Because my kids and I have always cracked up over animals. I really hesitated because the existing lights were fine and as I said, I don’t like to just change things because I’m a decorating snob or obsessive about my house. And really, these industrial work-type lights gave a lot of bang for the or whatever they were at Lowe’s. We thought Funniest Animal Videos was the most hysterical show ever. This room I speak of was a fine enough bathroom to start with, better than many I’ve had in the past.It is a new house so we aren’t trying to deal with bad remodeling or horribly outdated rooms or anything.In order to do more board & batten we’d have to do more cutting and trimming and tie it all into the counter. So, we just decided to make things easy on ourselves and paint the walls. This is an easy-peasy durable non-messy project that can be completed in a very short time. Here is the tutorial for how to do this faux tin ceiling tile backsplash!But I really didn’t like the existing Formica back splash. And it will be no problemo to change out the counters and back splash if we want to in some future makeover.I mean, the counters are not my fave either but why use Formica for a back splash too? I didn’t want to go through the hassle of new counters right now and I wasn’t in the mood for a tiling project (blah blah blah), so I found a simple solution at Home Depot. I thought about framing the mirror too, but decided not to. There is already plenty going on in this room without framing the mirror, so I just left it simple and clean. And a few numbered ones for our kids to keep track of their own towels or whatever they need to hang there. This is just a little peek at the shower/potty room. As I mentioned, we painted this little room Studio Taupe to tone down all the turquoise. Turquoise Paint: Lagoon by Martha Stewart White Paint: White Dove, Benjamin Moore Gray Paint: Behr All In One Studio Taupe Linking with: Today’s Creative Blog If you enjoy The Inspired Room, consider taking two minutes to vote for me in the Apartment Therapy Homies Awards?
The vanity is a natural brownish wood and I initially wanted to paint the cabinet but after painting all the walls, I just wasn’t in the mood for more painting. I decided I would abandon my usual neutral wall paint and let this room be a little pop of happy as you come down the hall.It’s like your tiny bathtub becomes Narnia: you open the shower curtain and it feels like a whole new world in there, with supernatural amounts of space! I like the concept better than a smartphone speaker dock, because in bathrooms like mine, there’s just not enough counter space for an extra gadget, and this way we don’t have to worry about getting the speaker wet and electrocuting ourselves. This is another way I like to take a cue from fancy hotels.So it had to be decorated for all of our kids and guests alike.We decided quirky-fun would be better than new-house-dull, so that is what we set out to do on a small budget and a few days of effort.