Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Master Bath Reveal and Playing Catch Up

Y'all, I'm back! It has been an embarrassingly long time since I've posted, but I am so excited to be writing today. I have approximately 742 million things to talk about, so bear with me, and I'll try not to lose my train of thought. 

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented and messaged me after my post about my spirited girl, Roxie. It was a vulnerable topic to talk about, and all the sweet messages and encouragement I received made it clear it was the right thing to do. And there's good news! Roxie has been at her new daycare for two months, and life is so different. She's thriving there, responding to redirection, and her meltdowns have drastically decreased. She even likes to shop now! I still can't let her walk or wander around on foot, but she loves to ride in a shopping cart up and down the aisles. You better believe we hit up Target and Lowe's together on the regular! 

Also,  I finally invested in a "real" camera to use for the blog. I'm still learning and still terrible, but I'm hoping it will help shoulder some of the load when it comes to photography around here. Be patient with me while I keep learning! 

And now for the fun stuff! Even though I have been truant from the blog, I've still been busy around the house. A few weeks ago, I finished redecorating our master bathroom. This room was one of the spaces we decorated in a hurry in the days after we moved in. I chose paint colors on a whim at Lowe's and never really loved this room. 

How dark and tragic is this bathroom? This bathroom was going through her emo phase when we first moved in. Very dark and twisty indeed. Granted, this room is very hard to photograph. It's L-shaped, and this photo is the short, bottom part of the L. The window over the tub is the only window, and this photo was taken at night. 

But look how beautiful she is now! 

She may be a bit of a late bloomer, but this room has become my new favorite in our house! We did A LOT to update in here. We hung a faux brick panel as an accent over the tub, painted the walls a light and bright gray (Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore and Simply White by Sherwin Williams on the faux brick), framed out the massive builder's grade mirror, painted the cabinets (Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore) and added hardware, spray painted the light fixture and replaced the glass shades, changed out all the beige outlets and switches for white, and updated towels, decor, and storage. 

Ten bonus points if you recognize where this print is from! This faux brick wall is just fantastic. It was so easy (I just nailed it to the studs and painted!), and I love its industrial vibe.

The lighting in this photo makes the cabinets look more blue, but they are a darker gray in real life. I was inspired by this colorful geometric shower curtain from Target, so I incorporated lots of hexagons and other geometric shapes. 

Like these shelves! I built these hexagon shelves out of simply pine boards, and they are so sweet!! I might've patted myself on the back after figuring these bad boys out. I'm still playing around with how to style them, so I just threw some random things up there for now. I am super into gemstones and quartz these days (throwback to my nerdy rock tumbler days!). 

We ditched our cheapo over-the-toilet cabinet from Wal-Mart and I hung these simple pine shelves. I intended to stain them, but I ended up loving the raw wood look, so instead I just gave them a quick coat of poly for protection. 

There's so much about these shelves that I'm obsessed with. I love the cutie little jars (one of them is a spaghetti sauce jar!) up top that store q-tips and feminine stuff. I made the simple wood signs out of scraps and added the agate slices from our local natural history museum. 

 I bought the milk glasses vases for a couple bucks apiece at the thrift store, and they're perfect for storing my extreme bracelet collection. 

I wish so hard that I had a before photo of this cabinet we use as a medicine cabinet and towel storage. This little thing has been in every home I've ever lived in since birth, and I am in love with the latest update (this is the third time I've painted it in the last ten years or so). That minty fresh color, the vintage botanical prints, the raw wood trim! 
Allllllll the heart eyes for this beauty. 

I know this post is crazy long, but I needed to show you all these changes! Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog and keeping up with my house. I have so much fun doing these projects, and to have a place to share them gives me the creative outlet I crave.

Please let me know what you think in the comments or on Facebook, and if you have any questions, just ask! Is there anything you would like to have more info on? Let me know and have a wonderful day! 


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