Last week I shared my Rubber Ducky bathroom with you, and my plans to refresh it. Peanut Head and I have been working hard and we're ready to share it with you . . . as well of some of our challenges. Aren't there always challenges?
This is where my inspiration started, with this shower curtain from Target. I searched for weeks for the right shower curtain. I was looking for something grown up but not too stuffy, and it had to go with neutral paint. Also, it couldn't require a theme. I tend to get into trouble with themes.
I'm sorry that it's a little wrinkly, but it's right out of the bag here and I'm not the type to iron. Besides, after a week of showers, it'll be nice and smooth. I'm counting on it.
So, the shower curtain was the inspiration which then led me to painting two of the walls a sage green and two of the walls a light tan color.
Then I found these towels at Target (ON SALE!!!) and everything else just started falling into place.
Well, mostly. Remember I told you that we weren't going to knock out any walls or anything major like that? Well, since we removed the mirrored cabinet we lost some storage so we decided we were going to put in a smaller medicine cabinet, which Peanut Head was going to recess into the wall.
Which meant a hole.
Which started out small, like this, and then got a little bigger.
Then he installed this lovely medicine cabinet with trim that matched our existing cabinets.
And we loved it.
Until Thing 1 decided to hang from it while attempting to reach over my pile of construction debris on the floor. She was trying to get to her toothbrush. An honest mistake. Mine, not hers.
So picture the door hanging by one hinge, completely ripped off the recessed mount cabinet. That wasn't going to work. I don't know why I didn't take a picture of that. I think I was too busy keeping my composure while my blood pressure was having a party inside my head.
It turned out okay in the end, because we found this nicer mirrored cabinet at Home Depot.
And it was only a tinsy bit smaller than the hole. If you're six feet or taller, you can see the screws on the top. That's not a problem for us though, we don't let Peanut Head in this bathroom anyway. Well, unless he needs to fix something.
Next we talked about replacing the sink.
And we did. I love our new sink, free of toothpaste. The girls have been warned that my head will pop off and chase them around the house if it doesn't stay that way.
Our second challenge was the countertop. We purchased a very nice Corian-type countertop with an undermount sink which I loved.
But it didn't fit our cabinet. It turns out our bathroom cabinets are not a standard size. Oh joy. So, with tears in my eyes, we returned that countertop and resigned ourselves to laminate. It would have been too expensive to have a countertop custom made for us, and we weren't prepared to sink that type of money into this bathroom in the first place. We were just refreshing it. Doing our part to stimulate the economy and be sensible at the same time and all that.
So we found this lovely laminate countertop that Peanut Head was able to cut to size.
Ahem. This lovely KITCHEN countertop that Peanut Head was able to cut to size length-wise before we realized that, Gee, this countertop sticks out four inches farther than our other countertop. What the heck?! Seriously, Bob Vila doesn't say measure twice, cut once for nothing.
Lucky for us, Peanut Head is resourceful and was able to cut out those few inches depth-wise. Once I crammed some khaki caulking into the tinsy crack, it's hardly noticeable. I am the Caulking Queen, let me tell you. It's because I'm anal.
Here's the new light bar. I love it because it doesn't blind me when I'm trying to trim my nose hairs. Not really, I don't have nose hairs like that.
They're on my neck.
And here is the new, nondescript little stool for the little shorties.
A couple new rugs.
This is my favorite. It's another Target find and it's so plush, I want to sleep on it.
And let's not forget the new cabinet hardware.
Such a little thing that makes such a big difference.
Now, I need your help. I have this bare wall area, a little over the toilet and a lot adjacent to it. I need something there. Should I get a picture or two, or something functional? Talk to me, my bloggy friends.