Y‘all, this bathroom has been patiently waiting for its turn to get pretty. It’s functional. It’s kind of clean :) and it is definitely NOT the worst bathroom we’ve ever had.
There are many things I like about it. Compared to other bathrooms we’ve had, it’s one of the best! This is the first time we’ve ever had double sinks and that alone has been awesome! Our bathrooms in other houses have been so tiny we could barely fit one person in at a time, this one could basically hold a party! If you wanted a party in your bathroom, that is. And to be honest, when my kids are all getting ready to go somewhere, we are all in here at the same time (even though we do have two other bathrooms).
I like that the vanity is roomy and tall (being short myself you wouldn’t think I would want a tall one, but I do. Why are so many bathroom vanities so short?). I love that you can open the drawers easily. I love that we have a skylight and four windows to let in light. I love that we have a deep soaking tub. I love that we have a separate “potty room” with a view of the lake (hahah). I love that our master closet is connected to the bathroom. I love that it has real slate tile floors instead of vinyl.
But there are many things I don’t like. Mostly, I just wish it felt a little more like a spa hotel and less like a brand new house :). Too much to dream about? OK. I guess it is actually kind of a like a spa when I think about it, a spa where weak and weary fiddle leaf figs to come and rejuvenate themselves in the sunlight during the winter months. That’s a spa, right? Plants love this room.
Of course, I wish the cabinets, tile and floor were more my style and my colors. I wish it had full trim around the windows. Our fan is REALLY NOISY! But you know? That’s OK. This bathroom has served us well for over six years just as it is and I really don’t have a lot of complaints with it. The walls are a bit dinged up and in need of a fresh coat of paint, so it really is time for a little makeover.
Yes, I know what you are thinking right now. Those walls are SWINE, aren’t they? Yes. Yes they are. Long time no see, right? Not for me, I’ve been looking at swine for six years now FIRST THING EVERY MORNING. Ha! Yes, they are still that dry builder grade base coat color (that the builder probably thought was a nice safe beige but looks suspiciously mauve in some light so it has been the bane of my existence ever since), a paint color we affectionately named SWINE (no disrespect towards pigs, I assure you). This is actually the very last room with swine still standing. Can you believe it? Man. I feel like we’ve come to the end of an era here and soon we’ll be saying good-bye to swine for the very last time. Oink.
Because we don’t think we will be staying in this house long enough to have the time for or reap the benefit or enjoyment of a full makeover, this one is going to be a real mini makeover. New paint on the walls. Maybe something at the windows. Maybe new towels and accessories. There are many dreamy things we could do that would cost a bit more in time or money, and would undoubtedly make this bathroom super cute, but it looks like I’m just not going to be the one do them. But I will enjoy being able to give this room even a little facelift because I know it can be better than it is with a little effort.
I’m thinking about doing some blinds or faux shades or curtains or something at the windows. The lower half is privacy glass, but I would love to see some fabric color and pattern in this room if I can manage it. I don’t think I’ll do much more than paint, actually, but I still can’t wait to see how much better it will look with a fresh new color on the wall!
I do wish we had been able to fix up this bathroom sooner during our time here so we could have enjoyed it for a longer period of time, but that’s really OK. It just didn’t happen. My one dream going forward if we ever end up in another house full of swine or another color that just isn’t my favorite, that I will be able to paint the walls in the entire house in much less time. Like maybe immediately. I think that would be a good goal.
So now you know where I’ve been brushing my teeth. I think we are all pretty much BFFs now (if we weren’t already), now that you’ve seen my bathroom. I’ll be back to show you this room with more photos and after shots, very soon!