Our bathroom is numero uno on the priority-o list-o.
Don’t be deceived by the recent work on the dining room or the world’s-longest-phot0-montage-to-Will. This bathroom MUST be done by the end of February. T minus 6 days. 5 days if you count the time it’ll take to photograph, edit and post.
As you know, the office bathroom started off looking like this:
Oh yeah, come to mama..and bring your builder basic vanity and gold fixtures.
And after I told you all about the horrors of the past blasting into our throne room, I introduced a little of the future. This is the plan for the space…
I already tackled the painting of the vanity (it’s now Park Place Allen & Roth available at Lowe’s)…
And since the chocolate brown trim apparently takes FOUR coats to get full coverage, I went shopping. C’mon. Nothing is fun about watching paint dry. it’s like waiting for water to boil. or weight loss to happen. or for bacon to fry…that one takes fohevah and a day.
So I went to Lowe’s armed with my gift card and immediately saw this pretty faucet on sale…
So I picked it up and put it in my cart.
Until I saw this…
Wham Bam Yellow Sticker fan!
Apparently Lowe’s is clearancing out the Allen + Roth’s Andrews line of bathroom accessories. Oh yeah. Anytime a line gets clearanced it means big big savings and it means my little bathroom will be filled with polished nickel (and not the brushed nickel like the faucet above). So I had to forgo the faucet on sale and buy everything I could get my grubby little hands on.
You thought I was kidding.
Apparently on Lowe’s online they don’t have the Andrews line available anymore. They do have some similar pieces though. And it might be worth checking out in your local store to see if they have anything else left.
When it comes to the light fixture, we went with a brushed nickel frame sold seperately from the glass shades. I didn’t really dig the lines of any of their 3 light fixtures in the store that had the polished finish, so I picked this one. I think this one is shiny enough in person (especially since the light will be shining below it – casting less light onto itself) to blend in. The shades are just some simple glass ones that have this cool beaded texture inside.
The faucet is a Pfister Sonetrra. It’s just darling. Since my store didn’t carry it, I ordered it online and it has since come in. It’s DARLING. I love the white touches. It says “I a country girl in this shining new city of yours and I like to have a good time gettin steamy”. Didn’t realize faucets could talk, did ya!? Oh yeah…they know dirt Best part? It only cost $39.
Last but not least is the new shower trim kit. The existing shower head and handle are gold. And not a cute J-Lo from the Block gold…more like a oversized poster of a giant cat rug with a half dressed me on top eating a giant pumpkin pie with no hands….eww. Don’t know how that is a gold comparison – but I assume you suffiently are grossed out and understand my feelings on the exiting fixtures.
Since the existing inner workings are Moen, we can simply buy a Moen kit and the hardest part is just switching out the outter bits – vs. removing all the stuff in the wall to use another brand we love.
So there you have it folks…all the stuff we have been hoarding as we wait for the paint to dry. Speaking of paint, I should have some after pictures with just the trim painted sometime soon…so stay tuned for that fun.
p.s. everyone always asks…the shower curtain is from Lowe’s. It’s Allen + Roth and is just as cute in person