Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The bathroom of paneling...doomed!

This is what our bathroom looked like when we bought the house.



Ohhh how I love being surrounded by wood paneling... especially when it has nicks and scratches and old drill holes where the previous owner must have had at least three separate toilet paper holders. It looks so wonderful paired with the cheap flooring and the ceiling tiles... oh! the ceiling tiles....



When we moved in there was actually a cover over that shop light, but if you closed the door just right it would fall down on your head.

For our first project, my father and I put in some lovely new ceiling tiles. Still... I just couldn't take that paneling... so I ripped it out... without a design plan... without a second thought....



Ahhhhh. Much better already.

I've made a bit more progress than that though. I painted the walls a nice green. Got some nice new cabinets and a mirror from IKEA...



...and that's where I've been stuck for three months now. I'd like to put something on the wall above the towel bar. I was considering one of the floating towel shelves like this one from Umbra.



My other thought was to put up something decorative that's dark, maybe black or dark brown. The room feels a little too light right now, but I guess that could change depending on what I do with the floor. How about this?

7 comments:

Scribe of Dreams said...

bathroom looks great. we always have plenty of ideas at our place, that never get done. Like repainting the kitchen. We took it all apart, pput putty in all the holes...and kind of left it, it look terrible, an old 70's green. stucko everywhere. thats was about 6 years ago.....

Michelle said...

haha, My linen closet is the same way! Putty and tape everywhere! I finally gave up, put the shelves in and loaded them up with towels.

Scribe of Dreams said...

any pictures of the cake you made?

Sandy said...

I absolutely love that mirror!

whimsnbaubles said...

Your bathroom looks great! I love your mirror and WASH. But my big question: Where did you get your ceiling? I'm in the process of redoing mine, too. UHG! It is tiny and cramped 4"x4'8". Keep up the good work!

Michelle said...

Sorry I'm late with the reply here. I'm just now recovering from the holidays.

The mirror is from IKEA and the ceiling tiles were either from Menard's or Home Depot... I can't remember now!

bungalow_bliss said...

Love the dark floor and WASH. Huge improvement!