Bathroom Bar Cart

Remember my post on the bar cart revival? I do have a slight obsession with them. So when I finally finished painting my master bathroom, I decided that the perfect shelf for that space was a bar cart! And I bet you can’t guess where I got it. Yes, of course it was at the West Bottoms Flea Market!

Bar Cart Shelf - MiddleRedefined.com

Bar Cart Shelf – MiddleRedefined.com

She’s perfect, don’t you think? I topped her with white towels, a pot from Anthropologie ($10), a tray on top from Target ($17), and some vintage glass (also from West Bottoms – $15).

Master Bath Updated

Master Bath Updated

Vintage Glass

Vintage Glass

And then I needed a piece of art for over my bathtub. I decided I wanted something that had “good morning” and “good night” sayings since my bathroom is the first place I go after waking up and the last place I hit before bed. I asked my artistic mom to help me out, and thankfully, she said yes. We brainstormed what we wanted it to say, and then she just did her thing.

Master Bath Redefined

Master Bath Redefined

 

DIY Artwork - MiddleRedefined.com

DIY Artwork – MiddleRedefined.com

I can’t even express how much I love it!! It’s so personal because we created it together, and the colors couldn’t be a better fit for the room. It makes me happy every time I see it. Thank you, thank you, thank you mom!

The last thing I have to finish in the bathroom is framing out our mirrors, and then I can show you the whole thing! Soon, I promise!

Master Redesign Progress

We have made progress on our master bedroom/bath update! So excited to share photos with you! The last time we talked, my bathroom looked like this – carpet overload.

Tile Choices

Tile Choices

Now the floor looks like this.

New Bathroom Tile

New Bathroom Tile

We love, love, love the new tile. It has so much personality!

Master Bathroom Updated

Master Bathroom Updated

Our contractors did a great job on the woodwork around the tub. I just need to paint it the same cream color as the rest of the woodwork now.

Master Bathroom Updated

Master Bathroom Updated

The next step is picking out new paint for the wall. I know you’re probably saying, “But Erica, what’s wrong with the color that’s there right now?” Well, for one thing it’s flat paint, so all the stains that are there right now are impossible to get out (NOT a flat paint fan). And the other reason is I pretty much have white on tan on beige right now, and that’s just not really how I roll. I want a paint that helps tie in the new colors I’m bringing into the space, so I need something that’s a bit cooler in hue.

Wall Color Samples

Wall Color Samples

So I decided to go for something in the mint family and got some paint samples on the wall.

Alas, these are a bit too much for the space (the three on the wall are the three paint chips you see on the left) so I’m going to go with one of the lighter shades on the right. Just need to get those samples this weekend and test them out as well.

 

Paint Chips for Master Bath

Paint Chips for Master Bath

 

AND I also finally got some accessories for our bedroom! The corral throw and pillow are from Steinmart, and so are the gray vases. The other mint/corral items are from Anthropologie. I heart the way they look with my black and white striped quilt.

Mint and Corral Accessories - Middle Redefined

Mint and Corral Accessories – Middle Redefined

 

Mint and Corral Love

Mint and Corral Love

More fun to be had this weekend! I’m going to have time to finish painting our bedroom white. There are several items still on the list, but it feels so good to have the bathroom flooring done. What do you think?

Master Bedroom Redesign Commenced!

This past weekend I finally started working on the redesign of our master bedroom. The first two steps: 1) Order bathroom tile; and 2) Start painting. I decided to go with a creamy white for our bedroom walls, and I was able to get about half of the painting done. My plan is to hopefully finish up this next weekend – we’ll see how that goes. The bathroom will get a different wall color, which I’ll share as we get further along.

I also had to make the final decision on which tile to go with for our bathroom. Remember from my “Master Bedroom Inspiration” post that we have carpet in our bathroom??? Again, I have no idea why builders ever decided to do that. As you can see from the shot below, we have standard 12×12 tile around our bathtub. So instead of trying to match that tile, which would be difficult, we wanted to go with something that looked a bit more like wood flooring to create some contrast.

You can see our top three choices at the bottom of the rediculous carpet up the side of the bath tub.

Tile Choices

Tile Choices

As you can see, one is almost white, one takes on an oak look, and the larger of the three has more of a reclaimed wood feel. Since our woodwork, vanities, and counter tops are all white, we nixed the creamy tile. It would have blended a bit too much.

Closeup of Tile Finalists

Closeup of Tile Finalists

When comparing the other two, I preferred this one since the greyish hue blended well with the standard tile around the bathtub. So that was the winner.

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And the best part is that our local tile shop was running a Memorial Day weekend sale, so we got it all 20% off! If you’re wondering what we’re doing with that crazy carpet running up the side of the bathtub, that will end up being wood.

 

Really excited that this project is finally under way. Can’t wait to be able to share more photos once we make some more progress!