Monday, December 28, 2009

Yeah for a New Bath!

I must apologize for the delay in this posting.   Life has returned to a more hectic schedule with me working again. Therefore, it takes a bit longer to finish a project with my new 9 to 5 gig….

First, let's remind ourselves what he used to look like in his old wallpaper skin with gold brassy ornaments.

Without further adieu, I would like to introduce you to our NEW half bath on our main floor. He has endured quite a face-lift, and is so happy to be sporting a new look.........

A second...

A third....

So what is new?  Let's start with the foundation of what stayed...the toilet and pedestal sink.  The new items include: the mirror, faucet, toilet paper holder, Kohler quiet toilet seat, toilet handle, towel holder, light, the artwork, and cabinet.  I decided to go with a brushed nickel finish for all of the accessory pieces.  The paint color is Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore.

You might be wondering what a "Kohler quiet toilet seat" might be..... It can be translated with one word "Heaven".... For all practical purposes, the seat is just like any other toilet seat you may have sat on in the past.  The big advantage to the "quiet toilet seat" is that when your Y chromosome friends put the seat down, the toilet seat slowly closes with no noise resulting in silence.  :) 

I spent quite a bit of time contemplating what mirror to purchase.  I really liked the Vintage Oval pivot mirror at Restoration Hardware (see below), but at $285, it was a bit of a splurge for a bathroom mirror.

Therefore, our bathroom went mirrorless for a few weeks until I could find a different option.  Luckily, a Christmas miracle occurred at Menards..... I spotted a very similiar, but totally affordable (on sale for $52) pivot mirror by Moen (see below).  The moment I spotted this wonderful mirror, I heard a church choir singing "Alleluia" in the store aisle.  I picked that mirror up as fast as I could (it was the last in the aisle), and sprinted to the check-out counter.

So there you have it, this is is how my bathroom lost it's brass.  Here is one more photo for your viewing pleasure.

One more thing, do you think I should hang a picture above the toilet/below the wall cabinet? Initially I was going to hang the cabinet a bit lower, but then I realized there was a chance my very tall husband might hit his head on the cabinet. I couldn't have that happen, so I decided to raise the cabinet resulting in room for another picture. Let me know if you think I should hang something, and any suggestions you may have.