So maybe when you look at these pictures, you’ll think I’m cropping them very carefully so as to avoid spoiling some amazing project we finished and are saving up for another post. But no. It’s that 1. this bathroom is huge, but fairly narrow, so kind of hard to photograph from certain angles and 2. everywhere else in this room is an utter disaster at the moment.
But! We’re finished with part of one wall!
We’re all finished painting the walls now, and we’re still plugging away at the trim. Three of the walls are Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The last wall plus all the trim is BM’s Jet Black. I fretted over picking a white paint quite a bit, but I’m pleased that we landed on the White Dove. As promised, it’s a true white, but with just enough warmth in it that it doesn’t read as too modern in this space, where we’re going for a more vintage feel (and also where we’re stuck with a cream vanity top and off-white tub to work around).
We’re painting the crown molding and door and window frames with a brush, but taking off the doors and doing them with the sprayer (and also spraying the baseboards that we took off back when we did the tile). I’ll do a comparison post of the two methods at some point, once we’ve actually finished it all. Because right now most of it still looks like this:
This room somehow manages to have three doors (one to the bedroom, one to the linen closet, and one to our big closet) and two windows, so there’s a lot of trim. Have I mentioned? SO. MUCH. TRIM.
I’ve had this campaign chest since I was a kid. My Dad went through an interested in antiques period and gave it to me. If I’m remembering right. It was in the den until two days ago, when we carried it up here. It’s a nice piece, although not in terrific shape. The drawers are a little ornery these days, and there’s a fair amount of damage to the veneer. But I still love it, and it’s pretty much exactly what I wanted for this space and exactly the right size. I’m a little worried about having it in a bathroom, with all the moisture….but this room is so big and the dresser is so far away from the shower that it doesn’t seem like it’s really much different from being in a bedroom that opens to a bathroom. I’ll keep an eye on it and make sure.
I just grabbed some stuff to put on top for these pictures; I don’t know what’s really going to end up here. That lamp looks great there, but it belongs in my bedroom. Eventually there will be stuff on that big wall, too. I got these little vintage ceramic dogs at the thrift store the other day. Vintage ceramic dogs are my favorite. The astrology jewelry box was a gift from my mom years ago:
I’ll talk a lot more about assorted bathroom accessories in another post. For now let me say that I’m amazed at how many different ones there are to buy. I guess I’ve never started from scratch with a bathroom and replaced ALL of them. But in this bathroom pretty much everything was dated and mismatched. So anyway, you can see in the pictures up there that we sprang for the more expensive black metal outlet covers. We have the same ones in the dining room, and I’ve found that it’s the kind of little upgrade that I notice and appreciate still, years later.
Dave has another week and a half of school, and then he’s out for summer. We’ll be traveling some, but mostly here, so I’m hoping for fast progress on this and other projects soon. For now I’m just glad this dresser is in here. We’ve been planning to move it for months but had to wait until the trim was painted and the baseboards reinstalled on that wall. As soon as it was in there I was like, “ah! Now the reality is starting to look a little like the picture in my head!”