Yesterday I showed you what our main bathroom looks like now. Today I’m going to show you what I would like our bathroom to look like when we’re done with the renovation.
Our home was built in the 1920s and has a cottage look to it. Someone once described it as “storybook” looking, although that was probably a bit generous. :) I would like this bathroom to be in keeping with the time period of the house and look as though it has always been authentic to the 20s.
Although clearly, after yesterday’s pictures, IT HAS NOT!!
I don’t know about you, but we live in the very real world of plungers and bath toys and toilet cleaner and extra bags for the trash can in the bathroom. This isn’t your typical Martha Stewart home.
The medicine cabinet pictured above would be perfect for our bathroom, but as I have been pricing medicine cabinets out, I have come to realize that it is out of our budget for the bathroom. As in, the budget is extremely tight, and my dream medicine cabinet is not worth it, at least for this house which is probably not our forever house. I have been scouring craigslist for something that may work that is more affordable.Here is the plan for the bathroom:
- Beadboard wainscoting around the room
- Re-tile floor and shower/tub surround
- Scrape wallpaper off walls/ceiling and paint a soft greyish-green
- Refinish existing cabinets, perhaps adding some height with legs? and new knobs
- Add new sink in white
- New faucet in brushed nickel
- New side sconces in brushed nickel
- New “floating”glass shelves above the radiator
- New towel bar near sink
- Add shelf above the door for more storage
- New-to-us medicine cabinet (or, if I can’t find one, a mirror)
- Woven-reed blind for window to add some warmth and a natural element
In reality, it will probably take months. Hopefully you aren’t sitting on the edge of your seats, it could be a long wait. :)