…Bring May flowers…. Or so I hope.
The snow is finally going away, and the excitement for summer is here… but so is the rainy Spring season. These days I have my mind set on a DIY bathroom remodel. Sounds ambitious, right? Well I wont be going THAT crazy. I love the DIY projects, but I’m also well aware of the fact that I do not have the skill set to gut the entire bathroom and rebuild. So I will do what i feel is within my current and potential skill set.
First I will re-tile my shower. My current tile is the standard looking 3.5″ tile, and from afar you might think the tile is white. But no, with many things in my condo when I first moved in, the white is accents by yellow. When you look closely, its yellow splattered dots on the white tiles. Before you start thinking “maybe that’s kind of cool” I’ll stop you… its not. It simply looks dingy, as if soap scum has built up. But I assure, it hasn’t. So away with the tile! And in with new tile. While it’s a small space, and you’d think “white, light and airy” I’m actually leaning towards earthy and brown. I want to install the tiny 12″x12″ mosaic style tiles that are varying hues of beige and brown.
This leads to my second project – painting. Currently my bathroom is blue. Almost like a dusty cobalt blue. This color choice was something I put in, but i’m tired of it already! Thank goodness paint is easy to change! There was this one color I saw in my friends bathroom, called Driftwood. It’s somewhere between a biege and a brown, but still light and airy. With white shelving, a white sink, white counter tops and a white toilet I feel it all works well together! Here’s a room example (not a room in my house mind you).
The third project, which will coincide with the tiling project, will be new hardware in the shower. New knobs, new faucet and a new shower head. This is the one step in the project I’m a little wary about. I maybe actually need a professional here… but first I will try it myself and see how it goes. 🙂
This bathroom project is something I’ve thought about for a long time now. And if this Spring is as rainy as last Spring, why not have an indoor project?
Oh, and a fun accent I’m going to add to the bathroom will be the Moon Drops. Yes, this is a product Allsop Home & Garden sells. But I’ve only used them outside and on my mantel in the living room. Last Friday I had a little wine night at my place and had a few friends over (credit miguel). One commented on the my candles that were lit in the bathroom. Then it dawned on me – why did I use real candles when I could have used Moon Drops?!?! Brilliant! Its like a little night light in the bathroom, but much more attractive! Lights on, Moon Drop off… Lights off, Moon Drops on!
I’m hoping this bathroom project will be completed within a month. Fingers crossed I’ll have some more/new pictures to share at the end of May!