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I am doing a budget makeover of my bedroom and bathroom. My bedroom is in a soft taupe and accents of light blue and I wanted to carry over the same color into the en suite bath.

I had terrible white laminate vanities and a boring HUGE mirror. This weekend I painted the vanity and framed out the mirror. Major improvement but now I am stuck with what to do next.

I am going to replace the lighting and the blast from the past shiny brass faucets. I was thinking about going with BM Iced Cube Silver. Do you think that would look ok? Also - I want to put in a chandelier and paint the ceiling a nice accent color. Is there a good taupe to pair with Iced Cube Silver? I am also open to other color ideas that would blend with my bedroom.

Thanks for any feedback!!

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Last two pictures....

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I have hung the mirror and replaced the vanity knobs with glass ones.

I am still not sure about that mirror but it's better than an empty wall!!

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Thanks for all of the feedback. I RARELY use the tub so I dont mind the blocked access. My preference would be to leave both of the stools there and recover the vanity stool.

It is also from ballard - they sell the LOTS of fabrics as covers as well. Any of these look good?

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millardjoy

Thanks for all of the feedback.

About the robe/hooks...now that I am outted...it is my ATTEMPT to get my DH to not throw towels over the shower!! Pet peeve but that's reality. :) My robe is there as a strong HINT to him to NOT throw his robe and towel over the shower! Didnt work this morning but what can you do!

I will hang the mirror tomorrow and see how that works.

I have had the vanity stool that is covered for years and years....is consensus that this should be changed? What would I change it to? I could probably locate another slipcover (it came from ballards as well).

Thanks for all of the feedback - maybe I can actually FINISH this rrom before starting another! ;)

Thanks for the great suggestion!
Joy

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millardjoy

I also bought this mirror at HS for a steal but don't think it is right...although Dexter loves to stare at himself in it! ;D

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millardjoy

I received the PB stools - what do you think??

I have to resolve my over the tub dilemma - I am really liking the idea of a large venetian mirror and removing the shelf. Although I have no idea where to get one that is reasonable.

I am also thinking of replacing my vanity knobs with antique glass ones. How do you think that would look??

Any other ,ideas?

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I now have a tub faucet and hung my toile roman shade.

Thoughts? I am sitting on pins and needles waiting for my benches from PB...
can't wait to see how they will look!

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The frames are black - I tried silver first but didnt think that it looked right either. This was the first time I have actually enlarged my own photography and tried to use it in a space. But not sure what else would look good there, either!

I am truly stuck at what to do over the tub. I'd love a wall mount fireplace but it is not the most practical thing - and when in the tub you would not even be able to look at it!

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Also - my furbaby/helper, Dexter. :)
Look forward to hearing your ideas!

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millardjoy

Paint is ALMOST done (need tall husband help!). Shower is refinished, framed my own photography, puchased rug, replaced faucets (except for tub faucet which was speacial order, grr). Also, ordered the PB collette benches that I posted earlier as wellas the PB Toile Roman Shade.

A couple of questions - what do you think of the art? I am stumped at what to put above my shelf over the tub. I am on the fence with the rug - I think it is ok but I am not in love. I am also thinking about replacing the knobs on the cabinets with glass knobs.

Thoughts??

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I think as long as you are careful to seal it and not let it get wet for two days - it should be fine. I even refinished my kitchen aid mixer - you cannot beat the finish off. The only thing you really have to be careful of is getting an even coat on - I used a foam roller on every area that I could. Other spots where I had to use a brush does have slight brush strokes...but it's not shiny brass!

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millardjoy

I used a product called "Sophisticated Finish". You can get it lots of places (Michaels, etc). I have used it to refinish most of my brass fixtures but I was definately hesistant to do something as large as the shower, but it turned out fine.

I can take a close up pic and instructions if you could like so that you can get an idea of what it looks like.

I will be doing the inside of the shower today. It is not as pretty as the glass surround that I wanted but it was $10 instead of $3000!

Thanks!

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I am so tired of painting!

Toilet room is finished (including ceiling). I ended up going with edgecomb gray. The new faucets are purchased and installed (partially). I went with a shiny chrome since I am putting in silver accents.

The benches are from PB - I am torn because I love them but they definately are going to bust the budget. I was hoping to find something more reasonable but have not seen anything I like as much.

I will post pics tomorrow night after I finish the ceiling and maybe then can decide if I want to order them!

Thanks so much for the feedback!

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What about beacon gray or piedmont gray (sp?) the second colour is more dramatic so just a warning. However I think it would look great with oatmeal colours and warm beiges like you have in the rug. You can make it really glam with silvers, glass and so on. Just an idea, don't know how much this helps.:)

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The second rug is from Ballard Designs....I love their stuff!

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I ended up going with Wedgewood Gray....Iced Cube Silver was just so subtle in the room that I went the other way. I was a little scared that it was TOO blue but it is really growing on me!

I like the idea of a roman shade. Do you think this toile one from PB is too much blue??

These are the benches/rugs I am looking at....one set from PB and one from Ballard....

What do you think?

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I also removed the "dividers on the window. Am looking at window treatment options as well...

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millardjoy

I have now painted the trim and walls, painted my shelf, refinished the brass shower surround (until I can replace it).

I am looking for ideas on: rug, art, ceiling paint color, a bench for in front of the tub, and replacing the lovely brass faucets!

Replacing the shower surround and white tile are not in the budget.

Thanks for all of your great feedback!

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Whenever I am stuck on selecting a color combination of open concept or adjacent rooms I look to fabrics. I think that your silver cloud paint color and some browns and taupe have been combined in many fabrics recently. The fabric can assist you in getting all the right tints and shades to accent one another.
Maybe the fabric will be your drapery and accent pillows in the bedroom and you can use the shade of taupe to match the paint for your bedroom.
I know that we are always anxious to pick paint first but paint is so much easier to match to your color palette. Those silver blue based colors really set off dark brown accents.

Good Luck. Heather

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