Wanna see some master bathroom progress?! When we last left off, the bathroom looked like this:
Freshly installed tongue and groove planks on the ceiling and most of the walls. Pretty slate tile on the floors and marble herringbone on the walls. Certainly a far cry from the 70’s yellow and brown tile we started with;
Over the weekend and even over Christmas Eve and day, I spent some time mudding, filling holes, sanding, caulking, priming, and painting. And here we are this morning.
No more Franken-walls. Or cabin-y planks. Just lots of fresh, clean, bright white. I still have to put one more coat of paint on the ceiling and wall planks, but they’re looking good. After that, we can grout the shower and floors. Which means we’re only a few steps away from installing the clawfoot tub and toilet. And having a finished, functional shower. Though the vanity has to be built.
But I really need your help. I’m somewhat torn on a wall color. In the left corner, we have Blue Sage (color matched to Restoration Hardware) and in the right corner, the heavyweight champ Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore.
Both have pros and cons, so let’s discuss. Pros for Blue Sage: 1. I have enough paint left over from our bedroom. 2. It matches the bedroom, for a seamless transition. 3. If we used this color, I would use a plain white curtains on the shower and window (maybe jazzed up with trim). 96 inch long white curtains are easier to find.
But, this color does have cons: 1. More green than blue, which is what I’d really want. At the point we replace the windows, I’ll probably repaint the bedroom, so the bathroom would get changed then.
Pros for Wrought Iron: 1. I love how dark and dramatic it is. I’ve dreamed of dark, black walls for a while now. With the big window and all the white, I think this room can handle dark walls. 2. The high contrast of nearly black against the white planks is beautiful. 3. Colors would pop and look crazy awesome against this color. 4. If we used this color, I’d love to use solid, colorful curtain panels to bring in some color. 5. The exterior of the clawfoot tub is also this color. But the con is, I don’t have enough paint left over from the tub.
So, dear readers, which would you choose? Cozy green or dark and dramatic nearly black?