After talking it through some more, we’re going to take this bathroom project very slowly this time. We don’t want to rush anything and we want to give ourselves plenty of time to fix mistakes along the way. At some point in the next couple of months we’re going on vacation and while we want to get started on the bathroom sooner rather than later, we don’t want to put the same pressure on ourselves this time. Oh and don’t worry, I’ll give you all the vacation details when we get back but I’d rather not advertise when exactly we plan on being away from our house for an extended period.
We had planned on trying to get the whole project done before we leave but there’s that whole taking-it-slow thing that we don’t want to compromise this time around. The new plan is to take down the old drywall, hang the new drywall, mud, sand, and install the new light fixture. That’s it. Slow and steady I tell ya.
I think we have a little bit better idea of what we want to do this time already which is good since we were still trying to make design decisions a couple of weeks before we needed to be done last time. Oh how young and naive we were then…a whole year ago. We’ve grown wiser in our old age.
Our plan for this bathroom is a navy and white color scheme with some sort of added architectural detail. I know navy is crazy popular right now but blue (especially navy) has always been and always will be my favorite color. My very first “large” purchase was a cobalt blue ceiling fan in 8th grade – it matched my cobalt bedding and looked pretty freaking awesome with my lime green walls. It was also remote controlled which I thought was the coolest thing ever. Man, I was proud of that thing. I think cobalt would be a little much for a powder room but navy I can dig. We want a little bit of a rustic but still somehow modern vanity. I’ve found a few styles I like but our biggest hiccup right now is the actual counter – go raw wood and seal it like crazy? Laminate? Splurge on stone like marble or granite? Laughs for days at that last one – y’all know I’m way too cheap for that.
To give you guys a better idea of what’s in my head, I’ve been looking at bathrooms like these (click on the picture for source – some of them I couldn’t track to the original post but I tried to get close. Downside of pinterest):
I love the navy and white combo here. I think that grass cloth wallpaper is gorgeous but we’ll be sticking with paint. I think the moulding is really interesting but we’ll probably do something a little safer.
I adore this vanity. We were already talking about doing something like this in our master bathroom with a trough sink so building a smaller scale version for the powder room would be good practice.
I also like the idea of this vanity but I think it may be a little too country cottage and not enough rugged industrial. Is that a thing? Let’s go with yes.
This bathroom isn’t totally my style but I love the height of the board and batten.
So, yeah. That’s kind of where we are now and some idea of where we’re heading. I’d say look for a finished project around Halloween. Heck, maybe even Christmas. Let’s not rush this thing, okay?