Our bathroom renovation is finally complete. It has been actually for a few weeks. But there were a few finishing touches I wanted to do before sharing.
We have done extensive renovations to this home since we purchased it two years ago. We gutted the bathroom before moving in but didn’t get to the tiling until just recently. I had quite some time to ponder a design style. I finally decided and when I told Justin he looked at me like I was rather loony.
“You want to tile behind the mirror…all the way up to be ceiling?”
He did that big inhale, eyes wide open and stared.
It’s his wtf look.
Anyhow. I just went and bought the shit and said “this is what we are doing,” so there was little room for argument. It was at that time I also decided to tile up to the ceiling above the tub. A decision I am very happy about. It was also after I had originally thought “why not tile up to the ceiling,” we went to a friend’s house who had just had their bathroom professionally renovated and guess what? They had tile up to the ceiling as a tub surround AND a backsplash. Bingo. I felt less crazy.
As for the towel rack, it was a Pinterest win. We are always hanging towels over the shower curtain rod because we reuse towels 3-4 times to save on water. This was okay when it was two, even three of us because I would share with someone usually. But now that there are four we seem to use a lot of towels, and the towel clutter was getting ridiculous and stressing me out.
This was a great solution because not only do we hang our towels, but our bathrobes, clothes to re use and I even dried my macrame plant hanger after washing it that I scored at the thrift store.
Undeniably my favourite part of this bathroom is the art. It was designed by my best friend Laura’s, sister Jennie Rutz, who just oozes talent, brilliant boho vibes and literally glows; even after giving birth- which she just did to a gorgeous little goddess. I first saw this print in Laura’s nursery for her new baby girl, Macie, and I just had to have it. It is actually my phone case too because I wanted to take this siren everywhere. I mean, can you really blame me? I think we all have a little mermaid in us.
Now that this room is complete, it really did little to calm the desire to design and finish the rest of the house. Although some people may think decor and whatnot is a waste of money- all I can say is “what is so possibly wrong with surrounding yourself with beautiful things you love dearly,”
I can personally attest that doing such improves my mood, makes me more grateful, peaceful and calm. So why not shake things up a bit. Change out your window treatments. Shop the thrift store. Get rid of old clutter or something that just isn’t speaking to you anymore. You’ll know when you find something that speaks to your soul.