Sunday, March 7, 2010

Serenity in the Master Bath !!

Happy March, everyone (gosh, wasn't it just Christmas) ?!  For the one and a half people who read my blog, I'm sorry I haven't posted recently ... between my son turning four (bittersweet, indeed!), myself turning 41 (eee gads!), where we had a big ol' adult birthday bash at our house last night, complete with DJ and disco lights (what FUN), and adding new touches to our master bedroom and bath, time has gotten away from me !!
 Speaking of the bathrooms ... okay, admittedly, I LOVE seeing baths that say "calming," "relaxing," and a "touch" of coastal.  These rooms tend to be done in soft blues, creams, taupes, etc.  I've imagined waking up and walking into such a serene space to start my day, face my wrinkles and apply gobs of makeup.  So, I finally bit the bullet and made a few changes to our master bath to attempt this look.

BEFORE: Once again, it was done in my "go to" colors ... red/gold/green.  (As always, feel free to click on the pic to enlarge it.)

AND, AFTER:  We painted the walls Duron Millet.  The whimsical animal print rug use to live in another room ... it was a bit too big for the main part of our bath, so I cut it down a bit, which gave me a bonus runner ... yippee !!

We also added new lighting, took down the builder's basic huge mirror and opted for two matching ones instead.  I'm enjoying being greeted by the whimsical wall words that took me forEVER to put up on the wall (LOVE wall words, but 9 times out of 10, they end up crooked ... ugh)!!

I finally found a fabric that I liked !!  And, yes, I know my mis-treatment is in need of serious help, as it's pinned together ... still need to sew the poor things and add a tassle trim on the bottom:

Same with the shower curtain ... in need of sewing (and addition of a tassle trim) as well (oops):

I wanted "something" with color to go in between the mirrors to fill the gap.  So, I bought three 8x10 canvases on sale at Michaels and covered them with the same fabric as my window mis-treatments and shower curtain (adding a starfish to the middle canvas just for fun).  I like how it ties all the fabric pieces together. 

Love having the bowl of shells on the vanity ... they serve as a fun reminder that we live by the ocean.

And, of course, I was SOOO excited to find this accent chest at Kirkland's ... it matches the blue in my fabric to a "T" !!  I want to add a different piece of art above the chest, eventually, but this one will do for now:

Well, that's what I've done so far.  Still need finishing touches and to complete my "toilet" room.  I'm going for beadboard wallpaper and chair molding.  I'm also painting the upper portion SW Stratton Blue.  I'll post that (and my bedroom revamp) soon !!  I'm off to catch up on everyone else's projects !!

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