I'm about to start deconstructing the half bath, probably Wednesday. Tomorrow morning, though, I'm going to do my free-motion quilt along homework from last week. A gal's gotta have priorities.
Okay, bathroom "before" shots, here we go. Here is the overall view of the three by eight foot space. The ceiling height is dropped a bit from standard, so it'll be easy to paint.
Here's the view from the throne (yes, the lid is down). I'm even leaning back here (and artsy angle, woo!) to give the illusion of more space, but I'm not kidding anyone am I? In reality, one could multitask quite easily from a seated position, what with the sink being so handy and all. And one does.
So the first step will be to remove the wallpaper. Cross your fingers that it comes off relatively well and reveals little damage to the underlying wall. It seems like it's really stuck on there good. I have a feeling I may be in for a challenge, but I hope I'm wrong.
I have already bought the paint that'll go on the walls (because the 40% off sale ended Sunday). The color is called "Take Five" by Sherwin Williams. Here it is in the paint can, but I'm hoping it looks a tad darker on the walls, like it did on the paint chip.
You're going to laugh at me for this, but whatever. I bought this picture at some garage sale or thrift store, I don't even remember when or where. I was going to use the frame for something else. I think the image is just one of those flimsy papers you're supposed to take out before you frame whatever nice thing you intended to frame. I could be wrong. Anyway, I liked the picture, so I left it and put it up in the bathroom. I reminds me of places around here.
I will be "retiring" this picture, but I'm not sure what I'll put in its place. That's way down the list of things to worry about later. In the meantime, if any of you are seized with inspiration for wall art, please let me know.
Current light fixture (circa 1977 when the house was built?):
Possible future light fixture?
I like the modern look and the profile doesn't come too far out from the wall. Haven't bought it yet though. It was at Home Depot. I have a photo of it mounted on the display wall at the store, and you can see the curve of the light, but Blogger has a mind not to allow me to upload that pic for some reason. What gives, Blogger?
At another home store, there was this one, which I originally thought I liked more. But now, I think I like the first one. As far as finishes, I prefer brushed nickel to chrome.
Floor after (a few weeks from now):
Not sure about the medicine chest. We do use it. Right now, my inclination is to leave it as is but change the hardware. Mostly because I'm lazy that way, but also because with blue walls and brushed nickel accents, the room might already be on its way to being "cold." But I would consider painting it too, if that seemed like the thing to do.
Definitely will need something besides the fake foliage on top, and something interesting for the shelf, eventually.
Oh, and these little things will also be retired. I bought them at a craft fair long, long ago in another millennium.
Towel bar and TP holder will be replaced with something non-wood, probably brushed nickel.
So that's the current plan for the can...man. Thoughts?