And let me start by saying that I couldn't wait for a sunny day to take these photos. I wanted them NOW, which happened to be at 10pm on a Thursday night. Not the best time for taking photographs. Also, I realize now that I totally should have taken the time to iron the shower curtain. My apologies!
UPDATE: Finally a sunny day in Charleston! So most of the photos have been updated from the darker ones. Also, I added a few more! Couldn't resist!
I actually can't believe it myself. And honestly, this has upped my hygiene beyond belief. I find ANY excuse I can to take a shower. It is magnificent.
Thanks to my dear husband Brian who labored over this room for what seemed like a lifetime (Matilda's anyway!). He did shopping for fixtures, waterproofing, stressing out, constructing of benches and curbs, plumbing, tiling, grouting, sealing, stressing out, installing fixtures, cleaning, painting, trimwork, more painting... and low and behold, he. is. done.
And it is truly awesome.
I am in love.
It feels like a spa. There is so much room in the shower, and it's clean, and it's huge, and it's modern, and it's big, did I mention how large it is? I love it.
The only thing I did in the whole room was style the shelves, and I later came back to find they had been rearranged (for the better). But I do love having these shelves for sure. Again, spa-like, especially when I can take off my jewelry and place it in the little dish, and have the candle burning. It's the little things.
I picked up the Better Homes & Gardens shower curtain from Wal-mart, as well as a little white dish and silver vase. It's pretty simple actually, but here's the shelves, from the top down...
Toilet paper on the top shelf. Can I just tell you that we got a Costco membership for Christmas (thanks Mom!), and we have enough toilet paper to last us til 2016. This displays about an 1/8 of it.
The next shelf holds that cute basket (which I bought in a set, and have had for years, scattered around the house), and it currently holds extra bars of soap, extra razor blades, and various other bathroom necessities.
Then comes the first of my favorite shelves... the 'spa-like' shelves. That silver vase I mentioned, our Neti Pot (which is rarely used, but cool to look at? <-- may lose this, just had it lying around and thought it may get more use if on display), and one of our pictures from our family photo session.
Next shelf below that one, has canisters for cotton balls, q-tips, and hair accessories, as well as the the small dish, which holds earrings and matches.
And some light reading and a candle for those matches.
Then the two bottom shelves are for hand towels, wash clothes, and towels.
That about wraps it up. We decided to go with some paint that we had leftover from the front bedrooms of the house. Actually one of my favorite paint colors ever, called Window Pane by Sherwin Williams. It's so calming. It also ties in well with the bedroom paint color, which is a darker blue-gray. The shower curtain really pulled it all together, since the tiles have a subtle stripe, and are more off-white/beige than the trim.
The floor tile that we went with was from DalTile, called Fabrique in Creme. We used 12x12 tiles on the floors, and mosaic on the shower floor and bench. The walls of the shower are the same matte subway tiles that we used on our kitchen backsplash.
And just for fun, here's a little 'before' of the room, which is actually when it still had plywood floors and was basically storage, along with the 'after'.
So, a VERY big thanks to Brian for sticking with it, and getting the job done! You DID it!! It was worth the wait, for sure!!