A Darling (Coral and Gold) Bathroom

I’ve been absent from blogging for too long, which seems to be the recurring theme.  If you’re still reading, I’m still working on the house, just not posting much about it.

This weekend, four of my six kids were at the beach with my mom, so I took advantage of being practically kid-free and knocked out a couple of projects!  I have two girls with June birthdays and was running short on gift ideas.  I knew all of the girls would appreciate something happening to the bathroom they all share.


I essentially moved the things that were in their last bathroom into this bathroom and called it done.  Not the best I could do, but I also wasn’t ready to tackle replacing the sink (will take a plumber due to the way it’s hooked up) or retiling the bathroom (which I’m so undecided on how to handle).  So, I needed a happy medium, and these birthdays gave me a great opportunity to find just that.

First, it was choosing a direction to take the room.  Like everyone else in the world, I love the coral and gold I’m seeing everywhere (and even wearing right now), and with the antique light fixture I’d chosen for the room, it was the perfect choice.

A trip to Sherwin Williams, followed by three coats of paint, followed by trips to Lowes, Marshalls, World Market, and Green Living Resale.  And the result is fantastic!  Not finished, but also not bare bones like it was.  I’m waiting to find the right pieces (mirrors, paintings, ???) for over the tub.  I’m not in a rush to hang just anything, I’ve got to love it.  The girls are thrilled, although one of my daughters, whose birthday is not in June, says it needs to be purple.  Can’t please them all, but 3 out of 4 isn’t bad!


Several months ago, I installed the light fixture above the mirror, but no one ever noticed it.  When I invited my best friend over to see the bathroom, she asked if I just put up the light.  When my mom brought the kids home from the beach, she asked the same thing.  This gorgeous fixture was hidden in plain view, but not anymore!  It’s getting all the attention it deserves!