Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Show Us Your Life {Bathrooms}

So awhile back I did a couple posts for "Show Us Your Life" at Kelly's Korner and then I kind of went MIA in the blog world. Now I'm back writing blog posts with a curious 13 month old on my lap who loves to "help" me type. Please excuse her spelling mistakes! ;)

This week is SUYL- Bathrooms. After we bought our house, we wanted to update it a bit. I say "we" but it was mostly just "me" and my obsessive love for decorating! I had always wanted to blog about the changes we made but never did, so here's my chance to show you what we did with our guest and master bathrooms.

Our guest room is also the baby's bathroom, so it's a never ending battle to keep it presentable. In my future Barbie Dream House I'd like a separate bathroom for guests- Kids Keep Out! But back to today's reality.... Here's how the bathroom looked right before we moved in:
Not quite my style. I decided to put to use some of the things from my old apartment (less to go out and buy), so we went with a red bathroom! I {heart} red!!!

At first, I didn't quite like the lighting, and though it's still not the best as far as brightness goes, I was excited to get to throw in some more red paint for a little something extra near the ceiling.
And to prove that it really is the baby's bathroom...

Next up is the master bathroom. Once I started taking pictures for this post, I realized there are a few more touches I'd like to do. I think the area by the tub would be a perfect place to make a little more inviting, and I definitely need to add a window treatment!

First the before shot:
Because our Master Bathroom is off of our Master Bedroom, we wanted the two to match. In our room all the walls expect one is light blue while the remaining accent wall is brown. I was told when I started decorating, I couldn't pick anything girly or with anything that resembled flowers in any way. So needless to say, this wallpaper had to go. We did the opposite in the bathroom- everything brown, accenting with light blue. It sounds like it would be very dark, but because we have a skylight, it's so bright you hardly ever even have to turn the light on.
{window treatment needed ASAP}

Probably my favorite part of our bathroom is the "His" and "Hers" vinyl on the closet doors. I just think its so fun and something you don't usually see.

So, these probably aren't the most photographed rooms of the house, but it's nice to get to relive the transformations!


  1. love the "hers" on the closet -- I totally noticed it before I read your comments! :)

    Amy from Houston, TX
    over from Kelly's Korner

  2. I love the transformation to the red bathroom. Very striking.

    Can you tell I'm behind on reading the SUYL posts? And I'm nosy enough to want to read every single one?!?!

  3. Bathroom transmission at its best. Very inspiring! Love the entire scheme. I am afraid how I can repeat the same.