From Pea Soup to Chocolate Mousse

21 Sep

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today we are talking peas and chocolate…no, not really…I am actually giving the most recent bathroom update. When we moved into our home about 7 months ago the main bathroom was a diluted pea soup color, and now it is a creamy brown (Benjamin Moore Spanish Brown to be exact).

{If you want to read about the original plans you can do that here, or the progress here and here}.   Take another look at the original bathroom:

"ivory and green bathroom"

Bathroom BEFORE

And now the after:

Brown Bathroom

Bathroom AFTER

The biggest obstacle in the room was the hunter green accent tile on the floor and in the shower.  My master plan was to select a shower curtain that could bring in shades of green and shades of the wall color.  I really like how the finished room turned out.  Here are a couple other views of the space:

Best shower curtain hooks. Ever.

Looking towards the door...

We need to add some storage in this corner...

I must say, I am really proud of Kevin for painting the edge along the ceiling.  That is always such a difficult task!  I usually end up with paint on the ceiling (and from the amount of pea soup paint on the ceiling, so did the previous owners).

Take a peak at another eyesore that was in the original room:

"Ivory and green bathroom"

What is with that medicine cabinet?

If you remember my post a few weeks ago, you may recall that the cabinet broke and we had to get a new one.  I purchased a cute vintage-y white cabinet from Home Depot, but I ended up returning it.  I was concerned about the white paint and chrome hinges with the ivory sink and (beautiful new) bronze faucet.   We ended up with a fabulous bronze mirror that was on clearance at Menards…$35, thank you very much!

Much better!

I really love the bathroom now.  My favorite part is probably the view from the shower.  Check this out:

Tree tops seen from the shower...yes I stood in the shower to take this!

There was definitely some strategic planning with the sky light 🙂

So here is a list of what we did:

  1. Removed old medicine cabinet and patched hole in the wall
  2. Painted (Benjamin Moore:  White woodwork and ceiling, Spanish Brown above the chair rail, and Cream Fleece below)
  3. Spray painted all the fixtures (Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze paint and primer combo)
  4. Replaced light fixture in the ceiling
  5. Switched out sink faucet and light switch/outlet covers
  6. Updated cellular shades with new white blinds

We only have a couple of things left to do:

  1. Purchase or make a storage unit for the corner (we are either thinking of an antique dresser or doing an Ikea hack job like this with bead-board that matches our bead-board…it kinda depends on how motivated Kevin is!)
  2. Add art and towels/accessories (I already bought a cute print of brown and green birds that I plan on hanging to the right of the mirror)
Are you giving any of your rooms a face lift?  What are your plans?  Our next room on the painting list is the dining room 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Weekend Bloggy Reading


2 Responses to “From Pea Soup to Chocolate Mousse”

  1. hfopblog September 22, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for commenting on my blog! And I love yours! You have a new follower in me 🙂

    I am super impressed with the bathroom redo – in particular, the “new” bronze fixtures. Looks fantastic!

  2. Krystle @ Color Transformed Family September 24, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Kelly thanks for stopping by my blog. I had to check yours out I really like what you did with the bathroom. I love the owl shower curtain rings… so cute. Have fun fixing up your house and making it your home.

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