Do you have one room in your house that it just took forever to get right? If so, you’ll totally understand. This hallway bathroom (we use this as our main one since it’s the largest) has been a pain to finish since day 1.
This is what it looked like when we bought our house. I can’t tell you what this brown is but I can tell you it wasn’t staying in our house.
I hated how dark the bathroom was and wanted to brighten it up and decided to go with yellow!
This yellow looked so pretty on the paint chip and even the small sample I put on the wall looked okay, but after painting the whole bathroom I swear it looked like a fluorescent Big Bird massacre!!
The tiny, unnecessary double mirrors just made it worse too!
I was afraid to tell our families and Jared that I wanted to repaint it but when we were all there one night I finally fessed up that I hated the yellow (there may have been cheers all around)! Apparently I’m not the only one who thought Big Bird wasn’t a good look.
So…I decided to go with the same green that was in our guest bedroom!
and I thought I liked it…until I realized I didn’t!
During this time we also took down the small mirrors, patched the wall and added this one big mirror! So. Much. Better.
Not bad but I just wasn’t feeling it! I decided that I wanted a more relaxing blue and bought some samples to try!
I originally planned to do the blue on the far right but at the last second decided to go with the one in the middle!
One night a snowstorm was coming and Jared was at work so I went and bought supplies and spent the night completely redoing the bathroom!
Finally painted! I loved the way the blue looked! I’ve also accepted that this bathroom is never going to be my dream bathroom (I would never have picked a crème countertop, toilet & bathtub for starters). Or a double sink for that matter! Some people may like them but it’s in no way worth the lost countertop space to me!
I knew I wanted to put something on the walls above the toilet and on the left wall, as well as change the rugs (tip: don’t buy crème rugs for a bathroom you share with a man or do your makeup in, they do not stay crème!) and the towels on the towel rack!
I decided to add pictures of the girls getting ready on our wedding day to this bathroom and put a groom’s portrait and groomsmen picture in the other bathroom! As soon as that one is done, I’ll share pictures of it too!
Finished product!! (I found these gray Martha Stewart rugs at Macy’s!)
I’m super happy with how it turned out and definitely look forward to getting ready in this bathroom more now that it’s complete 🙂
Update: I have now replaced that shower curtain with a solid gray waffle weave and I love the update!