salvation Army for a buck still in the original wrapping. Cruise ship painted and all - how perfect!  I figured it counted since I WAS there...
I am liking my new bathroom much better....and so does Scott, he doesn't say too much about my decorating but he was a "tad" outspoken about my DIY fail of yesteryear....glad we got that covered up and we are all moving on - still licking my wounds...I will be back with more soon!

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