Friday, August 31, 2012

Bathroom Mini-Makeover: Oh So Right, or Horribly Wrong?

Yesterday I mentioned that jackhammers will be in our weekend plans -- how fun, right? Yep, we'll be busting up the concrete pad on the side of our home to make way for something else. We have such a small lot that I want to make the most of it, so I'm excited to have that space.

And who are we kidding? We all know I will not actually be outside with a jackhammer in my hands -- that's laugh city right there, folks. My trusty husband who actually knows how to use the thing will be providing the labor and I will be the primary party in charge of motivational talks, iced tea breaks and clean up. I always get stuck with clean up!

There's another thing I'll be doing, though -- our bathroom needs a little love, and I intend to love the heck out of it this weekend.



First off, I'm ashamed to admit that I never painted the trim so there's still brown paint smudges on the side of the window casing (and they're from previous owners but still, I'm type A and I can't believe I didn't take care of it in 3 years). And second, my bathroom is one of the many (many) rooms in my house without baseboard. I must harbor some weird subconscious ill will toward baseboard.


Well no longer -- both of those things are getting taken care of this weekend.

Also, I need your help. I don't care for the shutter style doors on the vanity at all, but I'm stuck with them for the time being so I've been thinking of ways to make peace with them. The vanity needs a touch up (I think the previous owners painted it the espresso brown color) but I'm thinking about changing the color to a creamy white while I'm at it... what say you?


Tell me what you think, for reals. Because I am not a fan of making any decision for myself without lots and lots of research. And by research I mean other peoples' opinions. And... go!

20 comments:

  1. Love the creamy white color. I was also thinking that those louvered doors were really cute--then I read you don't like them. They are at least unusual. The paint will make a huge difference!

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  2. Love the white! I am in the process of painting anything in my house that doesnt move haha...white is always a fresh, clean choice. Go for it!

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  3. go ahead and paint them white!!!
    I am also painting this weekend....trying to paint a nasty pink marble fireplace!!! I know it won't last forever but at least it won't be such an eyesore!!

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    1. pink marble, eh? I'd be painting it too! Good luck :)

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  4. I think the boys' "misses" will show up more on white. Just sayin'...

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    1. If my little dudes are having that hard of a time aiming... then I have bigger problems than paint color! Haha :)

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  5. Creamy white for sure! How about taking the middle cabinet fronts off to break up the shutters? An open shelf look with nice baskets for storage.

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    1. I was actually thinking about that, we'll see how it looks when I pull the doors off -- the thing is those are slide out shelves in the middle and I can put so. much. stuff. in there and as it's our shared master/kid/guest bath (viva 1960!) I'd have to find some deep baskets to make it worth it storage wise. We shall see :)

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  6. Another vote for white. Then bop on down to my house and paint mine, and then we'll strip that Carmen Miranda tropical fish wallpaper. ;)

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    1. Oh, Ma -- your bathroom needs more help than just stripping wallpaper and painting a vanity. But I'd be happy to talk... ;)

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  7. I personally like the shutter type doors :) and as for color, the creamy white is very fresh and clean looking and allows your backsplash and hardware to stand out. I think it would look nice.

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  8. I,too, don't mind the shutter-type doors. Anything white in a bathroom looks good to me!

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  9. I think the white would be pretty....I'd paint the mirror frame to match while you are at it!

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  10. I think the shutter-style doors will be even more noticable when they are painted white, but the dark color they are painted now is too heavy for the space. I think they'll look great painted creamy white. It's only paint!

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  11. Like the dark better, don't paint it. do the needed projects first. the dark looks more classy & elegant. just my thoughts....luv your blog.

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  12. I think the creamy white is very fresh looking. When you're done with yours would you like to come paint mine? :)

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  13. creamy white is fresh looking, but boy does it show the dust and any dirt. Then you have to clean more often, just saying..,

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  14. Off white would look good but I would also change the mirror too as the dark trim will clash when you paint the cupboards. If you then want to add an accent of colour you could pick out the powder blue colour in the tiles by adding a vase and other accessories in that colour?!

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