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Going Green

October 5, 2010
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by thenestinggame

Think of your ideal master bathroom. A soaking tub. Maybe even claw foot? Double sinks, of course. A heated floor for those chilly winter mornings. A separate rain shower with a solid glass door, and nooks built-in for your $20 shampoo. A vast closet filled with monogrammed Egyptian cotton bath sheets, and toiletries and make-up exquisitely organized and instantly reachable.

We have the $20 shampoo. That’s about it.

But, we have a master bathroom and we’ll take it. Some of the other houses we entertained did not have such a luxury and I know we would have really regretted it had we ended up in that situation. Ours is teensy, covered in yellow and green tile and lacks any sort of real storage. But until we get around to improving it significantly, we’re making do with what Shirley (the former owner) gave us.

Shirley had a little white cabinet over the toilet that is fairly handy. However, the clear glass has always bothered me and I’ve been on a mission to cover it since we moved in.

First I tried this Ikea fabric, but after a few months, Taylor wasn’t feeling the bird chilling on the dumpster.

And after a few other disastrous attempts at using cute papers (not a whole heck of a lot works with the yellow and seafoam green color scheme), I thought I’d fall back on an old friend and use chalkboard paint. Green, this time.

Worked like a charm. And we can remind ourselves to floss daily.

Edited to add: I also flopped the door around so that the door opens away from you when you’re standing at the sink. It was easier than I thought it would be. (A little measuring—and I can never tell what marks are what, so I just say “two lines before 3″ instead of “2 and 7/8″ or whatever. Hey, it works.) Only 2 extra holes because I didn’t look to see where the metal plate that snaps to the magnet was before moving the magnet.

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  1. October 5, 2010 7:35 pm

    Love it! You are totally creative!

  2. June 1, 2011 12:48 pm

    Chalkboard paint is such a cool touch!

  3. April 30, 2012 1:54 pm

    This is the exact tile scheme in our main bathroom that everybody uses and this weekend is the weekend it goes from how it was when we moved in a month ago to something I hate less. (I should also add that our 5ft.X5ft. masterbathroom is pastel pink & grey – soooo yeah. it needs way more work) I am thinking of going with the Mined Coal you used in your completely seafoam bathroom. to play down the yellow. I am trying haha

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