Bathroom Overhaul

I haven’t loved our downstairs bathroom since we moved in three years ago.   I think it is actually the only room in the house that has the original paint on the walls.   It is red.   Now while I love decorate with red they chose a red that is too tomato-ey for me. The shower curtain was also left behind (don’t worry I changed the liner) by the previous homeowners.   Same thing, I didn’t love it.   But it was good enough. I knew one day I would redecorate the bathroom.   That day has come (my husband is going to cringe when he comes home).   Goodbye ugly Hollywood lights.   See ya red paint! Hasta la vista iron décor.IMG_2213

I did update the bathroom a tad a couple of years ago.   I painted the vanity black and changed out the mirror.   That helped get me through today.   But now a total revamp is on, here is my checklist.

1. Board & Batten.   It is everywhere in blogland and I figure this is an easy project to start with since the bathroom is only an 5’ x 8’ space.   I love the bright classic look of the white board & batten.

2.   New lights. Blech to the current Hollywood lights!   I want something softer with glass shades.


3. A new color on the wall.   I have always dug hues of blue but I think I am going to take a blue break and go with PLUM.   I know some of you are dry heaving right now.   But lately it has been calling my name. It’ll be pretty, I promise. Or maybe I will change my mind, who knows.

So excuse me while I go patch the walls and primer.IMG_2218I will keep you posted on the progress and if you used a plum shade that you totally dig I am open to suggestions.