I kind of mentioned something about updating our bathroom not too
long ago which forced me to sit down and create a to-do list.
For the most part, this is what the bathroom currently looks like:
I plan to break it down into 2 stages. First step will be mostly easy changes. These changes include things that don't require a lot of sweat equity. Stage 2 will include more time consuming changes. Because lets face it, when I tell my husband we need to remodel the bathroom, he's not exactly the first person to whip out the crow bar and a hammer. And when we break it down into small groups, it's more likely to get done.
Here are my easy changes:
1. New Paint. So far, all this bathroom has known is the color blue. The original color I painted on the wall over 5 years ago was strait up, simple blue. Then I repainted the walls a gray-blue. As for the new color, that's still to be decided. But I'm leaning towards an off-white. Some people call that boring, I call it clean and simple. Especially since my home has experienced a multitude of colors that I have thrown on the walls through out the years.
2. New Accessories. I kind of had a subtle eastern bohemian vibe going on (which I still don't mind ) but I'm hoping to infuse a more classic, clean aesthetic into the space. If you recall a few post back, I picked up some gray and white striped towels form JC Penny's and I will be using those as well as other neutral towels for texture. I also plan to purchase a new window covering to replace the one I made. More than likely I will be sticking with the roman shade style as it seems to work pretty well in the bathroom.
3. New pendant lights. The story behind my current lights is pretty similar to many other of you first time renovators out there. We purchased our cookie-cutter fixtures from a big box store only to create a hatred for them not even a year after they were installed. That led me to completely remove the ugly glass shade and stick an over sized bulb in its place. Classy? No. Practical? Eh, for the time being and I think I can easily say that time is up!
4. New Mirror. I Suppose you could consider this one of the largest accessories in the room and my current mirror definitely gives a lot of impact. As much as I love my gold tiled mirror that was a birthday present from my husband, it must be replaced. In effort to keep things stream lined around here, I'm hoping I can pick up something from HomeGoods or even a thrift shop to become a replacement. (In case anyone is wondering, the mirror is still available for purchase from Pier 1 Imports. Click here for direct link.)
Keeping myself on the right track with this project, I decided to pick out my pendant lights and get them ordered. I found a reasonable amount of affordable options through out my search so I thought I would create a little round up of some of my favorites. My budget was $100 or less per pendant so all of these options are just that. The pendant I ended up ordering is #2, the Stephan pendant from Ballard Design. I was lucky enough to order them while they were running a 15% off your purchase sale so I got them even cheaper!
6. $68 (On Clearance!)
I'll get more into the second phase of my bathroom project when it gets closer to that time.
Until then, I will keep you updated on how Stage 1 is going!