Master Bathroom Redecorating Inspiration

I have had a lot of sleepless nights last week and during the middle of one night, a vision struck me.  I know what I want to do with my master bathroom!  (Very important bathroom decorating to think about at 2 am, don’t you know?)

After we moved in I painted the bathroom “Scuba Dive” and that looked… okay.  Too aqua.  Aqua is great, just not what I wanted in the bathroom.  It lived like that for awhile since it wasn’t bad.

Still, I wanted something darker and more subdued.  I painted it “Smoke Grey” and I love it.  It’s kind of blue, kind of purple, and some how warm, grey.  Everything else besides the towels (gorgeous rich purple ones we got for our wedding) is just sort of extended temporarily there.

I made myself a Pinterest board for my inspiration.  Pinterest is really very useful for that.  It isn’t just the greatest time drain of this year, it is in fact a useful tool for creating a virtual cork board.  I love being able to look at the various knobs I’ve pinned side by side with prices listed and being able to click back through to where that knob is from.  I highly recommend it for this sort of project.

Here are a few highlights from my Pinterst Board:

Black Chandelier- $145.  Photo from Wake Up Frankie.

Glam Rock Chadelier.  Photo from bLavish.

Gorgeous Black and White Shower Curtain with Beads!  Sadly, my cat Milo is NOT smart enough to not eat the beads.  We have to go with something less edible.  Image from Shower Design.

I found some tutorials on making my own Roman Shades, but want a fabric like this cute curtain on Etsy.

After making a pretend cork board I went pretend shopping.  I didn’t buy anything, but I strolled through Target and Bed, Bath, & Beyond taking fuzzy pictures with my cell phone camera.  Funny enough, I had never done that.  I usually just pick something I like and buy it.  I hardly ever have regrets, and I don’t have a problem returning something the next day if I decide it isn’t right after all.  There were two things to consider, however.  Money is tight so I can’t just go buying things to redo my bathroom, and I really did need to get my husband’s ok on style.  I hadn’t even discussed my desire to decorate the bathroom with him.  I wanted to present him with my findings before plunging in.  (Not the plunger kind of plunging, though. Haha.)

He likes it!  He’s a bit hesitant on spending the money, but he really likes the design.  Phew!  I have no problem buying things bit by bit.  The bathroom isn’t going anywhere.  I already have two coupons for BB&B for the things I want to get from there.

Here’s the bathroom as it is now:

Here’s what I want to get:

Curtain from Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  $19.99.  It has the black section at the top, too.  I love the embroidery and that the white part is made multiple pieces.  The seams give a subtle extra texture.

The knobs are from Target, too.  Basic, pretty acrylic with chrome.  The four pack is $11.99.  Compared to all the other places I scoped out online, I can’t really get them less expensive than this.  I can get REALLY REALLY nice expensive Swarovski crystal knobs, but that isn’t going to happen.  Those are about $27 EACH.  This isn’t my forever home.  We might be here another 2-5 years.

This tissue box cover is so glam rock amazing!  It’s $24.99 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but that’s what the never ending 20% off coupons are for, right?

I also need shower curtain hooks, which look like the knobs, and a curtain liner.  The other really great part is going to be silver paint for the ceiling (~$30 for a quart).

All said and done, without whatever awesome glam rock chandelier I end up creating out of a thrift store find, this project will cost us about $111 plus tax.  The silver paint is pricey, but I will use that for other great art projects.  I already have a quart of it in copper that I LOVE.  Not bad, I’d say.

How do you go about decorating a space?  Usually my rooms transform gradually, piece by piece.  Never so suddenly as this.  Do you plan?  Do you take your time?  Do you splurge and just go for it?  Is there something holding you back from redecorating a space you don’t enjoy?

(No, I am not getting money from any of the stores I mentioned for this post.  That would be super cool, though.)


7 thoughts on “Master Bathroom Redecorating Inspiration

  1. MegansBeadedDesigns

    Black and white is always an elegant option. Loving your choices!

    I’m still in dire need of a kitchen remodel. Hopefully this summer I’ll figure out a way to accumulate the funds to get going on it!

      1. MegansBeadedDesigns

        The previous owner decided to paint it a TERRIBLE shade of blue right before he sold it to us, and the laminate is disgusting and needs to be changed as well. Basically, I need to make up for someones incredible lack of taste. LOL

  2. Laurel Ryan (@Petunkalunka)

    I love the chandelier. I bought an Ikea Rimfrost from a random recycle shop a couple of years ago (what Japan calls thrift shops), and that little bit of bling adds a touch of elegance and much needed brightness to my kitchen. Have you considered buying a used brass chandelier and punching it up with spray paint and acrylic drops? Seems to be all the rage on DIY sites like Curbly and Design Sponge 🙂

    1. madamesaslow Post author

      Painting some ugly old chandelier and hanging gobs and gobs of pearls and sparkly things from it is EXACTLY what I’m going to do! I’d much rather do that than buy a new one, even if it was perfect. I’d almost always rather make it myself. Unless you want to make me a sandwich. I’d rather someone else make me a sandwich…
      What took you to Japan? I’m in Northern CA, USA.


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