Master Bath in Pics (and words, too)

The bathroom was done quite some time ago but I’m just now getting around to blogging it. Before and after.

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I wanted to go with a more eclectic-looking bathroom with some vintage vibe to go along with this picture.

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I took this shot on Main Street in Ogden in front of an old, run-down motel. The sign says, “Roosevelt Hotel Private Baths Steam Heat” and the little one written on the door reads “Restrooms are for tenants only”.  Some other pictures from that walk are here.


Originally, I wanted the colors for the bathroom to be pulled out of the picture, cobalt blue and brassy gold, but I had to think way ahead to when we decorate our master bedroom (next up), since they connect without a door separating them. That room is going to have a more island-y feel so I needed to incorporate more greens and blues instead.

A few months ago another blogger was giving away a $25 TJ Maxx gift card to someone who told her about a piece of furniture that had some special meaning to them. I entered using my grandpa’s china hutch and won! I took that card and bought two rugs.

I really don’t like having toilet paper in plain view. I’d much rather it be hidden under the sink but seeing that the sink is out of the toilet area, around a corner, and 10 feet away, I decided I better house it in-bath. I love wire baskets, so there you go. And a blah mirror, because I had it. At least it reflects my picture when the door is open.


The metal Paris print was given to me as a housewarming/birthday gift from a dear friend and fits perfectly next to the shower.

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My sister gave me a pair of candles and candle holders a long time ago as a birthday gift many moons ago.

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The petrified wood is from our Escalante trip.

The shower curtain was in our old master bath and is still in really good shape so we moved it here. Same with the fake orchids that gather dust. Eh.

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I hear over and over again to use white towels because they look so clean and fresh. Well, guess what? They don’t. They show every bit of dirty-hand smudge. Maybe if I changed them every single day. But guess what? That’s not going to happen. Next time I will not be getting white. That way, we can dry ourselves off with dirty towels and be fully unaware 😉

Now, I have no idea why this is the only space in the entire house with vinyl flooring rather than tile. Isn’t this lovely? And every time the toilet overflows, which it has once or twice due to the kids, the water pours down through the floor into the kitchen. Isn’t that fantastic?! I think it’s my favorite feature. I think every home should install a lovely waterfall in their kitchen.

So on my decor to-do list is definitely some tile. Make that hex tile. Like this or this. Ooohh! Pretty! And then I will decorate the bathroom for realsies.



Side Story One: Rob spit-shined the bathroom yesterday evening. Then last night I went in and found a GIGANTIC puddle of urine on the floor. It seems some little boy woke up and instead of making it to the toilet, made it there instead.

Side Story Two: Today, right before taking pictures, I walked into the bathroom to find little Cara tearing apart the medicine cabinet. This is not at all unusual, but this time she and the counter were covered in blood. Okay, that’s a little exaggerated, but there was blood on her, the counter, and in the medicine cabinet including on my toothbrush. She had broken a little glass jar that sat on my counter and held cotton balls. She didn’t even realize she had cut herself, but it was gross.

Thanks for not getting too annoyed at me posting pictures of my substandard decorating. I’m mostly doing it so that in the future I have pictures of how our home looked, minus the kid havoc everywhere, that is. Besides, it gives me something to take pictures of while stuck in the house all day. So thanks!

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