12/07/2017

The Bathroom

The bathroom. Ugh!  Where to start?!? 
 First off, let's start with what I have to work with...


This is a pic of what I walked in to on the day we closed.  It ain't bad, for sure.  I've seen a lot worse!  For. SURE!  But, it ain't great either.  First starters, it's old.  Which is okay, cause I get that fantastic tile floor.  I'm in love with the floor.  But, virtually everything else is just old.  Saying that, I have to disclose...this will be a lipstick on a pig situation.  There is no ripping the whole thing out and starting over.  For that matter...there is no budget!  Ha!  But, where there's a will there's a way, right?  And, I've got the will part, down pat.  

But, still...what to do?  


SO, I started looking for a rug.  I know, we don't want to cover up too much of that glorious original tile.  But, my son doesn't like to stand on the tile alone...hence, the rug.  I'm thinking one of these two would be lovely....









In all honesty, the one on the right, is the one I want.  It's perfect!  But, it's a little more $ than the one on the left...so, there's my dilemma.  Up next are the walls.  These are my color options...

 

Black, midnight blue, or aubergine for the base color.   Yeah, I said base color, because I'll be doing a little something else over it.  Here's my inspiration...


 Since I can't do wallpaper (textured walls.)  The next best thing is just free-handing it.  Sure, it's a little labor intensive.  But, if I can pull it off, it'll be worth it.  Super excited about this aspect, for sure.  

Next up the lighting.  As you can see, there ain't much.  Just a light over the mirror.  So, I need to make sure the fixture is practical (enough light) as well as pretty.  Here are the options I've narrowed it down to...




 
I looove the top two.  The bottom one would be much more economical (the name of my game,) but dang, the top two make me happy.  We'll see which one wins out.  

Next, the faucet.  These are budget options.  Sorry, unfortunately, I can't afford the $500 version of these, as much as I'd like to.  But, these will work, I think, and dress it up in there.  


Not bad, right?  I like the one on the left a little more than the one on the right.  I like the lines of it. It just feels a little more luxurious to me.   

The shower curtain, I've decided, is going to be custom made.  Out of white silk taffeta.  I love how swanky silk taffeta is.   It makes me happy.  And the mirror, ugh the mirror.  I don't know what I'm going to get.  Something vintage, something new, something modern, something ornate?  I think it will be a game-time decision.  I have to find the right one, and the decision is based on all the other moving parts in this bathroom.  

So, there you go.  My updated bathroom.  What do you think?  Do you have any strong opinions on any of these choices?  Hope you have a wonderful day!

'Til next time...


4 comments:

Peggi said...

That floor might have sold me the house! Your plans look marvelous. I'd lean toward aubergine, and that top right light is wowza!! Why is lighting so $$$$? Again, so much to look forward tp!

Nichole Loiacono said...

Peggi-

That floor WAS one of the selling points for the house! I saw it online and made the appointment immediately! Luckily no one else saw what I did! Thanks!!!

Mary said...

Can you remove the valance/wall over the tub? That just some demo & drywall repair. It would really open up the space.
If you’re looking for more light, don’t get the fixture with the black shades. And you’re spot on with the top 2 light fixtures. Love them!

Nichole Loiacono said...

Mary-

The divider there is actually an arch. It is original to the house and I definitely won't be taking it out. Even if I wanted to. Which I don't. But I agree with you on the lighting. The one with the shades probably won't work. Even though it works for the budget, it won't work for the space. Thanks for commenting!!!

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