As promised, my first post back in the game is an update on the front bathroom. I feel like it hasn’t changed much since you seen it last but actually it has. The last post I wrote about our front bathroom was this one (just click the bolded words to get back to that post). And here’s how it looked last…
Since then we’ve:
- Painted the built-ins and added new hardware (you can barely seem there in this picture… just to the right)
- Added art and accessories
- Hung the door to the hot water heater closet
That doesn’t seem like a whole lot but when you’ve got a baby running around, it is a big deal, okay?! It took my FOREVER to get those darn built-ins painted. One day when I wasn’t at home, J.C. hung the built-in doors. We’ve also added some custom art, painted by none other than my darling husband. And lastly, he hung the door to the hot water heater closet. That made the room look so much more “finished”… even if the trim hasn’t been caulked… or if it hasn’t been painted… or doesn’t have a handle. Here’s the same view now:
And looking back the other way:
And the lovely built-ins:
As you can see, one of the doors STILL isn’t hanging. That’s the story of my life, I tell ya! Almost done with about a million projects. What’s weird is that if fit before, but now it doesn’t. That makes absolutely no sense to my little brain but it’s the truth. So, I just need to either sand down the opening or the edges of the door just a smidge and it should fit. Sheesh!
The art above the “throne” is a hummingbird that I asked J.C. to paint me. Here’s the close up…
Isn’t she beautiful? This watercolor is my favorite thing about the whole bathroom. Oh and this painting is the reason I named this post “Humming”! I know, I’m corny. I just can’t help myself. But seriously, it’s really special to have someone you love so much paint something so beautiful. This picture of the painting does it no justice. If you’ve seen it in person, you can vouch for me and says it’s much prettier in person than on here. 🙂
And over by the sink there’s another painting and a big leaf that we picked up in a park on one of our many travels (Ft. Lauderdale, FL to be exact). Here’s a closer look at the other piece of art.
It’s women picking poppies. Say that fast 10 times. HA! He painted it in college. I love it too… like a lot. The frame was gold, which didn’t look good in this room, so I painted it with some red spray paint to spice things up a bit. Don’t you love it?
Here’s a very boring picture of the door that was installed:
As you can see there isn’t a handle and if you look closely, the trim looks a little dirty. It’s not actually dirt, it’s nail holes and what not. A quick caulk job (boy how I love a caulk job) and some fresh paint should do the trick. We, well I, have painted a number of our doors a very moody color by Sherwin Williams called Seal Skin. See one here and here.
I’m trying to decide if the inside of the bathroom can handle two dark doors, right beside each other none the less, or if they need to stay white. I do think this room could stand a little more visual “weight” but I don’t know about 2 doses. And I’m thinking it would look really weird for one of them to be basically black and the other to be stark white?! What say you?
Ok so let’s move on shall we? There is one thing in particular about this room that I don’t like at all…
That’s the ceiling above our walk-in shower. And it’s peeling! The light you see there is not just a light but also an exhaust fan that is well rated for this size room. Every time we shower, we always turn the fan on… and always have. So, that just tells me that our contractors probably didn’t use the right process to ensure that this wouldn’t happen. Well, it’s pretty obvious, right? I guess I need to do a little research and then spend some of my free time (since I have so much of that these days) scraping the flaking paint and doing it again. Geez. You think you’re done with a room and it starts all over again! Oh well, I’m just happy to have a house. 🙂
So, what do you think of our guest bathroom? If you don’t remember what it looked like before or maybe you’re new here, this should give you an idea of where we came from:
I’d say we’ve made some major progress. I still need to do the following:
- Sand and hang the last built-in door
- Caulk around hot water heater closet door and paint; add handle
- Possibly paint inside of bathroom door
- Add baseboard next to hot water heater door
- Purchase and install a permanent window treatment
- Have J.C. fix the faucet on one sink (it’s acting weird)
- Figure out where to hang a towel rack or hook?!
As far as I know, that’s it! Seeing that we’ve done a lot of work in this room and the to-do list is pretty short, I’d say we are about 80-85% done, wouldn’t you? Let me know in the comments below what your opinion is about painting the insides of those doors that are side by side. Oh and if you have any insight on paint peeling above a shower, help a sister out!