Sometimes the most simple design seems to get so involved. I think that is what's happening with this bathroom. The vanity is totally stained and 2 coats of clear sealer have been applied. The doors were a little harder to do. It took 5 coats of the gel stain to finally get a finish that I liked without tons of streaks. This stuff is harder to work with that I thought, but I am finally happy with the final look. My cabinets are maple and they have a very subtle grain, so the gel stain was taking it differently.
Then I got this fun single arm toilet paper holder. (Hubby installed it today and I love it.)
I am also thinking about this mirror. It is 30 x 30 with a nice 3 1/2 inch frame - so that would work. Problem is the finish is called champagne (gold fading to silver). I want all gold, so I could probably spray paint it gold and even do some gold leaf to make it what I am looking for. Not sure if this is more detail than I want with the stenciled walls and the pattern shower curtain, especially since I am planning on using my gold framed art too.
Have you guys seen this stuff? It is a wide baseboard that you just place right over you small baseboard. Saves tons of work taking the old off. Since I only have 6 ft. I ordered an 8 ft. piece from Lowe's to see how it works. I love wide baseboards and this could be a fabulous time saving trick if it works. I will let you know.
Now I have the question of the chair rail and where to put it. My inspiration board shows me replacing the baseboard with a new 5 1/4 in style and then adding the chair rail and stenciling above it.
How high I put the chair rail depends on the opposite wall where the sink and toilet are. I've looked at a million pictures and it is placed anywhere you can dream up around the sink. I decided that I did not like it at all placed above the backspash of the sink, so now where is the question.
I had a small piece so I taped it to the wall in a few different places, the first one is having the top of the chair rail even with the top of the backsplash. This is the view as you enter the bathroom.
This is what it would look like face on.
After seeing these, I have really questioned using any chair rail at all on this side of the room and do I really want to stencil this side or not. This looks pretty busy without adding anything else to the mix. I will always have a shower curtain, so that and the chair rail, pictures and mirror all seem really busy and then stenciling a pattern on the wall just seems to me it would overwhelm the whole space.
I am going to use this stencil
and originally my colors were going to be chocolate and white. I am thinking all the walls painted white and the stencil in chocolate. Gold accessories as my accents. Problem with the chocolate is I haven't found a chocolate and white fabric that is not chocolate and off white. I can find a ton of fabulous black and white fabrics, so I wonder how that would be?
Ok, now the question -
1. stencil the back wall and above the tub
2. stencil the back wall only
Weigh in ladies, I need some input.