My Bathroom: Before

My Bathroom: Before

Sometime in the last couple of months, I decided to give our bathroom a little lift. It was necessary for a few reasons; 1) The shower doors were becoming a danger to giving Laelia a bath… she thought it was quite funny to hide in the corner past the point where you could reach her to help bathe her, and I have been terrified she’d slip if I pulled her arm too hard trying to get her back to the part of the bath where I could reach her more readily; the shower doors had to go. 2) I spilled nail polish all over the floor and the cabinets. It came off the floor readily, but it clung to the cabinets, and any attempt to remove with acetone removed far more cabinet paint than nail polish… and finally, 3) The bathroom was the same “smokers wall” color as the kitchen, and it was just depressing.


The photos above represent the second or third iteration of this bathroom! I’ve just never been able to really get it to a point where I like it. It always comes down to the tile–it’s hard to work with. Anytime I see something this particular shade of blue, I tend to just buy it and see if it works, without any sort of direction! So, this time around, I decided to try to have a little more direction, and pulled a few pieces that I already had or were on sale at anthro:

Bathroom-Board1/Bath Mat – Anthropologie 2/Butter Dish (for soap!)- Anthropologie 3/SAVERN hook – IKEA 4) Festival Knob – Anthro 5) Sarah Campbell Decoupage Tray in White Flower Tile – West Elm 6) Shower Curtain – Anthro 7) The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

While I wouldn’t call this direction my “dream”, I think it works well with the tile.  Some people suggest to ignore the tile, but I tried that, and it just doesn’t work for me! It also works for a child’s and an adult’s bathroom. It’s playful without being kiddish.

Most of the work has already been done, so I’ll be posting my progress next week! It still isn’t exactly how I’d like it, so I’d love some feedback!


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Welcome to Visual Vocabularie! My name is Jesyka, and I am a designer, artist, mom to Laelia and Luca, wife to software engineer and UX designer Tyler, coffee lover, and all around enthused person. This is my blog; here I share my personal projects, whether it's a furniture makeover, a new painting, a birthday party, an invitation I designed, or a favorite outfit for my little. You’ll also catch a glimpse into our family life in Los Angeles.

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