Here's a project I've been picking away at all summer. Our master bathroom was nice before. Our house is not too old so nothing was terribly outdated or even worn out.
But I had been hating all the orangey oak cabinets in this place.
You may recall I painted our kitchen island to break up some of that oak expanse. Then I decided i would use the same chocolate brown on the bathroom cabinetry. My next complaint about the room was the boring paint color.
I am usually pretty happy with earthy tones, but I had always wanted a bathroom with a fresh, spa-like feel to it. Plus, one of my daughters had gotten into nail polish one day and when it spilled she wiped some of the excess on the walls. (She then proceeded to cover the spill on the floor with toilet paper and walk away. Like that's going to go unnoticed. But that's another story.)
So the walls needed a fresh coat of paint. I liked the shower curtain I had purchased and took the rest of the room colors from it.
I have also always wanted beadboard wainscoting in my bathroom, so that was top on my list of improvements. After a recent trip to Nova Scotia I decided to take the whole room in a beachy direction.
Let's talk accessories.
This painting over the toilet is one i did in high school. I always liked it so it got a spot in the room. I need to build a frame for it.
The beach sign i made from a driftwood board i found on the beach in Nova Scotia.
Everything in the apothecary jar was found in Nova Scotia.
The driftwood stick- also from NS.
On the back of the toilet is a bowl of NS seashells and a pile of drifted wood pieces awaiting hanging---if i can figure how to hang them.
The sparkly glass knobs are from Hobby Lobby,
The pulls are from Walmart (a package of 4 for $9),
The glass knob towel hooks are from Home Depot.
I have some photos i took in NS that I was going to print, frame, and hang in the room. Will that be too much going on? I'm thinking so. I'm also wondering if i should do a little distressing on the cabinets? That would make them a little more beachy and less formal, I'm thinking. I'm not sure yet if I'll replace the doors with white ones, or if I'll paint them white. I'm thinking I would add some molding to them if we just keep them.