I'm going to start by saying that it's really hard to get a good picture of a room that's long and narrow. You may remember how this bathroom looked when we bought this house a year ago....
...it was longer and even more narrow then. It had a huge mirror and a long vanity with dual sinks. The toilet and tub/shower had it's own little room at the back. Pay attention to that little window back there because it's going to disappear as this whole thing gets completely gutted. Part of this little bathroom, along with a huge hall closet and another bedroom closet were all going to be renovated to make TWO bathrooms. The first one, the main bath, which you are seeing today, and the master bath, of which their wasn't one and which I'll save for another day.
Anyway, I had a lot of ideas for this one main bathroom.....these from pinterest.....
and these from DesignDreams by Anne who has renovated her bathroom more than once and I loved them all!
I wanted lots of those pretty blues and bright whites. I wanted to paint my ceiling a bold color. I wanted tile and I wanted a really deep tub. Mostly...I wanted that ugly bathroom GONE!
If you look really closely, at the right of this picture where the tub used to be, you can see how we broke into the back wall of a really long hall closet and also the side wall of one of the two master bedroom closets. You can also see that I still had a window in the bathroom at this point. (Oh how I dreamed of glass block in that window!)
This is the opposite wall where a lovely, but way too big, linen closet was being torn out.
Gone is that huge mirror and the dual sink countertop.
Now we're starting with a clean slate, so let's reconfigure the walls and all of the plumbing because again, we are using part of this bathroom to make a master bathroom.
So if you look at the picture below, then the above diagram makes a little more sense......In other words, the toilet for the master bath is right behind the fish tank.
The toilet in this bathroom got moved to the back of the wall and that window was right in the middle. *sigh*
Anyway, my awesomely deep tub got a pretty shower curtain with the exact colors I wanted, and a light above.
So this would be where the vanity/sinks were originally. Check out my blue ceiling, it's probably my favorite part of this whole bathroom. Weird, I know.
I went round and round with my guys over the fact that I did NOT want a built-in vanity. Just a pair of sinks with a cabinet in between. They said I would be sorry......I am not. I cannot deal with clutter and I think the less surface space in there, the less chance I have of clutter.
Another thing I love about my bathroom is the ambient lighting. It's normally so bright and white, but sometimes when I want to soak in a big, long, hot bubble bath in my deep tub, I don't want it to be quite so glaringly bright, so I hit the ambient lighting....
Kind of changes things dramatically. Definitely more relaxing and I can't deny that the fish tank and the candle add to it.
Oh... and that pretty sail boat picture painted by Anne of DesignDreams by Anne? It looks perfect in it's new crate/frame and if you missed it, you can read about it by clicking on the link below.
|Milk Paint Frame Project|