Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our Guest Bathroom

I wrote this post two years ago and never added pictures... better late than never?!  Here it is! :)

For months, I have been trying to figure out what paint color I want to pick. This process takes me forever! And Brian is usually quick to agree (no pink, red or purple and I get no complaint). Maybe that is why we have only painted two rooms in our entire house and the rest of it is white? Dunno. Probably part of the reason!  (Note... since I wrote this, we've now got four painted rooms inside the house, not two, and the outside of the house!)

So I figured, one bathroom at a time right now. Someday we will most definitely replace the light fixtures in all three of our bathrooms as we hate them and (I hope) we might tile all of the bathroom floors (in lieu of the linoleum from the builder).... but for now, this will have to do. Hoping to get the paint on the walls of all three bathrooms and done with the painting by the end of this year. We'll see how that goes! :)

So for the Upstairs Hallway Bathroom (we refer to it as the Guest Bathroom), Brian had the decor picked when I met him. I can recall a trip to Target back in our dating days where we acquired a shower curtain, trash can and bath mat. Since then, we have slowly collected the bits and pieces of the bathroom.... and that is how we wound up with a starting point of rubber ducks in our all white bathroom. Not my first choice, but six years of living with the ducks, so to speak, the little guys have grown on me.... I have debated the color to paint the wall for the last year and have finally arrived at Swan Sea (Behr). First time I've picked a color out of the color deck and Brian hasn't said a word.... I hope that's not a bad thing! :)

So here it is before.....
This is the view looking down the hallway into the bathroom.  See... lots of white! :) 

I didn't take pics until Brian had already pulled down the mirror above the sink, but this works :)  And I have to point out that I hate the light fixture.  It's in every one of our 2.5 bathrooms!  At least it's something Brian and I definitely agree on -- we need to get rid of them! :)

And this is the view from standing in the tub looking back to the doorway:
There is also normally a mirror above the sink, but I didn't take pictures until after we had taken it down... oops!

And getting ready to paint....

And here's the color I chose (and Brian agreed to!):

Side Note:  For months I tried to pick a color.  It took forever, but I finally found (of all things) a bath towel in Target that I loved the color of!  

 So I color matched it and it was "Swan Sea."  And yes, I took the actual towel into Home Depot and put it on the little color scanner! :)
See, perfect match! :)

Continuing along... here is the bathroom mid-paint job....
Sorry the pic is blurry, it's the best one I have!

And finally... what it looks like today...

This entire bathroom was inspired by rubber duckies.  Just for the record, this decor choice is compliments of my husband Brian, long before we met! :)

Our collection of rubber duckies!

Notice the "reading" material?!  It's hilarious!

I think this is my favorite thing - the handmade candles from this etsy seller!

And now for the remaining items on the "punch list" for this room:
The sink faucet fixture....

This light fixture, which let's just say is not my favorite!

And the linoleum floor... not my favorite either!

Yep, I still want to replace the floors, the lighting fixture and the sink + shower fixtures, but those are little fixes that can be done someday down the road. :) What a difference a can of paint can make! I'm in love with the color and ready to continue working on different other projects in the house.

So if you come visit and stay in our house, this is the guest bathroom!  What do you think? :)


  1. I love the ducks, but I love the reading material even more! ROFLOL The color is gorgeous. You wouldn't believe me if I told you but my bathroom is purple!

  2. Looks great! loving the duckies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Very good! I love that you weren't trying to be too serious. Fun, fun! Love seeing before and after photos too.

  4. yay for updates! :) loving your collection of duckies. i didn't know you were so into them. hehe.



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