7.18.2011

*Bold* Color in my bathroom

My husband just finished his bathroom renovation. It's brown and white and masculine and oh-so HIM. You can see his bathroom HERE.

I was jealous. My bathroom is perfectly lovely, but it's not that fun. I decided to make some minor changes that would make a big impact, starting with adding a "WHOA" color.

Now, we already renovated this bathroom. We tore down the bulkhead and completely re-did the shower with a sleek glass wall. We also added a new vanity and tiled the floors. You can read more about the previous reno HERE.

BEFORE:



AFTER: 

Let's take a peek at my view from the bed, shall we?


Whoa, pink!


My inspiration? My favorite perfume:


I made a little art piece to keep things modern. I was afraid the hot pink would go "too teenager" if I didn't keep the art simple. My favorite paper flowers are back again, and I like how they tie in the master bedroom with this bathroom. I used the same scrapbook paper that I added to the artwork in Scott's bathroom.






My husband was at Lowe's one day when he spotted this wall cabinet for $13 on clearance (down from $100)! Knowing how much I need storage in my bathroom, he snatched it up for me. It really does help my storage problem, and the white coordinates well with the existing vanity.  


I thought it would be fun to personalize the inside of my cabinet, so I got out my white puff paint and went to work, adding polka dots and one of my new favorite sayings. It's always nice to read something positive while you're getting ready for work, right? Then I added a few of my favorite pictures to the inside, and now I feel like the cabinet was custom-made for me. LOVE it!



I was a little scared of the pink, but I'm so glad I took the risk! It's just a mirror so if I get tired of it, I'll repaint it. The grey and white background would look great with so many different accent colors. I could see a glossy black, deep peacock blue, gold, yellow... 

I have a feeling I'll be changing the mirror with my mood. Right now I'm loving the happiness of bright pink, so the bathroom makes me smile. As my mom said, "You are obsessed with pink lately!" In my defense, the other pink in my life involved bridal and baby showers, so I had yet to use the color in my actual home. It's fair to say that I have purchase a few fuschia shirts lately, though. :)

(In case you're wondering, there is a long-term plan in place to paint all the trim and doors in the house a much brighter white. We inherited the beige color and are anxious to change it, but it will take forever so we've been putting it off! Every single piece of trim and interior door is painted that beige color... *sigh* )

* Stop and smell the (pink) roses. *

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5 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I think every girls needs a little pink in their life!

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  2. The pink is super charming~ I like the pop of color! Would love if you would come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  3. @Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    Thanks, Courtney! I love parties so of course I came right over and linked up. Appreciate the invitation!

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  4. Love the pop of pink! Thank you for partying with us for Roomspiration.

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  5. Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party. Btw, I am admiring all your creativity in your blog so may I invite you also to join us at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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