Yesterday, I posted about how I’m crushing on navy blue paint and how I want to paint our guest bathroom walls (all or part) or one wall in our bedroom navy blue. Boy, y’all had strong opinions on that! I LOVE IT! I’m grateful you all chimed in!!
By the way, after I wrote this whole post about painting walls navy blue, we had Chinese food for dinner and I cracked up when I read the fortune in my fortune cookie:
Oops. I’ll have to figure out something yellow to do, and soon! Anyhoo…
Now that I’ve started thinking about repainting the guest bathroom (yes, that means I’ve decided I’m going to paint the guest bathroom navy!), I have a hard time not going “whole hog”! So, I decided to make a few more changes to the guest bathroom while I’m at it. The Friday Five today is the five changes to the guest bathroom that are in the works!
I talked about this in yesterday’s post about navy blue walls. In case you missed it, I’ve decided to paint all or part of the walls navy blue. Now I just have to pick which navy. So many to choose from! Many of you liked Van Deusen Blue:
But I need to find out what it looks like on the wall first. I’m off to buy paint samples later today!
So, during the discussion of the navy blue paint, several of you noted that the blue will look great with the white trim and white vanity in there. Some suggested bead board on the bottom half of the walls.
I had considered that, in fact, when deciding whether to paint it navy in the first place. The problem is that the paintable/bead-board-able (is that a word?) wall space is really small.
I was flipping through a magazine and saw some shaker-style cabinets and that’s when it hit me: I think I’m going to do wainscoting! I’m going to use 1x4s as trim around the small wall areas. Like this:
The pencil marks show where the trim will be. I’ll paint the trim and inset bright white, with a rail at the top of it. Then, above that area will be the navy paint. Ooooh! So excited about this! Here’s the idea on the opposite wall:
Well, part of the idea.
The benefit to doing this wainscoting is that I can work around the toilet and towel bars without much trouble, and it gives architectural interest to the walls without being busy or overwhelming. And, it will break up the dark navy on the walls, too! Win-win!
(3) Lighting change
This bathroom has the same fixture that’s in our master bathroom, too. (Yuck.) And a new light fixture isn’t in the budget right now. So, I’m going to swap out the bulbs and take off the shades, just like I did in our bathroom, to give it a more industrial look:
It’s an easy and relatively inexpensive fix to an ugly, builder-grade fixture.
The ceiling in the guest bathroom is a mess. Someone (before we moved in) tried to “touch up” the paint on the ceiling and now there are roller-shaped splotches in a few spots.
I tried to take a picture to show you, but they didn’t really come out so that you could see them well. You’ll just have to trust me.
So now the big question is whether to paint the ceiling bright white, like the wainscoting and trim, or navy, continuing up from the walls. Thoughts?
(5) Change the Shower Head
This is a no-brainer. Picture, if you will, the cheapest, oldest shower head you can imagine. That’s what’s currently in the guest shower.
An easy fix is to change out the shower head. If you can screw in a lightbulb, you can change a shower head.
So, that’s what’s going down in the guest bathroom! Whatcha think?