In my last post, I talked about how I like to have pending projects to tend to when down time presents itself. As someone who likes to tinker and putter, the blank walls of our home provide endless opportunities for me to implement my creativity. After I wrote my last blog post, I happened to stumble upon pictures of our house when it was on the market, AKA before I got my Pinterest/HGTV inspired hands on it. It was really neat to see the changes that have been made in a relatively short period of time.
I’ll be posting about the home updates as a recurring theme on this blog, as there will usually be plenty of new material to write about (ha)!
Some rooms in our house needed immediate tending to when we first moved in, but the hall bathroom really wasn’t one of them. It was a nice, quiet gray (like the rest of the house), but it didn’t have much character to it.
Initially, we just threw all of our stuff in the bathroom to make it functional, but I eventually knew I would want to spruce it up. I really enjoy life and nature filled spaces, so bland just wasn’t going to get it done.
I had no idea of what I wanted the bathroom to look like, but I always gravitate towards nature inspired colors and materials. There is just something clean and timeless about how naturally occurring things look.
Green is one of my favorite colors, but it can easily be overpowering when it is put on the walls. I hemmed and hawed on whether or not to go with a bolder color in the smaller space, but I ended up loving it. I usually go for the light and airy colors on walls, but the lighter colors in the bathroom offset the strength of the green. Best of all, it hides a lot of toddler associated accidents (ha)!
We then added a new mirror, a wicker basket for guest toiletries, new shelves with flowers and knick knacks, a new soap dispenser, towel hooks, a new shower curtain that was hung up higher than before, and a decorative bucket for reading material :).
There are still a few things I’d like to do to the bathroom, like put up molding, hang a second white shower curtain for a window curtain effect (makes the room bigger and breaks up the green a bit), replace the light fixture, and get a bathmat, but I am happy with where things are for now.
A new bathmat makes no sense with a potty training toddler anyway. Accurate aim seems more like a pipe dream than an attainable goal, but that’s a story for another day (ha)! One room is done, and now it is on to the next one!