Back to the masterbath. Lovin’ it. Especially in these calm gray tones. Ahhhhh. Almost zen like.
It wasn’t always so peaceful. The last step in a really great renovation experience was picking the paint colors. I said gray. But Clay, my really great contractor, said all the different woods needed to pop. I’m easily convinced when it comes to colors so I went with pop:
So we lived with it for about six weeks. Yes, the wood popped, but I needed calm. I got a bunch of color chips, took Terry’s and Michelle’s advice and now it’s two lovely lovely calm shades of gray. (no, no,no, not like the book)
I spent hours going through shelter magazine, catalogs, and Pinterest before buying anything for the bathroom. The cloud pictures came from http://6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.com/ Love this blog. If I had an extra bucket of money and lived in Utah, I would hire Kirsten Curtis-Krason. She put cloud pictures that her pilot husband took into Ikea frames. I said–I have those frames! Took the pics from my back yard, ordered 12″ x 12″ photos online from mpix.com–so easy!
The candle shelf came from http://ana-white.com/2010/10/plans/ten-dollar-ledges. I showed the plans to Terry and told him what I wanted to put on it. He went right out and built a protype with scrap wood that he had in the garage. Then we went to home depot and bought some good stuff. He built it the same day and I painted it with glossy white spray paint. If anyone knows Ikea, you know that they have their own special shade of white and it’s not glossy white. So I convinced him to build another and I painted it the same gray as the bathroom. Ahhhhhh, lovely. (And the shiny white candle shelf will be in my dining room someday)
Other than what Terry built, or I had on hand, or could get from Ikea or Target or Home Depot, everything else was ordered online for this renovation. Contact me and I will give you the details.