We’re about 85% of the way through this bathroom renovation, so I figured it’s time for an update. Our contractor had to head out of town for a job and, true to form, he wanted to get all of his work in the bathroom done before he left. So he installed the fixtures, toilet, vanity, floor, and he finished the grouting and painting. So now we have a working bathroom!
Since he offered to paint the bathroom before putting in the toilet and vanity, we had little time to pick a color. But thanks to Pinterest and Kylie M Interiors, I was able to make a quick decision: Sherwin Williams’ Sea Salt.
I thought of doing a grey, but I’m thinking of doing some sort of greige for the rest of the house and I just wasn’t ready to make a whole-house decision that quickly. So I figured this would lend itself to the calm, neutral-but-spa-like look that I was going for. And hopefully it wouldn’t clash with the accent tile.
Of course, then I chickened out. Or at least chickened out halfway. When I got to the Sherwin Williams store, I had them lighten the Sea Salt by 50%. I kept thinking how small the bathroom was and how overpowering the color could be when the light was low and, well, I chickened out. But I’m glad I did. The pictures make the room look whiter than it is, but it really is a calm green-blue in person. I think if I had gone full strength, then it would have been too much.
Now the room needs baseboards, the heating vent to be painted and put back on (that’s the big hole under the window), trim around the door, window, and closet, installation of the light and other electrical, a mirror, towel rod(s), toilet paper holder, shower rod, and I’m sure some other things I’m forgetting.
So what do you think? Look good so far? Hopefully Mr. Bunches will have some time over the next few weeks to get the rest of the house painted. Anyone ever rent a paint sprayer? Any tips/suggestions?
And just cuz I can’t get enough of these two . . .
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Bathroom looks great! Just had aversa frost installed on our kids’ bathroom floor. I feel like the grout is too dark though. What grout did you pic? Color?
Not sure my last comment posted. Just wondering what grout you used for the floor with aversa frost. We just had it installed on our kids’ bathroom floor, and I feel like the grout is too dark.
We used Delorean Gray in the pre-mixed grout that includes sealant. It’s a little pricier than the other grout, but our contractor recommended it. Hope that helps!
I came to this recently as I am redoing our bathroom too and l love your subway tile alcove. Also love the color of the grout! Could you tell me what color and brand you used?
Sorry for the late reply! It’s Delorean Gray from the Home Depot, and we got the pre-mixed one that already had sealer in it. We’ve had a renter in there now for over a year and it’s held up beautifully.
love it we just did subway tile and the same vanity. I’m trying to find a mirror to pair with it