Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Guacamole & Chocolate

As promised, it's time for the big reveal of our new & improved master bath!

Here are some before pictures...
See?!? Very blah...

and more blah...

Before the after photos...here'a a little background as to why it was so blah...

#1--Hubby & I closed on our house exactly 1 month before the wedding. We built a spec home; meaning we got to help with some of the decisions but trying to plan a wedding & pick out paint colors, cabinetry, & countertops was a little stressful at times. Hubby was very little help in this area...supposedly he's color blind--or maybe that's just an excuse? No I'm kidding, he really is. But I digress...We decided on one paint color that would work for the entire house & said we would make changes as we went along!

#2--Another reason for not having the builder paint was that he charged $150 to change colors even if for just one room...I think I'll by my own paint for that!

#3--When we registered for wedding gifts, I just picked something easy & didn't put a whole lot of thought into the color scheme. The master bath definitely became an after thought & also a collection place for some random left over home decor items. It all matched, but wasn't anything amazing!

#4--I struggled with adding color because we have a free-standing shower with a sliding door & thus, no shower curtain. I love shower curtains & the color they can bring to a small space; however, I knew I would never convince Hubby to hang a shower curtain in front of the shower door. There's just something about having to push back a curtain & open a door to use the shower!
As a sidenote...I HATE SHOWER DOORS!!!! They never look clean & if I have anything to do with it, our next house will have a full-tile shower that is big enough to walk-in without needing a shower door!

#5--I couldn't decide what I wanted to do but knew that it needed to compliment our master bedroom. In this post, I showed a picture of our Master Bedroom . We've still got the standard wall color in there, but I think it works with the color scheme. Maybe one of these days I'll paint the wall behind the bed & the ceiling tray...but not yet!

#6--We were waiting on the right time when it came to finances, it wasn't a hugely expensive project; but I knew it would involve paint supplies, brand new towels, rugs, & accessories so that could add up pretty fast!


And now, without further adieu...our guacamole, chocolate, & white master bathroom!

No more blah! I love the sepia tulip canvas print from Kohl's! I always find such great artwork there for a reasonable price!

More color! I just love it & it makes the room seem so much brighter!

I chose not to paint these walls because it would have been a ton of trim work & I actually really like having just 2 of the walls painted. The green reflects in the mirror which makes it look like I painted a whole lot more than I did. This side just needed some guacamole & chocolate accent pieces!

And now for a closeup of some of the accessories, some are new but most are repurposed with a little splash of color.

I've always had this vase in the corner but I added the white flower stems--the colors blend so well!

Some fun green, white & chocolate decor for the countertop!

I found that vase at Gordman's for $10!! the color works perfectly to bring some of the guacamole color to an otherwise blah wall!
Ok seriously, I'm so happy with it & so is Hubby which is definitely important! I just feel happy in the mornings when I'm getting ready for work with the bright green color on the walls!
Hmm...what house project to tackle next?!?

14 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

Oh, I think it looks great! So classy, grown up, and non blah!

Callie Nicole said...

Beautiful job! I love the color choices. It looks great!

Risley said...

I love it! looks great!

Mrs. A said...

very nice and elegant I love that you have that punch of green without it looking too inmature :)

Megan said...

I love it! FYI, I hate shower doors too!!! I won't have on in my next house either!!!!

Ria Thurston said...

AMAZING!!! :) :) My hubby is color blind too. It looks LOVELY!

Lindsey said...

I love it!! So beautiful!!

Amanda said...

that looks great! i love the green wall color!

Joelle said...

looks fantastic! great colors!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful transformation Lauren! I love that green color on the walls - great job!

lindsey said...

Your bathroom looks amazing!!! :o)

Tara Gibson said...

looks FABulous girl!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I'm so behind, oh it looks SO good, Lauren! So relaxing and spa like! Great job girl!

Kristin said...

BEAUTIFUL! I'm in the middle of a bathroom re-do as we speak, and I need some of this inspiration!