September 29, 2023


New Estate

Hallway Lavatory Plans Are Coming Collectively

6 min read

My thoughts can by no means be nonetheless. I’m all the time pondering, all the time planning, all the time dreaming. And after mentioning the opposite day that I wish to make some modifications within the hallway toilet, I haven’t been in a position to cease fascinated about it. It’s been our foremost toilet ever since we purchased this home. It’s been the one toilet for showering and preparing for the day for 9.5 years now. However now that we’ve got an actual, completed, functioning grasp toilet, this room solely must be a visitor toilet.

So with its new function as solely a visitor toilet, it simply feels proper to make some modifications. I made a decision that I wished to do some updates as a result of, after dwelling with the self-importance in its present colour for a few years, I’ve determined that it’s simply too orange for my style. I’d prefer it to be a bit extra pinkish coral. Right here’s what it appears like now.

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After which I shared that the bathe curtain is a bit of too “main colours” for me as properly. I dug into my material stash, discovered the leftover material from the lounge pillows (aka, my favourite floral material ever), and draped it over the bathe curtain rod to see what that will appear like. I added this image to the put up a number of days in the past, however I added it as an edit later within the day, so a lot of you could have missed it.

It’s good. I really like that material a lot, so I’m undoubtedly going to make use of that. And that offers me a lot of colours to select from for the brand new self-importance colour. I’ll select a colour from these large pink flowers.

Nicely, after I shared these upcoming modifications a number of days in the past, I remembered that I nonetheless have half a slab of the Vicostone Elysian quartz that we used for the grasp toilet counter tops. I needed to buy an entire slab, they usually solely used half of it for the lavatory. It’s been sitting on the countertop place with my identify on it, and I’m certain they’d prefer to get it out of their manner. The plan had been for them to ship it to my home, and for me to retailer it till I’m prepared to make use of it (I had been fascinated about our future laundry room), however I might use the remainder within the hallway toilet!

I nonetheless must go choose up the pattern and try it out on this toilet, however I’m very hopeful that it’s going to work. The ground and the accent tile within the wainscoting each have grey in them. I’m simply hoping it’s the proper grey.

Right here’s a reminder of what that countertop appears like…

It’s grey, however it reads as gentle and vibrant, relatively than darkish. Whereas I’ve liked the heat of the wooden countertop in that loo, and I’ve been completely amazed at how properly a pine countertop has held up in there (particularly contemplating that it’s been our foremost toilet all this time), I believe I’m prepared for a change. And because the slab is already paid for, I’d simply must pay fabrication prices.

I’m unsure what to do with the wooden ceiling, although. I nonetheless love the best way it appears, and I like the heat it provides to the room. However y’all can inform me what you assume. Hold the darkish stained wooden? Or paint it white just like the music room ceiling? I really feel like as soon as the wooden counter tops are gone, the wooden ceiling will appear a bit of random because it gained’t relate to the rest within the room.

Right here’s one other peek of the room as it’s now the place you possibly can see the ceiling…

And for comparability, right here’s the identical ceiling (each are made with 1/4-inch plywood reduce into 4-inch strips) painted white…

So you possibly can let me know what you assume. Hold it stained, or paint it white?

I additionally talked about the opposite day that I wish to change out the fixtures to gold/aged brass. This toilet is the one room in the home that has brushed nickel metallic in it. The remainder of the home has both black or gold/aged brass metallic. So I’ve spent a bit of time taps and sconces.

Taps aren’t that thrilling, however sconces are very enjoyable to buy. I’ve been retaining my eye out for some fairly sconces whereas I scroll Instagram, and the opposite day, I used to be stopped mid-scroll by some superb sconces in a rest room. I finished instantly and looked for them to see how a lot they price. Right here’s the sconce…

That’s the Visual Comfort Alberto wall sconce in Plaster White, and it prices $439.00. In fact it does. And y’all know me higher than to assume I’d take into account paying virtually $900 for 2 sconces for a visitor toilet.

After which I noticed this one by the identical firm. That is the Visual Comfort Alberto wall sconce in the medium size, additionally within the White Plaster end.

I appreciated that one much more, however it’s $579. As a lot as I find it irresistible, I might by no means justify paying $1158 for 2 sconces. They’re little artistic endeavors, so there’s nothing incorrect with their value. I’m simply not their goal buyer. I’m extra of a Goal buyer. 😀

However I wasn’t fairly prepared to surrender on the concept of flower wall sconces, so a bit extra looking led me to this sconce…

That’s the Meridian Lighting 19-inch LED wall sconce from 1-800Lighting. Do I prefer it as a lot because the Visible Consolation gentle? Nope. It doesn’t have that hand sculpted plaster look to it. I doesn’t look as substantial. And it doesn’t have the gold contained in the petals. However at $122 (on sale proper now for $103.70), it’s extra in my price range. And if I actually wished to, I believe I might do some DIYing and make the cheaper sconces look extra just like the costly ones.

The entire sconces additionally are available in a gold end. Right here’s what the cheap one appears like in gold.

After seeing what the costly sconces appear like in a gold end (a extremely stunning gold leaf look), the cheap sconce in gold appears low cost to me. The humorous factor is that I most likely would have liked it had I seen that sconce first. However seeing the costly ones first set my expectations too excessive.

In order of this second, I’m leaning in direction of the cheap white ones with some DIYing to make them look extra just like the costly ones. I like a problem. 🙂

I nonetheless don’t know after I’ll make these modifications. I’m actually centered on the house gymnasium proper now, and I don’t wan to lose momentum on that. And I actually do must get my studio completed. However the studio can be such a giant job, with extra cupboard constructing than I’ve ever accomplished, so I would must take a number of days right here and there to deal with different enjoyable tasks in order that I can keep motivated. I’ve a sense that it’ll be throughout these breaks that I’ll deal with these tasks within the hallway toilet.

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