I can't put off showing you our updated bathroom! Way back in October, my birthday present from my husband was a gift card to Lowe's and the promise to help me install whatever it was that made my heart pitter-patter.
I bought beadboard.
But we've been busy! Finally my husband had a week off between Christmas and New Year's, so he got to work on the bathroom. I wish I was cool enough to do it myself, but I'm just not there yet. Isn't it so clean and pretty?
While we were at it, I asked my husband to replace our oak cupboard with this shelf I fixed up. It looks so much cleaner in style with the beadboard.
I refinished the wooden part of this clock--no more orange oak for me! I spent hours painting in that little room! I primed and painted the ceiling with proper bathroom paint so it won't mold, then painted the upper walls our favorite tan.
I painted these picture frames that used to be oak and hung them in a new place. The pictures are of each of my boys at 9 months, and yes, there's room below for another frame when our new baby is 9 months old.
The original door still hangs in the bathroom, but it got a fresh coat of white paint too. I took down the hook but found out when it was gone how much I use it, so hung it in the same place on the door with this piece of barn board. I love the stencil, and now our guests will always remember what room they're in. Ha!
Isn't the white beadboard and the tan wall so yummy?
I felt like we needed a little more storage, so I asked my husband to build a couple shadow boxes from barn boards. I LOVE the result!
They're the perfect rustic counterpart to all of the clean white paint!
A bathroom always needs reading material.
I hesitated painting the frame on our medicine cabinet, but I'm so glad I did it!
Now I need to figure out how to paint the base. It's not real wood... And even with primer and a couple coats of paint, it'll wear and chip off, right? I'd rather put up with fake oak than chippy (not in a good way) paint. What should I do?
We're also missing base trim. I thought we could use the pieces we pulled off, but it just wouldn't work in a couple places. It's on the never-ending to-do list!
I LOVE my "new" bathroom! My only regret is that I didn't take before pictures. Bad blogger!
Thank you, dear husband, for your hard work!
Bathroom Makeover Party at Centsational Girl