I need HELP with this bathroom!
lyn61169
September 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Renting this home for the next 4 years. Can make whatever cosmetic changes we would like, but cannot replace the MAUVE tub and STAND UP MAUVE shower...Was thinking charcoal grey walls, dark stain tub surround and cabinets. I have alot of beach photographs I have taken, close ups of beach rocks and seaweed with the mauve tones in them that I would like to frame in black frames for the walls. Someone had also suggested chocolate brown. Thoughts on this catastrophe of a bathroom?
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lyn61169
Not sure if we should use the same color for the trim as we do for the tub surround and cabinets.
September 4, 2013 at 6:04AM   
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apple_pie_order
What does your lease say about painting and staining?
September 4, 2013 at 6:12AM   
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lyn61169
We can do whatever we would like in regard to painting and staining
September 4, 2013 at 6:39AM   
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lyn61169
I am surprised no one has any ideas ..is it really a lost cause???
October 3, 2013 at 11:32AM   
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Kelsey Warren
What about staining all the wood black? Here are some pix of what I'm thinking....maybe the drama of the black will drown out the light mauve of the shower, tub and toilet....and maybe it'll work really well together!
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October 3, 2013 at 11:41AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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Kelsey Warren
If you can, replace the towel rack and toilet roll holder....brushed nickel or chrome would look much better than the mauve plastic
October 3, 2013 at 11:42AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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Kelsey Warren
Too much color??
October 3, 2013 at 11:44AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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brusticus
are you allowed to have the tub re-glazed? it can be made white without replacing it.
October 3, 2013 at 11:56AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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lyn61169
I'm sure he would let us reglaze the tub. I was actually thinking of doing the woodwork in black and definitely losing the towel and toilet paper holders...ugh! Thanks for the thoughts. Do you think the dark grey walls would look good?
October 3, 2013 at 12:06PM   
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bygeorgi
Okie dokie... here's my two cents. Sounds like what you are planning may come off kinda dark. All the wood work might look better in the charcoal or warm white or to blend more with tile and counter top. I would add some molding to the tub front for a more classic look, a pale grey for the walls , this way the pink becomes your accent. Maybe a roman shade on the window in a charcoal modern pattern... repeat the pink and charcoal in your art. Change out
the towel bars and cabinet knobs ,etc for chrome.
October 3, 2013 at 12:43PM     
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bygeorgi
what I was thinking....hopefully it will attach.
October 3, 2013 at 12:48PM     
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lyn61169
I'm leaning more towards the charcoal for the woodwork...I think if we used a warm white, that mauve tub would be screaming in my face :)
I am not a fan of the mauve at all...thanks for your thoughts!
October 4, 2013 at 5:16AM   
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
There are paints on the market that can be used for baths, ask advise from an expert. It is a job which requires precision and expertise, but it can be done. Soa fter you loose the color, a lot more is possible. I would paint the woodwork or sand it down to it's natural color for a more warm and fresh feel. darker walls would look better with this floor, which I suppose has to stay as well. a cabinet that hangs freely on the wall will give a more spacious feel and drawers let you store more stuff than shelves. Make more use of the wall near the toilet with storage for towels etc.
October 4, 2013 at 5:34AM        Thanked by lyn61169
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lyn61169
If you WERE to paint the woodwork rather than sanding it down, what color would you use?
October 4, 2013 at 5:44AM   
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
In this case I would go for a natural colour, not too dark, something that matches well with the walls, so that it blends nicely. The room is not too big and you should avoid the bath becoming too bulky and massive. you could try an olive grey for the walls and a creamy colour for the woodwork. what about the toilet? does it have to stay?
October 4, 2013 at 5:55AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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lyn61169
No...we are getting rid of the toilet and getting a white one. I'm nervous if I paint the woodwork around the tub a light color, the mauve will pop out more. Is that not the case? I am a designer by no stretch of the imagination hahaha
October 4, 2013 at 6:03AM   
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
Well, if the mauve stays no matter what you do it will be a very dominant feature. You can already see what the effect of a darker colour on the woodwork as the woodwork now is quite dark already. It sort of accentuates the outdatedness. Blending it with a lighter colour and distracting the eye with an interesting colour on the wall could do the trick. It will also be less obvious as -thank god- the toilet will be replaced
October 4, 2013 at 6:10AM        Thanked by lyn61169
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Margo
I think staying 4 years in a house is long enough to spend the money reglazing out all the *mauve* :)
October 4, 2013 at 6:15AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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AliciaTappDesigns Images on Tiles
I added a beautiful tile mural over the tub as a focal point. You could install it on a backing and then when you move you can take it with you.. I also added a few black elements like some of the designers had suggested
http:///www.aliciatappdesigns.com
Any image on tile
October 4, 2013 at 6:17AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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quercus2
The problem with all the mauve and tan is that it looks kind of dirty. It sounds like you are willing to spend some money, brighten it up by reglazing the tub white, replacing the vanity with a white pedestal sink, retile the floor in a gray slate-look (tiles can bought relatively cheap, so it's just your labor at stake), paint the walls a dark gray and the trim white. Obviously throw away the pink mini blinds.
October 4, 2013 at 6:23AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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lyn61169
You don't love the pink mini blinds?? ;)
October 4, 2013 at 6:28AM   
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madison1102
Add color
October 4, 2013 at 6:29AM   
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
drastic solution: rip it all out, store it in the attic and put it back when you leave ...
October 4, 2013 at 6:30AM     
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lyn61169
midcenturymodern ~ Do you have any particular color recommendations? If I wanted to lean more towards a grey than an olive grey for the walls? Actually, I'm just not familiar with the color olive grey...guess I will go google it
October 4, 2013 at 6:30AM   
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Margo
This looks olive gray to me??

October 4, 2013 at 6:35AM        Thanked by lyn61169
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
yes exactly!
October 4, 2013 at 6:41AM   
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
colour would combine like this
October 4, 2013 at 6:51AM        Thanked by lyn61169
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lyn61169
Oh I see!
October 4, 2013 at 6:59AM   
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lyn61169
What do you think about a white wash on the tub surround?
October 4, 2013 at 7:28AM   
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midcenturmodern gallery for modern art & design
I think it will look a bit messy maybe..
consider how it will look together with the rest as you have other wooden elements that need a makeover as well.
October 4, 2013 at 7:52AM      Thanked by lyn61169
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