Saturday, August 24, 2013

working on the master bathroom

We had our master bath updated last December, and in true Melanie fashion,
I'm still not done getting it to look exactly the way I envisioned. It's a small bathroom
 with a small shower - no tub. We had the walls painted a light beigey-yellow, and had
 a new toilet, sink, vanity, light fixture, door and porcelain tile put in. Do you know how
 hard it is to find a shower curtain that's not the standard shower-tub size? I do! Had to
special-order this one on the Bed, Bath, and Beyond web site. They don't even
carry it in the store.

I found these two flower prints at Goodwill, but not sure if they're 
going to stay. The bright blue is a little "off" compared to the blue
in the shower curtain and rugs. Though they match my spray-painted
bright blue shelf!


The sink area - with another picture found at Goodwill. This one's
staying. I like it.


One thing this bathroom sorely lacks is storage. Like a typical woman,
I have an assortment of beauty products. I have extras of shampoo,
conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, razors, mousse, hairspray, etc. 
underneath the sink, but then there's no room for my everyday stuff ~
or even pretty accessories such as a candle, knick-knacks, or a bottle of
perfume. So, my temporary solution was to buy an over-the-door shoe rack
 and use it for hold items I use frequently. Not pretty - but practical. 


I do like that there's a window in this bathroom but now I need some kind of
 window treatment besides wooden blinds. I don't want curtains; I think a 
valance would be more appropriate in this room. But are valances still "in"?

Here's what I'm thinking as far as storage and display. There's some
 decent,  unused space between the vanity and toilet. We've been looking in
 stores and every place we can think of online - even doing a google search -
 to  find a three-tiered corner shelf that would fit in the little corner niche by
the vanity. I have found a few decent ones online, but they all have that metal open
 shelving instead of having solid shelving - or else they're too  expensive. I found
 one  with glass shelves but the frame was a very modern-looking steel. Too harsh. 
Not my style. I found a site that had a bamboo shelving unit - but it was discontinued! 
Aargh, how can something so simple be so complicated?!




 Thanks for visiting and happy weekend!


30 comments:

  1. I know your pains....I am remodeling my master bath too. Yours looks great! Hope you find the corner piece you are looking for!

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    1. And you are doing much more extensive work than we had done, Penny! We couldn't afford to get our shower replaced at this point. Hopefully in the near future!

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  2. Your bathroom is looking great.

    I saw an idea on another blog and I don't remember which one, where the created storage space over the door. Do you have space for cute baskets up high on a shelf?

    We have 1 - yes, just 1 - bathroom and I am always looking for space. We don't use one of the towel rod much so yesterday I hung a metal basket on the rod with metal shower hooks. All of our different brushes are in it right now. I am thinking I need to find another one.

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    1. Ooh, I like that idea of baskets up on a high shelf above the door for storage. I don't think I'd have enough room though. I'll have to go look. Gotta get creative when you're short on space, right?

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  3. Hi Melanie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris ~ thanks for becoming my newest follower! I'll definitely come over to your blog and visit you, as well. :-)

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  4. I love soft cream and blue colors. I think a valance at the window would be nice. I like your back-of-the-door-shoe-pocket-storage idea and think I might get one of those for my sons bathroom.

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    1. Thanks! Now we (desperately) need to update and re-do our master bedroom. The over-the-door shoe pocket really does come in handy. My son keeps one on the back of his bedroom door to hold all kinds of "stuff".

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  5. Your bathroom is so nice & uncluttered! Love it!

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  6. I love the colors! The walls are a great color, soft and warm. We have a shower in our master bathroom with sliding doors, which I don't like very much, and I wish it were just a curtain. Maybe someday we'll switch it out. I think a valance would look nice; I'm not really up on whether they're still "in" but I'm still using them around my house. :)

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    1. I think when we re-do the shower that we'll get the glass door that opens and closes, not the sliding kind.

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  7. You've done a really nice job on your bathroom. Love that shower curtain. I think a valance would work out great.

    Judy

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  8. You did a very lovely job of decorating. I love the colors you chose and it looks so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Betty for the lovely compliment.

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  9. I love the color scheme you have going in your bath and the over the door bag is a great idea! I have valances in both baths, not unusual at all. Mine are small, too. A few months ago, you might remember, I bought shelves and brackets at Home Depot for over the toilet. Since you don't like the GW pictures, why don't you throw some shelves up there to hold TP, tissues and some baskets for toiletries? I am a total basket freak!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I have the three floating shelves above the toilet in the main hallway bathroom - which I really do like - but I was trying not to repeat the same look in the master bath! ;-)

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  10. Your bathroom looks great! I love the colors that you chose. I always have the same problems when I decorate. I'm always missing those few key pieces that I can never seem to find anyway. Good luck!

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  11. Your bathroom looks great! That looks like the shower curtain I used in our downstairs bathroom. Did you try ebay for your corner unit?

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    1. Ooh, great idea - eBay was about the only place I didn't try! Thanks.

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  12. Love that shower curtain...it is so you. The bathroom looks fabulous.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  13. That happens to me a lot! I see it perfectly in my mind but as after I actually do it, it just doesn't seem right! Your bathroom looks great!

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  14. I love the colour scheme of the room. The shower curtain is great. And don't worry about what's in or not for your window treatment: follow your heart!

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  15. Hey Melanie, we used that same shower curtain in the bathroom that we just redid except ours has purples instead of the seafoam blue color. I love it.

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