Friday, June 12, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday

Today is....BATHROOMS! We have 2.5 bathrooms in our house. Two full baths upstairs and one half bath downstairs on the living room level. I did not even take pictures of the guest bathroom - although it does have my Southern Living shower curtain in it. But, I did take pictures of the master bathroom and the half bath downstairs.

This is our master bathroom, connected to our bedroom. First, just let me say that I accidentally had the camera on a weird setting. It's so easy to do that with our camera because it has a twisty thing on the back...anyway, the pictures are a little yellow-y because of the can tell when I correct it though because those pictures look different. This is the view coming into our bathroom. The tub and shower are on the left, and our vanity is on the right. The bathroom is painted Duron paint color Tobacco Road (and so is our bedroom because I liked it so much). We tried a darker green in the bathroom, but it just seemed too small with that dark of a color, and we tried something lighter...but it was disgusting looking, so finally we just painted it my favorite, Tobacco Road.
This is a closer up picture of the sconces and picture on the wall. The picture says, "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be." I got the sconces and pictures at Old Time Pottery (I think!). You can also see our hunter green towels. This was the only set of towels in our bathroom until two weeks ago when I bought a 2nd set (dark brown) at Costco. We finally have two sets of towels to switch out!

Here's a picture of the bathtub...that we rarely use. I use it once in a while, and should use it more often! I love my Southern Living Rosedale plant holders and keep my lotions in them. To the left is bath salt and body butter.

This is the valance above the bathtub. I should have ironed it before putting it up...but I didn't, so I think a lot of times when I go into the bathroom how that thing really needs to be ironed (for about 3.5 years)...

This is a picture of the vanity (and myself). I could NOT figure out how to just get the vanity without getting me in it!! I tried standing at the door, but the bathroom wasn't big enough for me to get at the right angle. Anyway, obviously all the junk we use is on the counter...but hey, just keeping it real. And, at least it's straightened up. You can also see my nightgowns/robes hanging on the back of the door.

Moving along to the downstairs half bathroom....I LOVE THIS BATHROOM!!! I painted it a color a couple shades lighter than Tobacco Road, but I cannot remember the name right now! Our entire downstairs (except the kitchen) is painted this color, and I love it!! It gives the rooms a lot of warmth, but yet is not so dark that they feel claustrophobic. My friend, Malissa, helped me stripe the bathroom. She came over on a Sunday afternoon, and we worked all afternoon and evening to do it. We striped it with the darker maroon color - and it was quite a task. First, we had to use a level/yardstick thing to put dots on the wall at the top, middle, and bottom every five inches. Then, we had to draw straight lines. Then, we had to tape it. Then, we finally painted - and it took like a million coats to do it because the paint was so dark. I think the funniest thing about it was how small that bathroom is, and how all over each other we had to be in it together. Most of the time, one of us was on the middle step of the stool facing one way, and the other was on the bottom step facing the other way, both working away with our backs to each other. It gets HOT, let me tell you! But, it turned out GREAT!

Here are my Southern Living sconces on the back wall behind the toilet (You can see I fixed the picture setting now)...

Here's a view of the sink and mirror.
And, that's finally it! I hope you enjoyed the bathrooms today! Happy Friday!


  1. You are so funny! because you write just like you talk!!!!! :-) and I love you for that!

  2. I love the stripes! We considered trying that but decided we werent talented enough:)

  3. ooo, kudos on the stripes. very nice!