Wednesday, February 05, 2014

farmhouse // the bathroom

we only have one bathroom in our house, which means that not only do we have to share one sink with each other, but we also have to share our entire bathroom with guests. before we got married i thought only having one bathroom would be an issue, but it really hasn't been. of course, if we both ever get a stomach bug at the same time that will be interesting. having one sink in the mornings means that Thomas gets up 20 minutes before i do so he can be out of the bathroom by the time i wake up. i'm sure he doesn't prefer to get up earlier, but it's worked well for us and he doesn't mind.

the funny thing about our bathroom is that it's the only room in the house with a closet. you can see the closet on the left in the before picture. in fact, when Thomas moved into this house the bathroom had two closets! isn't that wild? the other closet was exactly where this closet is, except on the right side of the room. so basically when you walked in the bathroom, you had to squeeze inbetween these two closets & the bathroom was very small. one of the first things Thomas and his family did when he moved in was tear that second closet out. (don't worry....we don't have all of our clothes stuffed into this one little closet. we have two spacious cloth closets in our second bedroom.)


this room didn't change much after we got married. (there's only so much you can do to a bathroom, am i right?) basically, it got some new storage & a color scheme. in the before picture, on the right side there is a dog bowl & a white chair. in the after picture, we added a cabinet for extra storage. over the toilet we added the étagère for more towel space. we got a matching trashcan, soap dispenser, foam bath mat, & towel hook. i love the dark brown accents in the room with the green curtain, green towels, & golden yellow walls. you'll notice we kept the same shower curtain...it matches the colors really well, it's very nice, & it's not needing to be replaced yet. if it ain't broke, don't fix it. (that's my southern coming out)


for only adding two pieces of new furniture, we added a lot more storage space & it's so nice to have room for everything. the blue cabinet was done by his mom when he moved in, but we did add the lamp shade that matches very well. the hanging window mirror was also done by his mom - she made it from an old window on our house when they replaced the windows. i love it & it's probably my favorite part about our bathroom! a bathroom is a really strange thing to get excited about, but i really do love our bathroom so much. it's a cozy little area, which is what i think we all look for in a bathroom!


12 comments:

  1. I think you need to come decorate my house!!!

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  2. It's nice to have lots of storage in the bathroom (i know we definitely need more). We have 1 1/2 baths but our main bath is small... so storage is a challenge. Good work!


    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  3. That's fun! Yes, I agree that bathrooms are hard to decorate.

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  4. Your bathroom looks so spacious! And I love your decorations. The bathroom is one of the only places we "argue" about - I believe Daniel called the sink a "Horcrux." We don't have near as much room as y'all do - and only one person can be in there at a time. I usually go first, but I don't mind.

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  5. haha :) that would be so much fun!!! :)

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  6. yes! the more storage, the better!!! :) thanks so much, Jennifer!!


    hope you have a GREAT week!!

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  7. they really are! & honestly, if we hadn't gotten stuff off our registry, i don't know that we would've done it yet. but it was a lot of fun & looks great! :)

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  8. thanks, Jenny!! :)
    haha i love that he calls the sink a horcrux!!! so true!
    having one sink is definitely forces you to compromise i guess! :)

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  9. i think it says something happy about your marriage that you can share a bathroom and not have any issues -- jon and i only have one bathroom too, and while it's not a problem per se, we have lots of 'please please please only take 4 minutes" conversations :)

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  10. oh i think it definitely does say something happy! :) especially when you're sharing a bathroom in the wee morning hours! :)

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  11. I like your new towel rack!! Definitely adds something both pretty and practical to the bathroom!

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  12. thank you!! i think it definitely makes the bathroom look so much better, as well as adding some extra storage! :)

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