Master Bath Progress, Paint + Ideas


I’m happy to share that my bathroom wallpaper removal project has been moving at warp speed!  Believe me, I’m as shocked as you are.  I’m chalking it up to listening to Bob Marley while working. 🙂  I still have to finish the toilet area (saving the worst for last), but the larger area is done, for the most part.  There is still the joyful task of wall prep before I paint, but let’s focus on the positive, shall we?

I can’t believe I took a photo from just about every angle of this bathroom, except when first enter into the bathroom!  I keep going back to my stock “before we moved in” photo.  Totally kicking myself – what was I thinking?  I don’t know where I left my brain…

Anyway, here it is now.

You know I have been struggling with the direction to take with the master bathroom, in terms of color.  I couldn’t help but notice how well this hand towel that was the inspiration for our powder room, works with the tones in the master bathroom tile.  I don’t know if I’ll go in this direction or not, but it’s one of the first things that has given me any direction in working with this tile, so I’ll take it.

Then I started playing around with colors on Benjamin Moore’s website.  They have a “paint your own room” tool, which is just fun.

So, I got a little carried away…  These are just a few of my favorites.  

Even though I know that these aren’t necessarily a true reflection of the actual paint colors, it’s still a good starting point in getting a feel for what I like and what I don’t.  I’m definitely digging on the contrast between these colors and the wood tone of the vanity (if we keep it that way).

We’re also planning on changing out the mirrors, light fixtures, faucets and cabinet hardware.  Again, I haven’t figured out exactly what I want to do yet, but I certainly have a lot of ideas!

Look at this bathroom – the mirror is fantastic, and the sconces are equally beautiful.

These sconces are so elegant I can hardly stand it.  It also makes me think that I need a really large mirror in the master bathroom.  The faucets aren’t too shabby either.

Again – loving the large mirror in this bathroom, paired with the classic sconces.  I also love how the light is reflected off of the mirror when the sconce is mounted on it like this vs. on the wall, next to the mirror.

Why not throw this idea into the ring?  A stencil of some sort perhaps?  Depending upon whether I do a large mirror or two smaller ones, of course.  Look how timeless this powder room is – love that vanity!

Is it me, or do many of these photos have the same sconce?

It’s really tough to choose between the two looks, isn’t it?  Both can be equally beautiful.

I love this style of bathroom mirror though – but I think it’s harder to pull off sconces with this look.  Something to think about.

I’m smitten with this faucet.  What’s not to like?

Geez, even with a mini-makeover I can’t make up my mind.  I don’t know how some of you have pulled off a complete renovation!  I’m open to any and all suggestions to smooth out the decision making process.

Come on over to The Creativity Exchange today for the tips and tricks that Cyndy and I pulled together for choosing the perfect shade of white!  


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    Kris @ Driven by Décor
    March 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Your bathroom actually looks sooo much better already! I'm impressed with the speed that you got the wallpaper down – I'm going to have to start cranking the Marley tunes 🙂 Good luck choosing your paint!

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      March 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Kris! The wallpaper came down pretty well overall, but there is still a LOT of work to be done in getting those darn walls prepped and ready for paint! But, it's the fastest I've ever managed to remove wallpaper, so I'm very happy about that! 🙂

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    Cyndy Aldred
    March 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Oh wow Jenny, what an amazing difference! I am so relieved the removal went fast! I was a little worried that it wouldn't go well thanks to my past experience with it. Its gonna be so fabulous girl! Can't wait to watch this come together and yes, you have found so much great inspiration that its really gonna be hard to decide! Good luck!

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    marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    March 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Your bathroom is fabulous and I really, really love the big mirror and sconces, they look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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    Simply LKJ
    March 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    It is amazing how much bigger, open and brighter it looks just taking the wallpaper down!!

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    pam {simple details}
    March 18, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Wow, you are on roll! It looks so fresh and pretty without it, I can never decide on light and bright or dark and moody! Can't wait to follow along!

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    March 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Jenny – wow!! You are a hard worker lady! Good for you for getting that done (I can't believe even the tv nook was wallpapered?!) That tool that you used to try out different colors looks addictive….I'm almost afraid to go there! I love all your inspirations and ideas for this space!

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    Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
    March 19, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I bet it already feels better just having that paper down! What a cool site with the paint colors. I'm totally trying it out!

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    Michele Alger
    March 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    *gasp* I have that same towel! I absolutely love it!! I've used it for inspiration on a lot of my coloring throughout my house. I'm in love with the whole bathrrom in that first pictures. I can see why you're having trouble with all the wonderful pictures and ideas you've selected. Isn't it amazing how much of a difference it makes just removing wallpaper?! Our whole house was ceiling to floor paper just before we moved in. Lots of work! Great Job!!
    p.s. newest follower, our bathrrom is the next "big project" *sigh*

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