As a courtesy, let me give you the short version of this post.
“Blah, blah, blah, Bali, blah, blah, paint.” Pictures, pictures, pictures.
And now the only slightly longer version beginning, as all such reveals must, with a painfully incomplete Before photo with a bunch of people in it who didn’t want to be on my blog.
I chose the tile, stone, cabinetry, and custom light fixtures, and this is how it started. Note the weird position of the towel bar by the tub, and no towel bar near the shower.
I love the shower niche that is standard from the builder. So useful, right?
I think this tub surround turned out great. So we were already off to a great start!
Last year, I moved into the house and promptly painted the walls Sherwin-Williams Sleepy Blue with the darker Refuge on the accent wall. Of course, I forgot to paint the bit of wall under the vanity. Every day for a year, Kent used this bathroom and never noticed until I pointed it out to him.
After that, he bothered me every day about it until I finally painted it. Tada!
Every day I feel happier and happier with how my mirror surround turned out. I cut, glued, stapled, screwed, stained, and put 5 thin coats of polyurethane on it all by myself.
I’m pleased that it looks of a piece with the vanity cabinetry.
I also took down the towel bar, patched the wall, painted there and hung a picture I took on our trip to Bali next to a statue we brought back from there. Tada!
I put another picture from our Bali trip over one of my favorite features of the room, the octagonal table. Because I am an OCTober baby, I love OCTagons and all things 8. I flipped over the octagonal rooms in Jefferson’s Monticello, for example. So when I saw this octagonal table on Craigslist, I pounced on it. It was an ugly, dry, oak-y color, so I stained it espresso as well. I’m telling you it’s sleek.
This gives me the perfect place to display the bowl my sister brought back from Turkey for me.
Maybe I’m crazy for covering up so much nice tile, but I have to say, I have been loving having a nice cushy rug in the bathroom.
I started with an abacus stool, but it was too high, so I used this stool instead. Kent sits on it to brush his teeth, but I do my makeup standing up.
I picked up these candlesticks when I was backpacking through Slovenia. Just kidding. I bought them at Pier 1. Sue me.
I wanted to have some nice little apothecary jars here, but only if they were filled with things we really use every day. And they are. Check out the sheen on those 5 coats of polyurethane on the mirror frame.
Kent and I are really happy with the window treatment we put up. It feels very right with the Bali theme.
I’m delighted to finish another room, and have already started on the kitchen/morning room/family room. This is by far the largest and most intimidating space because of the amount and type of trim going in. At least after each hard day’s work, I have a nice place to take a bath or hide from the kids or both. Lah!