Actually, I've been getting down with it for quite some time. We've lived here for a couple years now, and it's really not that bad. It's pretty enough, but like animal prints and stirrup pants, pink's just not my thang. So I took the plunge. By plunge, I mean I simply chose a coordinating gray paint that would provide a simple and inexpensive upgrade. The problem is, we aren't ready to change the flooring or shower tile, both of which contain a combination of pink and gray. For one thing, it could be an expensive modification. For another, I'd like to tackle the job myself, and I need to do some major research before diving in. Finally, we're not certain we'll remain in this house forever, so we're trying to complete projects that will be the most cost effective.
Long story short, I started the upgrade today. Here's what our main bathroom looked like before I started prepping:
See? It's not so bad. I really think painting the walls a light gray will go a long way, though. I also plan to replace the faux vine arrangement thingy to the left of the mirror with some DIY artwork or another, different, thingy. I'm also getting rid of the three frosted glass shelves on the wall opposite the sink. I'm considering a towel bar, but I'm not sure I can committ to having the right towels clean and display worthy all the time. I'll definitely fill the space with something (maybe some more DIY artwork).
Below is a close-up of the floors. It's really dominated by gray, but there's quite a bit of pink veining throughout. Can anyone offer any ideas on downplaying the color combination without having to change the flooring? A larger rug is the obvious choice, but I'm not sure what style to go with. Plus, I'd love to add a new color to the mix, but I just can't put my finger on the one that would coordinate. Any suggestions?
Here's a close-up of the wall in all of its sponge-painted glory. The gray I chose is just about the same shade of gray you see there.
Today, I removed the fixtures (except the lighting), cleaned the walls and molding and spackled the holes that were left. Here's where I'm at now:
When I removed the mirror, I found this. Exciting!
Like I said, any suggestions on adding a new color into the mix (or any other suggestions) are certainly welcome.
P.S. If you enjoy reading my blog, please follow me by clicking "Join this site" and/or entering your email address over to the right of the page. If you want to see what projects I have worked on or plan on working on in the future, follow me on Pinterest by clicking the link to the right!