The time has come to make some moves. Bathroom moves.
That sounds a bit suspicious and a bit gross, but I assure you it's not.
We've been living with our bathroom in its current state (very un-upgraded and very un-inspiring) forever. I like to call it "80s Builders Grade."
We've done very little to this space. Seriously, I can probably name 5 things we've done. Total. We've...
- replaced the baseboard heating unit
- hung photos
- hung curtains that Nana made
- hung adorable towels that someone surprised me with
- touched up the paint around the window trim
- organized the linen closet
Okay, maybe that was six. But still.
Aaaannd that's where we find ourselves, nearly five years after closing on the house.
We need to rid this space of the brass/gold overload. We need to replace our shower. We need paint, a new vanity top, new knobs, a different medicine cabinet, clean grout lines, a new light fixture...
I'm over this light fixture...
Only mine has six bulbs. Lucky me. So show business. So 80s. So over it.
We're going to tackle this space in two phases. While Matt and I deliberate on what exactly to do with our shower, (can we somehow convert it into a tub? should we tile? can we change the footprint somehow to allow for a bench if we keep the shower?) we'll tackle the first phase: updating the vanity, replacing the light fixture and medicine cabinet and getting a new faucet. We've been living with a broken faucet for two years. I have no idea why. I guess I've been waiting to kick start the bathroom mini-haul.
The floor tile and the wall tile are white and in excellent condition so I plan to keep them. I'd like to update the whole bathroom for somewhere around $2,000. The main chunk of that will be in phase two when we tackle the shower.
So, it's time to shop. I'm thinking that I'd like a neutral vanity top to go on our existing white vanity and add interest in things like the accents. I played around with Olioboard and came up with this general design idea for Phase 1.
Our vanity doesn't have legs like the one above and the sconces may end up being different but at least it's a jumping off point.
Simple, clean, elegant. When we outgrow this house, hopefully the next buyer will appreciate the neutral palette.
What has lingered on your to-do list for years?