Sunday, 25 May 2008

"Meet Me In The Bathroom" That's What She Said

This is my bathroom before Bathroom Makeover 2008 took place:

When we moved in, Shawn "did" the bathroom. He hates bottles in the shower, so he put up the shelf beside the shower. I hated it. I hated how everything was out in plain sight (my bright red shampoo bottle is attractive, no?) I hated that the shelf got all mucky from shampoo leakage. I also hated the giant picture he put up just because it fit exactly in that space. And yes, that is a clear shower curtain. Well, shower curtain liner to be precise. One day, when I'm not crazy, we will have a real shower curtain. Until that day comes, we need a fully transparent shower curtain so that no-one can sneak up on me when I'm in the shower (I've never even seen Psycho so I have no idea where this came from.)

This is our bathroom after the redo:

Please note the mismatched towels. We've got a set of matching towels on our wedding registry and I think that having matched towels will be the thing that makes us feel like real grown ups. Can't wait.

I wanted to paint the bathroom red but I really didn't want to commit to doing 4 coats (I didn't know about tinted primer! Gah!) So it's green. It's a bit more minty than I wanted but I'm still happy with it. Do you love the tulip picture? I got it from Angella's Etsy store. And the shampoo bottles? In the shower (wahoo!) and replaced by lovely vanilla-scented candles.
PS: This is my 100th post! Yay me!


  1. Yay you!

    I need to do something with my bathroom too. Way to inspire!

  2. Happy 100th!!

    And you are NOT going to believe this. Honest to God, dude...I bought that SAME photo from Angella's etsy shop. Not kidding. One Bit.

    Your bathroom looks amazing. And I would give my eye-teeth to have that sink. I love it!

    I love LOVE before/after photos of house stuff. Do more do more!

  3. Definitely feels more like a woman lives there in the after pictures. Good job.

  4. I think it looks great!

    The tulip print is a nice contrast to the green color :)

  5. Your bathroom looks terrific!

    Also, congrats on the 100th post! Yay!

  6. Sweet makeover!! I love seeing before and after shots.

    I'm glad the tulip print worked too!

    Re: The Over Thinker - you two really do have a lot in common :)

  7. Oh! And congrats on 100 posts!

  8. LOOOOVE the new look!! good job on getting the shampoo back in the shower where it belongs ;-) that print is adorable.. i'm jealous. the whole thing looks super zen.

  9. I have that shampoo!

    (This is me being creepy in your archives....)