Master Bath Makeover

this bathroom was exciting for a few reasons, the paint color was not one of them.

 Reasons to be excited:

I would have space to put a vanity chair (and therefore have a seat to do my morning makeup in) and be able to organize my makeup in a neat way on the counter. Also there’s a drawer so i could utilize that as well.

The tub meant i could take relaxing baths.

The size meant me and D wouldn’t be falling over each other trying to get ready in front of the mirror.

But the paint was sad. I don’t have anything against brown walls, but there’s no window in this bathroom, and it just made the space feel small and dark.

Project 1: Paint the bathroom.
I used the same color as the other bathrooms: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt. I absolutely love this color for all the bathrooms, and I’m so happy I chose it.

And then there was removing those old towel bars, and toilet paper holder. We had 2 towel bars in here, one by the shower and one on the other side of the bathroom above the bath.

And I added shelves for a little bathroom decor/storage. Same style shelves as the ones in the other bath- can you see the what i’m doing here? continuity in all the bathrooms- check.

I love that the open shelves give me space to store things but in a way i can do so artistically. Loads of soap in a cool glass jar; rolls on rolls of toilet paper in a wire basket; pretty candle; no purpose pretty mercury glass shiny thing. I like the mix of textures that I am able to showcase, but its all in a useful way cause I need it within reach ya kno. Especially the toilet paper.

This is the new towel bar we put up. The hands can swing out and allow up to 4 towels to dry simultaneously. Pretend like you can’t see where I patched the wall.

Here is my makeup organization for the counter. Acrylic 3 drawer set, and a lipstick holder/extra compartment thing that fits nicely on top. I used glass jars to the right to hold my brushes, which need to be cleaned.

Open the drawer and you can see I used acrylic dividers to group items together so it’s not just a big convoluted mess.I also purged old makeup before putting it in here. This is a good amount for me to have, I think. (There’s like 6 eye shadow palettes on the left I should get around to using O_O)



Bathroom Makeover

before: bath 1

photo courtesy of when the last owner’s lived here. white walls, 1 hook for a towel.


Take the hook off the wall and paint the bathroom.

You guessed it: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.
Then removed the toilet paper holder and put up a new towel bar.

A double rod to maximize towel hanging space. 

Also we needed a shower curtain rod so I got one of the curved ones. It makes the curtain hang close to the toilet if you’re sitting on that but having a curved rod makes the shower space seem roomier. Pros outweigh the cons I think.


The shower curtain is the same one we had in the last place, it makes for a fun bathroom I think. And this is baby girls bathroom so we like fun. Also I think the wall color plays nicely with the underwater/sea theme.

I’m thinking about adding a cute mermaid decal in here to go along with the theme and cause little mama seems to like mermaids. 

I still need to get her a toothbrush holder,  and set up the guest toiletries but this bathroom is basically done. 

Powder Room Update


it’s a pretty basic powder room: toilet, pedestal sink and towel bar with white walls.

its under the stairs so the ceiling slants low on the toilet side.

i started painting it the same day we got the keys. i don’t waste any time i know.

 measuring cup to open the can of paint because i couldn’t find anything else !

color is sea salt by sherwin williams. beautiful bathroom color. i knew from all my pinterest searching that it would be the bathroom color and i am super happy about it even though i didn’t swatch the walls and check lighting and blah blah like some people suggest before committing to a color.

the towel bar is kind of an eyesore but i also don’t feel like ripping it out the wall right now, but like why such a massive towel bar for a bathroom that doesn’t even have a shower/bath? oh well. maybe i’ll rip it out later in favor of a smaller towel thing closer to the sink.

i added some shelves above the toilet since the pedestal sink offers zero storage and i would hate for someone to run out of toilet paper when they need it lol. I’ll add some cute stuff on the shelves later, maybe a candle and some lotions or a nice terrarium…

 shelves are from ikea= ekby collection and i chose the silver endcaps to hang them.

i love the way these different colors play together in here. also white circle mat from ikea to finish it off.


updated 6/2/16: i ripped the towel bar and toilet paper holder out the wall and added a new one of each.

a more fitting hand towel holder.


and a metal toilet paper holder