Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Masterbath masterpiece

The master bath in our home needed some attention. It's a nice space, with lots of windows, a stand alone shower, a full size jacuzzi tub, and all the other bathroom staples (you know, a toilet and a sink, and a built in TV. [I kid you not, but that's a post for another day.]). But it was all white (okay, T, a very light off white that appeared white) when I moved in, and just seemed echoy and barren.

While I was in the hospital last summer I picked out a coral color that I thought would tie together the bedroom and the bath. It was a complete swing and a miss. Terrible, in fact. I comfort myself in the fact that I was picking the color from a color wheel from my hospital bed, not there matching the color to the room itself, but the truth is, it was a major faux pas, and I could not wait to get rid of it.

After a few months of looking at the pukey coral/salmon walls, my husband, the accomplished painter that he is,  agreed to repaint. He even agreed to do so with another color that I picked.

The result? Fabulous. It's perfect. If I do say so myself.

A much better space for my trusty mermaid, Celeste, to reside. She's happy. And I was too, but there was more to do. I had to attend to the open shelves above the bath. They had a sad assortment of bric a brac cluttering them up and more or less bringing down the space in general.

I have a shell theme going on in there. Cliche for one living at the beach, perhaps, but I love them. They're beautiful, are they not? I mean, we've got very little tree porn going on here in southern California, but we do have beach porn shells.

So, in keeping with my theme, and spending a mere $24, here it is, my masterbath masterpiece:

Let's take a closer look, shall we?

The two lower shelves
Okay, closer

The bottom shelf

The middle shelf

And the upper shelf, which I found very difficult to photograph...

Do you see them in there? Let's take a closer look...

Yes, people, that there is shell in my baby's hand.

And that other photograph that you cannot make out above? Let's take a closer look at that one...

 Yes three shells. (And, no, I will not be leaving the little one home alone.)

So there you have it. Can you see me giving myself a great big pat on the back? Well I am.

Let's just take one more look...

Be glad you don't live with me, or you'd be forced acknowledge
the genius of these shelves every single time you entered the room.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Nice! And how well you carried out the shell theme! It must be a true pleasure to use those facilities.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

I would. I would! Acknowledge your genius every time.

Don't you love when your project just ends up perfect and rings true?

Yeah, me too.


share a bathroom with 4 people in PA said...

that really in the best bathroom shelf, holding a picture of the cutest little girl, holding a beautiful shell.

Now, if I only had a master bathroom...