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October Mood Board: No. 1

Hey Guys! 

Hope you're having a great week! We are pretty much running a day behind on everything here, but we're working hard to get caught up tonight. 

If you haven't heard yet, we started a video series over on our Facebook page called 30 Tips in 30 Days to Create a Healing Home. Head on over and like our page to follow along and see the one's we've already posted!

This weeks mood board is a bathroom. I stuck with easy accessories for this mood board instead of hard surface materials such as tile. Sometimes you don't need a complete makeover, but just a simple refresh!

The Holynight print is one I've been eyeing for one our bathrooms for awhile now, and I might just be planning to design our bathroom around it eventually. Hope you guys enjoy, and let me know if you use any of these in your bathroom! 

October Mood Board: No. 1 - Whitken & Co.

Sources:

·      Grid Shower Curtain

·      Antique Brass Towel Ring

·      Toothbrush Holder

·      Bamboo Soap Pump

·      Bamboo Tray

·      Othello Red Area Rug

·      Holynight Art Print     

·      Marble Toilet Paper Holder

Our Mission:

To help people create beautiful, functional, and healing spaces to live, work, play in, and share with others. 

Pickens' Bathroom Before & After

Guys, we are super close to finishing the Pickens' before and afters! Just two more after this!

Originally I'd planned to do a fun and bold wallpaper in this tiny little bath, but once we decided to sell (you can read why here), we decided it was best to go with paint and a safer color option that would appeal to more people. Here's a look at the bathroom before.

Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After

Not terrible, but not great either. It's hard to tell from these images, but the paper was peeling off the walls. There was no ventilation in the bathroom when we moved in, so it was not an ideal situation for paper with all the moisture, 

When I was peeling the paper from the walls (read here for what's worked for us), there was another layer of what we think was wallpaper underneath it. It peeled off the wall super easy up until close to the ceiling and than it would just not peel for anything. We're not even %100 sure it was wallpaper. It was just really odd. I mudded over the edges where whatever it was quit peeling to smooth out the walls and used an oil-based primer to coat the walls before painting. Let me tell you, although it is not fun to clean up after, that oil-based primer covers a multitude of sins, and if we get to work on another old house, I'll probably be using it again. Here's some images to show you what I'm talking about with the mystery material.

Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After

When choosing a color, I broke my own rule and did't sample the paints first. We were in a rush and didn't really have time or want to spend the extra money. I taped paint chips up and moved them around throughout the day to see them in different light. In the end, the color came out with more of a green tint than I wanted, but it still worked well with the rest of the house and we ended up using the same color in the office and kitchen. It's really amazing what just paint did for this little room! I would have loved to update it more, but I guess I'll just have to wait until the next house!

Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After
Pickens' Bathroom Before & After