I’m slowly crossing things off of the home to-do list. (master to-do list and deployment to-do list)
One of the rooms I’ve really been wanting to tackle is our half bath downstairs. It’s the only bathroom downstairs so it is used often by guests and ourselves. Since moving in it’s been FULL of holes, pencil lines, and dents from the previous owner and it really doesn’t reflect my style.
It’s been bothering me for months how this is one of the first impressions people get of our style and it just feels heavy. With the matte gray walls, pepto-ish pink counter, metal mirror, light fixture and dark wood trim it makes it feel more cave-like than I would like. With Eddie being gone I’m able to do a few things (paint, wall paper, fixtures, etc) but some other things will have to wait until he gets home (new counter top & faucet, and addressing the flooring). The flooring is a cement-type tile that for some reason the previous owner never sealed and it’s full of weird stains that no matter how hard I scrub it won’t come up. My next step is to leave a mixture of bleach on it for a few hours to release the grimy look and then see if we’re able to put some kind of sealer over it to give it a glossy finish.
I’ve been scrolling through my bathroom pinterest board gathering some ideas for this half bath. I want it to be light, fun, and welcoming (well as welcoming as a bathroom can be, ha!) Since there isn’t a window in here I’m choosing to paint the walls white and I’m looking at a gorgeous peel & stick wallpaper from Walls Need Love to bring that fun flare without the commitment. I’m also leaning towards gold accents because let’s keep it real – I love gold.
I’m also toying with the idea of adding some shelving above the toilet. Should I keep just a piece of art there or add some shelving and add some pictures/art to the other wall (opposite the mirror)? AHHH – what do you think?