upstairs bathroom

14 July 2015

 Hello -- come on in to our upstairs bathroom! This is the one my younger boys and guests use. I actually have a long, drawn out, melodramatic story to go with the decisions for this space, but that is for another post! Today is just to show it and make it look it easy :)

bathroom with wallpaper

I went with wallpaper! I’ll elaborate more, but I actually love it and would do it on another wall in a heartbeat.

Since the kitchen was all white, we went with a walnut stain for the cabinet. The granite is a basic gray that was standard and not an upgrade. Let me tell you by the time we got to granite selection, our upgrade money was GONE for dumb things like carpet, and insulation and furnaces. If we had lots of extra money to burn, I would have probably gone with more of a solid, lighter color quartz, but I’m still happy with this, especially for the kids.

The bath/toilet is separate from the vanities,

kids bathroom

Here is the floorplan so you can see, the vanities are actually back to back:

bathroom floor plan

and here is the other side:

bathroom other side

It’s kind of fun to see the neverending reflection when you look behind. The mirrors were on a promotion on the endcaps at Home Depot when we were building and I spray painted them with Krylon ivy leaf for a bright contrast with the navy and white.

The light fixtures were also basic Home Depot January re-do your bath promo, I can’t find them online now.
reflecting mirrors

In the bath/toilet area, I took old pictures of my bathing beauties that I hung in Target clearance frames. Throw in a dollar tree pot with some Texas cotton and a white towel and there you go! The shelf is from our previous Virginia home -- it used to be in the entryway and I gave it a fresh coat of spray paint because it got pretty banged up in the move. That toilet paper holder basket has been with us since Texas!

kid bath pictures in bathroom

The white waffle curtain is from our previous master bath (from Target) The towels are also from Target and the rug is from H&M home.

navy white rug

Just a few simple accessories: another dollar tree pot with some soap wrapped in twine, and a Christmas clearance clock:

accessories in bathroom

These were also in the kids’ previous bathroom -- they are actually old chocolate glass jars from Goodwill with enamel locker numbers hot glued on:
cotton balls and ear swabs

You know I’m a Moen girl, and our builder also only used Moen. Moen was kind enough to send us the Ashville spot resist collection for this bathroom, and we have LOVED it.

moen ashville

For the tile, we went with a neutral linen look large rectangle (it goes perfectly with revere pewter!)

moen showerhead

Back to the Ashville spot resist: You still have to clean it (darn) but the spots are so much less than the other fixtures in our house -- look at the Ashville here -- this is with no cleaning after a month of guests and craziness:

moen ashville bath

And this is a shower faucet without the spot resist, also without cleaning:

spots on shower

The tile was also a standard neutral, nothing fancy.
bathroom tile

There it is! I have lots to tell you about wallpaper and stenciling and how to, impatience and running out and non-pasted vs pasted fiasco.

bathroom with wallpaper and green

Thanks for coming by -- later gators!


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